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Texans’ Watt tests his skill during Astros’ batting practice

Texans’ Watt tests his skill during Astros’ batting practice

chron.com profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 29, 2013
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…
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  • Photos: J.J. Watt takes batting practice; Astros-Cubs exhibitio…

    Photos: J.J. Watt takes batting practice; Astros-Cubs exhibition

    chron.com Mar 29, 2013
    Photos: J.J. Watt takes batting practice; Astros-Cubs exhibition
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  • AL West: Astros’ new division sees power shift west

    AL West: Astros’ new division sees power shift west

    chron.com Mar 29, 2013
    Los 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 …
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  • Randolph, Gasol team up to help Griz end skid

    Randolph, Gasol team up to help Griz end skid

    ESPN.com Mar 29, 2013
    Zach 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.
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  • Astros, Rockets have little leverage in TV dispute

    Astros, Rockets have little leverage in TV dispute

    chron.com Mar 29, 2013
    It 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…
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  • Astros’ Altuve continues to rise above limitations

    Astros’ Altuve continues to rise above limitations

    chron.com Mar 29, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, 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. Even
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  • Eight in the Box: WR status check

    Eight in the Box: WR status check

    ESPN.com Mar 29, 2013
    How 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…
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  • 2013 Payrolls And Salaries For Every MLB Team

    2013 Payrolls And Salaries For Every MLB Team

    deadspin.com Mar 29, 2013
    It'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...
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  • AFC South links: Flynn not headed to Jags

    AFC South links: Flynn not headed to Jags

    ESPN.com Mar 29, 2013
    Houston 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…
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  • Loaded Halos in for a test from West foes

    Loaded Halos in for a test from West foes

    MLB.com Mar 29, 2013
    After 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.
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  • Video - Randolph, Grizzlies Top Rockets 01:17

    Randolph, Grizzlies Top Rockets

    Mar 29
    Zach Randolph's double-double helped the Grizzlies beat the Rockets 103-94.
  • Video - MLB Sunday Night Preview: Rangers Vs. Astros 01:22

    MLB Sunday Night Preview: Rangers Vs. Astros

    Mar 29
    Baseball Tonight looks ahead to Sunday Night's matchup between the Texas Rangers and The Houston Astros.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Meet the Tampa 7, the successful spawn of a league laughingstoc…

    Mar 29
    As 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 streak

    Mar 29
    With Miami's streak in our rearview mirror, who were the winners and losers in this whole spectacle?