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  • Vince Velasquez may get call to start as Astros deal with injur…

    Vince Velasquez may get call to start as Astros deal with injuries

    chron.com Updated 3 hours ago
    For the first time this year, manager A.J. Hinch mentioned hard-throwing Class AA Corpus Christi righthander Vince Velasquez among the potential candidates to start if the Astros find a need again this season. Lefthander Brett Oberholtzer will come off …
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  • Rookie Michael Feliz ready to contribute for Astros

    Rookie Michael Feliz ready to contribute for Astros

    chron.com 3 hours ago
    Rookie righthander Michael Feliz, 21, wasted no time telling Astros pitching coach Brent Strom he was ready to contribute after he was promoted from Class AA Corpus Christi on Friday afternoon. Feliz arrived at Minute Maid Park less than 90 minutes befo…
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  • Astros manager A.J. Hinch supports Tony Sipp despite recent str…

    Astros manager A.J. Hinch supports Tony Sipp despite recent struggles

    chron.com 4 hours ago
    Manager A.J. Hinch stands firmly in support of lefthanded reliever Tony Sipp, who is on his worst three-game stretch as an Astro. Sipp, who allowed two runs in two-thirds of inning Friday night while giving up the hit that put the White Sox ahead for go…
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  • Extra Bases: Creative Spending Benefits the Astros

    Extra Bases: Creative Spending Benefits the Astros

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    A clever use of bonus money brought pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and shortstop Carlos Correa to Houston in 2012, and McCullers is now headed to the majors.
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  • Bench bats lead White Sox past Astros in 11

    Bench bats lead White Sox past Astros in 11

    Geovany Soto hit a two-run double off the right-field wall to break a tie in the 11th inning to lead the White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Astros in the series opener Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Chris Devenski, Josh Hader team up to pitch Hooks’ first no-hit…

    Chris Devenski, Josh Hader team up to pitch Hooks’ first no-hitter

    chron.com 17 hours ago
    With all the shuffling in the Astros’ minor league system in recent weeks, it might be understandable if the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks were to go into a funk while adjusting to their new roster. Don’t tell that to pitchers Chris Devenski and Josh Ha…
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  • The Houston Rockets? Gone till November.

    The Houston Rockets? Gone till November.

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    It’s hard to be disappointed in the Houston Rockets’ 2014-15 run. It’s true that the team was allowed the luxury of piggybacking an MVP candidate for 81 of its 82 games this season, but this was a campaign that was also fraught with injury and goofball,…
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  • Brad Peacock tosses bullpen, working way back from intercostal …

    Brad Peacock tosses bullpen, working way back from intercostal strain

    chron.com 23 hours ago
    Astros righthander Brad Peacock threw a bullpen session Friday for the first time since he went on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain on May 13. Peacock threw 25 pitches. He threw four changeups and 21 fastballs. If he bounces back …
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  • Scott Feldman ‘pretty bummed’ after knee surgery leads to exten…

    Scott Feldman ‘pretty bummed’ after knee surgery leads to extended DL stint

    chron.com MLB.com 24 hours ago
    Astros veteran righthander Scott Feldman is “bummed” to be out four to six weeks recovering from the arthroscopic surgery he underwent Friday to repair a torn medial meniscus on his right knee. “Pretty bummed,” Feldman told the Houston Chronicle. “I can…
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  • Warriors' Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion, no timetable…

    Warriors' Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion, no timetable for return

    yahoo.com May 29 (yesterday)
    The Golden State Warriors announced Friday afternoon that All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson "has been diagnosed with a concussion," two days after taking a frightening knee to the side of the head during the Game 5 victory over the Houston…
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  • Andre Johnson rejuvenated after frustrating final years in Hous…

    Andre Johnson rejuvenated after frustrating final years in Houston

    profootballtalk.com chron.com May 29 (yesterday)
    Wide receiver Andre Johnson was released by the Texans in March, but he felt the end coming a few months before that. Johnson said that he knew “deep down inside” that he wouldn’t be back with the Texans after the final game of the 2014 season even thou…
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  • Howard suspended one game for fourth playoff flagrant foul

    Howard suspended one game for fourth playoff flagrant foul

    nba.com May 29 (yesterday)
    Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended one game without pay for collecting his fourth Flagrant Foul point of the 2015 NBA postseason, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
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  • Hard Knocks could keep Texans from luring practice partners

    Hard Knocks could keep Texans from luring practice partners

    profootballtalk.com May 29 (yesterday)
    The Texans have agreed, perhaps a bit reluctantly, to serve as the featured act on Hard Knocks. And the Texans could have a hard time finding a team to agree to practice with them this year. The Texans and Saints had planned to work out together prior t…
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  • On Deck: Astros vs. Chicago White Sox

    On Deck: Astros vs. Chicago White Sox

    chron.com May 29 (yesterday)
    Astros-White Sox series schedule (at Minute Maid Park): • Friday, 7:10 p.m. — RHP Lance McCullers (1-0) vs. LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0).• Saturday, 3:10 p.m. — LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-1) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (2-5).• Sunday, 1:10 p.m. — RHP Roberto Hernandez (…
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  • Video - Texans picked for 'Hard Knocks' 02:39

    Texans picked for 'Hard Knocks'

    May 27
    ESPN NFL Insider Bill Polian discusses the challenges ahead for the Texans, who will take part in HBO Sports' "Hard Knocks" show.
  • Video - Schlereth pitches must-see teams for 'Hard Knocks' 02:24

    Schlereth pitches must-see teams for 'Hard Knocks'

    May 23
    Mark Schlereth makes a pitch for the Bills, Redskins and Texans to be part of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series.
  • Video - Most appealing NFL players 03:32

    Most appealing NFL players

    May 23
    Mark Schlereth guesses who the top five most likable NFL players are, based on a survey from the DBI index of appeal, and is surprised by the No. 1 answer.
  • Video - Playing through a tough injury 01:58

    Playing through a tough injury

    May 21
    In reaction to J.J. Watt sharing a picture of his large thigh bruise, Herm Edwards and Tedy Bruschi recount the worst injury they ever saw a player play through in the NFL.

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  • Room to improve

    May 28
    J.A. Adande writes that in fairy tales, the magical ride ends with a parade. But in Golden State's reality, it still has to face the big bad wolf.
  • 2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors can't rely on this formula to be…

    May 28
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors just went through a right of passage worth celebrating, but they still have to prove they're ready for the next step against LeBron James.
  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry to wear arm sleeve in Game 5

    May 27
    Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to wear a sleeve on his right arm in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night to protect an elbow injury he received in his Game 4 fall.
  • 2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets jolted and prim…

    May 27
    Houston thrives on the edge, and Golden State got a wake-up call with Stephen Curry's spill. Will it all add up to a performance worthy of the West finals?