Houston Sports News and Rumors

A's rally late to keep AL West lead in sight

A's rally late to keep AL West lead in sight

MLB.com Updated 7 hours ago
The A's 5-4 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park wasn't their prettiest, but it kept them close to the Angels in the American League West.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Fuld's Homer in 9th Lifts A's Over Astros 5-4

    Fuld's Homer in 9th Lifts A's Over Astros 5-4

    nytimes.com chron.com 9 hours ago
    Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Astros’ Brad Peacock aiming for a strong finish

    Astros’ Brad Peacock aiming for a strong finish

    chron.com 10 hours ago
    Astros righthander Brad Peacock had a 6.01 ERA in 2012, when he was pitching for the Oakland A’s Class AAA affiliate in Sacramento. So he laughed a little the day before his start in Wednesday’s 5-4 Astros loss to the A’s when asked if he has struggled …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Scouting report: Astros vs. Texas Rangers

    Scouting report: Astros vs. Texas Rangers

    chron.com 10 hours ago
    Three things to watch in the four-game series against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park: 1. The Astros took over fourth place in the American League West on July 9 with an 8-4 win over the Rangers in Arlington, completing a three-game sweep that sen…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

    Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

    yahoo.com dimemag.com 11 hours ago
    There is little doubt that Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden is an extremely talented basketball player — guys don't make the All-NBA First Team by accident, no matter how controversial there selections prove to be. But Harden gets the sort of…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Jose Altuve, Chris Carter could finish with special seasons for…

    Jose Altuve, Chris Carter could finish with special seasons for rebuilding Astros

    chron.com 12 hours ago
    There’s a chance the Astros could finish this year with the major league leaders in hits, batting average and home runs. Not bad for a losing team. In yet another example that greatness can come in different sizes, Astros slugger Chris Carter, left, and…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Rockets sign forward Tarik Black

    Rockets sign forward Tarik Black

    nba.com 14 hours ago
    The Houston Rockets have signed forward Tarik Black, who played on their summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Astros ‘highly unlikely’ to be able to sign Brady Aiken

    Astros ‘highly unlikely’ to be able to sign Brady Aiken

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    Scoreboard at Minute Maid Park is as close as Brady Aiken will be to Houston for a while. (Karen Warren / Chronicle) The Astros are “highly unlikely” to be able to sign first overall draft pick Brady Aiken after the July 18 deadline, according to a pers…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Five Texans to watch vs. 49ers

    Five Texans to watch vs. 49ers

    chron.com 16 hours ago
    Five Texans to keep an eye on during the preseason finale against the 49ers on Thursday night.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Astros host one of the worst first pitches in recent memory

    Astros host one of the worst first pitches in recent memory

    chron.com 21 hours ago
    What is it about having to throw out the first pitch of a baseball game that turns people's arms into noodle-like appendages incapable of tossing a ball 60 feet or so? The rush of nerves from being on the spot?
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Fan throws hideous first pitch at Astros game

    Fan throws hideous first pitch at Astros game

    chron.com 21 hours ago
    A fan at Minute Maid Park may be responsible for the worst first pitch in history. She laughed off the blunder and walked up to George Springer for an autograph after some ridicule from Orbit.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Pipeline preview: Pederson looks to remain hot

    Pipeline preview: Pederson looks to remain hot

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    Dodgers' No. 3 prospect Joc Pederson leads Triple-A Albuquerque into a matchup against the Astros' No. 3 prospect, Domingo Santana, and Oklahoma City on Wednesday in a game that can been seen on MiLB.TV.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Carter Lifts Astros Past A's 00:49

    Carter Lifts Astros Past A's

    Aug 26
    Chris Carter's three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth lifted the Astros past the A's 4-2.
  • Video - Will Swearinger Face Discipline For Hit? 01:27

    Will Swearinger Face Discipline For Hit?

    Aug 25
    Louis Riddick discusses whether Texans safety D.J. Swearinger will be disciplined for his hit on Broncos WR Wes Welker.
  • Video - Samardzija, Athletics Shut Down Astros 00:59

    Samardzija, Athletics Shut Down Astros

    Aug 25
    Jeff Samardzija struck out 10 batters and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Athletics past the Astros 8-2.
  • Video - Indians Win Rubber Match 00:50

    Indians Win Rubber Match

    Aug 24
    Trevor Bauer pitched six scoreless innings in the Indians' 3-1 win over the Astros.

Sports Columnists

  • ‘I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.’

    Aug 28
    Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Drew Brees is 35, but he is still a little kid. Or he…
  • Luke Kuechly, What Do You Say to Critics Predicting Doom for Carolina?

    Aug 28
    . Can’t Get Enough Football? Check out The MMQB’s 2014 training camp hub for analysis and reporting on all 32 teams
  • Sources: Brazil guard Barbosa, Warriors agree

    Aug 28
    Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, ESPN.com has learned.
  • Matt Ryan, How Do You Replace the Best Tight End of All Time?

    Aug 27
    . Can’t Get Enough Football? Check out The MMQB’s 2014 training camp hub for analysis and reporting on all 32 teams