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Texans DE Carlos Watkins growing in second NFL season


The Texans continue to see improvement from Carlos Watkins heading into his second NFL season.

Texans value RB Alfred Blue for availability, reliability


Alfred Blue is operating as the primary backup to starter Lamar Miller with D'Onta Foreman on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon.

Texans RB Troymaine Pope faces battle to earn roster spot


The former Seattle Seahawks running back is aware he needs to keep making big plays like the 34-yard catch-and-run he produced against the Kansas City Chiefs last week to make the 53-man roster.

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Browns hosting former Cowboys star WR Dez Bryant


CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant has stopped in to meet the Browns.


Texans' Bill O'Brien: Similar workload for Deshaun Watson, starters in second preseason game


Texans coach Bill O'Brien is taking a cautious approach with their workload during preseason games that don't count.


2018 high school football preview: District 16-6A


Football preview for District 16-6A:

Northwest Houston sports bar says it won't buy NFL programming due to National Anthem protests


Henry Hudson's Pub off FM 1960 says that it won't be rolling out the red carpet for the NFL this coming season.

Ex-Baylor coach Art Briles visits UH practice


Former Houston and Baylor coach Art Briles was a guest at the Cougars' practice Thursday.

Rockets' Chris Paul shows love for Dallas Cowboys with new sneaker

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Despite living in Houston, Rockets star Chris Paul is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He's such a big fan, his latest signature shoe - Jordan CP3.XI - is a salute to the Cowboys.


Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach DJ Durkin


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin…

Get to know the Post Oak players before the Little League World Series

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When you watch Post Oak Little League represent the Southwest in the Little League World Series beginning tonight, you will be watching one of the most prepared teams in Williamsport, Pennsyvlania.


Texans cut QB Stephen Morris with Nick Rose signing


The Texans are down to three quarterbacks on the roster after cutting former University of Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. Morris was released as the Texans signed kicker…


Astros blast Rockies to end Minute Maid Park drought

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With talk of losing nine consecutive home games and their long-held grip on the American League West extending into Wednesday afternoon, the Astros could breathe easier after seeing the Athletics lose an extra-innings nail-bitter to the…


Texas’ public hunting program provides spot-on help


The toughest quarry for many Texas hunters is simply finding — and affording — a place to hunt.

Thursday, Aug 16

Post Oak goes with Astros rainbow jerseys at Little League World Series

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Post Oak Little League took their Little League World Series team photo wearing jerseys reminiscent of the old Astros' rainbow uniforms from the 1970s and 1980s.

Texas freshmen Ayodele Adeoye, DeMarvion Overshown ruled out for season opener against Maryland


AUSTIN – Two promising Texas freshmen suffered knee injuries during Saturday's scrimmage and will remain out of action through at least the Sept. 1 season opener against Maryland.

Wednesday, Aug 15

Fight at Houston Texans camp after tempers flare between DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers' Jimmie Ward

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A fight broke out between Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward as tempers flared at the start of a joint practice Wednesday.

(Even more) famous former University of Houston students, alumni

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The University of Houston is back in class for the Fall 2018 semester on Aug. 20, which means a whole new batch of Cougars is starting to arrive on campus now.

Astros lose to Rockies as home skid hits record 9 games


It was supposed to be a night when Justin Verlander earned the 200th win of his Hall-of-Fame-caliber career. Instead, the Astros reached a woeful milestone by losing 5-1 to the Rockies on Tuesday. Houston set a record with its ninth…

As Brian McCann nears return, Astros have decisions to make at catcher

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With Brian McCann (right knee discomfort) expected to begin his rehab assignment with the Class AAA Fresno Grizzlies for a road game in Tacoma on Thursday, manager A.J. Hinch inches closer to juggling a trio of catchers on the major-league…

Tuesday, Aug 14

Texans coach Bill O'Brien pleased with practice


One day after Texans coach Bill O'Brien was displeased with the tempo and execution in practice, his message was obviously well-received.

Ex-Colts coach Chuck Pagano visits Texans


The former AFC South division winning coach met with Texans coach Bill O'Brien and his brother, Texans assistant coach John Pagano.

Charles McClelland leaves Texas Southern to become commissioner of SWAC


Almost four decades later, McClelland will now oversee Jackson State and nine other schools after being named the new commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference on Monday.

2018 high school football preview: 10-5A Division I


Foster or Angleton? Both are good picks in what is now one of Houston's deepest districts.

Monday, Aug 13

Texans WR Quan Bray on his mother's murder: 'It made me a man before I was a man'


Emblazoned on the right arm of new Texans wide receiver Quan Bray is a tattoo of his mother's face directly above a message commemorating her.

Texans cut WR DeAndrew White (North Shore)


The Texans cut wide receiver DeAndrew White, a former North Shore prep All-American.

Texans' Christian Covington on biceps recovery: 'I feel great'


The healthy return of defensive lineman Christian Covington from a torn biceps has provided a boost to the Texans' defense.

Jaguars suspend Jalen Ramsey, Dante Fowler for roles in practice fight


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler on Sunday for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. Neither one will make the trip to…

Sunday, Aug 12

Astros swept in extra-inning loss to Mariners, extend home skid to 8

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In the bottom of the 10th, after two Houston closers combusted a game, the Mariners' bullpen door opened. Out trotted Edwin Diaz. Baseball's best closer achieved his job, allowing only an Alex Bregman single. His 46th save finished a 4-3…

Minute Maid Park drought continues with Astros' loss to Mariners


No coherent individual will confuse this Astros team, even in their current, injury-riddled circumstance, for their 2013 counterparts. This group graces the field. That group disgraced it, losing 111 games while a new regime began a…

Maryland puts DJ Durkin on leave amid football investigation


Maryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave on Saturday while the school scrutinizes allegations of poor behavior by the football staff, apparent misdeeds that came to light following the death of a player on the practice…

Astros' Chris Devenski nearing rehab assignment


Chris Devenski will throw another bullpen session on Sunday and, if he escapes unscathed, will soon be bound for a rehab assignment, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday.