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Kubiak touts Dennison for head-coaching job

Kubiak touts Dennison for head-coaching job

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 7, 2013
So far, Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison has landed on the interview list of only one NFL team - the Bears.  His current boss thinks the time has come for someone to give Dennison a chance to run a team of his own. “I think he’s been read
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  • Role with Astros is Clemens’ for taking

    Role with Astros is Clemens’ for taking

    chron.com Jan 7, 2013
    Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens is on the verge of taking an active role with the Astros.
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  • Berkman to Rangers deal complete after physical

    Berkman to Rangers deal complete after physical

    CNNSI.com Jan 7, 2013
    Lance Berkman accepted the Texas Rangers this time, and is returning to his home state to be their designated hitter in what likely will be the last stop of his career.
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  • Photos: Texans’ recipe for a payback against the Patriots

    Photos: Texans’ recipe for a payback against the Patriots

    chron.com Jan 7, 2013
    Photos: Texans’ recipe for a payback against the Patriots
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  • Arian Foster turns columnist’s anti-Texans jabs into his own Tw…

    Arian Foster turns columnist’s anti-Texans jabs into his own Twitter avatar

    If it's the NFL postseason, it's time for Patriots fans and columnists to ratchet their annoying tendencies up another few notches. Yes, they've reached many Super Bowls in recent years, and even won a few, and yes, we're all jealous of their success. B…
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  • Ex-Astros’ Biggio, Clemens approach Hall of Fame vote

    Ex-Astros’ Biggio, Clemens approach Hall of Fame vote

    chron.com Jan 7, 2013
    Craig Biggio recorded 3,060 hits for one team, is one of the premier second basemen during the last 25 years and posted a 51-double, 50-steal season in 1998.
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  • What I think the Texans should be thinking

    What I think the Texans should be thinking

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    What I think they should be thinking at the headquarters of the Houston Texans this evening… We’re presumed dead. It’s understandable. We know what we did in New England last time. We hardly provided a lot of reasons for people outside this locker r
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  • Belichick not impressed by blowout win over Texans on Dec. 10

    Belichick not impressed by blowout win over Texans on Dec. 10

    chron.com Jan 7, 2013
    By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - To hear Bill Belichick glumly address reporters on Monday, you’d think the Texans blew New England out in the regular season - and not the other way around. “There were several things in that
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  • Texans rebound at Reliant and move on to the next round

    Texans rebound at Reliant and move on to the next round

    chron.com Jan 7, 2013
    Well, the Texans have done it again. In a repeat match-up against the Dalton-led Bengals, the Texans again sent the Katy native home for the season. But not without a fight. In the waning moments of the game the outcome was still not secured. While I’m
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  • Key matchups: Andre Johnson vs. Aqib Talib

    Key matchups: Andre Johnson vs. Aqib Talib

    chron.com Jan 7, 2013
    As we get ready for Texans-Patriots Part 2 on Sunday in Foxborough, the Chronicle will take a daily look at some of the key matchups: Andre Johnson vs. Aqib Talib At first glance, Andre Johnson’s numbers in the regular-season meeting against the Patriot
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  • Knicks' Anthony, Rockets' Harden named Players of the Week

    Knicks' Anthony, Rockets' Harden named Players of the Week

    nba.com Jan 7, 2013
    The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Houston Rockets' James Harden today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 6.
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  • Bill Belichick: Patriots’ previous win over Texans means nothin…

    Bill Belichick: Patriots’ previous win over Texans means nothing now

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    In December, the Patriots destroyed the Texans, 42-14. Which is great news for the Patriots, who get to play the Texans again on Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs. Except for one problem: The Patriots have been down this road before: Two ye…
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  • Pats' Brady expects different game vs. Texans

    Pats' Brady expects different game vs. Texans

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't resting on the fact that the first time his team played the Texans this season, they handily defeated them 42-14 on "Monday Night Football," when Houston was an AFC-best 11-1 at the time.
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  • The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White for ‘refusing to…

    The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White for ‘refusing to provide services’

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    The situation of Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White has been explained here and elsewhere enough times for it to be fairly familiar. White, who suffers from anxiety, missed the first few days of training camp, secured a bus to take him to severa…
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  • RTC: It's just the start for these Colts

    RTC: It's just the start for these Colts

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    Reading the coverage ... Football Outsiders discussed Bengals-Texans and Colts-Ravens as they unfolded. Houston Texans The Patriots' rout of the Texans turned on five plays, says Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. That regular-season game in New E…
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  • In Luhnow We Trust: The flag still flies but Astros still in cr…

    In Luhnow We Trust: The flag still flies but Astros still in crawl phase of rebuilding

    chron.com Jan 7, 2013
    As the Texans keep hope alive - as well as the focus of the Houston sports world - the Astros inch closer to spring training. In case you’re still keeping up, mark it down. Pitchers and catchers start reporting as early as February 11. The Astros op
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  • Put Me In, Coach: Why More Minutes Won't Mean Less Success for …

    Put Me In, Coach: Why More Minutes Won't Mean Less Success for the NBA's Underused

    grantland.com Jan 7, 2013
    When the Houston Rockets pried Omer Asik away from the Bulls with an aggressive offer sheet, the most pressing question (after "Who?" and "Him?") was ...
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  • Video - Foster Changes Twitter Avatar 03:13

    Foster Changes Twitter Avatar

    Jan 7
    Arian Foster changes his Twitter avatar to a highly critical excerpt from a column by Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy.
  • Video - AFC Divisional Playoffs 02:36

    AFC Divisional Playoffs

    Jan 7
    Eric Mangini, Herm Edwards and Tim Hasselbeck discuss which AFC team has the best chance to win a rematch in the divisional playoffs.
  • Video - Brady Expects Different Game vs. Texans 02:38

    Brady Expects Different Game vs. Texans

    Jan 7
    ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker discusses Tom Brady's comments that the "Monday Night Football" game between the Texans and Patriots will have no bearing on their playoff matchup.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategy

    Jan 7
    The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
  • Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike James

    Jan 7
    The Mavericks plan to sign Mike James to a 10-day contract, sources said.
  • Dallas Mavericks ink veteran guard Mike James

    Jan 7
    The Mavericks have signed Mike James to a 10-day contract.
  • Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card Weekend

    Jan 7
    Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …