May 6, 1989 |
Derrick McKey's layup at the buzzer spoiled a dramatic Houston comeback and gave the Seattle SuperSonics a 98-96 victory that eliminated the Rockets from the NBA playoffs. The SuperSonics, who won the best-of-five series by 3-1, will meet the Los Angeles Lakers next. Trailing by 92-83 with 6 minutes, 25 seconds to play, the Rockets outscored Seattle, 13-4, including Sleepy Floyd's three-pointer with one second left in regulation play. Seattle went 5:05 without scoring during Houston's rally.
April 11, 1997 |
The University of Houston rolled out the big guns when Chester High track star Adonis Coles paid an official visit last month. Carl Lewis, Penn Wood graduate Leroy Burrell - how could Coles turn down a scholarship offer with Olympic gold-medal winners tugging on his sleeve? But it wasn't Houston's storied past that swayed Coles. It was a future under the tutelage of head coach Tom Tellez. "I talked to Carl Lewis. I talked to Leroy Burrell," Coles said. "But I couldn't base my decision on what they did. I decided to go there because of the coaching.
November 22, 1986 |
Charles Barkley wants to play for the 76ers against Houston tomorrow night at the Spectrum. But will he? "I think I'm playing, but that's just my opinion," said Barkley, who has been out since Nov. 4, when he suffered a bruised spleen and internal bleeding in a double overtime loss in Indianapolis. Barkley was to be re-evaluated Monday, but says he intends to ask to have that done tomorrow. "Sunday, Monday, that shouldn't make any difference," he said. "Twenty- four hours aren't going to make it or break it. I've been feeling good, haven't had any pain.
April 18, 2012 |
For Eric Futch, a standout track and field athlete at Penn Wood, it came down to two schools: Houston and Louisiana State. He made his decision two weeks ago. He just didn't tell anybody. On Wednesday, in Penn Wood's auditorium partially filled with family, friends, school administrators, and classmates, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound sprinter who holds the PIAA record in the 300-meter hurdles made his college destination public. Futch, wearing a maroon Penn Wood track and field shirt, with a backward Penn Wood hat, sat at a table draped with Houston and LSU T-shirts.
August 25, 1997 |
Jennifer Gillom scored 29 points as the Phoenix Mercury beat the visiting Los Angeles Sparks, 73-68, last night to win the Western Conference title. In Thursday semifinals, Charlotte (15-13) visits Houston (18-10), the Eastern Conference winner at 7:30, and Phoenix (16-12) hosts New York (17-11) at 9:30 p.m. The league championship will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. New York, which finished second in the East, closed out its season with a 79-72 overtime win over Cleveland before 18,051 fans at Madison Square Garden last night.
October 1, 1989 |
In the older days of college basketball, Temple might have had a chance in such a one-sided arrangement by sitting on the ball. If the game were slow-pitch softball, the Owls might have been spared by the 10-run rule. A boxing match? A white towel thrown into the ring, or a cry of "no mas," perhaps. But this was big-time college football. There was no plug to be pulled. And yesterday, the Temple Owls were invited to play a patsy role to the finish. Right there, in the dome this city's professional football fans refer to as "The House of Pain," Houston inflicted a 65-7 hurting on the Owls, a score that will do nothing positive for Jerry Berndt's rebuilding program.
December 29, 1986 |
Villanova, apparently left for dead by its offensive ineptitude, turned to its defense to rescue a 63-60 victory over Houston in the first round of the Sugar Bowl Classic last night. Junior forward Mark Plansky's 18-foot jumper with 6 seconds left provided the difference for the Wildcats (7-3). In tonight's final, Villanova will face South Carolina, which defeated Vanderbilt, 96-91, in double overtime last night. The Cats won despite a 5-for-22 shooting performance by guard Harold Jensen, usually their best shooter, and despite being outrebounded, 32-25.
October 19, 1989 |
It figures to rate with the all-time wipeouts, right up there with Custer's Last Stand and the Charge of the Light Brigade. Southern Methodist at Houston. SMU coach Forrest Gregg, whose 1-4 team is an incredible 57-point underdog, isn't painting a picture of false optimism. He knows the young, inexperienced Mustangs, coming off a two-year NCAA suspension, are going into a sword fight armed with a butter knife. "I don't get into point spreads, but (the 57-point line) doesn't surprise me," Gregg said.
September 24, 2012 |
UNION MANAGER John Hackworth hasn't had many opportunities over the last month to joke around. Mired in an eight-game winless streak, the Union entered Sunday's match against Houston at PPL Park on the brink of elimination from the playoffs. Granted, with six games to play that's almost inevitable, but there are still things this roster can accomplish and build on heading into an important offseason for the 3-year-old franchise. Not to mention that a win against a perennial power like Houston is not something that should be overlooked.
August 14, 1992 |
Pennsylvania Republicans head to Houston this weekend, hoping their limping party gets back in the race for president, but some are also hoping to get a Texas boost for themselves. It's called "having an agenda. " Just as Gov. Casey went to New York last month to push his anti-abortion views, and Democratic Senate contender Lynn Yeakel went to push her candidacy, there's a handful of Republicans headed to Houston mostly to push themselves: U.S. Rep. Thomas Ridge of Erie, who flirted with running for governor in 1990, is more than flirting now. Casey cannot seek re-election in 1994.