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Astros report: Blackley-Crisp matchup won by A’s
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…Upvote Share Tweet
yahoo.com Updated Jul 24, 2013The 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…Upvote Share TweetBox 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans announce new restrictions on bags fans can bring to ReliantThe 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Astros donning hockey jerseys for trip to CanadaBy 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros win after Athletics make comical mistakesyahoo.com Updated Jul 24, 2013The 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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Jul 24, 2013The 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…Upvote Share Tweet
McClain: Texans’ defense boasts top-five potentialIf 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jul 24, 2013Reading 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Right tackle not clearing up for TexansESPN.com Updated Jul 24, 2013Incumbent 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…Upvote Share TweetRookie 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…Upvote Share TweetLeague 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Crisp Lifts A's Past AstrosJul 24Coco Crisp's two-run homer carried the A's over the Astros 4-3.
NBA -- Kevin Durant's summer not all chills and thrillsJul 24Kevin Durant to keep playing for Team USA.
Sources: Wall, Wizards talk $80M extensionJul 24LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Wizards are in advanced talks on a contract extension with star point guard John Wall on a deal expected to land in the five-year, $80 million range, according to sources close to the process.
Mike Miller decides to join Memphis Grizzlies, according to sourcesJul 24The Memphis Grizzlies have won the race to sign free-agent sharpshooter Mike Miller.
Back in Silver and BlackJul 24PETER KING: You played your first eight seasons in Oakland. When you left for Green Bay in 2006, did you ever think you’d be back? CHARLES WOODSON: Never. But when I was flying in for my [May free-agent] visit, the plane comes off the water into the Oak…