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Houston’s J.J. Watt shows support for Craig Biggio after baseba…

Houston’s J.J. Watt shows support for Craig Biggio after baseball Hall of Fame snub

yahoo.com chron.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
Houston Astros legend Craig Biggio missed making the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday by 39 votes. Houston Texans star J.J. Watt was not happy about Biggio's exclusion, and he showed it by wearing a Biggio jersey to his press conference. “I’m disapp
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  • Unofficial guide to Texans fans meetups for New England playoff…

    Unofficial guide to Texans fans meetups for New England playoffs

    chron.com Jan 9, 2013
    Found a way to go to New England for the Texans playoff game?  Whether you are staying in Boston or Providence, here’s your fan meetup info for this weekend’s playoff game against New England. Alas I cannot go, but it makes me happy to use the spa...
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  • Two-headed monster awaits Texans’ defense

    Two-headed monster awaits Texans’ defense

    chron.com Jan 9, 2013
    If the Texans couldn’t stop New England tight end Aaron Hernandez in December, how can they be expected to contain Rob Gronkowski, too? Hernandez returned from a six-game absence and burned the Texans for two touchdowns in the Patriots’ 42-14 regular-
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  • Texans notes: Ball sits again; Gronkowski will be a problem and…

    Texans notes: Ball sits again; Gronkowski will be a problem and more

    chron.com Jan 9, 2013
    Only Ball doesn’t practice Alan Ball was the only Texan who didn’t practice Wednesday as the Texans were driven indoors because of the day-long rains. The reserve cornerback is coming off a foot injury and coach Gary Kubiak didn’t want to expose him
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  • Key matchups: Tom Brady vs. Danieal Manning

    Key matchups: Tom Brady vs. Danieal Manning

    chron.com Jan 9, 2013
    As we get ready for Texans-Patriots Part 2 on Sunday in Foxborough, the Chronicle will take a daily look at some of the key matchups. Tom Brady vs. Danieal Manning When the Texans are in a two-deep zone, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be trying to …
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  • Rick Dennison to interview with Bears on Friday

    Rick Dennison to interview with Bears on Friday

    chron.com Jan 9, 2013
    Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is supposed to interview with the Chicago Bears on Friday night in Houston. The Bears received permission from general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak last week to interview Dennison as a possible repl…
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  • Duane Brown: Texans must play best ever

    Duane Brown: Texans must play best ever

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    The Texans workweek of rehashing their 42-14 loss at New England on Dec. 10 gets underway today. I got a head start Tuesday night as I spoke with the team’s very talented left tackle, Duane Brown. How much better can the Texans be in just five weeks? Br
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  • Ex-teammates Arian Foster, Jerod Mayo meet again

    Ex-teammates Arian Foster, Jerod Mayo meet again

    chron.com Jan 9, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH - Back when both of them went to Tennessee, Texans running back Arian Foster and Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo stayed late, putting in extra work together. “It wasn’t just like we’re here, rookies, we’re best friends,” Mayo said. â
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  • RTC: Chris Polian could be Caldwell aide

    RTC: Chris Polian could be Caldwell aide

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Reading the coverage… Houston Texans Gary Kubiak’s endorsement of Rick Dennison as a head coaching candidate is a lot like Mike Shanahan’s once was for Kubiak, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “None of this is calculus,” says Dale Rob
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    Patriots DT Vince Wilfork may make life miserable for Texans RB Arian Foster on Sunday. People in Buffalo aren’t sure what to make of the decision to hire Doug Marrone. Asked if he’s certain the franchise has the right people in place to build a winne
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens 03:02

    NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens

    Jan 9
    Episode 245: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the upcoming matchup between the Ravens and Broncos. Mark Schlereth breaks down the effectiveness of Aldon Smith. The NFL32 crew discuss the divisional playoff matchups.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans 03:59

    'Sound FX': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans

    Jan 9
    You watched the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals, but what were the players saying during the game? Take a look as multiple players are mic'd up during this wild-card matchup.
  • Video - How can Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt be used differently? 01:56

    How can Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt be used differently?

    Jan 9
    Is there a way that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt can be used so that he confuses New England Patriots QB Tom Brady? Take a look at this in-depth demonstration by Heath Evans and Darren Sharper.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 04:01

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Jan 9
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss speaks with Logan Mankins and previews the Patriots' divisional-round matchup with the Texans.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Numbers show that Harbaugh will come to regret Kaepernick …

    Jan 9
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will regret the decision to bench highly efficient quarterback Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick in the middle of the season. And there's a good chance that moment of regret will come Saturday night at Candle…
  • Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eight

    Jan 9
    The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...