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Astros to host O's in MLB Civil Rights game

Astros to host O's in MLB Civil Rights game

ESPN.com chron.com MLB.com Updated Nov 19, 2013
The Houston Astros will host the Baltimore Orioles in the annual MLB Civil Rights game on May 30.
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  • Photos: Texans’ history against rookie quarterbacks

    Photos: Texans’ history against rookie quarterbacks

    chron.com ESPN.com Nov 19, 2013
    Matt McGloin isn't the only first-year signal-caller to have success against the Texans. See how others have fared through the years.
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  • Owen Daniels asks Texans fans to be smart

    Owen Daniels asks Texans fans to be smart

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2013
    With varying levels of rhetoric, Houston Texans players have been critical of fans who attended Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders and were so noisy when Matt Schaub entered the game late in the third quarter that the Texans had to go to a silent…
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  • The worst positions in baseball -- and how to fix them

    The worst positions in baseball -- and how to fix them

    CNNSI.com Nov 19, 2013
    Every team needs to make at least some upgrades, but these are the worst positions in the majors -- and the best ways to upgrade them.
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  • Texans still have slim shot at making playoffs

    Texans still have slim shot at making playoffs

    chron.com Nov 19, 2013
    So, you’re telling me there’s a chance? Despite a franchise-worst eight-game losing streak, the 2-8 Texans have not been mathematically eliminated from postseason consideration. According to the website MakeNFLPlayoffs.com, the Texans have a 0.7 percent…
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  • ‘Jeopardy!’ trivia show pokes fun at Astros

    ‘Jeopardy!’ trivia show pokes fun at Astros

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2013
    The Houston Astros finished the 2013 season with a won-loss record of 51-111, and were 45 games out of first place in the American League West. They allowed the most runs in Major League Baseball and scored the second-fewest (Go White Sox!). Further, th…
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  • RTC: Columnists on Andre Johnson's plight

    RTC: Columnists on Andre Johnson's plight

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2013
    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Couldn't find this on the site in time for yesterday's links, but give the Houston Chronicle's Jerome Solomon's clever column a read. He writes a fictional letter from Andre Johnson to Texans owner Bob McNai…
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  • OKC Thunder fan nails halfcourt shot for $20,000, continues dyn…

    OKC Thunder fan nails halfcourt shot for $20,000, continues dynasty (Video)

    yahoo.com Nov 19, 2013
    In the year-plus following the Oklahoma City Thunder's trade of James Harden to the Houston Rockets, the franchise has drawn criticism for not taking the measures necessary to build a perennial championship-quality team. Yet, no matter your opinion of t…
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  • Jaguars hold tiebreaker edge in race for top NFL draft pick

    Jaguars hold tiebreaker edge in race for top NFL draft pick

    jacksonville.com Nov 19, 2013
    With six weeks remaining, the 1-9 Jaguars have a one-game edge over the Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the NFL's worst record. That will change Sunday if the Jaguars beat Houston on the road, which could …
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  • Video - Rockets Cruise By Celtics 00:53

    Rockets Cruise By Celtics

    Nov 19
    Terrence Jones led all scorers with 24 points to lead the Rockets past the Celtics 109-85.
  • Video - Preview: Rockets vs. Mavericks 03:19

    Preview: Rockets vs. Mavericks

    Nov 19
    Avery Johnson previews Wednesday night's Rockets versus Mavericks game.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Texans 00:36

    NFL Nation Buzz: Texans

    Nov 19
    ESPN Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discusses the team's quarterback situation and how the fans have responded to coach Gary Kubiak's moves.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Market For Closers 04:07

    SweetSpot TV: Market For Closers

    Nov 19
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at what the market is like for closers.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL - Harsh repercussions for 49ers

    Nov 19
    The controversial calls from Week 11 had a direct impact on the 49ers' chances of returning to the Super Bowl, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.
  • Adande: Ready or not, return date is up to Kobe

    Nov 19
    Kobe Bryant has been cleared for takeoff. Whether he's truly ready, Kobe likely will choose his return date
  • Don Banks: Giants revival the latest twist in the always unpredictable NFC…

    Nov 19
    I'm starting to think the New York Giants have the rest of the NFC East right where they want them. This is a division that has a rich recent history of being Curveball Central in the NFL, giving us a playoff team that we never saw coming, and you have …
  • The Tuesday Mailbag

    Nov 19
    First and foremost: Carolina is a very good team. There will be no “but” in this column, no, Carolina’s a very good team, but the Patriots got jobbed. None of that. Carolina doesn’t deserve that, and no one will ever know if the flag that was picked up …