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March 28, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
HOUSTON - Where the 76ers are right now is obvious; look no further for proof than last night's 26th consecutive loss, which tied the NBA record. Where they want to go was almost as easy to see, also, in those Rockets, who won the game, 120-98. And one of the engineers of Houston's turnaround was Sam Hinkie, now the president and general manager of the Sixers. Following three straight seasons without making the playoffs, the Rockets were able to land James Harden in a trade with Oklahoma City and sign him to 5-year contract.
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March 3, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a run of five consecutive games vs. nationally ranked opponents, Temple discovered that going up against unranked Houston provided no relief, especially with the Owls' defense again struggling to stop their foes from scoring. The Cougars made their last seven shots from the field and connected on 73 percent of their attempts in the second half Saturday night in posting an 89-79 victory over Temple at the Liacouras Center in an American Athletic Conference game. In losing their fourth straight game and eighth of their last nine, the Owls (7-21, 2-14 American)
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February 11, 2014 | BY RICHARD DEAN, For the Daily News
HOUSTON - Temple enjoyed two big runs against Houston yesterday afternoon. But they weren't enough to offset the Owls' defensive lapses and poor early shooting. "We're still not good enough defensively," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said after an 88-74 loss at Hofheinz Pavilion dropped his Owls to 6-16 overall, 1-9 in the American Athletic Conference. The Cougars are 12-12, 4-7. The Owls were led by guard Dalton Pepper's 17 points and received career highs in points (11) and rebounds (11)
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February 11, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - A Texas road trip brought the Temple Owls nothing but more heartache in a season that has turned into a bad country song. On Sunday, Temple fell to Houston, 88-74, after a terrible first-half stretch proved too much to come back from at Hofheinz Pavilion. Temple had cut a 20-point Houston lead down to five points in just four minutes of the second half. After that, the Owls stuck around for a while, but a couple of three-pointers gave the Cougars the cushion they needed.
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February 9, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jamaad Muse said he wasn't thinking about a track scholarship. "I didn't even realize this could happen," said Muse, a Timber Creek senior who on Wednesday signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Houston on a track scholarship. Muse said he visited Houston last summer and also received a home visit from Cougars coach Leroy Burrell, a former Olympian who went to Penn Wood High School in the Philadelphia suburbs. "I loved it down there," Muse said. "They worked hard.
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January 8, 2014 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - Whoever is hired as Penn State's next football coach should plan on bringing most of a coaching staff with him. Five Penn State coaches who were assistants under Bill O'Brien were no longer listed on the team's official roster as of yesterday afternoon, including defensive coordinator John Butler, who will leave the program to coach the secondary under O'Brien with the Houston Texans, Fight On State reported. Safeties coach Anthony Midget, wide receivers coach Stan Hixon, running backs coach Charles London and strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald also left the program.
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December 23, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - Much like Temple, its doppleganger 1,350 miles to the northeast, the University of Houston employs billboards in an attempt to upgrade its profile in a city where the pro and college sports scene is as congested as the highways. Sprinkled amid the tangle of interstates that encircle this city's shimmering downtown, the colorful signs feature upbeat messages, smiling Cougar athletes, and the school's redesigned red-and-white logo. Houston and Temple, as it turns out, have much more in common than a penchant for roadside marketing.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last October, Comcast Corp. and two Houston professional sports franchises, the Astros and Rockets, launched a regional sports channel to ride the billion-dollar riches of the TV sports boom. The channel has fizzled amid acrimony among the once-hopeful partners. Comcast on Friday filed a petition seeking to force the troubled Comcast SportsNet Houston, which it lent $100 million, into bankruptcy and said it would bid on the network's TV rights if they are auctioned. Astros owner Jim Crane told the Houston Chronicle on Monday that the baseball team would fight bankruptcy and, in a reference to Comcast/NBCUniversal, said that the Astros "are not going to let those folks bully us around.
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September 17, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE UNION lost to the Houston Dynamo, 1-0, Saturday night at PPL Park after having an apparent goal disallowed. On a free kick in the 30th minute, the Union's Keon Daniel put the ball past Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall and into the net, but the goal was waived off. It would have been the first goal of the game. "When the ball was played, the Union player was judged to be offsides, so therefore he was penalized for being offsides on that play," referee Mark Kadlecik said. "The offsides player interfered with the keeper.
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September 10, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
Players of the weekend National: Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3 minutes left to give Washington State its first win at Southern Cal in 13 years, 10-7. Holy Mike Leach. Local: Aaron Wilmer passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score as Delaware Valley scored 28 unanswered fourth-period points to beat visiting Rowan, 35-27.   Around town Houston 22, Temple 13 In the inaugural American Athletic Conference game, the visiting Cougars scored 40 fewer points than they had in their opener against FCS Southern.
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