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Century Mark

Astros defeat the Rangers 3-2 to reach 100-wins for third straight year

It is not often a baseball fan gets to witness the team they cheer for get 100 wins in a season. On tonight, 38,417 fans did. The Astros (100-53) defeated the Texas Rangers (74-79) 3-2 behind a strong pitching performance from the Major League leader in strikeouts, Gerrit Cole (18-5). He also became the fastest pitcher in Astros history to reach 300 strikeouts in a season. The last pitchers to reach such an accomplishment were Mike Scott in 1986 (306) and J.R. Richards, who did it twice in 1978 (307) and 1979 (313).

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The Rebound

Texans look to bounce back after tough loss on Monday night

The Houston Texans look to rebound after such a heartbreaking loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday night (30 -28) in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Houston will take on AFC South divisional rival, Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at NRG Stadium in their first home game of the 2019 NFL season. The Texans look to make it three- straight against the Jags after winning the last two meetings (20-7, 20-3).

Optimistically Upset

Texans lose season opener to the Saints on a last-second field goal

“Barefield. You almost got it,” said one of my teammates on the basketball team in high school. What he was referring to was my attempt to try and dunk a basketball. I was very close. So close that after a few tries I just hung on the rim. It gave me a sense that one day soon I would complete the task of dunking like my favorite NBA player at the time, Dominique Wilkins.

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Unanswered Questions

Texans have a tough road ahead of them to repeat as AFC South champions

The wait is over. The Houston Texans are finally prepared to play the New Orleans Saints in their first game of the 2019 NFL season. After going through offseason OTA’s, training camp, and we can’t forget how much of an emotional rollercoaster the fans were on last Saturday.

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Prairie View A&M defeats Texas Southern 44- 23 in 35th Annual Labor Day Classic behind Tucker’s three touchdowns.

Prairie View A&M put the rest of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) on notice that they will be a force to be reckoned with this season. They picked up right where they left off last year by displaying their very aggressive and high-octane offense in the 35th Annual Labor Day Classic.

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Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern Square Off In the 35th Labor Day Classic

You ever heard the phrase, “Love and Hate” relationship? It’s a phrase frequently used by siblings, best friends, college roommates, teammates, etc. Two people who have a genuine love for one another, can’t stand each other at times but doesn’t want to see each other hurt. That last sentence would describe the relationship that players, fans, and alumni from Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University have for each other.

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When It Rains, It Pours

Texans lose 34-0 to the Cowboys

There is an old saying that I heard growing up that is drenched (no pun intended) in negativity that states, “When it rains it pours.” The original phrase is an old English proverb, “It never rains but it pours,” suggested that when troubles come, they come one after the other.

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Texans Training Camp: Day 18

The Texans resumed practice on Wednesday as they prepare for their third preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington on Saturday. Here are a few observations.

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On Display

Players look to showcase their skills as the team heads closer to making roster cuts.

The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys prepare to square off tonight in the Governor’s Cup preseason game in Arlington. There are a couple of positions and players you should watch for on the Texans side of the ball.

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Due By

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is right in the Matt Kalil situation

When I was a teacher I use to give out different projects throughout the year that had a completion date in order for the student to receive a grade. Most of the time that due date was at least six weeks out from the day I assigned the project.

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