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  • • Mike D'Antoni: Rockets' playoff roster is still evolving
    Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni plans to begin the playoffs with a nine-man rotation, but it could evolve depending on matchups, writes Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. While Gerald Green was sidelined with an adductor injury, the second unit consisted primarily of Iman Shumpert, Danuel House and Austin Rivers. However, Green saw extended acti...
  • • Falcons to host OT Ulrick John on visit
    The first couple of waves of free agency are over, and most teams are now waiting until after the draft has passed to continue digging around the market. But the Falcons are staying active, signing defensive tackle Tyeler Davison earlier today. They’re also apparently looking for some offensive line help, as the team will host tackle Ulrick John on...
  • • Vikings reportedly set to sign wide receiver Jordan Taylor
    A day after locking up Adam Thielen with a huge extension, the Vikings are making a more under-the-radar move at the wide receiver position. Minnesota is signing Jordan Taylor, a source told Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle (Twitter link). Per Wilson, it’s a one-year deal for Taylor. He visited with the Vikings on Monday, and they apparently l...
  • Chris Paul: ‘We All Need to Win a Championship’
    Chris Paul says Rockets veterans “all need to win a championship.” “There’s only one thing left,” according to general manager Daryl Morey. Houston is healthy and excited heading into the postseason, and head coach Mike D’Antoni likes his team’s chances. Per The Houston Chronicle: “We all need to win a champions...
  • • AL West Notes: Bregman, Jackson, Mariners, Chirinos
    There’s no defined timetable for when Alex Bregman will return to the Astros’ lineup, though the star third baseman tells Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link) that an MRI of his ailing right hamstring didn’t reveal anything similar to the 2016 issue that cost him a few weeks of the season. For the…...
  • • Timing of Alex Bregman's return to Astros remains uncertain
    There’s no defined timetable for when Alex Bregman will return to the Astros’ lineup, though the star third baseman tells Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link) that an MRI of his ailing right hamstring didn’t reveal anything similar to the 2016 issue that cost him a few weeks of the season. For the time being, Bregman is simply cons...
  • • Astros not backing down despite lawsuit over T-shirt cannon
    The Houston Astros are not backing down despite a lawsuit from a fan who claims she was injured by a T-shirt cannon fired by the team’s mascot last year. The Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday that a woman is suing the Astros for more than $1 million, claiming her finger was “shattered” after being hit by a T-shirt fired from a cannon by team ma...
  • • Rockets' Mike D'Antoni still hospitalized with illness
    As the NBA regular season is winding down, the Houston Rockets find themselves without their coach, Mike D’Antoni, who is hospitalized with dehydration. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported that D’Antoni has been hospitalized since Friday. The good news is that while Houston won’t have its coach on Tuesday, D’Antoni is hoping to be rel...
  • • Rockets don't know if Jeff Bzdelik will return next season
    Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni missed a second consecutive game with the stomach flu today, but fortunately for the Rockets, associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik has been able to pick up the slack in D’Antoni’s absence. Unfortunately, the Rockets do not yet know whether Bzdelik, 66, will return to the team next season after he told Jonathan Feigen o...
  • • AL West Notes: Laureano, Guzman, Heaney
    Every team has regrets about giving up on a player who breaks out elsewhere, though in the Astros’ case, it’s a bit tougher to watch since Ramon Laureano is blossoming for a division rival, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes.  Laureano (a 16th-round pick for the Astros in 2014) showed some flashes of potential…...
  • • Astros regret trading Ramon Laureano, whose thriving with rival A's
    Every team has regrets about giving up on a player who breaks out elsewhere, though in the Astros’ case, it’s a bit tougher to watch since Ramon Laureano is blossoming for a division rival, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes. Laureano (a 16th-round pick for the Astros in 2014) showed some flashes of potential over his first four pro seas...
  • • Astros regret trading Ramon Laureano, who is thriving with rival A's
    Every team has regrets about giving up on a player who breaks out elsewhere, though in the Astros’ case, it’s a bit tougher to watch since Ramon Laureano is blossoming for a division rival, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes. Laureano (a 16th-round pick for the Astros in 2014) showed some flashes of potential over his first four pro seas...
  • • Jose Altuve appears OK after close call in batting practice
    The Houston Astros look to have narrowly averted disaster before their third game of the MLB season. Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reported on Saturday that star infielder Jose Altuve was struck by a line drive off the bat of teammate Yuli Gurriel during batting practice before that day’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Altuve initially a...
  • • Promising Sam Houston State defensive end meets with Titans
    Sam Houston State defensive end Derick Roberson had a private workout with Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and general manager Jon Robinson, reports Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound lineman had a standout season in 2018, finishing with 15 sacks, five forced fumbles and 20.5 tackles for loss.  Lions linebackers ...
  • • P Shane Lechler retires from NFL
    Shane Lechler is hanging up his cleats. The veteran punter held a “retirement party” Friday night to celebrate the end of his career, reports Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Former NFL punter Pat McAfee also tweeted the news. Following a standout career at Texas A&M, the punter entered the league as a fifth-round pick in the 2000 draft. He s...

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  • • AL Notes: Verlander, McCullers Jr., Orioles
    Justin Verlander doesn’t plan on shutting it down any time soon, it seems. Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle quotes Verlander in a tweet: “I’m going to play until the wheels fall off.” In 2018, Verlander surpassed 200 innings and 200 strikeouts for the third straight season while accumulating 6.8 fWAR and achieving a career-best…...
  • • Charlie Morton plans to continue playing, would 'love' to return to Astros
    If there was any doubt as to whether Charlie Morton would continue his playing career following comments in which he openly pondered retirement, the right-hander indicated Thursday night that he hopes to return for a 12th big league season at the very least (Twitter link via Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle). “I’d love to keep playing,” Morto...
  • • Morton Plans To Continue Playing, Would “Love” To Return To Astros
    If there was any doubt as to whether Charlie Morton would continue his playing career following comments in which he openly pondered retirement, the right-hander indicated last night that he hopes to return for a 12th big league season at the very least (Twitter link via Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle). “I’d love to keep…...
  • • Clarifying why Rockets waived draft-and-stash prospect Alessandro Gentile
    Last week, we noted that an entry in the NBA’s transactions log indicated that the Rockets had waived draft-and-stash prospect Alessandro Gentile. The move came as a surprise, considering we heard last month that he wasn’t attending camp with Houston, and the team never announced his signing. Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle provides some c...
  • • Rockets waive four, will give two-way deals to Vince Edwards and Gary Clark
    The Rockets have waived Bruno Caboclo, forward Tim Bond, along with guards Angel Rodriguez and Brandon Sampson and forward, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Additionally, Feigen added that Houston plans to convert Vince Edwards and Gary Clark to two-way players. Edwards, 22, was the Jazz’s second-round pick in this year’s draf...
  • Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson reportedly dealing with chest injury
    Watson suffered the injury Sunday in the Texans’ win over the Cowboys, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle....
  • • NFLPA head warns of labor battle ahead after expiration of current CBA
    NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith traveled to Houston to meet with the Texans about a potential upcoming labor battle according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Wilson writes that Smith’s message to the team was “that it’s time to get prepared with a labor battle looming on the horizon.” The current collective bargaining agreement expires in 2021...
  • • Texans work out pair of offensive linemen
    Deshaun Watson has been running for his life almost the entire season, so it makes sense why the Texans are looking for help on the offensive line. The team brought in two tackles for workouts today according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle, auditioning Tyreek Burwell and Rick Leonard. Burwell signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free ...
  • • Astros fan buys beer for entire section after George Springer home run promise
    One Houston Astros fan made quite the promise to his entire section during Friday’s ALDS opener and ended up paying for it. One Twitter user noted that a fan in section 104 at Minute Maid Park said Astros outfielder George Springer would lead off the bottom of the fifth with a home run and promised to buy everyone in his section a beer if it came t...
  • • Rockets high on Marquese Chriss as backup center
    The Rockets hope Marquese Chriss will develop into the type of backup center they thought they acquired when they signed Brandan Wright late last season, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. Wright got hurt quickly and only played one game for Houston, but the team sees Chriss as the same style of player, a mobile big man who can ...
  • • Texans’ Aaron Colvin could be done for year
    Texans cornerback Aaron Colvin could be done for the year after suffering a serious ankle injury, coach Bill O’Brien told reporters (link via Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle). O’Brien is hopeful that Colvin could return later on this season, but nothing is definitive at this time. For however long Colvin is out, the Texans can turn to Shareec...
  • • Carmelo: 'The game just has to be fun'
    Carmelo Anthony is looking to make the game fun again in his first season with the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle writes. Anthony is set to enter his 16th professional season, with the 34-year-old having his vision set on winning an NBA championship.“Just enjoy the game and play basketball … I’ve been doing it for a long time,” A...
  • • Will Rockets defense hold up in 2018-19?
    The Rockets were an excellent defensive team last season. It was a total team effort, but a couple of key individual reasons why the squad defended well are no longer wearing Rockets jerseys. Presumably, they’ll drop off a bit in that department then, yes? Maybe. Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting the words of head coach [...]...
  • • Eric Gordon unlikely to sign contract extension with Rockets before season
    Rockets guard Eric Gordon is unlikely to sign a contract extension with the team at this point, the 29-year-old said this week, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Gordon’s representatives spoke with Rockets management about a potential extension this summer, but talks didn’t advance past the initial stage.Gordon is set to enter ...
  • • Report: Eric Gordon not expected to extend contract with Rockets
    Eric Gordon is not expected to extend his current contract with the Houston Rockets, according to a report.The Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen reported Thursday that Gordon’s representatives and the Rockets have had discussions regarding an extension. However, with no progress being made, Gordon is expected to play out the remaining two years o...

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