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Astros report: Change of scenery welcome after Fenway

Astros report: Change of scenery welcome after Fenway

chron.com Updated Apr 28, 2013
When the Astros arrived at Fenway Park on Thursday afternoon, they toured baseball’s oldest stadium, marveling at the 101-year-old venue that blends history with modernity better than any facility in pro sports. When the Astros left Boston on Sunday, th
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  • Durant enjoying increased ball-handling duties

    Durant enjoying increased ball-handling duties

    nba.com Apr 28, 2013
    Kevin Durant felt strange playing without injured All-Star Russell Westbrook for the first time in Game 3 against the Houston Rockets.
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  • On pace for 116 losses, where did the Astros go wrong? Or did t…

    On pace for 116 losses, where did the Astros go wrong? Or did they?

    chron.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Astros don’t have the worst record in baseball, but their 7-18 start has them on track for 116 losses. That’s a mark only the cynic of cynics would have predicted. Four of the seven wins have come against Seattle, and the team is 0-for-4 against B
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  • Lackey takes big step forward against Astros

    Lackey takes big step forward against Astros

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 28, 2013
    John Lackey tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and two walks, while striking out four as the Red Sox cruised to a 6-1 win, completing a four-game sweep over Houston.
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  • Astros can’t maintain slim lead, Red Sox finish off sweep

    Astros can’t maintain slim lead, Red Sox finish off sweep

    chron.com Apr 28, 2013
    BOSTON — Yankee Stadium will feel like home to the Astros, who were swept by the Red Sox in a four-game series. Boston defeated the Astros 6-1 Sunday at Fenway Park, overcoming a first-inning deficit for the second consecutive day and outscoring their o
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  • RTC: Texans, Jaguars add speed

    RTC: Texans, Jaguars add speed

    ESPN.com Apr 28, 2013
    Reading the coverage… Houston Texans Quarterback Collin Klein is among the undrafted rookies the Texans have secured, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The Texans addressed their need for speed on the final day of the draft, says Dale Robertso
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  • Collin Klein lands with Texans

    Collin Klein lands with Texans

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    Collin Klein put together a stellar collegiate career as a quarterback at Kansas State, culminating in a trip to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist last year. It wasn’t enough to get him drafted, however. Klein’s name wasn’t called during the sev
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  • Kevin Durant gets shooter’s roll on go-ahead 3, puts OKC up 3-0…

    Kevin Durant gets shooter’s roll on go-ahead 3, puts OKC up 3-0 on Rockets (Video)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Oklahoma City Thunder offense both thrived and struggled mightily in the team's first game without the sidelined Russell Westbrook, jumping out to a 39-point first quarter and stagnating enough in the second half to allow the Houston Rockets back in…
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  • Shake it up: Doubront rebounds to stymie Astros

    Shake it up: Doubront rebounds to stymie Astros

    MLB.com Apr 28, 2013
    After a first inning that was beyond shaky, Felix Doubront picked himself up, leading the Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Astros at Fenway Park.
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  • Behind the Box Score, where the Thunder held on despite Russell…

    Behind the Box Score, where the Thunder held on despite Russell Westbrook’s absence

    yahoo.com Apr 28, 2013
    Oklahoma City 104, Houston 101; Oklahoma City leads the series, 3-0 For the first half of Saturday night’s tilt, it seemed as if the Oklahoma City Thunder would have absolutely no issues moving forward without injured star guard Russell Westbrook, again
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  • Texans pick up a bevy of undrafted free agents

    Texans pick up a bevy of undrafted free agents

    chron.com Apr 28, 2013
    Before the draft ended on Saturday, the Texans were calling agents about signing their clients who might go undrafted. You never know when general manager Rick Smith might uncover another Arian Foster, who went from undrafted free agent to the Pro Bowl.…
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  • Astros’ problems send club into uncontrollable spin

    Astros’ problems send club into uncontrollable spin

    chron.com Apr 28, 2013
    BOSTON - About four hours before the American League’s worst team played the AL East’s best Saturday, an Astros player spun manager Bo Porter’s Wheel of Fortune-like Flywheel inside the team’s tiny clubhouse. The wheel spun and spun, with psycho
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  • Video - Lackey Returns, Sox Complete Sweep 00:30

    Lackey Returns, Sox Complete Sweep

    Apr 28
    John Lackey pitched six strong innings in the Red Sox's 6-1 win over the Astros.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton's mailbag: Which offensive rookies will soar?

    Apr 28
    Expect Tavon Austin, DeAndre Hopkins and Robert Woods to emerge as offensive ROY candidates, writes John Clayton.