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.
July 21, 2012 |
Houston and Toronto pulled off a massive trade Friday - at least in the number of players involved - and the deal included a couple of names familiar to Phillies fans. In the 10-player deal, the Astros got former Phillies outfielder Ben Francisco and closer Francisco Cordero plus four minor-leaguers (and the ever-popular player to be named), while the Blue Jays acquired former Phillies lefthander J.A. Happ, plus righthanders Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter. Francisco hit .244 in 23 games for Toronto this year.
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.
June 25, 2012
Stand Pat. That was the unflattering nickname attached to Pat Gillick at one point during his tenure as general manager with the Toronto Blue Jays. Stand Pat had some terrific teams in Toronto. The Blue Jays won 86 games or more from 1983 through 1990, collecting a couple of American League East titles along the way. Gillick, after joining the Blue Jays when they entered the American League as an expansion team in 1977, built a tremendous farm system with the help of a sensational team of scouts.
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.