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chron.com Updated Apr 30, 2013
Yankees 7, Astros 4 NEW YORK — Sometimes Brandon Barnes walks straight toward the Astros’ locker-room door, runs his eyes up and down the lineup and searches for his name. Other days, Barnes knows a righthanded pitcher is on the mound, so he’ll profUpvote Share Tweet
Astros report: Club ends tandem-starter experiment at AAAchron.com Apr 30, 2013NEW YORK - The Astros’ tandem-starter experiment at Class AAA Oklahoma City has quietly ended. With former RedHawks starting pitchers Paul Clemens and Jose Cisnero on the Astros’ 25-man roster and OKC starter John Ely out for the year after Tommy JoUpvote Share Tweet
Wobbly early, Kuroda settles to stymie AstrosMLB.com Apr 30, 2013Hiroki Kuroda may have flailed early as he searched for the command of his stuff, but he finished with seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball to help the Yankees defeat the Astros, 7-4, on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.Upvote Share TweetReceiver DeAndre Hopkins is taking a page from J.J. Watt’s book on how to gain acceptance from fans. The Texans’ first-round draft pick and native of Central, South Carolina is already embracing Houston as his adopted hometown. With the Rockets winninUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 30, 2013Former Chiefs and Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston will have a workout with the Dolphins on Wednesday, a league source told PFT’s Mike Florio. Winston, 29, has started 103 consecutive regular-season games. He has played right tackle on the NFL levelUpvote Share TweetThe Golden State Warriors came into the playoffs with little expectations. They nearly lost their No. 6 seed to the Houston Rockets before finishing at 47-35 (and amazingly, Houston dropped back down to No. 8). They finished 3-3 in their last six games,…Upvote Share TweetTexans will try UDFA Klein at quarterback to startUpvote Share Tweet
Astros flush with cash for DraftMLB.com Apr 30, 2013For the second straight year, the Houston Astros have the largest pool of money to work with in order to sign players taken in the First-Year Player Draft.Upvote Share Tweet
The Westbrook Injury Makes OKC’s James Harden Trade More Interesting Than EverBringing up the argument of who won the James Harden trade is almost as pointless as the best rapper debate at your local barbershop. There’ll always be one or two guys who co-sign your stand, and there’ll always be a handful who think you’re out ofUpvote Share Tweet
RTC: Hughes costs Colts $2.1 millionESPN.com Apr 30, 2013Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans The NFL preaches tolerance for gays, but some players haven’t fallen in line with the policy, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. Looking back at Sam Montgomery’s media session at the scouting combine wUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 30, 2013Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons had a lot going through his mind just after the buzzer sounded late Monday night - processing that he'd just put up playoff career highs of 27 points, 10 points and eight rebounds against the No. 1-seeded OklahomUpvote Share Tweet
Serge Ibaka misses potential game-tying putback at buzzer, Rockets hold on, force Game 5 (Video)yahoo.com Apr 30, 2013After leading by as many as 13 points late in the second quarter only to once again cough up an early advantage in this series and trail by as many as 13 late in the third quarter, the Oklahoma City Thunder had a chance to force overtime against the fig…Upvote Share TweetPut away the brooms, Oklahoma City. With a tepid offense and no answer for Chandler Parsons, the Thunder fell 105-103 and failed to finish off the Rockets, writes Ben Golliver.Upvote Share Tweet
Bronx cheery for Astros in 9-1 winchron.com Apr 30, 2013NEW YORK - Yankee Stadium. The Astros enter sliding deeper into last place in the American League. Lucas Harrell is given the ball. Manager Bo Porter doesn’t say anything because Harrell already knows what he has to do: Stop the fall, pick up the AstrUpvote Share Tweet
Josh Smith’s Love/Hate Relationship With Atlanta Goes To Another Level; Metta World Peace Calls Out Charles BarkleyThe complex layers of the relationship between Josh Smith, Atlanta fans and NBA fans at large run deep, and they’ve been there throughout his entire career. Not quite an All-Star. Incredible all-around talent. Not a jump shooter. But he can make them. NUpvote Share Tweet
Yankees Cruise Past AstrosApr 30Hiroki Kuroda tosses seven scoreless innings and Travis Hafner drives in three runs in the Yankees' 7-4 win over the Astros.
2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors aren't ready to close things out …Apr 30The young Warriors aren't quite ready to close out a series on the road, writes J.A. Adande.
Peter King: NFL must create environment for others to follow Collins' lead…Apr 30In the wake of NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay in this week's Sports Illustrated, the obvious conclusion to draw is that it will start a trend of players to do the same.