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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Randy Bullock finds confidence while Texans search for answersBROOKSHIRE – 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…Upvote Share TweetUnless 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.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Sep 24, 2013What 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…Upvote Share Tweet
L.J. Hoes defends himself against teasing Twitter personyahoo.com Updated Sep 24, 2013As 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Chat with John McClain right nowWelcome to the weekly chat with Texans writer John McClain. Please submit questions by hitting “comment now.”Upvote Share Tweet
The 8 Best Teams In The Western Conference This Yeardimemag.com Updated Sep 24, 2013Unlike 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Sep 24, 2013Texans 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…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Sep 24, 2013One 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,…Upvote Share Tweet
Berkman’s legacy forever associated with AstrosARLINGTON — 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Final pitch: Porter hopes 12-0 loss motivates Astros;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…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Nation Buzz: TexansSep 24ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli on the teams' offensive struggles.
NFL Nation Buzz: SeahawksSep 24ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount discusses the importance of minimizing turnovers in this weekend's matchup with the Texans.
Mike D'Antoni SportsCenter ConvoSep 24Mike D'Antoni talks to Stephen A. Smith about the Lakers' struggles last season, the loss of Dwight Howard and his expectations for Kobe Bryant.
NBA -- Shaquille O'Neal joining the Sacramento Kings? Smart moveSep 24Shaquille 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 24At 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 3-0Sep 24Cameron 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…