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Alex Rios hit for the cycle, Derek Holland struck out nine in his second shutout of the season and the Texas Rangers started their final push for a playoff spot with a 12-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans receiver Andre Johnson (bruised shin) and offensive tackle Duane Brown (toe) will be day-to-day this week, according to coach Gary Kubiak. Johnson, who left Sunday’s 30-9 loss at Baltimore after getting kicked in the shin, should be able to play …Upvote Share TweetHouston rookie catcher Max Stassi has rejoined the team in the same ballpark where he was hit by a pitch in the jaw and missed a month with a concussion.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans’ offense hurts reputation of defenseThe Texans’ defense is guilty by association, and it’s not fair. The embarrassing 30-9 loss at Baltimore reflected poorly on the team, including a defense that allowed only one touchdown, but it was a wretched performance by the offense and punt coverag…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros to get No. 1 pick in Draft for third straight yearMLB.com Sep 23, 2013The Astros have officially secured the No. 1 pick in next year's First-Year Player Draft, making them the first team to have the top pick three years in a row.Upvote Share TweetRaise your hand, Houstonians, if you watched Sunday's Cleveland Indians-Houston Astros game on TV. Now everybody look around and marvel at all the hands not in the air. Sunday's Astros game earned a 0.0 rating in the Houston area, according to Nielsen, …Upvote Share TweetThe Texans’ defense deserved a better fate than the 30-9 whipping the team suffered at Baltimore. The Texans allowed only 236 yards. In three games, the defense is surrendering only 249 yards a game, including 91.3 rushing. The Texans gave up one defens…Upvote Share TweetHouston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is considered day to day with a shin injury, coach Gary Kubiak said Monday.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Sep 23, 2013Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt raised a stink last week about the team’s decision to bench him for a spell against the Texans as a commentary about his sloppy blocking and route running. Britt objected to the rationale for the move, so we’ll have to w…Upvote Share TweetBaltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who did not play against the Texans due to injury on Sunday, reportedly suffered another injury off the field early Monday morning. According to TMZ, the Pro Bowl kick returner was hit in the head with a cham…Upvote Share TweetFollowing Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has been taking heat in our comments section and on message boards all over the web. Now, someone has decided to post his or her distaste for the quarterback on a bridge. Sp…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Sep 23, 2013You might have missed this nugget prior to the Texans' 30-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens: "Cleveland already has its eyes on Trent Richardson's replacement. The Browns covet Texans running back Ben Tate, whose contract expires after this season, an…Upvote Share Tweet
Rios Hits For The CycleSep 23Alex Rios hit for the cycle and drove in four runs in the Rangers' 12-0 win over the Astros.
GameDay: Texans vs. Ravens highlightsSep 23The Baltimore Ravens ruin Houston Texans safety Ed Reed's return to Baltimore, knocking off the Texans 30-9 on Sunday.
Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins close to extension, sources saySep 23Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is on course to see his contract extended before the Oct. 31 extension deadline for 2010 first-round picks, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
Strange Days Are Ruling the Season’s StartSep 23The Giants are 0-3, the Jets are 2-1 and the Saints’ defense is shining. Who knew? (Evan Pike/CSM/Landov :: Rich Kane/Icon SMI :: Stacy Revere/Getty Images) “You never pick up where you left off from one year to the next,’’ Bill Parcells used to say. (M…