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Rangers keep pace, up Astros' slide to 11

Rangers keep pace, up Astros' slide to 11

ESPN.com chron.com Updated Sep 24, 2013
Adrian Beltre homered at home for the first time in more than a month, and the Texas Rangers stayed close in the wild-card race, beating Houston 3-2 on Tuesday night and sending the Astros to their 11th straight loss.
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  • Randy Bullock finds confidence while Texans search for answers

    Randy Bullock finds confidence while Texans search for answers

    chron.com Sep 24, 2013
    BROOKSHIRE – Nine days. Two entirely different viewpoints. A little more than a week ago, kicker Randy Bullock was the easiest Texan to rip and often was. The former Texas A&M standout had missed all three of his field-goal attempts Week 2 against T…
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  • Clemens to Be Part of Rivera’s Game 162 Farewell

    Clemens to Be Part of Rivera’s Game 162 Farewell

    nytimes.com chron.com Sep 24, 2013
    Unless the Yankees find a way to sneak into the postseason, Mariano Rivera’s final goodbye ceremony will come in Houston, with Roger Clemens on the field with him.
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  • What I think the Titans are thinking...

    What I think the Titans are thinking...

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    What I think they’re thinking in the headquarters of the Tennessee Titans this afternoon… Our next opponent, the Jets, may be better than the Steelers. But they aren’t as good as the Texans, who we took to overtime, or the Chargers, who we just beat. We…
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  • L.J. Hoes defends himself against teasing Twitter person

    L.J. Hoes defends himself against teasing Twitter person

    yahoo.com Sep 24, 2013
    As the Deadspin has noted, Houston Astros rookie L.J. Hoes provided a superior example of social media excellence Monday night on Twitter. After apparently being teased about his last name (the original tweet seemed to be deleted), @MRLJHOES2U got into …
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  • Chat with John McClain right now

    Chat with John McClain right now

    chron.com Sep 24, 2013
    Welcome to the weekly chat with Texans writer John McClain. Please submit questions by hitting “comment now.”
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  • The 8 Best Teams In The Western Conference This Year

    The 8 Best Teams In The Western Conference This Year

    dimemag.com Sep 24, 2013
    Unlike the East, teams in the Western Conference better be able to maintain a legitimate winning record if there is any sliver of hope for a postseason berth. Anything less than .500 in the West equals a lottery pick. This is the NBA’s juggernaut confer…
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  • On Texans' Matt Schaub and throwing deep

    On Texans' Matt Schaub and throwing deep

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    Texans fans are making their angst about quarterback Matt Schaub known, some more publicly than others, but many of those who didn't take to cups-in-fences art to make their point have focused on one aspect of the Texans' passing game: deep balls. If we…
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  • Astros Outfielder L.J. Hoes Has Feelings, Dammit

    Astros Outfielder L.J. Hoes Has Feelings, Dammit

    deadspin.com Sep 24, 2013
    One would imagine that L.J. Hoes has heard roughly 10,000 different variations of "Haha, your last name is Hoes!" over the course of his life, and that his patience for people who mock his name is understandably low. But last night on Twitter,…
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  • Berkman’s legacy forever associated with Astros

    Berkman’s legacy forever associated with Astros

    chron.com Sep 24, 2013
    ARLINGTON — Lance Berkman’s smile and playfulness remain. But his right knee is a mess, his left hip isn’t much better, and a herniated disk adds to the troubles. One of the greatest clutch hitters in Astros history is limping toward the end of the 2013…
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  • Final pitch: Porter hopes 12-0 loss motivates Astros;

    Final pitch: Porter hopes 12-0 loss motivates Astros;

    chron.com Sep 24, 2013
    With nothing to play for while facing teams fighting for wild-card spots, Bo Porter hopes the Astros use the 12-0 loss against the Rangers as motivation heading into the second game of the series. “This is definitely not the result that we want,” Bo Por…
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  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Texans 00:38

    NFL Nation Buzz: Texans

    Sep 24
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli on the teams' offensive struggles.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Seahawks 00:29

    NFL Nation Buzz: Seahawks

    Sep 24
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount discusses the importance of minimizing turnovers in this weekend's matchup with the Texans.
  • Video - Mike D'Antoni SportsCenter Convo 03:12

    Mike D'Antoni SportsCenter Convo

    Sep 24
    Mike D'Antoni talks to Stephen A. Smith about the Lakers' struggles last season, the loss of Dwight Howard and his expectations for Kobe Bryant.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Shaquille O'Neal joining the Sacramento Kings? Smart move

    Sep 24
    Shaquille O'Neal bought a minority share of the Sacramento Kings. Smart investment? J.A. Adande examines.
  • Don Banks: Through three weeks, AFC proving to be the more dominant confer…

    Sep 24
    At just three weeks, the sample size is admittedly small. And the conclusions and big-picture significance for the NFL season are far from clear as September winds down. But to put it less than gently, has anyone noticed how much NFC butt the AFC is kic…
  • Cameron Crazy: Why The Revamped Saints are 3-0

    Sep 24
    Cameron Jordan (94) and the Saints held Atlanta to 88 rushing yards in the opener; overall New Orleans is fourth in the league in total defense. (Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated) For two years, since they were selected 11th and 24th in the first round of…