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.
July 9, 2013 |
THE UNION dropped a 1-0 decision in Houston on Saturday night, but remain tied for third place in the East with 27 points. The Dynamo got a second-half goal from Ricardo Clark to secure the win over the Union (7-6-6). "This is a tough league; you're going to win some and you're going to lose some, especially when you play in these kinds of conditions with our third game in 8 days," manager John Hackworth said after the match. "I thought our team put out a fantastic effort. It just wasn't there tonight.
September 10, 2013 |
Players of the weekend National: Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3 minutes left to give Washington State its first win at Southern Cal in 13 years, 10-7. Holy Mike Leach. Local: Aaron Wilmer passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score as Delaware Valley scored 28 unanswered fourth-period points to beat visiting Rowan, 35-27. Around town Houston 22, Temple 13 In the inaugural American Athletic Conference game, the visiting Cougars scored 40 fewer points than they had in their opener against FCS Southern.
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.
July 9, 2013
Houston center Omer Asik has formally asked his team to trade him in the wake of the club's landing free-agent center Dwight Howard, sources told ESPN.com., but the Rockets have no plans to move him. With the Rockets adding the 6-foot-11 Howard, Asik is reported to be unhappy about the prospect of his playing time decreasing. Asik started all 82 games for the Rockets last season, averaging 10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. Shortly after Howard announced his decision, Asik made his trade request.
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.