September 15, 2012 |
HOUSTON - There was no sense in losing sleep Thursday night, Charlie Manuel said, because he could not reasonably expect his Phillies to win all 19 of their remaining games. He arrived Friday to Minute Maid Park with more reasonable expectations. "Maybe we can get 18 wins in," the manager joked. One loss to baseball's worst team bred a desperate team. Jimmy Rollins smashed the fifth pitch of the game into the right-field stands, and the Phillies kept hitting, cruising to a 12-6 win against Houston, exactly the way it should have happened Thursday.
July 2, 2013 |
The 76ers could be a landing spot for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik in a trade, CBSSports.com reported Sunday night. The Rockets could make point guard Jeremy Lin and Asik available in trades as they pursue free-agent center Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers. Houston is expected to sign Howard, meaning Asik would become expendable. New Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie was an executive with Houston for the last eight seasons. Last summer, the Rockets signed Asik to a three-year, $25.1 million deal when he was a restricted free agent with the Chicago Bulls.
December 27, 2012 |
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever," but he is alert and talking to medical staff, his spokesman said Wednesday. Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman in Houston, said in a brief e-mail that Bush was admitted to the ICU at Methodist Hospital on Sunday. He said doctors are cautiously optimistic about his treatment and that the former president "remains in guarded condition.
October 20, 2012
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston. TV: NBC Sports Network. Coaches: Union (10-15-6, 36 points), John Hackworth (8-8-4); Dynamo (13-8-11, 50 points), Dominic Kinnear, 86-61-71 at Houston, 113-75-92 overall. Union on the road: 3-8-4. Dynamo at home: 10-0-6. Goals for: Union, 35, Dynamo, 45. Goals against: Union, 37; Dynamo, 38. Previous meetings: Houston won, 2-1, at home on June 30. The Union won, 3-1, on Sept.
September 27, 1989 |
Today's top 10 list from the home office, as David Letterman might say, is the 10 reasons why it may not be a good idea for Temple to play at Houston this weekend: 10. The Cougars this year have already defeated Nevada-Las Vegas, the alma mater of Randall Cunningham, 69-0. 9. A former coach at Rice University in Houston, Temple coach Jerry Berndt will get a painful reminder that the real estate values are lower down there than up here. 8. The oddsmakers have installed the Owls as a 41-point underdog.
July 30, 2010
Age: 32. Major-league experience: Ten years, all with Houston. How Houston got him: The Astros drafted Oswalt in the 23d round (684th overall) in 1996. All-star selections: Three. Career statistics: He is 143-82 with a 3.24 ERA. 20-win seasons: Oswalt went 20-10 with a 3.49 ERA in 2004 and 20-12 with a 2.94 ERA in 2005. This year: He is 6-12 with a 3.24 ERA. The Astros were shut out in five of his starts. No Cy yet: Oswalt has finished in the top five in the NL's Cy Young Award voting five times.
April 5, 2011
The Phillies are off to a fast start - on the field and in the television ratings. Friday's come-from-behind, 5-4 victory over Houston set an Opening Day rating record, and Sunday's 7-3 win eclipsed previous records for a regular-season telecast. In Nielsen ratings, Friday's game on Channel 17 averaged a 9.9 household rating for 3 hours of play, with a 4.4 rating in adults 25 to 54. Sunday's game on Channel 17 averaged a 14.8 household rating - the highest Phillies rating ever on Channel 17 - and a 32.4 share.
September 29, 2012
Union (8-14-6, 30 points) at Columbus Crew (13-11-6, 45 points). When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Columbus Crew Stadium. TV: The Comcast Network. Coaches: Union, John Hackworth (6-7-4); Crew, Robert Warzycha (60-45-34). Union on the road: 2-7-4; Crew at home: 9-3-2. Goals for: Union, 29; Columbus, 36 Goals against: Union, 33; Columbus, 37. Previous meetings: The teams split two games this year at PPL Park with Columbus winning, 2-1, on Aug. 29 and the Union winning, 1-0, on April 14. Most recent MLS games: The Union beat visiting Houston, 3-1, on Sunday; The Crew lost, 2-1 at Chicago last Saturday.
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.