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Astros Surge into the All-Star Break and Rockets Re-sign James Harden

The Houston Astros won 3-2 Sunday in extra innings over the Oakland A’s to conclude the first half with an MLB-best 31-13 record since May 23. They sit only 5.5 games behind the first-place Rangers in the AL West. Also, the Houston Rockets signed star James Harden to a 4-year contract extension through the 2019-20 […]

Michael Hagerty Houston Public MediaThe Houston Astros won 3-2 Sunday in extra innings over the Oakland A’s to conclude the first half with an MLB-best 31-13 record since May 23. They sit only 5.5 games behind the first-place Rangers in the AL West.

Also, the Houston Rockets signed star James Harden to a 4-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. And Spurs star Tim Duncan has announced his retirement.

We discuss those and other sports developments with Jeff Balke, writer for the Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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