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Final pitch: Cy-Falls grad Kazmir shines, Harrell makes positiv…

Final pitch: Cy-Falls grad Kazmir shines, Harrell makes positive step, Clemens struggles

chron.com Updated Sep 21, 2013
The Astros had no answer for Cy-Falls graduate Scott Kazmir, who threw seven scoreless innings to beat his hometown team 4-1. “Fastball command was great,” he said. “We were getting first-pitch strikes. That was always the key. Once I got that, I was ab…
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  • Soft-spoken Bedard finds eager listeners in young Astros pitche…

    Soft-spoken Bedard finds eager listeners in young Astros pitchers

    chron.com Sep 21, 2013
    CLEVELAND – Erik Bedard doesn’t say much. The veteran lefthander chooses his words carefully, as though he were checking his word count. Yet “gramps,” as he is affectionately known by his teammates, has served a crucial role for the young Astros. On a s…
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  • Five questions entering Texans-Ravens matchup

    Five questions entering Texans-Ravens matchup

    chron.com Sep 21, 2013
    1. Can the Texans continue to fall behind and pull out a third consecutive victory on the last play? Sure they can, but it’s not likely if they want to improve their September record since 2010 to a league-best 11-2. Eventually, their luck will run out.…
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  • Indians beat Astros, maintain wild-card spot

    Indians beat Astros, maintain wild-card spot

    ESPN.com Sep 21, 2013
    Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
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  • Houston high school graduates lead Indians past Astros

    Houston high school graduates lead Indians past Astros

    chron.com Sep 21, 2013
    Box score CLEVELAND – Finishing the season with 13 games against playoff contenders, the Astros had hoped to play well enough to spoil some postseason aspirations. That quest is falling tremendously short, though. Cy-Falls graduate Scott Kazmir threw se…
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  • Foster makes more anti-NCAA statements in documentary

    Foster makes more anti-NCAA statements in documentary

    chron.com Sep 21, 2013
    Texans running back Arian Foster says the NCAA’s opposition to paying athletes is based not on morality but on a decision made decades ago by “six, seven, whatever old white guys” that ran the organization, and he says its refusal today to consider the …
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  • First pitch: Matt Dominguez returns to the lineup, but tarp is …

    First pitch: Matt Dominguez returns to the lineup, but tarp is still on

    chron.com Sep 21, 2013
    Although his left hand was still sore, Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez returned to the starting lineup Saturday night against the Indians. “It’s sore, but that’s about it,” Dominguez said. “I guess it’s just what I can tolerate. It doesn’t feel that…
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  • Breaking News: Duane Brown ruled out for week 3 vs the Baltimre…

    Breaking News: Duane Brown ruled out for week 3 vs the Baltimre Ravens

    The Houston Texans have reported Duane Brown will not be available for this weeks game against the Baltimore Ravens. The announcement is not a huge surprise. Duane Brown left the game after suffering a sprained toe during Sundays battle against the riva…
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  • Lin humble but predicts Rockets will contend

    Lin humble but predicts Rockets will contend

    ESPN.com Sep 21, 2013
    Though Jeremy Lin conceded he has "a lot of holes" in his own game, the Houston Rockets' point guard said he believes the free-agent signing of Dwight Howard makes the Rockets a dangerous threat as an NBA championship contender.
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  • Dick Vitale apologizes for comparing Arian Foster to a prostitu…

    Dick Vitale apologizes for comparing Arian Foster to a prostitute

    profootballtalk.com Sep 21, 2013
    When Texans running back Arian Foster admitted he was getting money on the side during his college football career, some people who follow college sports thought it was a refreshingly candid admission of something that’s widespread in the NCAA. Dick Vit…
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