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Jeff Luhnow hopes his first Winter Meetings as general manager of the Astros will go a long way to improving a club that needs to beef up its production in several areas as it heads into the American League West next year.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans LB Reed has a 'significant' groin injuryThe Houston Texans are hurting heading into the stretch run.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros ink Gonzalez, Valdez to Minors dealsMLB.com Updated Nov 26, 2012The Astros have signed right-handed pitchers Edgar Gonzalez and Jose Valdez to Minor League contracts with invites to Spring Training. They were both outrighted and removed from the 40-man roster on Nov. 1.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros’ Craig Biggio prepares for 2013 Hall of Fame ballot, potential enshrinementAll Craig Biggio could think about when he entered professional baseball in 1987 was surviving. Maybe he could carve out a decent MLB career. If so, hopefully he could stick around long enough to earn a pension.Upvote Share Tweet
Banged-up Texans get back to workHead coach Gary Kubiak Monday confirmed what we already knew: The Texans are going to be short-handed, especially at linebacker, heading to Tennessee this weekend. Usually the Texans have nine linebackers active, but they’ll likely only have seven availUpvote Share TweetWhat I think they are thinking at the headquarters of the Houston Texans this evening ... Maybe first-round rookie Whitney Mercilus, who will be stepping in to play for the injured Brooks Reed at outside linebacker, will give our pass rush the spark bey…Upvote Share TweetThe daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has died at 23.Upvote Share Tweet
Unofficial guide to Texans fan meetups in NashvilleGoing to Nashville to watch the Texans-Titans? Alas, I am not, but I have the weekly unofficial fan meetup info for Nashville that was put together by folks who are going. The nice thing about meetups in cities smaller than New York and Chicago is it i.…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Browns talk with Tony Grossiprofootballtalk.com Updated Nov 26, 2012Thanksgiving created a little break for PFT Live, but it’s back with a packed show this Monday. Mike Florio will talk to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about the Lions in the wake of their Thanksgiving loss to the Texans. The latest bit of footwUpvote Share TweetIn Texans' playoff chase, only mystery is seeding Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:23 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2012 Clinching …Upvote Share Tweet
Tender/non-tender decisions next up in Astros’ methodical off-seasonThe methodical winter for the Astros’ rebuilding, retooling, restructuring of the organization continues this week. After establishing its 40-man roster (currently stands at 36) with new additions like Jarred Cosart, Chia-Jen Lo, Robbie Grossman and JoUpvote Share Tweet
Is Ndamukong Suh A Dirty Player?Nov 26Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski discuss the latest allegations of dirty play by Ndamukong Suh.
East Side -- Rivalries are blooming all aroundNov 26Rivalries haven't disappeared, they have just evolved from the 1980s Celtics-Lakers template.
Adande: Rivalries dim but game shines brighterNov 26While the great rivalries of yore are kaput, the game itself soars to new levels
Heat forward LeBron James has plans to transform his game - ESPN The Magaz…Nov 26MVP, NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist -- what is next for LeBron James? In ESPN The Magazine, Michael Wilbon talks with the Heat forward about how he will transform his game.
Peter King: As we hit home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC playoff chaseNov 26Prelude to a diss: In the last 52 weeks, the Packers have met the Giants three times. Green Bay has allowed 35, 37 and 38 points, and an average of 419 yards a game, and nine Eli Manning touchdown passes. Time for defensive coordinator Dom Capers to fig…