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Astros' Joe Smith tosses first bullpen session as he recovers from elbow soreness

Prior to Sunday's game against the Royals, Astros reliever Joe Smith threw his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list with right elbow soreness.

Edwin Jackson to start for A’s, will tie MLB record for most teams

CHICAGO - As The Chronicle reported Saturday, right-hander Edwin Jackson will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to start Monday’s game at Detroit.


How TV sounds and images of migrant children overrode the pundits and changed the immigration debate


For all the partisan panels and scream-fests that now pass as television news, all the dueling narratives across conspiracy-minded websites, all the social media accounts dedicated to pushing biased agendas no matter the truth or…


Sporting Kansas City rallies to defeat Dynamo

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Salloi had a goal and two assists and Khiry Shelton scored a late goal in Sporting Kansas City's 3-2 comeback victory over the Houston Dynamo on Friday night.


Carlos Correa's walkoff single in 12th inning lifts Astros over Royals

It landed between two outfielders and far past an infield playing at Little League depth, the Astros' first hit with a runner in scoring position during this frustrating offensive series against the Royals.


Astros prospect Randy Cesar extends Texas League's longest hit streak to 40 games

The longest hitting streak in Texas League history reached 40.

The Woodlands’ Kesean Carter named AGH Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year


Don’t leave your seat when Kesean Carter is about to run the anchor leg.

New Caney’s Nastassja Campbell named AGH Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year


New Caney pole vaulter Nastassja Campbell was poised to chase state gold last season, then she suffered a knee injury on her third jump in Austin, forcing her to have surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.


Astros prospect Brady Rodgers makes first start after Tommy John surgery

In his first outing since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May, righthander Brady Rodgers threw 37 pitches — 26 strikes — and allowed four earned runs in two innings with the short-season Tri-City ValleyCats during a rehab assignment on…


Better days ahead for Texas offshore anglers


April may be the cruelest month to T.S. Eliot’s way of thinking, but it’s a sure bet that the late poet wasn’t a Texas offshore angler or he might well have opted to hang that appellation on June. Especially this year. The Waste Land,…

Astros' A.J. Hinch, Royals' Ned Yost reflect on shared All-Star experience

Less than one month before he manages the American League team during the All-Star Game, A.J. Hinch still reflects on his first flirtation with the Midsummer Classic three years ago, when Royals manager Ned Yost invited him to join his AL…

UH's Kahmari Montgomery claims 400-meter national title at USATF Outdoor Championships

University of Houston junior Kahmari Montgomery claimed the 400-meter national title Saturday at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moinea, Iowa.

TV-radio listings: June 24

Television; BMW International Open; 5:30 a.m; Travelers Championship; 2 p.m; Walmart NW Arkansas Championship; 2 p.m; American Family Insurance Open; 4 p.m; Motor sports; Formula One race; 9 a.m; Motor sports; IndyCar race; Motor sports;…

Saturday, Jun 23


Mexico's World Cup victory over South Korea silences critics

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — The criticism of Mexico's national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic.


Houston's most notable free-agent signings: Top 5

With the LeBron James watch in full swing and the calendar nearing July 1 and the official start of NBA free agency, we thought it'd be a good time to revisit the most notable free-agent signings in Houston sports history.


Ice Cube, Clyde Drexler bring BIG3 vision to Toyota Center

Ice Cube's vision spread to Houston on Friday night when the BIG3 came to the Toyota Center.

Elsik DE Rason Williams pledges to UH

The University of Houston added to its recent recruiting haul Friday night with a commitment from Rason Williams II.

Astros' bats go cold in shutout loss to Royals

Alex Bregman departed the batter's box and the crowd rose at once, longing for the big hit that eluded both teams on a miserable offensive evening. The baseball traveled to the opposite field in the eighth inning of a scoreless game.


Dash's unbeaten streak ends with loss to Thorns

The Houston Dash entered Friday night's match on a three-game unbeaten spell with three new players set to make their Dash debuts at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Return to court for BIG3 fuels players’ NBA memories, competitive fire


Imagine going to your local park and seeing former NBA players go at it on the blacktop in a pickup game.


Celtics' Robert Williams sleeps through introductory conference call

Texas A&M product Robert Williams admitted to sleeping through his introductory press conference Friday after he was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the No. 27 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, according to ESPN.


Astros sign second-round pick Jayson Schroeder

Facing a horde of reporters while his father fought back tears feet away, Jayson Schroeder mustered an apt description of his Friday afternoon.


Kareem Jackson to play mainly at safety for Texans this season

Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson did so well at safety during the offseason program that he's going to play the position full time when he gets to training camp.

Astros' Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole won't switch spots in rotation after all

A.J. Hinch changed his mind and, therefore, the Astros rotation is back to normal.

Friday, Jun 22


See what the University of Houston's new Fertitta Center will look like soon

Renderings of the new complex on the UH campus are slowly being released.

Astros minor leaguer Yoanys Quiala suspended after testing positive for steroids

Astros' minor league pitcher Yoanys Quiala received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Friday.


Arian Foster, Andre Johnson team up for youth football camp

For several years, Texans stars Arian Foster and Andre Johnson teamed up on the field as the top offensive players for the AFC South franchise.


UH's Rob Gray to play summer league with Rockets

Gray was among the nation's top scorers his final two seasons, averaging 20.6 as a junior and 19.3 as a senior as the Cougars made their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010.


Photos from Ice Cube's visit to Houston as part of youth basketball initiative, Big3 opening game

Ice Cube launched his Big3 professional basketball league in Jaunary 2017; its current season opened June 21 in Houston.


Another former Texans cheerleader joins lawsuit against team

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Another former Houston Texans cheerleader who says cheer director Alto Gary applied duct tape to her stomach before a 2017 game has joined one of two lawsuits filed against the team over payment and workplace issues.