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

Posted on · 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 season. And […]

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Despite Losing Streak, Astros Wrap Up Surprising First Half

Posted on · Major League Baseball’s All-Star break couldn’t come soon enough for the Houston Astros. The surprise of the league this year, the ‘Stros have been in first place in the American League West for most of the season, but had an atrocious week, dropping six in a row to Cleveland and Tampa Bay and now find […]

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Could a Major League Lacrosse Team Come to Houston?

Posted on · This past Saturday, (6/13/15), Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium played host to the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game. That’s right – there’s a professional lacrosse league. It has eight teams, mostly spread down the East Coast. And, of course, there’s no team in Houston at the moment — but that could change. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty caught […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Courting Big-Name Free Agents & All-Star Altuve

Posted on · The Houston Rockets are courting some mighty big free agent names. Last week, Carmelo Anthony visited H-town, and there’s ample speculation about whether Houston might be a destination for LeBron James. Could the Rockets actually hook a big free agent fish? We ask CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower. We also discuss the growing accomplishments of Astros’ All-Star Jose […]