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Astros report: Blackley-Crisp matchup won by A’s Updated Jul 24, 2013
By Angel Verdejo Jr. Lefty reliever Travis Blackley missed his spot by a few inches. That was enough to send the Astros to their seventh loss in eight games. Following the Astros’ come-from-behind win Tuesday, Blackley gave up a two-run homer to Oakland…
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  • Andrew Bynum slights Los Angeles Lakers fans while praising Cleveland Cavaliers fans Jul 24, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers have not had a good summer, losing Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets and facing a difficult season that could very well end without a postseason berth. While many things went wrong for the franchise last season, Howard's decisi…
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  • A’s 4, Astros 3: Strong start by Bud Norris goes for naught Jul 24, 2013
    Box score By Angel Verdejo Jr. Bud Norris has walked off the mound at Minute Maid Park numerous times. Wednesday was different, specifically in the seventh inning when he walked off for the final time. The 28-year-old Norris has seen his name tossed aro…
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  • Texans announce new restrictions on bags fans can bring to Reliant Jul 24, 2013
    The Texans have announced new restrictions on the size and types of bags fans may bring into Reliant Stadium this fall. According to guidelines that were unanimously recommended by the NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May, only clear plastic, vinyl …
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  • Astros donning hockey jerseys for trip to Canada Jul 24, 2013
    By Angel Verdejo Jr. The Astros won’t be leaving for their 11-day, 10-game roadtrip in the more traditional suits and sports jackets. With the first stop being Toronto, the team went with hockey jerseys as the theme courtesy of starting pitcher and nati…
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  • Astros win after Athletics make comical mistakes Jul 24, 2013
    The Houston Astros tied the Oakland Athletics in a simple way in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, with Matt Dominguez hitting a two-run home run against All-Star closer Grant Balfour. That gets right to the point. However, explaining how th…
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  • Running low on D-line, Cowboys consider Okoye Jul 24, 2013
    The Cowboys might have wanted to look at internal options to replace some injured defensive linemen, but three days into training camp, they’re running low on linemen. And with a roster spot to fill, they’re considering several options, including former…
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  • McClain: Texans’ defense boasts top-five potential Jul 24, 2013
    If the Texans are going to explore the frontier beyond the divisional round of the playoffs, the defense is going to have to play better than last season. Wade Phillips’ defense played well during the first part of the season, and, overall, did some thi…
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  • RTC: Bradshaw on PUP for Colts Jul 24, 2013
    Reading the coverage… Houston Texans If the Texans can be a top-five defense, they’ll have a good chance at doing more in the playoffs than they have the past two seasons, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. To which I say: It’s a realistic goal…
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  • Right tackle not clearing up for Texans Jul 24, 2013
    Incumbent right tackle Derek Newton is coming off knee surgery and is a bit of an unknown for the Houston Texans as they prepare to start camp. Now third-round pick Brennan Williams, who was expected to make a strong push for the starting spot, has been…
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  • Final pitch: Villar, Cosart finally bring excitement to Astros’ season Jul 24, 2013
    Rookie shortstop Jonathan Villar has changed the Astros’ season in just two games. Villar showed promise Monday during his major-league debut. Tuesday, the 23-year-old initially expected to be promoted in September was clearly the most exciting player o…
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  • Nice start for Cosart, nicer finish for Astros Jul 24, 2013
    League City to downtown Houston is 30 minutes on a good, clean drive. Clear Creek High School to Minute Maid Park is always 27 miles. Jarred Cosart learned it all as a kid. He memorized the streets and turns and signs. A long left, I-45 North, then surf…
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  • Video - Crisp Lifts A's Past Astros 00:33

    Crisp Lifts A's Past Astros

    Jul 24
    Coco Crisp's two-run homer carried the A's over the Astros 4-3.