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 5, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Matt Schaub missed Houston's 2011 playoff run with an injured foot. Now the Texans' quarterback, who starred at West Chester East High School, is healthy and looking forward to his first playoff start Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The wild-card playoff game offers Schaub a chance to redeem himself after he threw two interceptions in last week's loss to Indianapolis, which kept Houston from getting a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
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.