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Astros ride hot streak to first place in AL West

Astros ride hot streak to first place in AL West

John Cañamar, Sport's Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Houston Astros are MLB’s Shooting Star in the month of April. With the calendar turning over to the month of May, the Houston Astros find themselves with a record that they haven’t seen since 1986. That place is on top of their division in the American League West with a record of  15-7 to...

Power beats Outlaws in Women’s Football

Power beats Outlaws in Women’s Football

Alice Mellado, Staff Writer
April 17, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

NFL football season begins shortly, but Houston also has a professional women’s team to cheer on. Though somewhat under the radar and long over due, the Women’s Football Alliance consists of women who all share their love for the game. On Saturday April 11, two of Texas’ own teams — Houston...

The Stars and Stripes Kick Their Way to Victory!

The Stars and Stripes Kick Their Way to Victory!

John Cañamar, Sports Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

San Antonio – At 8:00 Mexico started the soccer match against the U.S. after protesting the condition of the field a day before. Although this is classified as a friendly match since neither team will gain any points or ground in the World Cup qualifying standings, the crowd inside of the Alamodome...

Harden scores 29, Rockets beat Hornets 100-90

Harden scores 29, Rockets beat Hornets 100-90

Steve Reed, Associated Press
April 14, 2015
Filed under Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Harden has given up on trying to decipher where the Houston Rockets will wind up seeded in the Western Conference playoffs. He says it's just too confusing. "I don't even look at it," Harden said. "All of the teams are basically tied and it will come down to the final...

Sock Wins at US Houston Clay Court Championship

Sock Wins at US Houston Clay Court Championship

John Cañamar, Sports Editor
April 13, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the final match of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club the 6’3”, 22-year-old Jack Sock faced off versus the 6’6”, 28-year-old Sam Querrey and claimed his first singles title. In the first set Sock and Querrey earned their service points through out the first...

Texas coaches swear they sharing play-calling duties

Texas coaches swear they sharing play-calling duties

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press
April 9, 2015
Filed under Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — The $600,000 question at Texas is just who calls the plays for the Longhorns' anemic offense. Assistant head coach Shawn Watson says he does. Offensive coordinator Joe Wickline says he does too. In fact, they swear they share. And head coach Charlie Strong? Well, he says they...

VCU AD: Interest, expectations high for Smart’s successor

VCU AD: Interest, expectations high for Smart’s successor

Hank Kurz Jr., Associate Press
April 3, 2015
Filed under Sports

RICHMOND, Va. — Shaka Smart's jump from VCU to Texas has left athletic director Ed McLaughlin with an unexpected coaching vacancy, and one he doesn't expect to have any trouble filling. The Rams' ascension onto the national stage in six years under Smart has made the job an attractive one. McLaughlin...

UH wins at AAC tourney while Rice season ends at C-USA; Prairie View advances in SWAC

UH wins at AAC tourney while Rice season ends at C-USA; Prairie View advances in SWAC

Associated Press
March 13, 2015
Filed under Sports

In Hartford, Connecticut, Jherrod Stiggers made five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points as Houston beat Tulane 66-60 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday. The win, the Cougars’ fourth straight, moves Houston to today’s quarterfinal matchup against second-seeded...

Home cooking: Spurs return to their court, beat Kings 112-85

Home cooking: Spurs return to their court, beat Kings 112-85

Raul Dominguez Jr., Associated Press
March 6, 2015
Filed under Sports

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and San Antonio punctuated a return from a nearly monthlong road trip with its largest home victory of the season, 112-85 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday...

Siblings looking forward to NCAAs — in different sports

Siblings looking forward to NCAAs — in different sports

Paul Newberry, AP National Writer
March 6, 2015
Filed under Sports

Ryan and Simone Manuel are as close as two siblings can be, even though they attend college in different parts of the country. They chat or text almost every day, doing their best to keep up with what the other is doing. Simone jokingly gets on her big brother to make his free throws. Ryan provides...

NBA Deadline Deals

NBA Deadline Deals

John Cañamar, Sport's Editor
February 26, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NBA’s trade deadline came with a total of 11 trades involving 17 teams making deals. When the dust settled 34 players switched jerseys and 8 future players, yet to be drafted, were dealt all in the name of improving their respective team’s position to win a championship. The Phoenix Suns trade...

Houston’s Castro hoping for offensive bounce back

Houston’s Castro hoping for offensive bounce back

Noah Trister, AP Baseball Writer
February 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

"With the way baseball is at this point, there's so much information and video and ways that the opponents can try to gain a competitive advantage by studying you as a player basically, breaking you down," Castro said. "Adaptation is kind of your best tool to combat that. Being able to adjust to what your opponent is trying to do to you is really your best offense."

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