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Report: Browns could carry two kickers

Report: Browns could carry two kickers

profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 3, 2013
For the first time since the Browns returned to Cleveland as an expansion franchise in 1999 the team will be looking for a new place kicker. The candidates include former Houston Texans kicker Shayne Graham and free agent pickup Brandon Bogotay to repla…
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  • Carter's two homers lift Astros behind Norris

    Carter's two homers lift Astros behind Norris

    MLB.com chron.com Jul 3, 2013
    Chris Carter drove in four on two massive home runs, and Houston rode Bud Norris the rest of the way to a 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Astros report: Trade market will be active in coming month

    Astros report: Trade market will be active in coming month

    chron.com Jul 3, 2013
    The rebuilding Astros were sellers before the season even began. With the trade market heating up and less than a month remaining before the July 31 deadline, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow acknowledged the next few weeks will likely be filled with …
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  • Villar, Correa among Astros minor league honorees

    Villar, Correa among Astros minor league honorees

    chron.com Jul 3, 2013
    The Astros named their minor league pitchers and players of the month for June: Class AAA Oklahoma City: RHP Jason Stoffel (1-0, 1.72 ERA for the month) and IF Jonathan Villar (.309). Class AA Corpus Christi: RHP David Martinez (2-2, 2.35) and IF Jonath…
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  • Unit by unit: Rating the wide receivers

    Unit by unit: Rating the wide receivers

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2013
    We pick up our series in which ESPN.com’s resident scout, Matt Williamson, ranks the AFC South position-by-position. Today, we examine wide receivers. Williamson’s AFC South wide receiver rankings: 1) Texans (Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, DeVier Posey…
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  • NBA Rumor: Houston Is Trying To Sign Dwight Howard & Josh Smith

    NBA Rumor: Houston Is Trying To Sign Dwight Howard & Josh Smith

    dimemag.com Jul 3, 2013
    Dwight Howard won’t be enough for the Rockets this offseason. They want to bring Josh Smith to Houston as well, according to a report from USA Today. The two big men are friends from way back, having grown up in the Atlanta area while playing AAU togeth…
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  • Appel to make pro debut Friday at Class A

    Appel to make pro debut Friday at Class A

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2013
    Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's Major League Baseball draft, will make his professional debut Friday with Class A Tri-City, the Houston Astros announced.
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  • RTC: Breaking down Vick Ballard

    RTC: Breaking down Vick Ballard

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2013
    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins is the rookie Eric Davis of NFL Network thinks will make the biggest impact. On NFL Network, Whitney Mercilus recently broke down some of J.J. Watt’s pass-rushing skills. On one play, Watt beats th…
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  • Video - NFL Live OT: Difference Maker 01:51

    NFL Live OT: Difference Maker

    Jul 3
    Mark Schlereth and Cris Carter discuss which players and teams will make "fireworks" this season.
  • Video - Dwight Howard's Checklist 02:40

    Dwight Howard's Checklist

    Jul 3
    Tom Penn examines the main factors in signing Dwight Howard and determines whether the Lakers or Rockets are better suited to land Howard.
  • Video - Chris Carter's Big Bat Lifts Astros 00:33

    Chris Carter's Big Bat Lifts Astros

    Jul 3
    Chris Carter hit two home runs and drove in all four of the Astros' runs as they defeated the Rays 4-1.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton: Ravens travel new post-title road

    Jul 3
    It's unusual for a Super Bowl champion to retool its roster, but the Ravens' strategy makes sense in this era, writes John Clayton.
  • Kyle Korver agrees to four-year, $24 million deal with Atlanta Hawks, acco…

    Jul 3
    Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that Kyle Korver has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth an estimated $24 million.
  • Sources: Evans to sign Pelicans' offer sheet

    Jul 3
    Former NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans is ready to leave the Sacramento Kings, according to sources familiar with his thinking.