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Astros’ Cruz, Cedeno represent teams in 2013 World Baseball Cla…

Astros’ Cruz, Cedeno represent teams in 2013 World Baseball Classic

chron.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
The Astros’ Rhiner Cruz, Xavier Cedeno and Fernando Martinez, among other Houston players, will represent teams in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Cruz, a right-handed reliever, will play for Spain, while Martinez will compete for an outfield spot. Ced
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  • Astros give Ankiel minor league deal, invitation

    Astros give Ankiel minor league deal, invitation

    ESPN.com chron.com Jan 17, 2013
    Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
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  • Watt forges alliance with popular grocery store

    Watt forges alliance with popular grocery store

    chron.com Jan 17, 2013
    H-E-B has confirmed a partnership with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and his foundation. Watt will serve as a spokesperson to promote some of his favorite H-E-B products. The grocer has worked with the Texans since 2002 and currently partners w…
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  • 4 Quarterbacks the Texans should keep an eye on at Senior Bowl

    4 Quarterbacks the Texans should keep an eye on at Senior Bowl

    chron.com Jan 17, 2013
    Do the Texans need a new QB? I’m quite sure I know your answer to that question, but we all know that Matt Schaub’s new extension means he is likely locked in as the Texans starting QB for at least two more years. With that said, it would still mak...
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  • Astros’ DeShields, Springer invited to spring training

    Astros’ DeShields, Springer invited to spring training

    chron.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Astros announced Thursday 18 non-roster spring training invitations, including second baseman Delino DeShields, center fielder George Springer and outfielder Rick Ankiel. Ankiel agreed to a contract Thursday with the Astros, which includes a spring …
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  • Houston Texans 2012: My view of the season and beyond

    Houston Texans 2012: My view of the season and beyond

    chron.com Jan 17, 2013
    “So what is your final analysis of our team?” That one sentence email that sums up a lot of the questions I’ve received the week after the game. Some of these things were discussed in the good comments of the last post. In all the post-season rev...
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  • Would you want Te’o with the Texans?

    Would you want Te’o with the Texans?

    chron.com Jan 17, 2013
    One of the Texans’ greatest needs in the upcoming draft and during the offseason is at inside linebacker. Star Brian Cushing will be back from his ACL injury, but the Texans need another starter - and depth at that position. In fact, some experts have
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  • LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irvi…

    LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irving Explodes In Crunch Time

    dimemag.com Jan 17, 2013
    Two things were clear in Oakland last night. Clearly, Golden State has a ceiling, and the Heat don’t. And clearly, LeBron James is really freakin’ good, like “the youngest player to ever score 20,000 points” good. In Miami’s 17-point win, James
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Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks