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July 2, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 27, 2012 | By Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press
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.
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February 18, 2013 | Associated Press
HOUSTON - Michael Jordan turned 50 on Sunday, giving this year's All-Stars a chance to reflect on his illustrious career and how much he still means to the sport. In a weekend filled with the NBA's greatest players, Jordan was the topic no one could stop talking about. Though he hasn't played since the 2002-03 season, Jordan's influence still permeates the league and its players. "Every kid that wanted to play basketball, that could play, that couldn't play, you tried to emulate Michael Jordan," Heat star Dwyane Wade said.
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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.
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September 27, 1989 | By M.G. Missanelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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January 5, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
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January 2, 2013 | WIRE REPORTS
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.
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