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Porter gets head start on new Astros gigMLB.com Feb 7, 2013Astros manager Bo Porter hit Osceola County Stadium on Thursday, spending the morning getting things in order in his office and the clubhouse. Some players are already in Kissimmee, Fla., ahead of Monday's reporting date for pitchers and catchers, and P…Upvote Share TweetTexans linebacker Brian Cushing tore his ACL in the team’s Monday night win over the Jets in October. He had surgery shortly after. According to Nick Scurfield of Houstontexans.com, Texans owner Bob McNair said Cushing is “ahead of schedule” in hisUpvote Share TweetSeattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is reportedly on the verge of signing a five-year, $175-million contract extension. The record-setting deal would make the 2012 perfect-game hurler the highest-paid pitcher in MLB and provide King Felix with a $25 mi…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Feb 7, 2013Asking this question just a year ago would’ve incited laughter. James Harden was still only a sixth man in OKC, a good player, but someone who relied on the offensive openings provided by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. But once traded to Houston, HUpvote Share Tweet
Z Report: If I were Texans GM: Decisions on team free agents, restructuring and cap cutsEvery year, I try and put my GM hat on and see things from the same vantage point that Rick Smith might be seeing things. Granted, Rick and I will probably have different opinions about things and he’ll certainly have more insight into certain aspect...Upvote Share Tweet
Arian Foster’s inspirational message to football recruitsTo all those football recruits who remain unsigned or who didn’t sign with a powerhouse Division I program on National Signing Day, Texans star running back Arian Foster has a message for you. There’s some kid out there that’s watching all these kidUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013After he was abruptly and unceremoniously cut by the Texans on May 1, receiver/kick returner Jacoby Jones found a new home in Baltimore. Now, after playing an indispensable role in the Ravens’ Super bowl win, Jones hopes it’s permanent. “I want toUpvote Share Tweet
RTC: More power for Schaub?ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013Houston Texans Five moves Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle would make to ensure a Super Bowl for the Texans. Giving Matt Schaub the power to change plays at the line of scrimmage is a big one. To which I say: That would be a big change, and I don…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros 2013: DH — What do Jim Bob and Jerry Jeff think?Big shout out to Brian and Dan for working through the position-by-position look at the Astros with Chip. Today is the final entry in the series. • •• ••• •• • January 23: First Base (Chip Bailey). January 24: Second Base (Brian Todd).Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Feb 7, 2013In last June’s Finals, James Harden and LeBron James spent long portions of the action guarding each other. It probably was a big part of why the Beard struggled so badly, and was definitey fuel for his haters to use against his status as a potential frUpvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each otherFeb 7To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first roundFeb 7With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…
Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors talking Carlos Boozer-Andrea Bargnani swap,…Feb 7The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged in exploratory trade discussions on a deal that would swap the Bulls' Carlos Boozer for the Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, according to sources familiar with the discussions.