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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros report: Porter keeps the faith through early trialsWhat 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 owninUpvote Share TweetHouston's Jeremy Lin was not in the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets for Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Upvote Share TweetNEW 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 playUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Apr 29, 2013The extraordinary precedent for keeping the Kings in Sacramento was laid down three years ago by commissioner David Stern.Upvote Share Tweet
First pitch: Astros’ Peacock moved out of rotation, new starter to be namedNEW 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 outUpvote Share TweetThe 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 …Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
My thoughts and an overview of every Houston Texans 2013 draft pickRound 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Sam Montgomery: ‘Effort was not needed’ sometimes against weaker teamsFans 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Draft review: Houston Texansprofootballtalk.com Updated Apr 29, 2013After 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…Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Widespread turnover for ColtsReading 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 JohnUpvote Share TweetJ.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…Upvote Share TweetBOSTON - 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 hadUpvote Share Tweet
Durant Blows By RocketsApr 29Kevin Durant drives by four Rockets and finishes with the ferocious throw down.
Rockets Survive To Extend SeriesApr 29Highlight 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.
Rockets Survive To Extend SeriesApr 29Despite 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.
Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…Apr 29The 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 sayApr 29The 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 thoughtsApr 29ST. 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.