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Maxwell is rewarding Porter's faith

Maxwell is rewarding Porter's faith

MLB.com Updated Apr 8, 2013
Astros center fielder Justin Maxwell struggled mightily at the plate this spring, hitting just .153, but manager Bo Porter never flinched. He remained committed to the promising youngster and was confident he was going to be able perform when the season…
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  • First pitch: Astros’ lineup shift continues in AL West road deb…

    First pitch: Astros’ lineup shift continues in AL West road debut vs. Mariners

    chron.com Apr 8, 2013
    SEATTLE — The Astros’ first American League West road game will be played about 2,400 miles from Minute Maid Park. The Mariners (3-4) make their home debut at 9:10 p.m. CT Monday against the Astros (1-5), who have lost five consecutive games. Astros R
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  • Texans retain offensive tackle Ryan Harris on one-year deal

    Texans retain offensive tackle Ryan Harris on one-year deal

    chron.com Apr 8, 2013
    Last season the Texans picked up offensive tackle Ryan Harris in September after Rashad Butler suffered a season-ending injury. They’ll keep the veteran tackle at least another season. Harris agreed to a one-year deal with the Texans on Monday. The seve
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  • Offensive criticism goes beyond Matt Schaub

    Offensive criticism goes beyond Matt Schaub

    chron.com grantland.com Apr 8, 2013
    Around Houston, the panic among fans about the Texans’ offense has centered around quarterback Matt Schaub and whether he can lead the Texans to a Super Bowl championship. Elsewhere though, the opinion differs. During this offseason, I’ve had conversa
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  • Titans, Colts, Texans want QBs to go early

    Titans, Colts, Texans want QBs to go early

    ESPN.com Apr 8, 2013
    The Tennessee Titans have serious crushes on the top quarterbacks in this draft. They love Geno Smith; they don’t see how a team can pass on him. Matt Barkley? He’s tremendous. The Bills would be crazy not to draft Ryan Nassib, and the Titans aren’t
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  • Forearm woes sideline Astros pitcher Fields

    Forearm woes sideline Astros pitcher Fields

    chron.com MLB.com Apr 8, 2013
    The Astros placed righthanded reliever Josh Fields on the 15-day disabled list and called up Paul Clemens from Class AAA Oklahoma City today. Fields excelled in his two scoreless relief outings last week, but he struggled bouncing back and is now on the…
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  • Houston Rockets’ James Anderson Dunks on Evan Fournier’s Face

    Houston Rockets’ James Anderson Dunks on Evan Fournier’s Face

    dimemag.com Apr 8, 2013
    Isn’t this usually what the Denver Nuggets do to other teams? This play happened on Saturday night, but in case you missed it, you need to watch it now. A Houston Rockets fast break that ends with James Anderson dunking right through Evan Fournier‘s f
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  • Peter King: Led by shaky QBs, 2013 draft might not be kind to top-10 teams

    Apr 8
    Now this could be a lot of fun.