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Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

nytimes.com Updated Apr 1, 2013
This week's best N.B.A. games feature the Mavericks at the Lakers, the Spurs at the Thunder, and the Rockets at the Nuggets.
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  • Harden, Parsons out for Rockets against Orlando

    Harden, Parsons out for Rockets against Orlando

    nba.com Apr 1, 2013
    James Harden and Chandler Parsons, Houston's top two scorers, will sit out Monday night against Orlando.
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  • Astros’ Crane says talks ongoing as deadline nears for CSN Hous…

    Astros’ Crane says talks ongoing as deadline nears for CSN Houston resolution

    chron.com MLB.com Apr 1, 2013
    Astros owner Jim Crane said Monday there were a “couple conference calls” in an attempt to resolve long-stalled CSN Houston carrier negotiations and avoid a three-team blackout in 60 percent of the Houston-area TV market. The Astros play the Rangers a
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  • Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will miss Astros in the NL

    Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will miss Astros in the NL

    chron.com Apr 1, 2013
    Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who grew up as a Rangers fans, is one of many major leaguers from Texas who will miss the Astros in the National League. After Kershaw’s brilliant opening day outing against the Giants, it’s probably good the t
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  • Newest Titans will add depth

    Newest Titans will add depth

    ESPN.com Apr 1, 2013
    The Tennessee Titans added their 11th and 12th free agent in their ongoing roster revamp, signing receiver Kevin Walter and interior offensive lineman Chris Spencer. Walter is familiar to the Titans as he played the last seven years for the Houston Texa…
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  • Astros set assignments for minor leaguers

    Astros set assignments for minor leaguers

    chron.com Apr 1, 2013
    The Astros have set their preliminary 2013 minor league rosters for four of their affiliates, Oklahoma City (AAA), Corpus Christi (AA), Lancaster (A) and Quad Cities (A). OKLAHOMA CITY: Pitchers: Kevin Chapman, Jose Cisnero, Paul Clemens, Jarred Cosart,…
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  • Yanks set opening payroll record at $230M

    Yanks set opening payroll record at $230M

    ESPN.com Apr 1, 2013
    The New York Yankees set a record for baseball's highest opening-day payroll at $230.4 million, almost 10 times what the Houston Astros are paying their players.
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  • Houston Texans: Offseason schedule

    Houston Texans: Offseason schedule

    ESPN.com Apr 1, 2013
    The Houston Texans' offseason work will commence on April 15. Here’s the schedule for their spring and summer. First Day: April 15 OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-6 Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13 From the NFL’s release run
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  • McClain’s first mock draft: Who will the Texans take?

    McClain’s first mock draft: Who will the Texans take?

    chron.com Apr 1, 2013
    1. Kansas City Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M Andy Reid needs a tackle to help protect new quarterback Alex Smith. 2. Jacksonville Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon New coach Gus Bradley knows the importance of a fearsome pass rush. 3. Oakland Sharrif Floyd, DT,…
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  • Erik Bedard gets save: Houston Astros’ fifth starter goes final…

    Erik Bedard gets save: Houston Astros’ fifth starter goes final 3 1/3 innings opening night

    yahoo.com chron.com Apr 1, 2013
    The Houston Astros obviously are going to do things differently now that they're in American League. On opening day, they used one of their starting pitchers to get the save. Erik Bedard, whose turn in the rotation isn't scheduled to come until next wee…
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  • Catching up: AFC South developments

    Catching up: AFC South developments

    ESPN.com Apr 1, 2013
    Thoughts on the primary developments around the AFC South over the past 10 days while I took some time away… Houston Texans The Texans signed Greg Jones to replace James Casey as their fullback, plucking a player who’d been a staple for division rival
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  • Why the Texans won’t draft your favorite wide receiver

    Why the Texans won’t draft your favorite wide receiver

    chron.com Apr 1, 2013
    So you want the Texans to draft a wide receiver or two. Texans owner Bob McNair does too. But by the time the draft comes, they won’t draft the one that you really want. Because that’s how they roll. The reasons why the Texans won’t draft your fa...
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  • Opening victory is bold step for Porter, Astros

    Opening victory is bold step for Porter, Astros

    MLB.com Apr 1, 2013
    To a franchise like the Astros, little moments are important. This Opening Night, with an 8-2 win over the Rangers, was one of those.
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  • 2013 Astros: Surprises, disappointments, predictions and questi…

    2013 Astros: Surprises, disappointments, predictions and questions

    chron.com Apr 1, 2013
    For the first time since 2006, the Astros won a season opener. And optimism abounds. No one is predicting playoffs and division titles, but there is a level of excitement as youth is served amidst a handful of veterans seeking to carry a rebuilding - oo
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  • Maxwell shines with the bat, glove and feet

    Maxwell shines with the bat, glove and feet

    chron.com Apr 1, 2013
    With a pair of triples and two sensational grabs in center fielder, Justin Maxwell took much of the spotlight Sunday night as the Astros introduced themselves to the American League with an 8-2 rout over the Texas Rangers. Rangers ace Matt Harrison was …
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  • Rangers' new AL West rival delivers opening blow

    Rangers' new AL West rival delivers opening blow

    MLB.com Apr 1, 2013
    Matt Harrison tied a career high with nine strikeouts on Sunday, but he allowed six runs and the Rangers fell, 8-2, to the Astros on Opening Night at Minute Maid Park, ending Texas' streak of season-opening wins at four.
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