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Eric Gordon leads Rockets past Timberwolves


Eric Gordon did not dance. He did not shimmy. He barely, kind of pumped a fist, fighting back even a smile. He had banked in a running 50-footer and acted as impassively as if Blake Griffin fired another fastball to his shoulder blades.

Sam Houston ousts Westside in 18-6A clash


Just as another challenger rose to loosen Sam Houston's recent grip on HISD basketball, the Tigers proved why they've been atop the perch.

John McClain's Conference Championship predictions


The General predicts winners and scores for the AFC and NFC conference championships.

Here are the starters for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game

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Thursday night, the NBA announced the starters for the 2018 All-Star game which will take place at the at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (yes, the Staples Center in Los Angeles where Chris Paul may or may not have led some Houston…

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Fireworks unlikely, but Dynamo still prepared for MLS SuperDraft


The chances are low that the Dynamo land an impact player for the first team in Friday's MLS SuperDraft, but general manager Matt Jordan said Thursday he is hopeful the club can still pull it off.


Rockets' James Harden named All-Star starter for fourth time


Harden was named a Western Conference All Star for the Feb. 18 game in Los Angeles, his sixth All Star selection and fourth as a starter.


Those Johnny Manziel Comeback SZN hoodies might be dropping soon

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Since the Hamilton Tiger-Cats still have a few days to give Johnny Manziel a "fair deal" so we might have to wait a while longer for Comeback SZN to officialy start.

Titans interview Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel


Vrabel has previously interviewed with the Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts this month.


Decisions loom in Texans' secondary


After finishing first in the NFL in total defense the previous season under Romeo Crennel, the Texans finished 20th overall last season.


Mark Schmid resigning after 30 years at The Woodlands

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Schmid made the announcement to players and staff Thursday afternoon. He said he will take the next few months to contemplate his options, which include retirement.


Rockets' James Harden will play limited minutes in Thursday return


Harden will be limited to roughly 25 minutes in his first game back, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said.

Rockets vexed by lack of punishment for Clippers' Blake Griffin


As much as the Rockets were surprised and unhappy with the two-game suspensions given to Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green, citing the precedent of one-game suspensions in similar circumstances, the NBA ruling that Clippers forward Blake…

Dynamo agree to new deal with defender DaMarcus Beasley


The Dynamo on Thursday agreed to a new deal with the veteran left back. It is the second year in a row Beasley has signed a free agent contract with the Dynamo.


Dash trade Carli Lloyd and Janine Beckie, acquire Christen Press

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As part of a three-team trade with the Chicago Red Stars and Sky Blue FC, the Dash parted ways with Lloyd and received U.S. national team forward Christen Press and one international roster spot.


Houston under consideration to host women’s Final Four


Houston is among eight cities under consideration to host the women's Final Four from 2021-24.

HS Notebook: Tomball girls win at I-10 Shootout


They improved to 9-1 on the season with a 3-0 stay in Katy.

Dash trade down, select Nebraska's Haley Hanson in NWSL Draft


The Dash acquired the No. 7 overall pick, one player to be named later and one international roster spot from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick and two players to be named later.


Rewind: NFL's best conference championship games

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The AFC and NFC championship games feature three teams (the Jaguars, Vikings and Eagles) who haven't played to go to the Super Bowl in a while and the gold-standard Patriots.


Video: Bulls' Kris Dunn smashes face on dunk, Warriors' Jordan Bell leaves game in wheelchair

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CHICAGO (AP) — When the Splash Brothers are making their shots, even Kevin Durant is content with a supporting role.


Houston HS basketball primer: Jan. 19


1 Reuben Fatheree is quickly making a name for himself - and he's only a freshman. After starting 13 games at offensive tackle on Foster's football team, the rising star is dominating the hardwood under coach and father Reuben Fatheree Sr.…

Thursday, Jan 18

Texas downs Texas Tech behind resurgent Kerwin Roach


AUSTIN – Texas will keep sophomore guard Andrew Jones close to the heart even as he remains away from the team.

Would you rather follow Chris or Cliff Paul through a secret tunnel to fight the Clippers?


You may or may not have heard about a little kerfuffle between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center Monday night/Tuesday morning.

UH forward Breaon Brady returns after missing 3 games


The University of Houston received a boost Wednesday night with the return of forward Breaon Brady, who missed three games with an ankle injury.

Creech: NBA comes down hard on Rockets while Blake Griffin skates


Rockets forward Trevor Ariza downplayed the incident on Monday night in Los Angeles on Wednesday at practice.

Wednesday, Jan 17

Cougars add Hebron QB Clayton Tune to signing class


The University of Houston announced Wednesday the addition of Hebron quarterback Clayton Tune to its 2018 football signing class.

Dynamo’s Alberth Elis donates computer lab to Honduras school


Dynamo forward Alberth Elis is using some of his newfound earnings to give back to the children in his Honduras hometown.

Aggies topple Mississippi for first SEC win


With the band back together for the first time on their home court against SEC competition, the Aggies mustered their first victory in league competition 71-69, with the Rebels as the victims.

8 key moments that sparked Rockets-Clippers confrontation


If the entire Rockets game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night devolved into collecting a wading pool's worth of lighter fluid, the match came in the final minutes.

Tuesday, Jan 16

Auburn OL coach Herb Hand to join Texas staff


Despite receiving a contract extension earlier this month, Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand will join Texas as coach Tom Herman's 10th assistant, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Texas takes No. 1 Connecticut to wire, but comes up short


Texas game No. 1 UConn its toughest test of the season. The loss stung, but it’s clear these Longhorns are a real threat.

Jimbo Fisher rounds out Texas A&M staff with former Baylor defensive back


COLLEGE STATION – Jimbo Fisher has turned to a Baylor Bear to round out his coaching staff at Texas A&M.

Monday, Jan 15

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. confuses #MeToo movement with own wealth


In a Q&A interview with Men's Health, the retired boxer confused the meaning of the movement - which prompts women to speak out against sexual harassment and assault - with his riches.

Simone Biles says Larry Nassar sexually abused her, too

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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles went public with a statement on Twitter on Monday, accusing former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexually assaulting her.

Chron's girls player of the week: Mary Grace Sullivan, Memorial


Each week, we will have a boys and girls high school athlete of the week, presented by Texan Live. This week's girls winner is ...

Case Keenum lifts Vikings to miraculous playoff win over Saints


MINNEAPOLIS - As Case Keenum convened the Minnesota huddle with 10 seconds left, the situation staring down the Vikings was as simple as it was daunting.

Sunday, Jan 14

Reports: Kevin Sumlin to be hired as next Arizona coach

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The fired Texas A&M coach will become Arizona's next coach with an announcement expected as soon as Sunday, according to multiple reports.

Patriots beat Titans to return to AFC title game


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and New England cruised past Tennessee 35-14 on Saturday night to advance to their seventh consecutive conference title game.

Astros acquire pitcher Gerrit Cole from Pirates

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A few days after a false alarm, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow pulled off the trade after all.

The latest on NFL divisional weekend: Matt Ryan's TD pass gives Falcons 10-6 lead


The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 5:45 p.m. Matt Ryan tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Freeman to give the Atlanta Falcons a 10-6 lead over the Eagles with 5:41 left in the second quarter. The…