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Dwight Howard Actually Tried To Recruit Jameer Nelson To Housto…

Dwight Howard Actually Tried To Recruit Jameer Nelson To Houston

dimemag.com Updated 1 hour ago
Free agent point guard Jameer Nelson signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks this week. If Dwight Howard had his way, Nelson would be in Houston instead. According to sources, Nelson made his decision despite a push from Howard to join the Rock…
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  • Texans’ Brooks, Grimes, Sapp declared active/non-football injur…

    Texans’ Brooks, Grimes, Sapp declared active/non-football injury

    chron.com 1 hour ago
    The Texans declared guard Brandon Brooks, running back Jonathan Grimes and linebacker Ricky Sapp active/non-football injury Friday, with the trio counting against the team’s active roster. Guard David Quessenberry, who is dealing with lymphoma, was decl…
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  • Harden Claims Ignorance Of Parsons Put-Down

    Harden Claims Ignorance Of Parsons Put-Down

    dimemag.com 4 hours ago
    Perhaps you’ve heard the condescending remarks James Harden and teammate Dwight Howard made in the wake of Chandler Parson‘s departure for Dallas. After the Rockets failed to match Parson’s near-max deal with the Mavs, Harden and Dwight basically said i…
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  • Johnson not ready to quit on Texans, football quite yet

    Johnson not ready to quit on Texans, football quite yet

    The Texans drafted Andre Johnson, a wide receiver from the University of Miami, with the third overall selection in the 2003 NFL draft. Since 2003, Andre Johnson and the Texans have been united. There has been David Carr and Matt Schaub; 75 victories an…
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  • Fitzpatrick not concered with connection with Johnson

    Fitzpatrick not concered with connection with Johnson

    chron.com 5 hours ago
    Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown to numerous receivers throughout his career. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Texans’ designated starter as camp begins, has yet to throw a pass to Andre Johnson, but he insisted there’s …
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  • Jackson’s contract year gives him his own sense of urgency

    Jackson’s contract year gives him his own sense of urgency

    chron.com 5 hours ago
    Kareem Jackson is entering the final year of his contract. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) Cornerback Kareem Jackson, the Texans’ top draft pick in 2010, has his own personal sense of urgency. He’s entering the final year of his contract after a ca…
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  • J.J. Watt vows Texans will continue to improve

    J.J. Watt vows Texans will continue to improve

    chron.com 5 hours ago
    J.J. Watt is ready for another monster season as the Texans’ No. 1 defensive threat. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) Defensive end J. J. Watt couldn’t help but smirk Friday morning when he was asked if he felt “re-energized” to back at work with Bi…
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  • MLB players union files grievance against Astros following draf…

    MLB players union files grievance against Astros following draft pick fiasco

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    The MLB Players Association has officially scorned the Houston Astros after last week's draft-pick debacle, in which Houston failed to sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken, plus fifth-round selection Jacob Nix and 21st-rounder Mac Marshall. The players u…
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  • Marshawn Lynch's holdout might not be settled quickly

    Marshawn Lynch's holdout might not be settled quickly

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    Most of the NFL's high-profile holdouts have been settled. Vernon Davis came to 49ers camp, and Andre Johnson reported to the Texans. Jamaal Charles threatened a holdout and the Chiefs scrambled to get him a pay raise. The only high-profile holdout left…
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  • Dallas Keuchel Had The Perfect Comeback For A Heckler

    Dallas Keuchel Had The Perfect Comeback For A Heckler

    deadspin.com yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    This photo, taken by A's fan Nick Wong, shows the only response Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel needed to shut down a good-natured heckler. You can tell a guy he sucks, but how much can he really suck if he's being paid to be where you spent money to get …
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  • Mark Appel has fun again in best, longest outing of season

    Mark Appel has fun again in best, longest outing of season

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    STOCKTON, Calif. — Mark Appel looked like Mark Appel. For the first time in a trying season, the Astros’ best pitching prospect eclipsed five innings and five strikeouts Friday, facing one of the California League’s best offenses. The 23-year-old righty…
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  • Video - Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson: 'I'm ready to work' 04:15

    Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson: 'I'm ready to work'

    Jul 25
    Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson sheds light on why he decided to report to training camp and discusses his future with the team.
  • Video - Texans' defensive stars prep for big improvement 03:00

    Texans' defensive stars prep for big improvement

    Jul 25
    Houston Texans defenders Whitney Mercilus, J.J. Watt and Brooks Reed sit down with Willie McGinest to explain how they'll be turning things around in the 2014 season.
  • Video - Bill O'Brien mic'd up at Houston Texans' training camp 02:45

    Bill O'Brien mic'd up at Houston Texans' training camp

    Jul 25
    How is new head coach Bill O'Brien handling his first Houston Texans' training camp? Take a listen as O'Brien is wired for sound.
  • Video - Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt: Training camp means time to improve 01:26

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt: Training camp means time to improve

    Jul 25
    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is happy to be back to football after a long offseason. He speaks about what training camp means to him and how great it is to have all of his teammates in the building on day one.

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  • The Ray Rice Fallout

    Jul 25
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Head bowed, Ray Rice went out to his first practice of his seventh NFL season Thursday morning. General manager Ozzie Newsome had just told him he’d be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season—important division games…
  • Cleveland Cavaliers remain front-runner in Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, s…

    Jul 25
    The Cleveland Cavaliers cannot officially trade Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23 but remain the closest thing to a front-runner in the trade sweepstakes for the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, according to sources close to the process.
  • Point guard Jameer Nelson signs with Dallas Mavericks

    Jul 24
    Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.
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    Jul 24
    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.