Houston Sports News and Rumors
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 finishchron.com 10 hours agoAstros 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 Rangerschron.com 10 hours agoThree 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 TweetThere 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 Tweetchron.com 12 hours agoThere’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 Blacknba.com 14 hours agoThe 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 Aikenchron.com 15 hours agoScoreboard 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. 49erschron.com 16 hours agoFive 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 memorychron.com 21 hours agoWhat 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 gamechron.com 21 hours agoA 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 hotMLB.com 23 hours agoDodgers' 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
Carter Lifts Astros Past A'sAug 26Chris Carter's three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth lifted the Astros past the A's 4-2.
Will Swearinger Face Discipline For Hit?Aug 25Louis Riddick discusses whether Texans safety D.J. Swearinger will be disciplined for his hit on Broncos WR Wes Welker.
Samardzija, Athletics Shut Down AstrosAug 25Jeff Samardzija struck out 10 batters and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Athletics past the Astros 8-2.
Indians Win Rubber MatchAug 24Trevor Bauer pitched six scoreless innings in the Indians' 3-1 win over the Astros.
‘I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.’Aug 28Robert 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 agreeAug 28Brazil 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