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Red Sox hire Astros bench coach Alex Cora as new manager


Alex Cora, who's finishing his first season as the Hinch's right-hand man, was announced Sunday as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox. He will continue his duties as the Astros' bench coach through the World Series, after which Red Sox…

Dynamo top Chicago in season finale, clinch home playoff game


The Dynamo have enjoyed fantastic home form all season. Fittingly, that's the reason they get to enjoy it again later this week.

Astros' Jake Marisnick hopes to play in World Series

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Now that the Astros have punched their ticket to the World Series, a workout at Dodger Stadium on the eve of Tuesday's Game 1 will help to determine whether the outfielder's healing right thumb will allow him to be included on the 25-man…

Dynamo retain Texas Derby trophy in unique fashion


The Texas Derby trophy will remain in Houston for another year after a unique ending that came two months after the series' final game of 2017.

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Browns tackle Joe Thomas injured, misses first play as pro


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' iron man was forced from the field. Joe Thomas, who has been the one thing Cleveland could count on during a decade of losing, missed the first play of his 11-year NFL career on Sunday with an injured left…

Safety Jeff Heath fills in for injured Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey


Cowboys strong safety Jeff Heath had mighty big shoes to fill when Dan Bailey, one of the best kickers in the NFL, went down with a groin injury in the first half Sunday against the 49ers.


Carson Palmer out with broken left arm, needs surgery


LONDON (AP) — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer will need surgery on a broken left arm and is expected to miss eight weeks. Palmer exited Sunday's 33-0 loss to the Rams at Twickenham Stadium with 5:48 remaining in the second…


Cowboys' David Irving raises fist after national anthem

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Sunday, in the Cowboys' first game since owner Jerry Jones took a firm stance against national anthem protests, defensive lineman David Irving was seen briefly raising a fist at the songs' conclusion.

Latest from NFL: Bills kicker sets NFL mark; Carson Palmer, Jay Cutler injured


The latest from Week 7 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern).


Rockets' Eric Gordon opting for more drives


Through three games, Gordon is averaging 10 of his 22.3 points per game from in the paint. Last season, he averaged four points per game inside.

Early look at UH's next opponent: No. 17 South Florida


UH travels to No. 17 South Florida on Saturday.

College football rewind: Baylor headed in right direction despite 0-7 slump


Baylor is 0-7 for the first time since 1969 but the Bears appear to moving in the right direction. A month ago, the Bears pushed Oklahoma, then ranked third, to the brink in a 49-41 loss. On Saturday, Baylor nearly knocked off West…


NBA fines Kyrie Irving $25K for improper comments to fan


NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for responding to a fan with inappropriate language. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA' executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine Sunday. Irving…

Rockets struggling mightily on offense


The Rockets are scoring, anyway, defending well enough and driving often enough to be the NBA's only 3-0 team. But no team has taken as many 3-pointers, or even come close. Only three teams have shot worse than the Rockets 28.6 3-point…

Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire lineups/notes


The Dynamo could move up from the No. 5 seed to the Nos. 3 or 4 seeds if they beat the Chicago Fire this afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium and get favorable results in one of two other games.


Despite loss, defensive effort kept Rice in the game


There's nothing novel about Rice's struggles at UTSA. Despite a weekly emphasis on discipline and ball security, it was those very things that doomed Rice in its sixth loss of the season.


Astros' Dallas Keuchel has little experience vs. Dodgers hitters, and vice versa


Despite debuting with the Astros before their move to the American League in 2013, Astros World Series Game 1 starter Dallas Keuchel has never pitched against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his six major league seasons, Keuchel has faced only…


3-pointers: Takeaways from the Rockets' 107-91 win against the Dallas Mavericks


The Mavericks were shorthanded and playing the second half of a back-to-back. That helped the Rockets turn the game into a blowout with a 36-point third-quarter lead. But as with video review after a close game that reveals missteps along…


Scouting report: Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire


When/where: 3 p.m. Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium

Sunday, Oct 22

Dallas Keuchel to start World Series Game 1 for Astros

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Dallas Keuchel will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Astros on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium with Justin Verlander getting the ball for Game 2 on Wednesday, manager A.J. Hinch said late Saturday night as the team's pennant…

Astros advance to World Series with Game 7 win over Yankees

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The heroes were many in the 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees that punched the Astros' ticket to only their second World Series in 56 seasons Saturday night at a raucous Minute Maid Park. Charlie Morton recorded the first 15 outs,…

Message from Ric Flair fires up Astros fans before Game 7

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The fans at Minute Maid Park didn't need any extra motivation to make some noise during Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, but the Astros gave them some anyway.

Gameday Live: Yankees at Astros, Game 7

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The Houston Chronicle has a full staff of reporters at Minute Maid Park, who will be providing updates throughout the game. You can follow along with their updates here.

Saturday, Oct 21

Josh Reddick dropped to ninth in Astros' Game 7 lineup

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch's decision came down to playing the slumping, left-handed hitting Reddick or the right-handed hitting Cameron Maybin, but he selected Reddick because of his defense and overall presence. The brutal 0-for-21…

Astros beat Yankees to force winner-take-all ALCS Game 7

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A few hours before Game 6, Astros manager A.J. Hinch jokingly referred to Justin Verlander as having "a bionic arm."

Gameday Live: Yankees at Astros, Game 6

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The Astros face the Yankees in an American League Championship Series elimination game at 7:08 p.m. Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Texan Live's high school football live coverage Friday night


Texan Live has their announcers and cameras at 11 high school football games Friday night.

Friday, Oct 20

Rockets uncertain how long Chris Paul will be out


Though Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said on Friday that Paul was "day-to-day after Saturday and did not rule him out of Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the New York Times reported there are fears that Paul's bruised left knee…

No. 25 Memphis rallies to defeat UH 42-38


The University of Houston kept Memphis off the scoreboard in the first half. The Cougars had no answer to stop the Tigers in the second half. No. 25 Memphis rallied from a 17-point deficit, as Riley Ferguson threw a 21-yard touchdown to…

Tilman Fertitta open to suggestions on Rockets uniforms and more


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - When the Rockets play their first home game Saturday with Tilman Fertitta in the front-row owners' seats, things will look a bit different in some corners and might sound a bit different throughout the game.

Minute Maid Park roof set to be closed for Friday's ALCS Game 6


The Minute Maid Park roof is scheduled to be closed for Friday night's Game 6 of the ALCS because of the potential for rain, the Astros said Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 19

Houston Chronicle's high school football rankings


Below are the Houston Chronicle's area high school football rankings for Week 8. The Chronicle ranks the top 20 Class 6A teams in the Greater Houston area, top 10 Class 5A and top five Class 4A/3A/Private schools.

Jerry Jones let these guys play, but won't play Cowboys who don't stand for anthem


What's curious is that although Jerry Jones seemingly will not tolerate a player kneeling during the anthem, he has looked the other way on many other off-the-field incidents.

Takeaways from the Rockets' win against the Kings


After the emotion that went into the season-opening comeback win against the Warriors less than 24 hours earlier, some letdown was expected against the Kings. There are games in an NBA schedule that teams have to just find a way to win.…

Astros on brink of elimination after being shut out by Yankees in Game 5

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NEW YORK --- If the Astros fail to win the two consecutive games they require to advance to the World Series, their American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees will be remembered for the disappearing act of their major…

Wednesday, Oct 18

Gameday Live: Astros at Yankees, Game 5


The Astros will try to rebound from Tuesday's night's 6-4 loss to the Yankees, in a game where they had a 4-0 lead in the seventh inning.

Texans worked out ex-UH standout Demarcus Ayers, 6 others


The Texans worked out former University of Houston wide receiver Demarcus Ayers, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

3-pointers: Takeaways from the Rockets' 122-121 win against the Warriors

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The Rockets went from blown out to a last-minute lead, to a crushing defeat to an exhilarating win, all in one season-opening night.

Astros' bullpen meltdown vs. Yankees leaves ALCS tied at 2

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In the eighth inning of another postseason Game 4 started by Lance McCullers Jr., the Astros' bullpen collapsed once again.