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What’s better? The 2013 Houston Astros or their owners’ golf ga…

What’s better? The 2013 Houston Astros or their owners’ golf game?

yahoo.com Updated Feb 18, 2013
We know the Houston Astros are rebuilding. And they're doing it in a way that can kindly be described as financially prudent. The Astros' payroll will be below $25 million this season, or in other words, a little less than what Felix Hernandez is making…
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  • Clemens says he won't 'lose sleep' over HOF vote

    Clemens says he won't 'lose sleep' over HOF vote

    CNNSI.com chron.com MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Roger Clemens says he's "not going to lose any sleep" over failing to make the Hall of Fame last month.
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  • Negotiations with free agents are pending

    Negotiations with free agents are pending

    chron.com Feb 18, 2013
    The NFL league year doesn’t start until March 12 at 3 p.m., central, and negotiations with unrestricted free agents can begin March 9. So it’s not terribly surprising that the Texans haven’t begun serious contract discussions yet with guy they’d l
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  • Lightning round week: Villains, surprises and success timeline

    Lightning round week: Villains, surprises and success timeline

    chron.com Feb 18, 2013
    With the beginning of spring games only days away, we’ll kick off a lightning round week of questions, observations and other discussion points as the Astros move one step closer to actually playing in the American League West. Gulp. The Angels, Rangers
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Feb 18, 2013
    The best N.B.A. games of the week include the Oklahoma City at Houston, Miami at Chicago and the Clippers at San Antonio.
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  • Astros’ Bud Norris leaving team to deal with death in family

    Astros’ Bud Norris leaving team to deal with death in family

    chron.com Feb 18, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Astros manager Bo Porter said Monday starter Bud Norris will leave the team Tuesday and Wednesday to deal with the death of his grandmother. “We need to keep him in our prayers and keep his family in our prayers,” Porter said. Norr
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  • RTC: Extensions a key piece of Texans' plan

    RTC: Extensions a key piece of Texans' plan

    ESPN.com Feb 18, 2013
    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans The Texans “plan to build through the draft, re-sign some of their free agents, extend contracts of key veterans like linebacker Brian Cushing and defensive end Antonio Smith, and fill in with inexpensive free age
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  • Outside receiver might be Texans’ top priority as draft nears

    Outside receiver might be Texans’ top priority as draft nears

    chron.com Feb 18, 2013
    After holing up for two weeks with his college and pro scouts in preparation for free agency in March and the draft in April, Texans general manager Rick Smith will head to Indianapolis with members of his personnel department this week for the scouting…
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  • Astros report: Harrell to get spring’s 1st start

    Astros report: Harrell to get spring’s 1st start

    chron.com Feb 18, 2013
    The Astros have decided on a No. 1 starter - for the opening of spring training. Righthander Lucas Harrell is expected to take the mound Saturday against Philadelphia in Clearwater, Fla., while righty Bud Norris will get the nod Feb. 24 when the Astros
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Sports Columnists

  • Adande: Durant and how the West won

    Feb 18
    Kevin Durant left a good impression on Houston, where Kobe Bryant kept up his newfound dishing role
  • Don Banks: St. Louis Rams 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 18
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
  • Adande: Jerry Buss: 'I love winning!'

    Feb 18
    You know how when someone dies we like to comfort ourselves by saying, "He's in a better place now"? That saying isn't as necessary for Jerry Buss, ...
  • Clayton's mailbag: Focus on safety not waning

    Feb 18
    Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.