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Astros strand baserunners, fall to Yankees

Astros strand baserunners, fall to Yankees

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 prof
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  • Astros report: Club ends tandem-starter experiment at AAA

    Astros report: Club ends tandem-starter experiment at AAA

    chron.com Apr 30, 2013
    NEW 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 Jo
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  • Wobbly early, Kuroda settles to stymie Astros

    Wobbly early, Kuroda settles to stymie Astros

    MLB.com Apr 30, 2013
    Hiroki 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.
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  • Texans top pick Hopkins offers his support for Rockets

    Texans top pick Hopkins offers his support for Rockets

    chron.com ESPN.com Apr 30, 2013
    Receiver 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 winnin
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  • Eric Winston working out for Dolphins Wednesday

    Eric Winston working out for Dolphins Wednesday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 30, 2013
    Former 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 level
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  • Why The Warriors Are Running Straight Through The Highly-Touted…

    Why The Warriors Are Running Straight Through The Highly-Touted Nuggets

    dimemag.com Apr 30, 2013
    The 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,…
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  • Texans will try UDFA Klein at quarterback to start

    Texans will try UDFA Klein at quarterback to start

    Texans will try UDFA Klein at quarterback to start
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  • Astros flush with cash for Draft

    Astros flush with cash for Draft

    MLB.com Apr 30, 2013
    For 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.
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  • The Westbrook Injury Makes OKC’s James Harden Trade More Intere…

    The Westbrook Injury Makes OKC’s James Harden Trade More Interesting Than Ever

    dimemag.com Apr 30, 2013
    Bringing 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 of
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  • RTC: Hughes costs Colts $2.1 million

    RTC: Hughes costs Colts $2.1 million

    ESPN.com Apr 30, 2013
    Reading 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 w
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  • Chandler Parsons leaves fist-bump-seeking Rockets fan hanging a…

    Chandler Parsons leaves fist-bump-seeking Rockets fan hanging after Game 4 win (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 30, 2013
    Houston 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 Oklahom
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  • Serge Ibaka misses potential game-tying putback at buzzer, Rock…

    Serge Ibaka misses potential game-tying putback at buzzer, Rockets hold on, force Game 5 (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 30, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Ben Golliver: Thunder sloppy in Game 4 loss to Rockets

    Ben Golliver: Thunder sloppy in Game 4 loss to Rockets

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 30, 2013
    Put 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.
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  • Bronx cheery for Astros in 9-1 win

    Bronx cheery for Astros in 9-1 win

    chron.com Apr 30, 2013
    NEW 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 Astr
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  • Josh Smith’s Love/Hate Relationship With Atlanta Goes To Anothe…

    Josh Smith’s Love/Hate Relationship With Atlanta Goes To Another Level; Metta World Peace Calls Out Charles Barkley

    dimemag.com Apr 30, 2013
    The 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. N
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  • Video - Yankees Cruise Past Astros 00:30

    Yankees Cruise Past Astros

    Apr 30
    Hiroki Kuroda tosses seven scoreless innings and Travis Hafner drives in three runs in the Yankees' 7-4 win over the Astros.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors aren't ready to close things out …

    Apr 30
    The 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 30
    In 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.