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Former Manvel standout Koda Martin exiting Texas A&M for Syracuse


COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M's offensive line has taken a big-time hit in the offseason, as family ties have pulled away the Aggies' starting left tackle.

Wisdom falls in state tournament to Aledo


GEORGETOWN – Wisdom leaves the Class 5A boys soccer state tournament feeling unlucky instead of defeated.

Texas OC Tim Beck encouraged by Sam Ehlinger's development


AUSTIN – It seemed some tragic pitfall was always waiting to ensnare Sam Ehlinger last season.

A way too early prediction for the Cowboys' 2018 season

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After the Dallas Cowboys failed to live up to high expectations in 2017, it's unclear whether America's Team will bounce back in 2018 or if the release of the franchise's career touchdown reception leader, Dez Bryant, is a harbinger for…

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Astros' Evan Gattis discusses gaffe which led to triple play


SEATTLE — From the back dining room inside the visitors clubhouse at Safeco Field, Evan Gattis entered the main room near his locker.

Rockets' James Harden, Chris Paul uplift each other


When Chris Paul made just 5 of 14 shots with six turnovers in Game 1, he quickly heard from James Harden telling him that things will turn around quickly. After Harden went just 2 of 18 on Wednesday, Paul had the same message.


TV-radio listings: April 20


Television; Col. baseball; New Orleans at Texas; 7 p.m; Col. gymnastics; NCAA championships (w); Col. gymnastics; NCAA championships (w); 6 p.m; Col. softball; Oklahoma St. at Texas; 4:30 p.m; Col. softball; Kansas at Baylor; 6:30 p.m;…

A way too early prediction for the Texans' 2018 season

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We already knew who the Houston Texans would be playing in 2018 and where, but we didn't know when until Thursday night when the NFL released the schedule for the entire season.


Astros overcome bruises and blunders to beat Mariners


SEATTLE — In five minutes of the fourth inning, a tranquil getaway day transformed to a farce of nearly cataclysmic proportions. The Astros' three-hole hitter writhed in pain and held his left knee that absorbed a nasty foul tip. Their…


Giants release veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have released veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall. General manager Dave Gettleman confirmed the move on Thursday during his pre-draft news conference. He says the 34-year-old Marshall…


Texans to start season with road games vs. Patriots, Titans

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The Texans begin the regular season with road games at New England and Tennessee and play their first home game Sept. 23 against the New York Giants.


What it's like to tackle Corpus Christi Hooks' crazy food challenge

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The Corpus Christi Hooks, the Astros' Class AA team, came up with a new promotion this season - The Dallas Keuchel Smoke Stack 60. A fan gets 60 minutes to finish a burger that weighs six pounds and includes prime rib, brisket, sausage,…

Astros manager A.J. Hinch: Ken Giles' back tightness gotten 'a bit worse'


SEATTLE — Astros closer Ken Giles has back tightness that has gotten "progressively a little bit worse," manager A.J. Hinch revealed prior to Thursday's series finale against the Mariners.

Kingwood Park falls to Frisco Wakeland in Class 5A state soccer semifinal


GEORGETOWN – Head coach Jess White hopes Kingwood Park's rise in girls soccer is the beginning of a new era. It stops at the Class 5A state semifinals for now.


UIL adding instant replay to all football state title games


The University Interscholastic League will add instant replay at the all state football title games beginning in 2018.


Arkansas RB David Williams visited Texans


Arkansas running back David Williams visited the Texans, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.


Texans DE J.J. Watt makes TIME 100 most influential list

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Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been named as one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world.

Former Houston gymnast files lawsuit against Larry Nassar, USAG, USOC

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Rebecca Whitehurst of Austin, who trained at Cypress Academy of Gymnastics in Houston and competed in USA Gymnastics junior events in the mid-1990s, filed the state lawsuit in Houston, also naming Cypress Academy as a defendant.


15 album covers reimagined with Astros players

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It may come as a shock to some of you, but there was a time when you actually had to leave your house to buy a physical copy of the music you wanted to listen to.

Thursday, Apr 19

Karl-Anthony Towns' struggles echo Timberwolves' woes in first 2 games


As the final minutes of the Rockets' 102-82 win wound down, Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns sat on the bench, making about the same impact he had in his 24 minutes on the floor on Wednesday.

Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott sit courtside at Rockets playoff game

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Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, who welcomed the birth of their first daughter Stormi on Feb. 1, were sitting courtside as the Rockets blew past the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Rockets' Luc Mbah a Moute progressing rapidly from shoulder injury


Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute, progressing from his dislocated shoulder more rapidly than when he suffered the injury in December, did not rule out returning in the first round if the Rockets' series lasts long enough.

Timberwolves aim to build on closely fought Game 1


It's easy to forget that the Timberwolves trailed by only a point with just over five minutes to go in Sunday's Game 1 loss.

Wednesday, Apr 18

Wisconsin LB-FB Leon Jacobs visits Texans


Wisconsin linebacker-fullback Leon Jacobs visited the Texans, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

Aggies add 4-star DT DeMarvin Leal to 2019 recruiting class


COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M has added a four-star defensive tackle to its 2019 recruiting haul. DeMarvin Leal of Converse Judson pledged to play for the Aggies on Wednesday, giving Jimbo Fisher's first full recruiting class 10 commitments…

Astros beat Mariners behind robust outing by Lance McCullers


SEATTLE — The two-seam fastball finished its run over the outer-half of the plate and landed in Brian McCann's glove. Umpire Sean Barber barked to call it a third strike. Kyle Seager's head tilted back and Lance McCullers Jr. began his…

Texans' Nick Martin making progress after ankle surgery


The patience of Texans center Nick Martin has been tested severely. Regarded as the Texans' top offensive lineman, the former Notre Dame standout missed his entire rookie season with an ankle injury that required surgery.

Tuesday, Apr 17

Middle Tennessee St. WR Richie James visited Texans


Middle Tennessee State wide receiver Richie James visited the Texans, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

Offense continues to struggle as Astros fall to Mariners

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They were again under a roofed stadium, now a time zone away, but this was all too familiar. The Astros continued their miserable offensive display, wasting a superb start from their rotation for another loss, 2-1, to the Mariners.

Astros' Lance McCullers hopes poor last outing will be a turning point


SEATTLE — In the days after the worst start of Lance McCullers Jr.'s fledgling professional career, one that ended amid an eight-run fifth inning and exhausted an Astros bullpen on the third day of a three-game series in Minneapolis, Brian…

Rockets' Ryan Anderson nearing return from ankle injury


"The last I heard is he had a good workout before the game," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He has a real good shot (to play on) Wednesday and definitely on Saturday. Now, it's going (to be about) how can we work him back in because he…

Monday, Apr 16

Astros' Justin Verlander named AL Player of the Week

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After striking out 20 and allowing just one earned run in the 15 innings he threw last week, Astros ace Justin Verlander collected his seventh career American League Player of the Week honor on Monday.

UH waiting for word on safety Deontay Anderson's waiver


University of Houston coach Major Applewhite said Monday that the school continues to wait to find out if safety Deontay Anderson will be eligible this season.

James Harden dominates as Rockets hold off Timberwolves to win Game 1

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The season had belonged to James Harden. He was not about to let it go now.

Ryan Anderson’s injury shuffles Rockets' rotation at forward


With Rockets forward/center Ryan Anderson out with a sprained ankle, joining Luc Mbah a Moute whose dislocated shoulder will keep him from playing in the first round if not longer, the Rockets had to adjust their rotation to have a backup…

Sunday, Apr 15

Bay food chain comes to life with tide change


Breakfast was being served Thursday morning.

Astros blow 5-run lead, lose to Rangers in 10 innings

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A forceful tone accompanied an unassuming smile. A.J. Hinch has a way of anticipating questions like the one he received before Saturday's game. Hinch's late-game, matchup-centric bullpen usage is the topic du jour.

Wisdom shrewdly rallies to defeat Huntsville, punches ticket to state tournament


Wisdom doesn't even have its own soccer field.