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Texans report: Reed provides a pep talk to Texans’ secondary

Texans report: Reed provides a pep talk to Texans’ secondary

chron.com Updated Jun 12, 2013
By Tania Ganguli and Chris Shelton Most of the Texans’ starters do not participate in minicamp, and Ed Reed is still recovering from arthroscopic hip surgery. Still, on Tuesday, safety Danieal Manning stayed on the field after the first team left and wa
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  • Lyles needs only 4 innings to strike out a career-high 9

    Lyles needs only 4 innings to strike out a career-high 9

    chron.com Jun 12, 2013
    Astros righthander Jordan Lyles, who had never struck out more than eight in a game, set a new career high with nine strikeouts against the Mariners through the first four innings Wednesday night at Safeco Field. Lyles had two eight-strikeout games as a…
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  • Astros report: Club needs to cut down on defesive errors

    Astros report: Club needs to cut down on defesive errors

    chron.com Jun 12, 2013
    The Astros committed five errors over the first two games of the series against the Mariners. Right fielder Trevor Crowe committed one of the two errors Tuesday night, and the other error that night was initially credited to him because he made a poor t…
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  • Rockies sign No. 3 overall pick Jonathan Gray

    Rockies sign No. 3 overall pick Jonathan Gray

    CNNSI.com Jun 12, 2013
    DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies have signed pitcher Jonathan Gray, selected third overall in the draft last week out of Oklahoma.
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  • Texans rookie David Quessenberry tweets his truck was recovered…

    Texans rookie David Quessenberry tweets his truck was recovered from smugglers

    chron.com Jun 12, 2013
    When I spoke to Texans rookie David Quessenberry earlier today about his stolen truck, his face fell. It happened while he out of town in California over the weekend. He let fellow rookie draft pick Chris Jones borrow it while he was gone and through no…
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  • Cortland Finnegan says Rams offense knows to target 49ers safet…

    Cortland Finnegan says Rams offense knows to target 49ers safety Craig Dahl ‘early and often’

    yahoo.com Jun 12, 2013
    St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan has certainly been one of the more feisty players in the NFL in recent years. When he was with the Tennessee Titans during the 2010 season, Finnegan slugged it out with Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johns…
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  • Former Texans put names, jersey numbers on LGBT Pride shirts

    Former Texans put names, jersey numbers on LGBT Pride shirts

    chron.com Jun 12, 2013
    Former Texans Connor Barwin and Eric Winston are among the 10 players who have lent their names and jersey numbers to a new line of clothing which is being sold by the NFL Players Association in honor of LGBT Pride Month. Barwin, who signed with the Phi…
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  • Why Texans shouldn't chase Vonta Leach

    Why Texans shouldn't chase Vonta Leach

    If the Houston Texans move forward with their interest in Vonta Leach, their old fullback, it’ll send a terrible message to late-career veterans the team looks to recruit in the future. The Texans let Leach walk for big money two years ago. When James C
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  • Kubiak: Key for Texans is having young players who can push vet…

    Kubiak: Key for Texans is having young players who can push veterans

    chron.com Jun 12, 2013
    Resting starters during minicamp isn’t a new thing for Texans coach Gary Kubiak, but Wednesday he offered a little more insight into why he does it. “First off, my attendance is tremendous with my team during the offseason,” Kubiak said. “We had e
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  • Mike Foltynewicz evolving into Astros’ best pitching prospect

    Mike Foltynewicz evolving into Astros’ best pitching prospect

    chron.com Jun 12, 2013
    SAN ANTONIO — Mike Foltynewicz’s left arm is clean, devoid of marks and color. His right arm — the limb that can crack 100 mph and has turned the 21-year-old into the most promising pitching prospect the rebuilding Astros possess — is loaded with
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  • Minicamp not for starters in Houston

    Minicamp not for starters in Houston

    ESPN.com Jun 12, 2013
    Gary Kubiak knows best when it comes to how hard to push the accelerator for the Houston Texans. But with their minicamp underway, I’m reminded how he treats the three days of work. While they are the peak of the offseason for most teams, they amount to
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  • RTC: LaRon Landry 'brings ugly' to Colts

    RTC: LaRon Landry 'brings ugly' to Colts

    ESPN.com Jun 12, 2013
    Reading the coverage … Houston Texans Ed Reed offered reassurance that all will be fine with regard to his surgically repaired hip, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. Reed is still not sure precisely when he will be back. Ganguli points us to
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  • Harang shuts out Astros to lead Mariners

    Harang shuts out Astros to lead Mariners

    ESPN.com MLB.com chron.com Jun 12, 2013
    Aaron Harang pitched a two-hitter for his second shoutout of the season, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
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  • Amid the gloom, Norris delivers gutsy performance in loss

    Amid the gloom, Norris delivers gutsy performance in loss

    chron.com Jun 12, 2013
    SEATTLE — The frustration was quite evident late Tuesday night inside the spiraling Astros’ clubhouse after Mariners journeyman Aaron Harang threw a two-hit shutout against them. The defensive performance was disheartening yet again, and the offense w
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  • Video - 32 in 32:  Houston Texans 03:06

    32 in 32: Houston Texans

    Jun 12
    Do the Houston Texans have what it takes to stay on top in the AFC South in 2013? Warren Sapp and Heath Evans break it down on "NFL Total Access."
  • Video - Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson: We 'need to be more consistent' 03:49

    Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson: We 'need to be more consistent'

    Jun 12
    Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson discusses what the team needs to advance in the playoffs and talks about how Brian Cushing and Ed Reed will impact the defense.
  • Video - Astros Avoid The Sweep 00:33

    Astros Avoid The Sweep

    Jun 12
    The Astros defeated the Mariners behind seven scoreless innings from Jordan Lyles and a six-run ninth.

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    Jun 12
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  • Brooklyn Nets on verge of naming Jason Kidd coach, sources

    Jun 12
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  • Brooklyn Nets to hire Jason Kidd, sources

    Jun 12
    The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.