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Don Banks: Ravens turn back the clock in win over Texans

Don Banks: Ravens turn back the clock in win over Texans

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Turns out Week 3 was a Throwback Sunday in what is shaping up as a Throwback Season in Baltimore. The Ravens are back to their old-school ways of winning with defense and special teams, and it was only fitting that they went all retro-…
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  • Texans report: Andre Johnson frustrated after early exit due to…

    Texans report: Andre Johnson frustrated after early exit due to (another) injury

    By Brian T. Smith, John McClain and Jon Marks Texans receiver Andre Johnson didn’t want to leave his team in Week 2, but a concussion forced him off the field. A shin bruise got the best of Johnson on Sunday during the Texans’ 30-9 loss to the Baltimore…
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  • Ed Reed finds old friend O.J. Brigance after game in Baltimore

    Ed Reed finds old friend O.J. Brigance after game in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE – The chant began before Ed Reed even walked out of the Texans’ tunnel. He was the last of the defensive backs. Head shaking side to side. Eyes hard and locked in. Hands gripping and ungripping. Long knowing and already feeling what Sunday and…
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  • Indians complete 4-game sweep of Astros

    Indians complete 4-game sweep of Astros

    ESPN.com chron.com Sep 22, 2013
    Michael Brantley and Michael Bourn had two RBIs apiece as the Cleveland Indians, clinging tightly to a wild-card spot, became the first team in 52 years to post six sweeps of a four-game series in a season with a 9-2 win Sunday over the Houston Astros.
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  • Final pitch: Astros haze rookies with silly costumes

    Final pitch: Astros haze rookies with silly costumes

    chron.com Sep 22, 2013
    Shortly after suffering a four-game sweep, the Astros put the rookies through their annual hazing ritual. Paul Clemens was forced to wear a costume that looked like a cloth diaper and a pacifier. Third baseman Matt Dominguez wore a ninja outfit. Brandon…
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  • John McClain’s Week 3 grades for Texans

    John McClain’s Week 3 grades for Texans

    chron.com Sep 22, 2013
    OVERALL: F- The Texans have too much talent on both sides of the ball and on special teams to produce such a pathetic performance. Allowing touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams is embarrassing. QUARTERBACK: F Matt Schaub’s fourth interceptio…
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  • Tribe tops Astros to stay Wild for another day

    Tribe tops Astros to stay Wild for another day

    MLB.com Sep 22, 2013
    With Sunday's sweep-clinching 9-2 win over the Astros, the Indians have won nine of their last 11 games and 14 of the past 19. They entered the day carrying an American League Wild Card berth and made sure the Rangers could not wrestle it away just yet.
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  • First pitch blog: Porter hopes to end skid, finish season on po…

    First pitch blog: Porter hopes to end skid, finish season on positive note

    chron.com Sep 22, 2013
    Bo Porter and the Astros hope to snap an eight-game losing streak so they can finish the season on a positive note. “I think it’s very important,” Porter said before the finale of a four-game series against the Indians. “You don’t want to end the season…
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  • Ray Rice out for Ravens; Texans’ Lestar Jean inactive

    Ray Rice out for Ravens; Texans’ Lestar Jean inactive

    chron.com Sep 22, 2013
    BALTIMORE — Ray Rice is officially out for the Ravens on Sunday during a Week 3 matchup against the Texans at M&T Bank Stadium. Ed Reed will make his Texans debut against his former team. Ryan Harris will replace Duane Brown at left tackle for the T…
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  • Video - NFL Sunday Blitz: Texans-Ravens Recap 02:54

    NFL Sunday Blitz: Texans-Ravens Recap

    Sep 22
    Michele Steele and Tom Waddle break down the Ravens week 3 win over the Texans.
  • Video - Texans postgame press conference 04:15

    Texans postgame press conference

    Sep 22
    Texans react following game with Ravens
  • Video - Indians Complete Sweep Of Astros 00:28

    Indians Complete Sweep Of Astros

    Sep 22
    The Indians finished off a four-game sweep of the Astros to retain their wild card lead.
  • Video - Ravens Get It Done On Defense 00:31

    Ravens Get It Done On Defense

    Sep 22
    The Ravens scored on an interception return and a punt return to beat the Texans 30-9.

Sports Columnists

  • Chicago Bears offense still needs help from its defense to win games

    Sep 22
    The Bears' offense is trying to evolve while the defense has maintained its game-winning identity.
  • Chicago Bears offense still needs help from its defense to win games

    Sep 22
    The Bears' offense is trying to evolve while the defense has maintained its game-winning identity.
  • Don Banks: Ravens turn back the clock in win over Texans

    Sep 22
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- Turns out Week 3 was a Throwback Sunday in what is shaping up as a Throwback Season in Baltimore. The Ravens are back to their old-school ways of winning with defense and special teams, and it was only fitting that they went all retro-…
  • Don Banks: NFC East hits rock bottom with winless Giants, Redskins; more S…

    Sep 22
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight while watching Ray Lewis enter the Ravens' Ring of Honor amid an impressive Baltimore victory over Houston in Week 3 at M&T Bank Stadium. ...