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Astros Are the First to 50 Wins, and Dynamo Faces FC Dallas

Posted on · The Astros are seeing a lot of the Oakland A’s lately. They’ll host the Athletics for a four-game series beginning Tuesday (June 27, 2017) after sweeping four games in Oakland last week. Sandwiched in between was a weekend series in Seattle where the Astros took two out of three games from the Mariners. We get […]

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Astros Scuffling as Dallas Keuchel Heads Back to the Disabled List

Posted on · The Houston Astros may have hit a bit of a bump in the road — but still hold the best record in baseball after a 3-4 week that saw Dallas Keuchel head to the disabled list. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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Sports Monday: Astros Sweep the Rangers to Win 10th Straight

Posted on · The Astros swept the Rangers in a three-game series in Arlington over the weekend and have won ten games in a row. College baseball teams came to Houston to vie for a place in the College World Series. And the Golden State Warriors took the first two games of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. We discuss […]

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Sports Monday: Astros Swept by Cleveland

Posted on · The defending American League champion Cleveland Indians swept the Astros in three games at Minute Maid Park this weekend. Plus the Astros lost Dallas Keuchel and Brian McCann to injuries. And James Harden was named to the All-NBA First Team, but will his performance against the Spurs in the playoffs affect his shot at being named […]

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Sports Monday: Astros and Dynamo Lead Their Divisions

Posted on · (Above: Sports contributor Jeff Balke talks with host Craig Cohen onstage during a live broadcast of “Houston Matters” from the offices of the Greater Houston Partnership on May 15, 2017. Photo: Derek Stokely | Houston Public Media) As we do every Monday, we look at the big stories in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Even the Series with the Spurs

Posted on · The Rockets returned home this weekend and split Games 3 and 4 of their NBA Playoff series with the Spurs. The two teams head into Game 5 Tuesday night tied 2-2 in the series. Plus, the Astros took three out of four games against the Rangers last week before spending the weekend in Anaheim, where […]

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Rep. Ted Poe, and Venezuelan Corruption Comes to Houston: Friday’s Show (April 21, 2017)

Posted on · Congressman Ted Poe has had an eventful spring so far. The Republican representing the Second Congressional District of Texas, which covers many eastern and northern suburbs of Houston, announced his decision to leave the House Freedom Caucus after that group of more conservative representatives wouldn’t budge on a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Poe […]

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Rockets Fine Tune for the Playoffs, and Astros Off to a 4-3 Start

Posted on · The Astros have one week of the MLB season under their belts with a 4-3 record. The Rockets are fine tuning for the playoffs. And Tony Romo retired rather than play in Houston (or anywhere esle). We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia […]

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Sports Monday: Opening Day and the Shell Houston Open

Posted on · The national championship for men’s college basketball will be determined tonight. The Rockets beat the Suns Sunday without James Harden and Trevor Ariza. And Russell Henley rallied late to win the Shell Houston Open over the weekend. But – more importantly to some – it’s that day when hope springs eternal once more: Opening Day […]

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Rockets Continue Scoring Barrage and Dynamo Open Season By Beating Seattle

Posted on · The Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night (March 4, 2017) 123-108 and are rolling into the season’s second half. The Astros continue spring training. And the Dynamo season got underway with a 2-1 victory over the defending MLS champion Seattle Sounders. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of […]

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Developments in Houston Transportation, and Trains in Houston: Monday’s Show (March 6, 2017)

Posted on · From time to time on Houston Matters, we like to check in with News 88.7 beat reporters on developments taking place surrounding the subjects they cover. Today, we talk with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter about a number of transportation issues, ideas, and projects — including bike trail expansion, the Rice Village parking plan, […]