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Astros beat A’s for first time with wild win

Astros beat A’s for first time with wild win

chron.com MLB.com deadspin.com Updated Jul 23, 2013
It wasn’t a near-no hitter. But it was just as promising. Making his first start at Minute Maid Park, League City native Jarred Cosart threw seven confident and sharp innings Tuesday during the Astros’ 5-4 come-from-behind victory against the Oakland A’…
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  • Astros report: Younger players will have to lead

    Astros report: Younger players will have to lead

    chron.com Jul 23, 2013
    The earlier-than-expected departures of veterans Carlos Pena and Ronny Cedeno — who were recently designated for assignment — created ripple effects for the Astros. A team in the early stage of a massive rebuilding project is again the youngest club in …
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  • Texans place rookie OT Brennan Williams on PUP list

    Texans place rookie OT Brennan Williams on PUP list

    chron.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Texans added another player to the physically unable to perform list today: rookie offensive tackle Brennan Williams. Williams was a third-round pick for the Texans. He suffered a knee injury during the Texans’ rookie minicamp and, according to coac…
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  • Single-game Texans tickets on sale Thursday

    Single-game Texans tickets on sale Thursday

    chron.com Jul 23, 2013
    Single-game tickets for the Texans’ 2013 regular-season games at Reliant Stadium will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, the team announced Tuesday. Ticket prices range from $45 to $160. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at all Ticketm…
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  • RTC: A look at Jaguars' retooled D-line

    RTC: A look at Jaguars' retooled D-line

    ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    Reading the coverage… Receiver Donald Jones has visits scheduled with the Titans and Colts, per Mike Garafolo of FoxSports.com. Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins’ job is to distract defenses from Andre Johnson, says John McClain of the Houston Texans. The …
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  • Is Texans' Sam Montgomery out of shape?

    Is Texans' Sam Montgomery out of shape?

    ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    Texans third-round rookie outside linebacker Sam Montgomery was placed on the team's non-football injury list Monday. Indications are it's not an injury that landed him there, but his conditioning. (Texans' brass, ridiculously, has declined to confirm a…
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  • Final pitch: Porter takes responsibility for Altuve’s ill-fated…

    Final pitch: Porter takes responsibility for Altuve’s ill-fated steal attempt

    chron.com Jul 23, 2013
    Astros manager Bo Porter took responsibility for sending Jose Altuve when the Astros’ second baseman was thrown at attempting to steal third base for the second out of the eighth inning. Trailing 4-3, Altuve led off the eighth with a walk and then took …
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  • Astros’ Villar realizes lifelong dream of playing in majors

    Astros’ Villar realizes lifelong dream of playing in majors

    chron.com Jul 23, 2013
    When Jonathan Villar was growing up in La Vega, Dominican Republic, his late grandmother Dinora Mejia would usher him out the door to play baseball. Whether there was a thunderstorm or a clear sky, he was encouraged to go outside and practice. As far as…
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  • Video - Astros Score 3 In 9th To Beat A's 00:31

    Astros Score 3 In 9th To Beat A's

    Jul 23
    The Astros plated three runs against Grant Balfour in the ninth inning to earn a walk-off 5-4 win against the Athletics.

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    Jul 23
    Mike Krzyzewski has a lot more coaching left to do.
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    Jul 23
    Greg Oden went through a two-hour workout Tuesday in Indianapolis in front of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, new Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro and representatives from the New Orleans Pelicans, according to sources.
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    Jul 23
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    Jul 23
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