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Titus Young recently boasted he’s better than Megatron

Titus Young recently boasted he’s better than Megatron

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 4, 2013
The Texans have learned the hard way that they shouldn’t have cut receiver Jacoby Jones.  The Lions surely hope that they won’t have the same experience with receiver Titus Young. But it has become increasingly clear that the 2011 second-round pick h
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  • Urban Invitational returns to Houston

    Urban Invitational returns to Houston

    MLB.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Astros will once again play host to the Urban Invitational, a college baseball tournament at Minute Maid Park that features four historically black colleges and universities -- Alabama State, Southern, Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern.
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  • Astros pick up three players in trade with A's

    Astros pick up three players in trade with A's

    The Astros acquired power-hitting first baseman Chris Carter, starter Brad Peacock and catching prospect Max Stassi from the A's on Monday in exchange for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez.
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  • Vote yay or nay on Astros latest trade

    Vote yay or nay on Astros latest trade

    chron.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Astros shipped off one of their few recognizable names in a five-player trade with the Oakland A’s. Do you think the Astros got the best of the deal or did they get fleeced?
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  • Flacco’s success shows Schaub, Texans can do it, too

    Flacco’s success shows Schaub, Texans can do it, too

    chron.com Feb 4, 2013
    Harvey: I’ll take Flacco over Schaub but with an asterisk You don’t have to be Tom Brady or Peyton Manning to win the Super Bowl, but do you have to play for teams good enough to beat Tom Brady and Peyton Manning en route, which the Ravens did in back
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  • 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks’ 2013 salary to decrease by $1.6 …

    49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks’ 2013 salary to decrease by $1.6 million

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    During Super Bowl week, "Shutdown Corner" posted a few updates regarding players who had earned base salary escalators in their current contracts. The largest increase belong to Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, whose 2013 salary wil…
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  • How the Texans stack up to the Ravens

    How the Texans stack up to the Ravens

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    In the AFC South, only the Houston Texans faced the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in 2012. On Oct. 21, 2012, the Texans crushed the Ravens 43-13 at Reliant Stadium. It qualifies as ancient history in a league where things can change dram…
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  • Jacoby Jones’ success highlights the downside of Texans’ “emoti…

    Jacoby Jones’ success highlights the downside of Texans’ “emotional detachment”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    Last year, Texans G.M. Rick Smith boasted of his emotional detachment when it came to parting ways with veteran players.  Now, some folks in Houston could be feeling emotional about the decision to detach receiver Jacoby Jones from the roster. Lost in t…
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  • RTC: Laurent Robinson's concussions

    RTC: Laurent Robinson's concussions

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    We haven’t read the coverage since Friday, so while some of this is pre-Super Bowl, I’ve still judged it worth a look… How the Ravens and 49ers built their rosters, from Tom Gower of Football Outsiders. Houston Texans Five former players, coaches an
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  • Astros 2013: Bench — What is the true meaning of life?

    Astros 2013: Bench — What is the true meaning of life?

    chron.com Feb 4, 2013
    Brian, Dan and Chip are completing their position-by-position look at the 2013 Astros this week. • •• ••• •• • January 23: First Base (Chip Bailey). January 24: Second Base (Brian Todd). January 25: Shortstop (Dan Peschong). January 28:
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- Having snapped the NFC's three-year Super Bowl winning streak, but continued the NFL's recent trend of seeing a lower-seeded hot team ride postseason momentum all the way to the parade-planning stage, the Baltimore Ravens stand astride th…
  • Clayton: Early Super Bowl favorites for 2013

    Feb 4
    Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Imperfect and slowed, but Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''
  • Don Banks: Much-maligned Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''