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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…
Share TweetKISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Roger Clemens says he's "not going to lose any sleep" over failing to make the Hall of Fame last month.
Negotiations with free agents are pendingUpdated Feb 18 Share TweetThe 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
Lightning round week: Villains, surprises and success timelineUpdated Feb 18 Share TweetWith 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
Best N.B.A. Games of the WeekUpdated Feb 18 Share TweetThe best N.B.A. games of the week include the Oklahoma City at Houston, Miami at Chicago and the Clippers at San Antonio.Source: nytimes.com
Astros’ Bud Norris leaving team to deal with death in familyUpdated Feb 18 Share TweetKISSIMMEE, 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
RTC: Extensions a key piece of Texans' planUpdated Feb 18 Share TweetReading 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 ageSource: ESPN.com
Outside receiver might be Texans’ top priority as draft nearsUpdated Feb 18 Share TweetAfter 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…
Astros report: Harrell to get spring’s 1st startUpdated Feb 18 Share TweetThe 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
Adande: Durant and how the West wonFeb 18Kevin Durant left a good impression on Houston, where Kobe Bryant kept up his newfound dishing role
Don Banks: St. Louis Rams 2013 Offseason PreviewFeb 18SI.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 18You 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 waningFeb 18Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.