Archive for the ‘Houston Astros’ Category

A’s hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to lead theAthletics past the Houston Astros in a 7-6 home run derby of sorts Thursday night. Four players hit two home runs: Chapman and teammate Matt Olson along with Houston's Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. The governing body of world athletics has hailed the Swiss court decision that ruled Caster Semenya out of their world championships as a victory for "parity and clarity". Olympic 800 meters champion Semenya is fighting an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulation that middle distance female runners with a high natural level of testosterone must take medication to reduce it.

Wednesday Sports in Brief

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

The agent for New Orleans Saints leading receiver Michael Thomas says Thomas and the Saints have agreed on a new five-year, $100 million contract. Andrew Kessler of the agency Athletes First, who joined colleague David Mulugheta in negotiating the deal with the Saints, says the contract pays Thomas about $61 million in guaranteed salary and bonuses. The agreement brings to an end Thomas' training camp holdout that spanned five practices.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

While Madison Bumgarner remained in San Francisco, the Mets held on to starter Zack Wheeler, and Pittsburgh never came down from its asking price enough for a team to deal for closer Felipe Vazquez, the Houston Astros in the closing minutes before the deadline acquired Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbacks, part of a late surge in which they also got Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini from Toronto. Patriots quarterback Brady would welcome contract talk Tom Brady enters his 20th NFL season wondering what's next. The New England Patriots quarterback is days shy of his 42nd birthday and just over one month away from beginning defense of his sixth Super Bowl title.

Astros’ Bregman wants to take down the city of Boston

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is determined to beat the city of Boston following the Red Sox and New England Patriots' success. MLB All-Star and World Series champion Bregman has not forgotten Houston's loss to the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series last season. The Red Sox went on to claim the World Series title.

How to Watch the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB as the Leagues Overlap for the 2018 Sports Equinox

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

With nine NHL games and three NBA games on, in addition to Thursday Night Football and the MLB playoffs, fans have plenty of options to choose from. The Boston Red Sox are just one win away from their first World Series appearance since 2013 and can close out the defending champion Houston Astros with a victory in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

MLB postseason picture: Astros overcome Mike Trout heroics, maintain grip on AL West

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

September is upon us, which means every race in Major League Baseball is headed for the home stretch. Every game matters more than ever to the teams competing for a postseason spot. For about 15 minutes we thought Mike Trout might be the story of the night in the postseason picture.

Ovechkin, Kim earn major honours at ESPY Awards

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The 2018 ESPY Awards left few dry eyes in the audience and in the households of viewers once it was finished. The annual sports showcase made history with the first ever female host as former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick took the stage. But it was another