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James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron …

James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

dimemag.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Housto
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  • Winning turnover battle vital if Texans to beat Patriots

    Winning turnover battle vital if Texans to beat Patriots

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    Ask Gary Kubiak what the Texans absolutely must do to beat the New England Patriots on Sunday, and he’s answering almost before the question is finished. “The most important thing,” Kubiak said, “is to win the turnover battle.” There you have
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  • A focus on Texans red zone efficiency and brain matter

    A focus on Texans red zone efficiency and brain matter

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    Many things looked right about about the Bengals-Texans game that did not look right in previous games: Fat time of possession at 38:49. Dominant defense. 420 net yards of offense. 13 passing first downs, 8 rushing first downs. No missed field goals. M.…
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  • Nash mulls Lakers' struggles on milestone night

    Nash mulls Lakers' struggles on milestone night

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Steve Nash became just the fifth player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career assists Tuesday, reaching the milestone late in the first half against the Houston Rockets.
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  • Foster sides against Rockets on Twitter

    Foster sides against Rockets on Twitter

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    Arian Foster’s place is secure as a fan favorite in Houston. But when it comes to basketball, the three-time Pro Bowl selection pledged his loyalty to his West-Coast roots. The Texans’ running back is often spotted courtside for Rockets games at the T
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  • Astros’ Porter, Altuve, Lowrie to take part in CAREavan

    Astros’ Porter, Altuve, Lowrie to take part in CAREavan

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Astros' CAREavan will hit the road January 21 and include more than 30 stops, visiting south Texas, Oklahoma City and different parts of Houston.
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  • Texans' Brown didn't find column funny

    Texans' Brown didn't find column funny

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Arian Foster put up the lead of Dan Shaughnessy’s recent Boston Globe column as his Twitter avatar. When a follower asked if he felt disrespected by the piece that called the Texans a layup and tomato cans for Patriots on Sunday, Foster replied: “Not
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  • Roger Clemens Will Teach Young Astros Pitchers Everything He Kn…

    Roger Clemens Will Teach Young Astros Pitchers Everything He Knows

    deadspin.com Jan 8, 2013
    I hope everyone is ready for Roger Clemens to make the long, painful transition from controversy-dogged outcast to wizened baseball mentor, because it's going to happen. With two bizarre perjury trials and a flirtation with an MLB cameo in the rearview …
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  • Key matchups: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben Jones

    Key matchups: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben Jones

    chron.com Jan 8, 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: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben Jones Only Tom Brady has been with the Patriots longer than Vince Wilfork, that big mass in the m…
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  • Astros owner Crane holding on to financial ‘powder’ for future …

    Astros owner Crane holding on to financial ‘powder’ for future use

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    "All of the formula is coming together and we’re saving our powder for when it’ll have the most impact," Crane said. "If you talk to any baseball experts, we could’ve spent quite a bit more money and it may not have gotten us anywhere — it may eve
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  • Texans need to throw into the end zone

    Texans need to throw into the end zone

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    The first two questions Gary Kubiak fielded at his Monday news conference were about the team’s red zone offense. In each answer, he mentioned checking the ball down. First: "We had a lot of second-and-nines down there from that standpoint, but we got t
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  • RTC: Arians recovered, ready to interview

    RTC: Arians recovered, ready to interview

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Reading the coverage... Houston Texans “The Texans' red zone offense has plummeted from prolific to pathetic over the last four games,” says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. I’ve got some thoughts on this topic coming in a bit. Houston players
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  • Patriots heavily favored in divisional playoff matchup

    Patriots heavily favored in divisional playoff matchup

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Texans lost 42-14 at New England on Dec. 10. No wonder they’re 9½-point underdogs Sunday against the Patriots. “There’s no excuses for what took place,” coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. “You have to give them all the credit. We battled the pa
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  • Video - Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112 00:57

    Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112

    Jan 8
    Rockets win fifth straight.
  • Video - The Lakers Opera 00:55

    The Lakers Opera

    Jan 8
    Henry Abbott on the Lakers and their ever-decreasing chances of making the playoffs.
  • Video - Key to Houston Texans pulling off upset of New England Patriots 02:29

    Key to Houston Texans pulling off upset of New England Patriots

    Jan 8
    Solomon Wilcots and Charley Casserly weigh in on how the Houston Texans can pull off the upset of the New England Patriots in their divisional round matchup.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Can Schaub Handle The Road? 00:56

    Blogger Blitz: Can Schaub Handle The Road?

    Jan 8
    AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky talks about the Texans' chances of beating the Patriots in New England

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.