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The Astros believe Jordan Lyles has top-of-the-rotation stuff. Now the inconsistent righthander just has to prove it. Lyles, 22, has received another chance to stick in the majors and will be called up Thursday from Class AAA Oklahoma City. He’ll startShare Tweetchron.com May 1, 2013NEW YORK — After winning a series-opener against the Yankees, the Astros dropped the final two games and finished 1-6 on their seven-game road trip. New York downed the Astros 5-4 Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, taking the series 2-1. Big bat: Astros catchShare Tweet
Wise move on bases leads Yanks to victoryMLB.com May 1, 2013Lyle Overbay's smart baserunning on a double-play ball gave the Yankees the lead, and they held on to make it stand up as the difference in a 5-4 victory over the Astros on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.Share TweetThe Oklahoma City Thunder return home Wednesday night with a chance to finish off the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. When they take the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena, though, they'll do so without startin…Share Tweet
For Playoffs, Seven Isn’t Necessarily the Best Numbernytimes.com May 1, 2013The N.B.A.'s best-of-seven format for the first round of the playoffs guarantees more basketball, but is that necessarily a good thing?Share TweetESPN.com May 1, 2013A late look at Todd McShay’s thinking on the best and most questionable draft pick of each team in the AFC South. Houston Texans Best: Safety D.J. Swearinger, 57th overall Most questionable: Receiver DeAndre Hopkins, 27th overall: My thoughts: McShay saShare Tweet
RTC: Projecting the Texans' rosterESPN.com May 1, 2013Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Links to stories on all the Texans draft picks from during their college careers, compiled by Patrick Starr of State of the Texans. Projecting the initial 53-man roster of the 2013 Houston Texans, with Starr. A cl…Share Tweet
Teams that improved the most through the draftMay 1The "Path to the Draft" crew analyzes the teams that improved the most through the 2013 NFL Draft.
Thunder in troubleMay 1David Thorpe says the Thunder's post-Westbrook offense is so awful and predictably Kevin Durant-centric that he is not even sure they'll beat the Rockets, despite being up 3-1.
Harden Fuels Rockets In Game 5 WinMay 1James Harden scored 31 points and was 7-for-9 from downtown as he guided the Rockets to a 107-100 win over the Thunder.
Yankees Edge AstrosMay 1Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the go-ahead run in the Yankees' 5-4 win against the Astros.