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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…Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros report: Trade market will be active in coming monthchron.com Updated Jul 3, 2013The 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Villar, Correa among Astros minor league honoreeschron.com Updated Jul 3, 2013The 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…Upvote Share TweetWe 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…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Jul 3, 2013Dwight 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…Upvote Share TweetMark 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.Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Breaking down Vick BallardReading 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…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live OT: Difference MakerJul 3Mark Schlereth and Cris Carter discuss which players and teams will make "fireworks" this season.
Dwight Howard's ChecklistJul 3Tom Penn examines the main factors in signing Dwight Howard and determines whether the Lakers or Rockets are better suited to land Howard.
Chris Carter's Big Bat Lifts AstrosJul 3Chris Carter hit two home runs and drove in all four of the Astros' runs as they defeated the Rays 4-1.
Clayton: Ravens travel new post-title roadJul 3It'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 3Sources 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 sheetJul 3Former NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans is ready to leave the Sacramento Kings, according to sources familiar with his thinking.