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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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Texans Draft a Quarterback and Rockets Begin I-10 Series

Posted on · Tonight (May 1, 2017), the Rockets are in San Antonio to begin the “I-10 Series,” which is what some are calling their NBA Playoff series against the Spurs. Plus, the Texans traded up in the NFL Draft to get a quarterback. And the Texas Rangers come to town for four games against the Astros starting Monday. […]

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Rockets Win First Playoff Game, and Astros Return Home in First Place

Posted on · The Rockets dominated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half Sunday night (April 16, 2017) to take the first game of their playoff series 118-87. And, after getting rained out Sunday in Oakland, the Astros return home in first place in the AL West to face the second-place Angels this week. We discuss those and […]

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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 […]