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Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesdaynba.com Apr 8, 2014? The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard for a sixth straight game and ninth in the last 11 when Houston pays a visit to the injury-riddled Lakers at Staples Center tonight. Howard first missed time March 17 against the Jazz, a day after a one-point …Upvote Share TweetMelky Cabrera spent his winter working out with teammate Jose Bautista. Finally, pain-free after a difficult debut season in Toronto, Cabrera is starting to slug like Bautista, too.Upvote Share Tweet
Harrell says there’s no pressure in second outingTORONTO — No one has explicitly said that Astros No. 4 starter Lucas Harrell could lose his rotation spot if he turns in a repeat performance Wednesday. But Harrell wasn’t just bad in his first outing on Friday. He lasted three innings and allowed five …Upvote Share TweetTORONTO — Reliever Matt Albers will be on the paternity list through the Astros’ three-game series with the Blue Jays so he can be with his wife Tara for the birth of their first child. Manager Bo Porter said the couple is expecting a boy. Righthanded r…Upvote Share TweetAstros outfielder Dexter Fowler missed his fifth consecutive game Tuesday due to a stomach virus, but is improving and intends to play during Houston's three-game set against the Blue Jays.Upvote Share TweetBy The Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Texans receiver Lestar Jean. The team announced the signing Tuesday. Jean is entering his fourth season. He joins a receiving corps that appears pretty well stocked w…Upvote Share Tweet
Ortiz: With too many retired numbers, Astros should reintroduce numbersShortly after Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman signed their one-day personal services contracts to retire as Astros on Saturday, the manager who ushered them into the majors made valid cases for retiring Nos. 44 and 17 in Houston. Larry Dierker also points …Upvote Share Tweet
MMA workouts on Thursdays for TexansESPN.com Apr 8, 2014Monday marked the start of the Texans' offseason program. At this point, the workouts are technically voluntary, and focus on a strength and conditioning program. Things are changing under new strength coach Craig Fitzgerald's regime. There's a strip of…Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays Take Down AstrosApr 8Melky Cabrera hit his fourth home run of the season as the Blue Jays defeated the Astros 5-2.
Manziel To Visit Jaguars, TexansApr 8Mel Kiper Jr. discusses the report that QB Johnny Manziel will visit the Jaguars and Texans, and identifies where he thinks Manziel will be drafted.
Astros-Blue Jays PreviewApr 8The "Baseball Tonight" crew previews the "Wednesday Night Baseball" matchup between the Astros and Blue Jays.
Rockets Fly By LakersApr 8James Harden and Terrence Jones combined to score 66 points in the Rockets' 145-130 win over the Lakers.