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Who is your favorite sports figure in Houston right now?

Who is your favorite sports figure in Houston right now?

chron.com Updated Apr 24, 2013
The popularity of Texans star J.J. Watt is astounding. He threw out the first pitch at Minute Maid Park this season, and he will be a rockstar at his celebrity softball game this weekend. (Tania Ganguli will have a big story about J.J. Watt’s rockstar s
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  • Texans anything but handcuffed with No. 27 pick

    Texans anything but handcuffed with No. 27 pick

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    Based on the lowest first-round picks he has made since being placed in charge of the draft, Texans general manager Rick Smith’s No. 1 pick Thursday night should garner the fans’ confidence. The Texans enter the draft with the 27th pick. Smith had the
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  • John McClain’s mock draft 5.0

    John McClain’s mock draft 5.0

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    This is my last mock draft. I have the Texans taking receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the first round. Some think Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher will be taken by Kansas City with the first pick rather than Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke J…
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  • Arian Foster gets another acting gig

    Arian Foster gets another acting gig

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    After an appearance on “Hawaii 5-0,” Texans running back Arian Foster plans on continuing his acting career. According to a report from KTRK (ABC 13), Foster will play the role of Ray Jennings, an NFL prospect, in “Draft Day.” Kevin Costner, Sean
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  • The best and worst draft picks in Texans’ history

    The best and worst draft picks in Texans’ history

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    For the third consecutive season, I’ve ranked the Texans’ draft choices in order. It’s easy at the bottom because there were so many disappointments — some because of injuries, some because of bad fits or bad coaching or bad systems or a combinati
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  • Five of Texans last seven 1st-round picks started 16 games as r…

    Five of Texans last seven 1st-round picks started 16 games as rookies

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    Last year the Texans used their first-round pick on a position where they didn’t need a starter. Outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus only started four games (in relief of an injured Brooks Reed) after being the Texans first selection. But Mercilus’s r
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  • NFL draft central: Your primer for the league’s biggest offseas…

    NFL draft central: Your primer for the league’s biggest offseason event

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    The 2013 NFL draft kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday night with the first round. The Texans have the 27th pick in the first round and nine picks overall. Who will they select? See what our experts have to say below. The second and third rounds will take p…
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  • Brooks Reed’s versatility makes Texans’ linebacker needs flexib…

    Brooks Reed’s versatility makes Texans’ linebacker needs flexible

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    During his press conference yesterday, Texans GM Rick Smith said an important part of drafting is differentiating between need and value. That’s harder to do on a team that has very specific needs, though Smith also emphasized no team is just one player
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  • Wade Smith hosts charity weekend in Dallas

    Wade Smith hosts charity weekend in Dallas

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    Coordinating with his birthday weekend, Texans guard Wade Smith is hosting a charity weekend in Dallas. It begins Friday with a literacy event at local elementary schools and a celebrity bowling tournament. Saturday, Smith will host a Youth Football and…
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  • Call your shot. Who do you want the Texans to pick in the draft…

    Call your shot. Who do you want the Texans to pick in the draft?

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    You know it is time for the NFL draft when just about every prospect has been nitpicked to the point that you think they may all be bad. Worth remembering that in 2011, J.J. Watt was considered the 4th best defensive end, with anonymous scouts saying s.…
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  • RTC: Elway was nearly an Oiler

    RTC: Elway was nearly an Oiler

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans General manager Rick Smith is ready to make the big decisions that are central to the Texans’ team-building, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The John Elway-Dan Marino "30 for 30" special prompted McCla
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  • Texans division rival will have a new look next season

    Texans division rival will have a new look next season

    chron.com Apr 24, 2013
    By Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars took the latest step in the franchise’s makeover Tuesday, unveiling new uniforms and a two-tone helmet that’s sure to elicit positive and negative responses. Billionaire
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  • Video - On the Beat: Houston Texans No. 27 00:57

    On the Beat: Houston Texans No. 27

    Apr 24
    Houston Chronicle writer John McClain says who the Houston Texans will take 27th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draft

    Apr 24
    Tackles and guards will take precedence over skill positions early in the draft, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: My 2013 Mock Draft

    Apr 24
    I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out. (Editor's Note: NFL Draft Liv…