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JJ Watt, Jose Altuve named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. On Monday night the two were honored by Sports Illustrated when they were given the magazine's prestigious... Read More

Houston Astros Fans Wait Hours Outside Academy Sports to Meet Jose Altuve

  KATY, Texas - Close to 200 diehard Jose Altuve fans wrapped themselves around the building at Academy Sports in Katy Sunday. They were sleeping in tents, in sleeping bags, they have heaters and hot cocoa and even some camping stoves as they huddle outside the store at I-10 and The Grand Parkway waiting for their hero to arrive Hey this is... Read More

MLB Awards: Astros’ Jose Altuve Named 2017 AL MVP, Crushes Aaron Judge

Altuve is the Second Astros Player to Win a League MVP Award For the second straight season, a league MVP is a reigning World Series champion. Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of America announced Astros second baseman Jose Altuve won the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player award Thursday. Altuve and the Astros clinched the first World Series... Read More

Altuve’s Work in ’17 Worthy of AL MVP Award

Astros second baseman leads Majors with .346 average, wins batting title http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2017/11/07/1866563383/1510020324419/asset_1800K.mp4 HOUSTON -- As the best player on the best team in baseball, Jose Altuve's case for the American League Most Valuable Player Award is convincing. Altuve, who made his fifth All-Star team in 2017, won his third career and second consecutive batting title while leading the Major Leagues with... Read More

Astros Victory Parade Highlights

HOUSTON - Nearly one million people lined the streets of downtown Houston on Friday to celebrate the Astros’ World Series championship. Hours before the party started, fans were finding their spot along the nearly two-mile-long parade route that started and ended at Smith and Lamar streets. Just before 2 p.m., the victorious Astros climbed aboard Houston Fire Department trucks and... Read More

Bottoms Up: Astros and MVP George Springer Complete Stunning Rise, Win World Series

For the first time in the franchise's history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions. They outlasted the Dodgers in a dramatic series by beating L.A., 5-1 in Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. It was George Springer who graced the cover of the June 30, 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated that audaciously touted the Astros as 2017 World Series champions,... 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

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