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Patriots using racquetball paddles to prepare themselves for the J.J. Watt Swat
yahoo.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
It's common practice for quarterback coaches to use brooms in practice to simulate defensive pressure for their quarterbacks on non-contact days, but as the New England Patriots prepare for their "Monday Night Football" tussle with the Houston…Share Tweet
Welker’s size will be no suprise to the TexansThe pieces around Tom Brady have changed throughout his tenure with the New England Patriots. Right now, one of his best weapons is also one of his smallest. Wes Welker, who played college football at Texas Tech, is only 5-foot-9, 185 pounds, but despit…Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins for right-handers Vance Worley and Trevor May.Share Tweet
Astros hold even, AL West deepens during quiet MLB winter meetingsLate Tuesday, Luhnow’s optimism was rewarded. The Astros traded closer Wilton Lopez and a player to be named later to Colorado in exchange for potential starter Alex White and low-level minor-league prospect Alex Gillingham.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012Vikings cornerback Chris Cook returned to practice Thursday, putting him on track to return for the Vikings Dec. 23 game against the Texans. Cook was placed on IR/designated for return, and today was the first day he was eligible to practice, according …Share Tweet
Jon Gruden assesses Texans-PatriotsESPN.com Dec 6, 2012ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden previews this week's big "Monday Night Football" matchup as Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans (11-1) face three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (9-3) at Gillette Stadium in Foxboroug…Share TweetESPN.com Dec 6, 2012The Texans got semi-good injury news on Thursday, the first day of their practice week as they prepare for Monday night against the Patriots at New England. Outside linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) remains out as expected and cornerback Alan Ball (foot) a…Share TweetTexans cornerback Johnathan Joseph took part in about “a third” of practice Thursday and may be able to play against the Patriots Monday night, coach Gary Kubiak said at his post-practice news conference. Linebacker Bradie James, right tackle Derek NeShare Tweet
Mickey Storey returns to Astros; claimed off waivers from YankeesHouston claimed the right-handed reliever off waivers Friday from the New York Yankees. Storey, 26, was initially picked up by New York when the Astros chose not to protect during the cutoff period for the Rule 5 draft.Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Houston Astros took hard-throwing reliever Josh Fields from the Boston system Thursday with the overall first pick in the draft of players left off 40-man rosters.Share Tweet
Peter King: NFL Week 14 PicksCNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012If the Pats get the AFC's No. 2 seed, they'll have earned it, thanks to a brutal two-game stretch that starts now. Can they slow the Texans' playmakers? Peter King picks Week 14.Share TweetFor years, basketball coaches have prepared their teams for shot-blockers by giving practice players tennis rackets. The Patriots are only facing J.J. Watt and the Texans this week, not Dikembe Mutombo, so they’re using racquetball racquets. “I know cShare Tweet
Falcons and Texans still fighting for respect around the NFL, but key December matchups will give each team a chance to prove eanydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012There are two 11-1 teams with a month left in the NFL season and most years, the talk would be whether anyone can beat them (see last year's Packers). Not so with the Falcons or the Texans who don't have many people outside Atlanta or Houston believing …Share Tweet
Winter meetings report: Astros continue eyeing BerkmanIf the Astros don't sign Lance Berkman as the team's first-ever designated hitter, it won't be because Houston didn't try.Share Tweet
Weighing the Gravity of the So-Called Playoff Previewgrantland.com Dec 6, 2012Monday night's Patriots-Texans game is exciting for a number of reasons. You can spin it as a possible matchup between the league's best offense and i...Share Tweet
NFL32OT Monday Night Football PreviewDec 6The NFL32 crew discuss the Monday Night matchup between the Texans and the Patriots.
How Are The Patriots Preparing For The Texans?Dec 6NFL Live looks at the Patriots are preparing for the Texans.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Texans-PatriotsDec 6The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Houston at New England
Texans and Patriots preparing for shootoutDec 6Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain joins "Around the League" to discuss the big Monday night matchup between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots and what could be a shootout in Massachusetts.
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10Dec 6No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.