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As much as we want to give credit to Kobe Bryant for icing the Lakers win in Brooklyn last night, L.A. should throw the Nets a bone. Brooklyn did everything they could outside of express mailing the W to Hollywood. Down the stretch, the Nets endured a c…
Jeremy Lin’s No-Look PassUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetJeremy Lin hits Chandler Parsons with a perfect no-look pass.The post Jeremy Lin’s No-Look Pass appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.Source: dimemag.comShare TweetEven before the rebuilding Astros traded veteran shortstop Jed Lowrie and the organization’s MLB-low payroll took another hit, the team was staring at holes in several key areas. The outfield, the back end of the starting rotation and the bullpen were cShare TweetBud Norris is the Astros’ highest-paid player and potential No. 1 starter during the 2013 season. He’s also available to be traded and “drawing interest,” according to FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal. Norris, 27, recently signed a one-year, $3 million
Astros notes: Carter in LF, post-Lowrie, heavy platooningUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetAstros manager Bo Porter, general manager Jeff Luhnow and president George Postolos met with the media Tuesday afternoon during an annual pre-spring training lunch at Minute Maid Park. Porter was his normal grounded but excited self. Luhnow acknowledged…
Luhnow confident in process despite criticsUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetAstros general manager Jeff Luhnow has heard the critics who have chastised the club for dealing away most of its established Major League players in the last year, while slashing payroll and stockpiling talent for what suddenly has become a very good M…Source: MLB.comShare TweetBo Porter will receive some friendly Hall of Fame advice before Astros spring training begins next week in Kissimmee, Fla. The first-year Houston manager plans to meet with former NFL coach Bill Parcells on Friday and Saturday in Florida. The duo share …
Give And Go: Assessing the brewing postseason racesUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetGive And Go: Assessing the brewing postseason racesSource: CNNSI.com
Could we see Texans on opening night?Updated Feb 5 Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens will host the 2013 NFL regular-season opener. The guessing about who their opponent will be is well under way. The Ravens will host the New England Patriots this season, so a rematch of the AFC Championship Game would be giant. I im…Source: ESPN.com
Astros' spring truck begins trek to FloridaUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetThe Astros worked diligently to pack up an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning, cramming it with just about anything you could imagine to sustain nearly 60 baseball players and a couple of dozen staff members for seven weeks together at the team’s Spring Tra…Source: MLB.comShare TweetMuch of the focus this trade season has been given to the players possibly on the block (Pau Gasol, Paul Pierce, Josh Smith). But which teams are positioned to be buyers at the deadline? Could the Clippers deal some depth to strengthen their title hopes…Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThe Baltimore Ravens’ odds of repeating as Super Bowl champions are the same as the Texans’ chances of claiming their first NFL championship, according to the betting site Bovada. The site lists the Ravens and Texans at 14 to 1 to win Super Bowl XLVII
Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combinedUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetFour Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants. All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to e…Source: yahoo.com
Astros 2013: Ten pitchers in the mix for Porter’s first rotationUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetBrian, 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:
Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured by trade to AstrosUpdated Feb 5 Share TweetAt some point we’ve all been halfway to our destination before realizing we forgot something - like baseball tickets, perhaps - and had to turn around to retrieve them. But how many people can say they’ve started a cross-country trek to work, onlySource: yahoo.com
How Much Is LeBron James Worth?Feb 5Brian Windhorst on whether LeBron James is underpaid, and what the true value of superstars are in the NBA.
Buster Blog: A's Add Depth With LowrieFeb 5Buster Olney blogs about the Athletics' trade for infielder Jed Lowrie.
Lin, Rockets Crush WarriorsFeb 5The Rockets tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in a 140-109 win over the Warriors.
Peter King: More on two Super Bowl XLVII controversies; mailFeb 5It's the first day of the rest of our lives. Thirty-one weeks and two days until opening night at M&T Bank Stadium and the world champion Ravens host the opener of the 2013 season. Time to breathe a little bit. And by the way, if you haven't seen vi…
Coast to Coast - Who can beat the Miami Heat in East?Feb 5Our experts discuss what teams in the Eastern Conference could challenge the Heat in the playoffs?
Running Diary: The New Fast & Furious 6 Extended TrailerFeb 5February 5 is now a holiday. In less than an hour this morning, we learned Gus Johnson is calling the 2018 World Cup, Keith Law's annual list of the t...