January 2, 2013 |
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with free-agent righthander Brett Myers on a one-year contract. Myers, who pitched for Houston and the Chicago White Sox last season, will get a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's starting rotation. His deal with the Indians includes a club option for 2014. It will not be finalized until he passes a physical. Myers went 3-4 with a 3.14 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the White Sox, who acquired him in a July trade with the Astros.
January 22, 2012 |
The typical house-hunter likely would have avoided the wooden "shack" on Jefferson Street in Belmont Hills. After all, its former owners had to leave the main structure to use the bathroom or the kitchen. But Shep Houston is not the typical real estate client. She's an experienced architect with a trained eye for finding potential in a building or a site, specializing in renovations and additions to existing houses. "I had been looking for three years, and as soon as I saw the 180-degree view of the Schuylkill River and Roxborough and Manayunk from the small louvered window in the back of the house, I knew I wanted the house," Houston says.
February 15, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Dikembe Mutombo thinks he deserves induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 7-2 Mutombo, the starting center on the Sixers team that played in the NBA Finals, will be eligible beginning in 2015 after his retirement following the 2008-09 season. He ranks second on the NBA's career blocked-shots list (3,256), behind only Hakeem Olajuwon (3,830) and he says surpassing every player but Olajuwon on that list should alone merit inclusion in the Hall. Mutombo was also a four-time defensive player of the year, an eight-time All-Star and twice the league's top rebounder (2000-01)
September 12, 1991 |
Lopsided victories by Houston are nothing new. The Cougars were doing it long before coach John Jenkins and his ace quarterback, David Klingler, started giving opponents nightmares with an unstoppable, pass-dominated offense known as the run-and-shoot. Back in the mid-'60s, then-Houston coach Bill Yeoman devised an offense - the veer - that was, for a time, virtually unstoppable. And the triple- option veer never was more potent than in 1968, when the Cougars scored 425 points in a 6-2-2 season that saw them explode for 50-plus in four games and 70-plus in three.
October 9, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - There are only two undefeated teams in the NFL and both have the distinction of being quarterbacked by players from the Philadelphia area. With Penn Charter's Matt Ryan leading the way, the Atlanta Falcons are 5-0. On Monday, Houston, guided by West Chester East graduate Matt Schaub, also improved to 5-0 with a harder-than-expected 23-17 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The injury-depleted Jets made the game much more competitive than expected.
October 9, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - There are only two undefeated teams in the NFL and both have the distinction of being quarterbacked by players from the Philadelphia area. With Penn Charter's Matt Ryan leading the way, the Atlanta Falcons are 5-0. On Monday, Houston, guided by West Chester East High graduate Matt Schaub, also improved to 5-0 with a harder-than-expected 23-17 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The injury-depleted Jets made the game much more competitive than expected.
October 15, 2012 |
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers finally put it all together. The reigning MVP set a career high and tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes and the Packers played their best game of their so-far-inconsistent season, beating previously unbeaten Houston, 42-24, on Sunday night. Jordy Nelson caught three touchdown passes and James Jones had two, including a beautiful, diving one-hander in the fourth quarter for the Packers (3-3). Tom Crabtree had the other, a 48-yarder that Rodgers threw just before taking a hit from Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed.
December 28, 2012 |
HOUSTON - The family of former President George H.W. Bush sought privacy and provided no new details Thursday about his medical condition, a day after his spokesman said he is in intensive care after being hospitalized for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said he would put out another statement "when events warrant it," citing the family's right to and desire for privacy. Bush, 88, entered Methodist Hospital in Houston on Nov. 23 for treatment of what McGrath has described as a "stubborn" cough.
September 20, 2010 |
Life in Big D The Eagles have scored the most points in the NFC East, but have also allowed the most points in the league through two games, pending the Monday Night game. Still, 1-1 is better than where the Cowboys are today. Dallas is 0-2 for the first time since 2001, the year after Troy Aikman retired. They are 0-2 for only the eighth time in the history of the franchise and made the playoffs only once when starting 0-2, in 1993. "You've got to realize it's quite a setback," Jerry Jones told the Dallas Morning News.
January 4, 2013 |
Seahawks (-3) over REDSKINS : Get out your scalpel and let's dissect Washington's 7-0 run after the bye. The Redskins beat the Eagles twice (so what?) the Cowboys twice (see "Tony Romo stinks" on Wikipedia), the fading Giants, the putrid Browns, and a Baltimore team that was coming off a war against the Steelers. Does that impress you? It doesn't Double V. Seattle is tied for the most covers in the NFL this season (11) and has put 18 of the last 25 in our not-so-little piggy bank.