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New Astros manager A.J. Hinch might not be a name many of the players he'll inherit next year know much about, but relief pitcher Chad Qualls knows the new skipper well, having played for Hinch during his managerial stint with the D-backs.Upvote Share Tweet
Photos: A look at Astros managers through the yearschron.com 5 hours agoPhotos: A look at Astros managers through the yearsUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 6 hours agoIn each of the last four years, Minnesota lost at least 92 games under Gardenhire, who had the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues.Upvote Share Tweet
Kickers held their own in win over Billschron.com 9 hours agoKickers often only get noticed when they fail. Texans coach Bill O’Brien spent his second consecutive day praising the team’s kickers. Shane Lechler played through a hip injury to consistently pin the Bills near their end zone, while Randy Bullock naile…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com 9 hours agoTexans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins collected his third touchdown in four games, via a 35-yard connection with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Bills. After the TD, Hopkins fell like a “dead fish” in the end zone. He was penalized for the celeb…Upvote Share Tweet
Parsons set to lead after leaving Rockets for Mavsnba.com 10 hours agoChandler Parsons avoided much of the scrutiny when the Houston Rockets lost games last season.Upvote Share Tweet
Q&A with Texans CB Darryl MorrisESPN.com 13 hours agoPlaying without cornerback A.J. Bouye, who was recovering from a groin injury, the Houston Texans called upon Darryl Morris, the cornerback they claimed off waivers after the San Francisco 49ers cut him in final cuts. Morris delivered in Sunday's 23-17 …Upvote Share TweetThe Cowboys are 3-1. DeMarco Murray leads the NFL in rushing yards (534) and attempts (99). Dallas’ strong start and Murray’s big numbers are clearly linked, with the league’s top early season running back setting up quarterback Tony Romo and a resurgen…Upvote Share Tweet
O’Brien preparing for his first taste of Houston-Dallas rivalryUntil he arrived in Houston in January, Bill O’Brien had never coached anywhere close to Texas, but it didn’t take him long to understand what it means to Houston when the Texans play the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys host the Texans on Sunday. It’s their…Upvote Share TweetArian Foster acknowledged postgame he wasn’t 100 percent during the Texans’ 23-17 home victory against the Buffalo Bills. Foster was limited to eight rushes for six yards, while the Texans’ running game netted just 37 yards on 24 carries. Texans coach B…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 14 hours agoDoug Marrone dropped a bombshell in his Monday press conference. Marrone announced that starting quarterback EJ Manuel will be benched and backup Kyle Orton will be the starter in Week 5. Manuel had a rough game Sunday against the Houston Texans, comple…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com 15 hours agoTexans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss the rivalry between the Texans and Dallas Cowboys.Upvote Share Tweet
Abundance of turnovers comes as no surprise to Texans’ secondarychron.com 16 hours agoIn their 3-1 start, the Texans have forced nine turnovers – two shy of last season’s total. “It doesn’t really surprise me,” cornerback Johnathan Joseph said. “We’ve got a lot of talent on this defense, and the coaches are putting us in the right place …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 16 hours agoIt's always fun to get the reaction of new Houston Texans after their first games playing with J.J. Watt. They know how good he is, they have heard about his talent, but they still can't believe it. Nose tackle Ryan Pickett had that experience on Sunday…Upvote Share Tweet
Garrett Graham sees room for improvement after Buffalo exposed blocking woeschron.com 16 hours agoTight end Garrett Graham caught three passes for 28 yards in Sunday’s 23-17 victory over Buffalo. He knows the Texans have to do a better job of run blocking against Dallas than they did against the Bills. Buffalo limited the Texans to 37 yards on 24 ca…Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Bills-Texans RecapSep 28Jim Basquil and Ron Jaworski talk about J.J. Watt's big day as the Texans beat the Bills 23-17.
J.J. Watt's Crazy 80-Yard Interception ReturnSep 28Texans DE J.J. Watt returns an interception 80 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of Houston's 23-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Texans' D Comes Up BigSep 28J.J. Watt scored an 80-yard interception return touchdown, and Darryl Morris had an interception late in the fourth quarter to seal the Texan's 23-17 win over the Bills.
One Giant DiscoverySep 30One of the things that’s fun about the NFL is the invention of new stars. Well, sometimes they’re not stars, but just players who pop up and all of a sudden, within a week or two, they’re irreplaceable. This year, Justin Forsett of the Ravens is one of …
The Week 4 MailbagSep 30Many of you responded—negatively, almost exclusively—to the section of my column on Monday devoted to NFL people talking about Derek Jeter. So, because I like to try to explain much of what I do and why I do it to you in this forum, give me a few senten…
Adande: Time for Blake Griffin to lead the ClippersSep 29Blake Griffin has reached the stage in his career where he needs to turn in a signature season, writes J.A. Adande
Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic GamesSep 29While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.