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GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

dimemag.com Updated 4 hours ago
Before last night, Dwight Howard had yet to suit up in a Rockets uniform during preseason action. He only played 16 minutes in the first half during his first time out against the Warriors Sunday night, but an athletic dunk in the pregame layup-line, an…
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  • The Sports Update: McClain and Smith on Texans’ keys to the ‘MN…

    The Sports Update: McClain and Smith on Texans’ keys to the ‘MNF’ game

    chron.com 1 hour ago
    PITTSBURGH — Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith preview a “Monday Night Football” matchup against the Steelers at Heinz Field.
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  • Crennel vs. LeBeau as Texans face Steelers

    Crennel vs. LeBeau as Texans face Steelers

    chron.com 4 hours ago
    Video breakdown, practices and news conferences were repeated as Heinz Field and the Terrible Towels awaited Bill O’Brien this week. But the first-year Texans coach also carved out a little time to teach his team about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ storied h…
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  • Houston, Pittsburgh not exactly strangers to prime-time collisi…

    Houston, Pittsburgh not exactly strangers to prime-time collisions

    chron.com 23 hours ago
    Monday’s game will be the first played in prime time between the Texans and the Steelers. But the Oilers faced the Steelers six times in nationally televised night games, winning three of them: Monday, Nov. 24, 1975, Astrodome: Under new coach Bum Phill…
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  • Guide to the game: Players to watch and key questions for Texan…

    Guide to the game: Players to watch and key questions for Texans-Steelers matchup

    chron.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    Antonio Brown is an explosive player that the Texans secondary will have to keep an eye on. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Players to watch Arian Foster, running back Despite missing one game because of a hamstring injury and rushing for only 6 yards in a…
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  • Some Texans still believe in power of trash talking

    Some Texans still believe in power of trash talking

    chron.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    The Texans don’t talk as much as they used to. Coach Bill O’Brien’s team-first mantra has put the emphasis on “we,” not “I” since offseason workouts began. But mention the art of trash talking to Brian Cushing, and the sixth-year linebacker smiles wide …
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  • Clowney questionable for Monday night

    Clowney questionable for Monday night

    profootballtalk.com chron.com ESPN.com Oct 18 (2 days ago)
    The Texans have listed linebacker Jadeveon Clowney as out for every game since Week One, when he tore a meniscus while landing awkwardly on the much-maligned turf in Houston. For Monday night’s game at Pittsburgh, Clowney is listed as questionable, via …
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  • Texans report: O’Brien says Monday’s game key for his ‘middle o…

    Texans report: O’Brien says Monday’s game key for his ‘middle of the pack’ team

    chron.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    Texans coach Bill O’Brien acknowledged this week that his 3-3 team is in the “middle of the pack.” As he did leading up to a Week 3 road game against the New York Giants – a contest the Texans lost – running back Arian Foster said Monday’s matchup again…
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  • Rich Dauer, Dave Hudgens join Astros staff

    Rich Dauer, Dave Hudgens join Astros staff

    chron.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    By JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ and EVAN DRELLICH The Astros added two more veteran coaches to their staff on Friday – first base coach Rich Dauer and hitting coach Dave Hudgens – to add experience for new manager A.J. Hinch. With only the possible addition of a…
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  • The Sports Update: McClain and Smith on offensive matchups vs. …

    The Sports Update: McClain and Smith on offensive matchups vs. Steelers

    chron.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss defensive matchups for a “Monday Night Football” game at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Season

    Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Season

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    After Trevor Ariza recently said Dwight Howard is more athletic than ever, Houston Rockets legend and player development specialist Hakeem Olajuwon has added even more fuel to optimism about Howard’s game. Citing improved health and a new work ethic, Ol…
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  • JJ Watt Doing It All for Houston Texans

    JJ Watt Doing It All for Houston Texans

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    J.J. Watt has been padding his highlight reel this season by doing things almost unheard of for a defensive end.
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  • Brooks Reed may play vs. Steelers; Texans could use seven O-lin…

    Brooks Reed may play vs. Steelers; Texans could use seven O-linemen

    chron.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday that linebacker Brooks Reed “has a shot” to play Monday at Pittsburgh. If Reed can’t go, the Texans will likely turn to John Simon, who was recently signed off Baltimore’s practice squad. Simon totaled three tackl…
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  • Astros adding Gary Pettis to coaching staff

    Astros adding Gary Pettis to coaching staff

    chron.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    Gary Pettis coached third for the Rangers last season but will work for the Astros in 2015. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Gary Pettis is joining the Astros coach staff, a person with knowledge of the hiring said Thursday. Pettis, 56, had been with …
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  • D.J. Swearinger's grandma lets him have it over performance

    D.J. Swearinger's grandma lets him have it over performance

    ESPN.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans' D.J. Swearinger gets his trash-talking from his family. So naturally, his performance against the Indianapolis Colts brought about the following tweet: Swearinger heard it from all of his family members. Dad said, "Br…
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  • Texans’ defense has been stout in red zone

    Texans’ defense has been stout in red zone

    chron.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    The Texans rank 27th in defense, but they’re third in the red zone, limiting opponents to touchdowns 45.5 percent of the time. The Steelers are sixth in offense, but they’re 31st in red zone offense, scoring touchdowns 36.8 percent of the time. “The key…
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  • Pickett: Roethlisberger will be a ‘challenge’ for Texans’ defen…

    Pickett: Roethlisberger will be a ‘challenge’ for Texans’ defense

    chron.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    Nose tackle Ryan Pickett knows his responsibility on every play – get off the line quick, get leverage and tie up two blockers. Pickett (6-2, 340) plays on run downs and is replaced in passing situations. But when teams throw on run downs, he tries to g…
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  • Texans simply need a win on MNF, Andre Johnson says

    Texans simply need a win on MNF, Andre Johnson says

    chron.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    The Texans are four days away from playing their final primetime regular-season game this season. With the national lights of “Monday Night Football” and the Pittsburgh Steelers waiting, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said his team simply needs a vi…
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  • Avoiding slow starts still high on the Texans’ list of prioriti…

    Avoiding slow starts still high on the Texans’ list of priorities

    chron.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)
    The only time the Texans started well was this season was in their road victory over Oakland. In the last game, they trailed Indianapolis 24-0 in the first quarter of an eventual 33-28 loss at NRG Stadium. “We want to do well on every play, every series…
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  • Video - Texans Set To Take On Steelers 01:16

    Texans Set To Take On Steelers

    Oct 18
    Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden preview the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Texans and Steelers.
  • Video - Clowney Returns To Practice 02:32

    Clowney Returns To Practice

    Oct 17
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discusses how Jadeveon Clowney's return to practice went on Friday, as well as whether he will take the field Monday night against the Steelers.
  • Video - One-on-One with J.J. Watt 01:53

    One-on-One with J.J. Watt

    Oct 17
    J.J. Watt and Stevland Wilson discuss Watt's thoughts on winning awards, potentially making the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his love for hockey.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 03:48

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Oct 17
    The "NFL Playbook" crew believes the Pittsburgh Steelers keys to victory are through tight end Heath Miller and stopping Houston Texasns running back Arian Foster.

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