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Astros pound Pettitte, cruise past Yankees

Astros pound Pettitte, cruise past Yankees

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Apr 29, 2013
Carlos Corporan homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Brandon Barnes had three hits and three RBIs, and the Houston Astros fit comfortably into the role of a slugging American League squad in a 9-1 romp over the New York Yankees.
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  • Astros report: Porter keeps the faith through early trials

    Astros report: Porter keeps the faith through early trials

    chron.com Apr 29, 2013
    What keeps Astros manager Bo Porter believing through the losses, the short starts by his pitchers and the road embarrassments? His continued assurance the Astros are better than most believe, despite the team’s losing 18 of its first 25 games and ownin
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  • Rockets' Lin out for Game 4 with chest injury

    Rockets' Lin out for Game 4 with chest injury

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 29, 2013
    Houston's Jeremy Lin was not in the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets for Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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  • Astros and Yankees players commend openly-gay NBA player Jason …

    Astros and Yankees players commend openly-gay NBA player Jason Collins

    chron.com Apr 29, 2013
    NEW YORK — Courage. Strength. Self-belief. And that was just the start. When NBA veteran center Jason Collins’ announcement Monday that he’s gay was mentioned to Astros such as Jason Castro and Wesley Wright and the Yankees’ Vernon Wells, MLB play
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  • Ian Thomsen: NBA's loyalty to Sacramento could prove costly fin…

    Ian Thomsen: NBA's loyalty to Sacramento could prove costly financially

    CNNSI.com Apr 29, 2013
    The extraordinary precedent for keeping the Kings in Sacramento was laid down three years ago by commissioner David Stern.
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  • First pitch: Astros’ Peacock moved out of rotation, new starter…

    First pitch: Astros’ Peacock moved out of rotation, new starter to be named

    chron.com Apr 29, 2013
    NEW YORK - Righthander Brad Peacock is no longer part of the Astros’ starting rotation and has been moved to the bullpen, manager Bo Porter said Monday. Peacock, 25, was named the Astros’ No. 4 starter toward the end of spring training, beating out
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  • Titans host Idonije, Winston on visits

    Titans host Idonije, Winston on visits

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    The Titans were completely serious when they said they were not finished adding free agents. Just two days after they finished adding eight draft picks, they had at least two veteran visitors: Former Bears defensive end Isreal Idonije and former Texans …
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  • Texans just missed on Arthur Brown

    Texans just missed on Arthur Brown

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    The Texans drafted two defensive linemen they are going to turn into strongside linebackers in Sam Montgomery and Trevardo Williams in the third and fourth round. But Peter King of SI.com says they were ready to go linebacker at No. 57 in the second rou…
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  • My thoughts and an overview of every Houston Texans 2013 draft …

    My thoughts and an overview of every Houston Texans 2013 draft pick

    chron.com Apr 29, 2013
    Round 1 — DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson, #6 Z-Report Draft Grade: 1st/2nd Round (27th Overall) Hopkins is the most game-ready of all the WRs in this draft as far as I’m concerned. He plays with consistency of effort on run plays as well as passing...
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  • Sam Montgomery: ‘Effort was not needed’ sometimes against weake…

    Sam Montgomery: ‘Effort was not needed’ sometimes against weaker teams

    chron.com Apr 29, 2013
    Fans and media have been asking about comments made by outside linebacker Sam Montgomery, a Texans third-round draft choice, at the Indianapolis scouting combine. In his question-and-answer session with the media at the combine, Montgomery discussed a l…
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  • Draft review: Houston Texans

    Draft review: Houston Texans

    profootballtalk.com Apr 29, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Houston Texans. What they needed: Wide receiver, outside linebacker, guard, nose tackle, tight end. Who they got: Round 1: DeAndre Ho…
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  • RTC: Widespread turnover for Colts

    RTC: Widespread turnover for Colts

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    Reading the coverage… A thought on every team’s draft from Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth. Houston Texans Receiver DeAndre Hopkins is expected to start opposite Andre Johnson and safety D.J. Swearinger will play in the three-safety package, says John
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  • J.J. Watt raises $300,000 for charity, charges mound in softbal…

    J.J. Watt raises $300,000 for charity, charges mound in softball game

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    J.J. Watt is Houston's most popular current athlete, and it's not hard to see why. The Texans defensive end is charming his town with antics like the above, a fake mound-charge at the J.J. Watt Charity Classic. The event, held this past weekend in Sugar…
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  • Red Sox’s Pedroia is what Astros’ Altuve hopes to become

    Red Sox’s Pedroia is what Astros’ Altuve hopes to become

    chron.com Apr 29, 2013
    BOSTON - The Astros were still waking up. It was a bright, clear spring morning at Fenway Park. Baseball, daily history and a soon-to-be-sold-out stadium filled with devoted Red Sox fans watching the best team in the game waited. But Saturday night had
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  • Video - Durant Blows By Rockets 00:25

    Durant Blows By Rockets

    Apr 29
    Kevin Durant drives by four Rockets and finishes with the ferocious throw down.
  • Video - Rockets Survive To Extend Series 02:46

    Rockets Survive To Extend Series

    Apr 29
    Highlight Of The Night: Despite a game-high 38 points from Kevin Durant and the Rockets scoring just 14 points in the fourth quarter, the Thunder came up short in Houston 105-103.
  • Video - Rockets Survive To Extend Series 01:47

    Rockets Survive To Extend Series

    Apr 29
    Despite a game-high 38 points from Kevin Durant and the Rockets scoring just 14 points in the fourth quarter, the Thunder come up short in Houston 105-103.

Sports Columnists

  • Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…

    Apr 29
    The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources say

    Apr 29
    The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughts

    Apr 29
    ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.