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Chandler Parsons and James Harden have come a long way since the war of words over the summer after Parsons spurned the Rockets to sign a three-year, $46 million deal with the Mavs. Their mutual gripe followed Harden’s disparaging comments about Chandle…Upvote Share Tweet
Biggio thinking of ill friend during HOF processMLB.com 3 hours agoCraig Biggio and longtime Astros equipment manager Dennis Liborio, who retired following the 2011 season, have forged a nearly 30-year-long friendship. Biggio said Liborio is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and he laments his friend won't be there t…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros’ farm system still in upper echelonchron.com 7 hours agoWhile one group of pundits pegged the Astros to finish last in the American League West, at least their farm system is still held in high regard. ESPN analyst Keith Law released his annual ranking of MLB minor-league systems Wednesday and had the Astros…Upvote Share TweetJosh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Houston Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Dallas Mavericks for a 99-94 on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Prospectus pegs Astros to finish lastBaseball Prospectus has come out with its 2015 projections, which will be updated as time goes on. Recent moves, such as the addition of Colby Rasmus, are accounted for and computed in their projection system, called PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison …Upvote Share Tweet
What book is Mark Appel reading? The other sides of his offseasonAstros top prospect Mark Appel has been getting a lot of the same questions in the last year: about his bad regular season, about his attempts to rebound. Would he ever like to talk about something else? Like what he’s reading right now, perhaps? The an…Upvote Share Tweet
Jed Lowrie enjoys his time spent in ColombiaAstros shortstop Jed Lowrie loved his trip to Colombia this month as a part of a joint effort between the State Department and Major League Baseball to connect with Latin America. “Awesome experience,” Lowrie said. “I’ve always been really interested in…Upvote Share TweetWade Phillips is back for a second tour with the Broncos. Phillips has agreed to become Denver’s defensive coordinator, the team announced Wednesday night. Phillips, 67, was the Texans’ defensive coordinator from 2011 through 2013, working with head coa…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros banking on rotation remaining a strength in 2015chron.com 20 hours agoEvan Gattis, Luke Gregerson, Colby Rasmus, Pat Neshekand Jed Lowrie all have something in common as new Astros. None of them are starting pitchers. The Astros’ rotation went essentially untouched this winter, and not because of neglect on the part of a …Upvote Share Tweet
The entirely too long analysis of Texans topics going into 2015chron.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)So Watt are the Texans prospects going into 2015? I ask this 1. because you want to know; 2. all articles about the Texans need to have terrible Watt puns. (photo by Stephanie Stradley) Nobody asked me, but here’s my consultant’s analysis of the 2014 Te…Upvote Share Tweet
Jeff Bagwell to serve as guest instructor this springchron.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)Jeff Bagwell’s estrangement from the Astros is over. The franchise’s all-time leading home run hitter has accepted new manager A.J. Hinch’s invitation to serve as a guest instructor this spring training. Prodded by his wife Rachel, former Astros teammat…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are on top of the AFC South in more ways than one. The Colts, who have swept the division each of the past two years, have a league-high 10 players on ESPN.com's All-AFC South team. The Houston Texans had nine playe…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros' roster upgrades have Hinch raring to goMLB.com Jan 26 (3 days ago)The roster has been retooled and improved since A.J. Hinch took over as manager of the Astros last fall. The team has beefed up the offense, strengthened the bullpen and created competition that will take center stage at Spring Training next month in Ki…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 26 (3 days ago)Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance is hoping to raise its profile among the big players in the insurance industry by signing Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Houston Texans defensive end J.J Watt.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans owner Bob McNair reportedly said most concussions didn’t occur in NFLchron.com Jan 26 (3 days ago)A new profile of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the challenges his leadership has faced this season has been published by GQ. In the report, Texans owner Bob McNair is quoted dismissing the NFL’s lingering concussion issue, saying most of the head i…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Let’s All Watch Nick Young Nod Off On Defensedimemag.com Jan 26 (3 days ago)Say what you want about Kobe Bryant and his shot-happy gunning, but he carries a lot of respect, so he expects his teammates to play their hearts out in order to keep pace. We doubt Nick Young would have gotten away with slouching through this defensive…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Jan 25 (4 days ago)GLENDALE, Ariz. – Call the Pro Bowl just another typical day at the office for Texans All-Universe defensive end J.J. Watt. After intercepting a pass and forcing a fumble before a crowd of 63,225 at University of Phoenix Stadium, Watt was voted Defensiv…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 25 (4 days ago)GLENDALE, Ariz. – J.J. Watt would have fit in perfectly in the single-platoon era, when players stayed on the field and played both sides of the ball. The Houston Texans defensive end is a wrecking machine on defense. He can catch touchdowns from the ti…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 25 (4 days ago)The Texans lost a veteran assistant coach last week when defensive line coach Bill Kollar took a job with the Broncos. They’ll replace him with another seasoned coach. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Paul Pasqualoni will join Bill O’B…Upvote Share Tweet
Parsons Says Harden Is The MVP Right NowJan 28ESPN NBA front office Insider Amin Elhassan discusses Chandler Parsons' comments saying that former teammate James Harden would get his vote for midseason MVP.
Rockets Win Chippy Battle With MavsJan 28The Rockets got a balanced attack, with six players in double digits en route to a 99-94 win over the Mavericks.
Keith Law's Top MLB ProspectsJan 26Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.
JJ Watt Recovers FootballJan 25Texans linebacker JJ Watt recovers a fumble in the Pro Bowl.
Peter King’s Prediction: The Winner of Super Bowl XLIX Will Be …Jan 29Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes talking contract extension, sources sayJan 28U.S. international Alejandro Bedoya is advanced in negotiations for a new contract with French club Nantes, according to sources in the America...
Matt Barnes fine not due to interaction with Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sar…Jan 28An NBA spokesman told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the league's review of the incident "confirmed that it was not an interaction with Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver" that led to the Los Angeles Clippers forward's fine.
Takeaways from PFF roster study -- John Clayton's mailbagJan 28John Clayton's mailbag: An in-depth roster study by Pro Football Focus illustrates how tough it is for bad teams to make quick turnarounds.