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First pitch: Astros’ Springer, DeShields Jr. to start against B…

First pitch: Astros’ Springer, DeShields Jr. to start against Blue Jays

chron.com Updated Feb 27, 2013
Dunedin, Fla. - The Astros’ future will be on display Wednesday. Prospects George Springer and Delino DeShields Jr. are scheduled to start in a 12:05 p.m. spring training game against the Blue Jays. Springer will bat eighth and play center field, whil
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  • TV deprivation begins for many Astros fans

    TV deprivation begins for many Astros fans

    chron.com Feb 27, 2013
    At high noon Thursday CST, the Astros play the Yankees in the team’s first exhibition game on its new television partner, Comcast SportsNet Houston. And with that, CSN Houston’s carriage issues enter a new era that may not be more intense for fans but
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  • Astros pound out 18 hits on Blue Jays

    Astros pound out 18 hits on Blue Jays

    chron.com Feb 27, 2013
    Aggressiveness at plate pays off What power problem? For months, the Astros’ move to the American League has been met with questions about how the light-hitting club will survive in the hitter-heavy AL West. But for the initial six games of spring train
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  • Wright ready to set example for younger teammates

    Wright ready to set example for younger teammates

    MLB.com Feb 27, 2013
    It wasn't that long ago that Astros relief pitcher Wesley Wright was one of the young guys, just another name in a row of lockers.
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  • Recap: Astros 10, Blue Jays 1

    Recap: Astros 10, Blue Jays 1

    chron.com Feb 27, 2013
    DUNEDIN, Fla. — Alex White looked strong, prospect George Springer blasted two home runs in his initial two at-bats and the Astros smoked the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Wednesday during a Grapefruit League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Recap: The A
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  • Jaguars not worried about Luck or Watt, yet

    Jaguars not worried about Luck or Watt, yet

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    The Jaguars are looking to climb out of the bottom of the AFC South. In so doing, they will have to contend with a couple guys who figure to be division staples and cause constant headaches in two annual matchups: Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Texan…
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  • Glove stories: Tell us tales of your baseball, softball glove

    Glove stories: Tell us tales of your baseball, softball glove

    chron.com Feb 27, 2013
    Players and their gloves. It can be a special bond in baseball or softball. Breaking it in just the way your parent or first coach showed you. Staying loyal to it through the years. The Astros shared their glove stories recently with the Chronicle’s Bri
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  • While trade rumors swirl, Norris becomes Astros’ leader, in-hou…

    While trade rumors swirl, Norris becomes Astros’ leader, in-house comedian

    chron.com Feb 27, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Imagine you’re Bud Norris. The No. 1 pitcher on the worst team in baseball. The highest-paid athlete on an Astros’ roster worth far less than any other club in the game. A talented, confident righthanded starter whose name has been
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  • Wednesday lightning round: Juggling the lineup…again

    Wednesday lightning round: Juggling the lineup…again

    chron.com Feb 27, 2013
    Welcome to the Wednesday Lightning Round. Each Wednesday, we’ll offer some quick-hitting thoughts with questions and a dash of either/or. It’s been only a few short weeks ago that we were projecting potentially one of the worst outfields in Astros’
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  • Video - Monta Ellis Lifts Bucks Past Rockets At The Buzzer 01:07

    Monta Ellis Lifts Bucks Past Rockets At The Buzzer

    Feb 27
    Monta Ellis' off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer the difference in Bucks' 110-107 win over Rockets.
  • Video - Bun B Talks Rockets 07:36

    Bun B Talks Rockets

    Feb 27
    Rapper and Rockets fan Bun B discusses Houston's postseason chances.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Feb 27
    We told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:
  • Detroit Lions now $5M under cap with reworked deals

    Feb 27
    Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson accepted combined pay cuts of $5.55 million to help the Lions get under the salary cap.
  • Source: 49ers agree to trade Smith to Chiefs

    Feb 27
    The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
  • The Sports Guy spends a week with Mike Tyson

    Feb 27
    On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.