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Astros report: Cruz a victim of starters’ ineffectivenessIn a way, reliever Rhiner Cruz became a victim of the Astros rotation’s inefficiency Friday. In need of long relievers to help eat innings that aren’t picked up by the struggling starting rotation, the Astros called up Dallas Keuchel and optioned CruzShare TweetMike Foltynewicz, the Astros’ 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and fellow righthander Asher Wojciechowski, who is arguably the Astros’ fastest rising prospect, were promoted a level Friday. Wojciechowski, the Class AA Corpus Christi Pitcher of tShare TweetHouston Rockets star James Harden has been diagnosed with strep throat and is still expected to play Friday night in Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Share Tweet
My welcome to 2013 Texans rookies: Handy tips about new team and cityFirst of all, I would like to give a welcome to the incoming 2013 class of Texans rookies. Welcome! This is my third annual address to Texans rookies. I did one the lockout year when they cancelled the rookie symposium, and they’ve been well-received...Share TweetESPN.com May 2, 2013Royce White may not be with the Houston Rockets for the playoffs. However, that didn't stop him from taking a few jabs the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant.Share TweetCNNSI.com May 2, 2013Awards Watch returns and takes a look at all three player honors.Share Tweet
Texans expect DeAndre Hopkins to play a big role right awayprofootballtalk.com May 2, 2013Before the draft, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said that he hoped the team drafted another wideout to take some of the burden of the passing game off of his shoulders. The Texans did just that by drafting DeAndre Hopkins in the first round of the …Share Tweet
Texans players are loving the Rockets right nowWhile the Rockets were in the process of claiming Game 5 against the Thunder, the Texans enjoying every minute of it and sharing their thoughts on Twitter. [View the story "Texans react to Rockets' Game 5 win" on Storify]Share TweetCNNSI.com May 2, 2013The Rockets bested the Thunder once again in a 107-100 Game 5 victory. Up just 3-2, Oklahoma City looks desperate (see: Hack-an-Asik) and could be in trouble, says Ben Golliver.Share TweetNEW YORK - Another Astros loss with another starting pitcher who couldn’t make it through five innings. A potential ninth-inning rally against Yankees closer Mariano Rivera killed by a line-out double play, which began when Brandon Barnes attempted aShare Tweet
Inside the Huddle: Incoming Rookie ClassMay 2John Clayton goes deep on the impact next seasons's rookies will have on their respective teams. Clayton will surprise, with his defensive and offensive rookie of the year predictions, the running back draft in the first round, and rookie tight ends.
Houston Texans, we have the solution to Super Bowl XLVIIIMay 2NFL Network experts debate if the Houston Texans' draft put them over the top and in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Panic time in OKC?May 2Daily Thunder's Royce Young hates a lot of what is happening on the Thunder, who have lost two straight to the Rockets. But he has his reasons to think OKC will advance.
RecruitingNation Throwback Thursday: AthletesMay 2In this edition of Throwback Thursday, Tom Luginbill takes three current ESPN 150 athletes and looks at which former college standouts they remind him of.