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Simone Biles throws out Astros first pitch in style
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Published in 5-7-2016
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Simone Biles spent Independence Day at the ballpark with her parents Ron and Nellie to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Mariners-Astros game.

Reference: www.chron.com
Lance McCullers dominates as Astros edge Mariners
Sports
Published in 5-7-2016
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Lance McCullers was flat-out dominant against a Mariners team that came to Minute Maid Park having won four straight

Reference: www.chron.com
Kevin Durant and the NBA's most notable free-agent moves
Sports
Published in 5-7-2016
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Kevin Durant's move to Golden State could be one of the most influential free-agent signings in NBA history.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros' George Springer heats up in July
Sports
Published in 5-7-2016
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After a June in which George Springer watched his batting average dip to .259, the Astros outfielder has started out hot in July.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros prospect Alex Bregman hits two more home runs in Class AAA
Sports
Published in 5-7-2016
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Bregman belted two more home runs in Class AAA on Monday night in his first game at Fresno's Chukchansi Park. Last year's No. 2 overall draft pick has four homers and 11 RBIs in his first five Pacific Coast League games.

Reference: www.chron.com
Lawson Craddock will be first Houston cyclist in Tour de France
Sports
Published in 28-6-2016
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Lawson Craddock will be the first cyclist from the Houston area – and the only Texan other than Lance Armstrong – to start a Tour de France when the famed three-week race begins Saturday at Mont-Saint-Michel on the Normandy coast.

Reference: www.chron.com
Luke Gregerson's help with slider aids Brady Rodgers' shot at Astros call-up
Sports
Published in 28-6-2016
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Brady Rodgers' slider, which he revamped in spring training with assistance from Luke Gregerson, has strengthened his repertoire and, in turn, improved his career prospects.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni's wife Laurel shares harrowing experience from West Virginia floods
Sports
Published in 28-6-2016
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A day that began with Laurel D'Antoni sending photos of the storm to her husband, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, in Houston ended with a stranger in a rowboat arriving to take her to safety.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros' Scott Feldman to make spot start in place of Lance McCullers
Sports
Published in 28-6-2016
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McCullers will be pushed back until this weekend's series against the Chicago White Sox or Monday's series opener against the Seattle Mariners, which would have been his next turn. The 22-year-old righthander didn't discover the tenderness on the tip of his finger until he threw Thursday, the day after his last start.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros rally late, then hold off Angels
Sports
Published in 28-6-2016
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In the Astros' win Monday night at Angel Stadium, another late-game swing from star shortstop Carlos Correa stood as the game-winner.

Reference: www.chron.com
Photos: Team USA practices at NRG Stadium before Copa America match
Sports
Published in 21-6-2016
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The U.S. Men's National Soccer team faces Argentina in a Copa America semifinal that is being called by some as the biggest match in the history of U.S. soccer.

Reference: www.chron.com
10 reasons why COPA Semifinal is a must see for Houstonians
Sports
Published in 21-6-2016
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The COPA America Centenario Semifinal featuring the United States Men's Soccer Team and the international stars of Argentina, including soccer legend, Lionel Messi, will invade NRG stadium on Tuesday Night with massive implications at stake not only for the future of U.S. Soccer but for a sports town, like Houston, hungry for more international exposure.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros' Jeff Luhnow thinks A.J. Reed is ready if needed
Sports
Published in 21-6-2016
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When asked if the first baseman could be with the Astros this season, Astros general Jeff Luhnow he hopes so of the 6-foot-4 Reed, who is hitting .310 in his last 10 games with Class AAA Fresno going into Monday.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros' prospect Alex Bregman will continue to develop in the minors
Sports
Published in 21-6-2016
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Bregman entered Monday hitting .304 with 14 home runs, 44 RBIs and a .981 OPS in 214 at-bats at Class AA Corpus Christi. Last week, he was one of three Astros' prospects voted as a starter for the Texas League All-Star Game on June 28.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astros' bats back Doug Fister in win over Angels
Sports
Published in 21-6-2016
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During the Astros' nine-game winning streak with Doug Fister on the mound, the 32-year-old right hander hasn't needed a ton of run support.

Reference: www.chron.com


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