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Texans' John Simon honors first respondersTexans linebacker John Simon honored first responders at an appreciation lunch Thursday.Share Tweet
Astros prospect David Paulino throws in rehab gameAstros pitching prospect David Paulino made a rehab start for the organization's Gulf Coast League affiliate on Thursday as he nears a return to the Class AA Corpus Christi rotation.Share Tweet
On deck: Astros at TigersAfter a day off Thursday, the Astros begin a three-game series in Detroit on Friday.Share TweetSome of the possible targets the Astros could be looking at as the trade deadline approaches.Share Tweetchron.com 8 hours agoWith Doug Fister expected to go on the paternity leave list this weekend, the Astros will have the benefit of an extra position player for their road series against the Tigers.Share Tweetchron.com 9 hours agoAlex Bregman's first series as a major leaguer came and went without the Astros' top prospect garnering his first major league hit.Share Tweet
Rick Smith: Texans' doctor played big role in drafting J.J. Wattchron.com 11 hours agoTexans general manager Rick Smith said it was another player's health - or lack of it - that helped lead to the team drafting J.J. Watt in the 2011 draft.Share TweetTexans QB Brock Osweiler's work ethic impresses DeAndre HopkinsShare TweetFive things we learned Wednesday: The Astros will catch the RangersShare Tweet
Strained hamstrings straining Astros' benchMLB.com 22 hours agoAstros center fielder Carlos Gomez left Wednesday's game against the Yankees in the second inning with a right hamstring strain.Share Tweet
Astros' Carlos Gomez exits game with hamstring injuryAstros center fielder Carlos Gomez left Wednesday's game in the second inning with a right hamstring strain.Share TweetAlthough still in the mix to make a bigger splash before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the Rangers pulled the trigger on a deal Wednesday to add both a starter and a reliever.Share TweetLuis Valbuena's right hamstring strain will sideline him until at least Friday, but the Astros are confident their third baseman will avoid a stint on the disabled list, according to manager A.J. Hinch.Share Tweet
Free-agent safety James Ihedigbo 'would love to play' for TexansA free agent who started for the Lions last season, Houston resident James Ihedigbo is a free agent who's hoping to join a contender as NFL teams launch training camps.Share Tweet
On Baseball: The Next Ty Cobb? For Jose Altuve, Hyperbole, Like Limits, Hardly Existsnytimes.com Jul 27 (yesterday)Batting title. Gold Glove. Every season, the Astros’ second baseman sets a new goal, and this season he wanted to improve his strike-zone judgment. As usual, he’s on target.Share Tweet
Texans corners Kevin Johnson, Johnathan Joseph healthy againWhen the Texans officially launch training camp Sunday, the defending AFC South champions will be a much healthier football team than the spring.Share Tweet
Texans' Brandon Dunn primed for opportunity on defensive lineBrandon Dunn is competing for playing time at right defensive end, which was vacated when Jared Crick left.Share Tweet
Yankees 6, Astros 3: Mark Teixeira’s Bat Shows Pop in Spot Where Yankees Need It Mostnytimes.com Jul 27 (yesterday)Teixeira doubled, singled, walked and drove a ball to the warning track as the Yankees scored in each inning he reached base. The team has now won 11 of its last 16 games.Share Tweet
Could Osweiler have saved Broncos' offense?Jul 28Darren Woodson thinks the quarterback competition in Denver started when John Elway failed to secure Brock Osweiler; Stephen A. Smith wholeheartedly disagrees.
Kellerman: Hopkins will reset market for wide receiversJul 26Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman weigh in on how much they think DeAndre Hopkins deserves to be paid.
Can the Texans afford to have J.J. Watt miss any games?Jul 22SportsNation debates whether the Houston Texas will be able to win football games now that J.J Watt has recently undergone back surgery that will sideline him between 6-10 weeks.
Start of season not a given for WattJul 22Stephania Bell examines how long it will take for J.J. Watt to recover from back surgery and what his status for the start of the season looks like.