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Deputy commissioner: Jeremy Lin is not a flash in the pan

Deputy commissioner: Jeremy Lin is not a flash in the pan

chron.com Updated Feb 17, 2013
Adam Silver, the NBA’s deputy commissioner, said the global popularity of Rockets guard Jeremy Lin continues to grow despite his departure from New York to Houston. “The Houston Rockets have continued to remain a popular television attraction, both in
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  • Astros want to bring All-Star Game back to Houston

    Astros want to bring All-Star Game back to Houston

    chron.com Feb 17, 2013
    Attending the 2013 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night at Toyota Center, Astros president George Postolos said he’ll work to help bring the Major League Baseball All-Star Game back to Houston. Houston has been the host city of three MLB All-Star Games, bu
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  • Clemens shrugs off Piazza's account of beanball

    Clemens shrugs off Piazza's account of beanball

    CNNSI.com chron.com MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens shrugged off Mike Piazza's comments in his autobiography that he took karate lessons after he was beaned by the pitcher, just in case they had another confrontation.
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  • Crane enjoys round of golf with Obama, Woods

    Crane enjoys round of golf with Obama, Woods

    MLB.com chron.com Feb 17, 2013
    Astros owner Jim Crane was thrilled Sunday to have an opportunity to play golf with President Barack Obama and golf legend Tiger Woods, both of whom were guests of Crane at his Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City.
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  • Kissimmee Postcard: Astros’ Bo Porter, adaptation and power of …

    Kissimmee Postcard: Astros’ Bo Porter, adaptation and power of music

    chron.com Feb 17, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Culture, culture, culture. The “C” word dominated the first week of Astros’ spring training, with first-year manager Bo Porter embracing the teachings of former football coaches Bill Parcells and Hayden Fry. In an attempt to shak
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  • Dark side of a perfect game: Astros’ Philip Humber searches for…

    Dark side of a perfect game: Astros’ Philip Humber searches for new start

    chron.com Feb 17, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Philip Humber is asked the same questions he has answered so many times before. TV and still cameras highlight his soft, bearded face. Digital recorders and notepads capture his quiet replies. Humber, 30, answers because he has to. The
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  • Harden finds sudden stardom a quick jump away in Houston

    Harden finds sudden stardom a quick jump away in Houston

    nba.com Feb 17, 2013
    HOUSTON -- Practice had been over for about 20 minutes when the door opened behind the Rockets' training room and a figure wearing just a pair of shorts and a towel on his head strode straight into the 50-degree water of the cold-splash pool.
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  • Mutombo on Watt using finger wag: ‘That’s my trademark’

    Mutombo on Watt using finger wag: ‘That’s my trademark’

    chron.com Feb 17, 2013
    Texans defensive star J.J. Watt often pays tribute to Dikembe Mutombo after sacks with a finger wag. Mutombo has noticed. “You know I need to talk to his agent,” said Mutombo, the 18-year NBA player who finished up with five years here in Houston. “
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  • Los Angeles Clippers, utah Jazz to talk Eric Bledsoe for Paul Millsap, sou…

    Feb 17
    There is a level of mutual interest between the Clippers and Utah Jazz in exploring a deal that would feature Eric Bledsoe as the headliner in a trade package for Jazz forward Paul Millsap, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.