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Wearing a blue Colt .45s cap backward and a blue Astros jersey over an orange T-shirt, Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt drilled five home runs, including a majestic shot near the train tracks, during batting practice with the Astros at Minute Maid Par…Upvote Share Tweet
Photos: J.J. Watt takes batting practice; Astros-Cubs exhibitionPhotos: J.J. Watt takes batting practice; Astros-Cubs exhibitionUpvote Share TweetLos Angeles Angels 2012: 89-73, third in AL West. Manager: Mike Scioscia, 14th season (1,155-951). Players to know: Outfielder Mike Trout had a sensational rookie season, cruising to the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year award while finishing second in the AL …Upvote Share Tweet
Randolph, Gasol team up to help Griz end skidZach Randolph and Marc Gasol scored 21 points apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak with a 103-94 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros, Rockets have little leverage in TV disputeIt was heartening to hear Mayor Annise Parker speak up this week about the apparently stalled negotiations between the Astros, Rockets and Comcast on one side and the major cable/satellite carriers such as DirecTV, Dish, AT&T U-Verse and Time Warner…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros’ Altuve continues to rise above limitationsKISSIMMEE, Fla. — As soon as Jeff Luhnow learned a reporter was writing a story about second baseman Jose Altuve’s career ceiling, the Astros general manager wanted in. Too many scouts, analysts, critics and “experts” had written off Altuve. EvenUpvote Share TweetHow does each team look at wide receiver, and what still needs to be done? Houston Texans: Work is needed here. Kevin Walter was released, and the great Andre Johnson will turn 32 in July. Everyone else from this group is highly unproven. Lestar Jean, D…Upvote Share Tweet
2013 Payrolls And Salaries For Every MLB Teamdeadspin.com Updated Mar 29, 2013It's that time of the year. Time to unveil MLB's opening day payrolls, and laugh at the teams spending like drunkards (Yankees, $229 million) and the ones fielding quadruple-A rosters (Astros, $24 million). Let's dive in.Read more...Upvote Share TweetHouston Texans The Texans will begin their voluntary offseason program in less than three weeks, and Nick Scurfield of the team's website has details. Indianapolis Colts General manager Ryan Grigson worked the phones with his former team to acquire full…Upvote Share Tweet
Loaded Halos in for a test from West foesMLB.com Updated Mar 29, 2013After a stirring finish to the 2012 season, the American League West gets even more wild with the addition of the Houston Astros. And it looks like the same three teams will be the ones duking it out for AL West supremacy come September.Upvote Share Tweet
Randolph, Grizzlies Top RocketsMar 29Zach Randolph's double-double helped the Grizzlies beat the Rockets 103-94.
MLB Sunday Night Preview: Rangers Vs. AstrosMar 29Baseball Tonight looks ahead to Sunday Night's matchup between the Texas Rangers and The Houston Astros.
Don Banks: Meet the Tampa 7, the successful spawn of a league laughingstoc…Mar 29As the 2013 NFL Draft looms less than four weeks away, first-year New York Jets general manager John Idzik likely feels the heat of the spotlight on him as much or more so than any club executive in the league. As a rookie GM in the NFL's biggest media …
The Sports Guy breaks down the Miami Heat's win streakMar 29With Miami's streak in our rearview mirror, who were the winners and losers in this whole spectacle?