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Game 6: This is Why the Astros Traded for Justin Verlander

Houston’s pitching has not been their biggest problem as they’ve watched their 2-0 series lead turn in to a 3-2 series deficit. It has not been good, mind you — Charlie Morton got rocked in Game 3, the bullpen collapsed on Game 4 and Dallas Keuchel was suddenly mortal in Game 5 — but even then it’s not been the... Read More

Draymond Green Goes Down, Rockets Rally to Spoil Warriors Ring Night 122-121

Draymond Green is not the best player on the Warriors. He’s third or fourth best, depending on what you think of him vs. Klay Thompson. But Draymond Green is the most important Warrior — what they do defensively does not work without him (and their small ball playmaking suffers as well). Without him, the Warriors are not the same. That... Read More

Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Grievance Against NFL Centered on Trump’s Influence

Trump's tweets, rallies and contact with NFL owners will be a major part of Kaepernick's legal case The influence and power of President Donald Trump will be a central element in Colin Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the NFL, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, identifying the culture fostered by the leader of the free world as a factor in teams... Read More

Astros Betting on Dallas Keuchel to Repeat History

HOUSTON -- Dallas Keuchel had already established himself as the real deal in baseball circles when he embraced the moment and pitched the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees in the 2015 American League wild-card game. Keuchel logged a 20-8 record that season, led the league in innings pitched, pocketed a Gold Glove and an All-Star Game appearance, and... Read More

Yankees vs. Astros Has It All in a Power vs. Power ALCS Matchup

We could have had our first matchup of 100-win teams in a League Championship Series since the Yankees played the Royals in 1977, but the New York Yankees pulled off an improbable series comeback against the Cleveland Indians after losing the first two games. While the Houston Astros won 101 regular-season games to 91 for the Yankees, the true talent levels of the teams are much... Read More

Hockey Back in Houston? Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta says It’s Possible

HOUSTON - Is Houston another step closer to having hockey back in town? New Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta and Rockets CEO Tad Brown discussed the possibility of bringing a National Hockey League team to Houston at the former's introductory press conference Tuesday afternoon. Houston has a long history of hockey. The Houston Aeros played in the American Hockey League, basically the farm... Read More

Astros Win Series Over Red Sox: Advances to ALCS

The Houston Astros rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the American League Division Series and win their first postseason series since 2005. USA TODAY Sports BOSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander came out of the bullpen for the first time in his career, beating Chris Sale in an aces-turned-relievers role reversal on Monday and the Houston... Read More

Loss of J.J. Watt Derails Texans’ Momentum, Brings Familiar Challenge

HOUSTON -- Coming off two games in which Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans' offense looked poised to make the team a standout in the AFC South, the defense struggled and Houston lost its two most consistent pass-rushers -- including J.J. Watt -- in Sunday night’s 42-34 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Texans lost Watt (tibial plateau fracture to his left leg) and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (chest)... Read More

Altuve Hits 3 Homers, Astros Beat Red Sox 8-2 in ALDS Opener

HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve had just arrived in the Astros dugout after launching his third home run of the game when George Springer grabbed his right biceps and examined it, as if searching for an explanation for his teammate's extraordinary pop. He makes sure he stays on top of his gym routine, whatever it is," Springer said. "The dude is... Read More

Astros Call for an “Orange Out” of the Entire City

The Houston Astros are asking fans to wear orange on Thursday and Friday in an effort to Orange Out Houston. As the Astros prepare to face the Red Sox in the American League Division Series, the Astros have encouraged fans to "Orange Out Houston" on Thursday and Friday, the days of Games 1 and 2 at Minute Maid Park. The... Read More

Deshaun Watson named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

It’s beginning to appear that Tom Savage might not have been the answer the Texans were seeking at quarterback. Rookie Deshaun Watson continues to impress since taking over in Week Two, and was just named AFC offensive player of the week for last week’s blowout of the Titans. Watson was 25-of-34 passing for 283 yards and four touchdowns. He did... Read More

Deshaun Watson Donates First Paycheck to Cafeteria Employees

HOUSTON -- Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three women who work in the NRG Stadium cafeteria and who were especially affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to... Read More

What NFL Fans Think Of Players Taking a Knee

Football fans are divided over several players and coaches choosing to take a knee or not even participate in the National Anthem. This comes after Donald Trump’s comments saying that NFL players who kneel should be “fired.” What do you think? Synergy Radio wants to know! Comment Below! Video Source: NBC Read More

Baseball Teams Say They’ll Expand Fan Safety Nets After Girl’s Ballpark Injury

Several Major League Baseball teams have announced they would expand the length of their fan-safety netting after a toddler girl was hit in the face by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners said they would join the list of clubs who have voluntarily added more nets to protect... Read More

Deshaun Watson Could Make Things Interesting in New England

The Texans get yet another crack at the Patriots with yet another quarterback. Maybe this time it will be different. Apart from the fact that the New England defense has struggled relative to its past standard in 2017, the Patriots at times have had a hard time corralling and containing quarterbacks who are fleet of foot. Colin Kaepernick stunned them... Read More

Texans Release Jaelen Strong

HOUSTON -- The Texans released wide receiver Jaelen Strong on Monday. The 2015 third-round pick was suspended for the first game of the season because of his February 2016 arrest for illegal possession of marijuana. Strong was riding in a car driven by Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, a former teammate at Arizona State, and admitted to having the marijuana without a medical marijuana card. Strong... Read More

Astros Slug Past M’s, Claim First AL West Crown

http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2017/09/18/1838616283/1505700212284/asset_1800K.mp4 HOUSTON -- A chance to clinch the American League West title and the home debut of Justin Verlander had the Astros in the mood to party on Sunday afternoon. Verlander, pitching at home for the first time since he was acquired in a trade with the Tigers, struck out 10 batters in seven dominant innings, and the Astros blasted four home... Read More

Panthers Fall At Nicholls

THIBODAUX, La. – The Prairie View A&M University football team lost at Nicholls 44-13 Saturday night at Manning Field / Guidry Stadium.  Jalen Morton led the only PVAMU touchdown drive, moving the Panthers 67 yards in eight plays, ending with Morton's 8-yard touchdown pass to Zarrian Holcombe in the fourth quarter. Zach Elder made a pair of field goals, the... Read More

Panther Sports Radio Network Expands To Houston, Nationwide

Prairie View A&M University Athletics has a new home and expanded coverage for athletics broadcasts. Now under the direction of Vice President / Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson and the PVAMU Athletics Department, the Panther Sports Network has a new radio home in Houston, expanded reach with select games broadcast on satellite radio, and a new online portal for audio... Read More

The Era of the Mediocre Shooting Guard

What happened to the shooting guard position over the last 3-5 seasons? The shooting guard position has changed drastically over the years due to the rapid development of the point guards and small forward’s offensive production. In the 80s and early 90s the point guards main responsibility was to set the offense up, score about 12-15 points, and not turn... Read More

Texans Lose Brian Cushing for 10 Games After Second PEDs Violation

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended 10 games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Wednesday. Cushing will be eligible to return to Houston's active roster on Nov. 28, ahead of the team's game that week against the Baltimore Ravens. It's a significant blow to a Houston team that was routed at home by the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.... Read More

Two Teams That Need Colin Kaepernick, but Won’t Sign Him

Let’s see if we can add a little clarity to the debate that never ends: Should Colin Kaepernick be on an NFL roster? There’s no debate Kaepernick is good enough. None. Even if you don’t like his non-stance during the national anthem, or that he’s been average at best since Jim Harbaugh left the Niners, Kaepernick is still better than... Read More

Texans’ Offfensive Line Struggles Without Duane Brown

Texans left tackle (76) is not playing in Sunday's season opener because he is holding out. His absence has been noticed as quarterback Tom Savage has been sacked six times in the first half. The Texans' offensive line struggled mightily without three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown. His absence was glaring during a 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars,... Read More

Houston Businessman Tilman Fertitta Buys Rockets For a Record $2.2 Billion

The Houston Rockets have been sold to local billionaire Tilman Fertitta, who called the purchase of his hometown team a "dream come true." Terms of the sale, which was announced Tuesday, were not disclosed. A league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, however, that Fertitta agreed to purchase the team from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion, a record sale price for... Read More

Justin Time: Astros get Verlander in last-minute Deadline Trade

The Astros have acquired Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers. In the type of blockbuster trade rarely seen in August, the Astros acquired former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers late Thursday night and cemented their status as the favorites in the American League. The stunning deal, consummated just before Thursday's 1o:59... Read More

Preseason Game: Cowboys versus Texans Cancelled

Thursday's preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has been canceled, both teams announced. After Hurricane Harvey barreled into Southeastern Texas over the weekend, leaving devastating floods in its wake, the NFL relocated the game from Houston to Arlington. Yet, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, one of the reasons for canceling the game now is for... Read More

Jaguars Owner Says He’s Open To Signing Colin Kaepernick

The Jaguars have a troubling situation at quarterback, and when asked if he would be fine with Colin Kaepernick being called in to solve it, team owner Shad Khan said he would "absolutely" be okay with that move, according to Mike Dempsey of WJXL radio in Jacksonville. It remains a toss up between Blake Bortles and Chad Henne for who... Read More

Another Man of Steel: Bam Adebayo

  Dwight Howard in his prime was the most dominant big man in the league, bringing in 3 Defensive MVP’s, 5 All-NBA first team selections, and 8 All-Star selections. In this year’s upcoming draft there is a draftee that has similar qualities and that has the potential to be just as good as Howard. Bam Adebayo is a 6’10 260-pound... Read More

She’s a Beast: Recee Caldwell

McDonalds All-American, elite scorer, great leader, and an even better person. All these characteristics describe Texas Tech’s star guard Recee Caldwell. This season Caldwell put up 14.5 PPG, 4.5 APG, 2.8 RPG, while shooting 36.4 percent from the three-point line and 38.1 percent from the field. Her efforts this season brought her All-Big 12 Honorable mention. Caldwell scored 20 plus... Read More

Monte Morris: Sleeper of the Draft

Every year, The NBA Draft has hidden gems that many teams pass on for various reasons such as measurables, age, potential, and production. For example, potential rookie of the year guard Malcolm Brogdon, coming out of college many teams were concerned about what position he would play and his ability to score efficiently and consistently. All thirty teams passed on... Read More

March Madness

In just fourteen days, the National College Basketball tournament will start. Before any teams book their flights and start giving out student section tickets, they have to participate in their particular conference tournament. There will be thirty-two winners from each conference that will receive an automatic bid into the pool of sixty-eight teams. For example, in last year’s tournament, Holy... Read More

Chris Walker – The Chop Shop

Get to know Chris and you will appreciate what he stands for... Walker is very passionate about youth development. Form 2004-2007, Walker served as the Southwest Grassroots Director for Adidas America and head coach of Select T-MAC All Stars. In that capacity, He mentored 20 plus kids to receive basketball scholarships on the D1 level. Now, Walker continues his coaching... Read More