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Second Wind: Houston Rockets Prepare for the 2018 NBA Playoffs

Ask any distance runner what sets them apart from any other athlete and they will give you the same answer over and over. “I knew I could complete the race when my second wind kicked in,” most would reiterate. Second wind is defined as a new strength or energy to continue something that is an effort.

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Groundhog Day: Astros Continue Their Winning Ways On Ring Ceremony Night

In 1993, a movie came out about a weatherman who was sent to cover an annual Groundhog Day ceremony. A crowd gathers and waits for the groundhog to come out and predict the weather for the next six weeks. In the movie, the weatherman keeps reliving the same day over and over again.

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A Big Splash: The Texans Come Up Huge in Free Agency

The Houston Texans did not dive right into the deep end of the pool when the NFL free agency market opened. They took their time. Texans general manager Brian Gaine, who replaced former general manager Rick Smith, let the city of Houston know exactly who he was by making some key moves to improve the team.

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Selection Sunday: UH Cougars Have High Hopes to Make the “Big Dance”

In days, college students, players, and fans will sit in front of their televisions waiting for the big announcement on who their basketball team will be playing in the first game of the second season. That’s right people, March Madness is back. The NCAA will pick 68 teams from various Men’s Division 1 basketball programs on Selection Sunday (March 11) to make up the 2018 tournament bracket. For the University of Houston men’s basketball team, that day will mean so much more.

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Let’s Play Ball: Houston Astros Are Prepared for the 2018 Season

On March 29, 2018, baseball enthusiast will hear those words they have been waiting for since the final game of the 2017 World Series.

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Halfway Home: Rockets Look to Finish What They Have Started

As we approach the midway point in the 2017-18 NBA season, there is one thing that has remained constant throughout the first 56 games of the season. The Houston Rockets are good. Ok, let me repeat myself and add something else to that last statement.

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“Philly Special” Philadelphia Eagles Pulls Upset in Super Bowl LII

Since 1976, the city of Philadelphia has been associated with boxer Rocky Balboa. He is the character that was created by actor Sylvester Stallone that depicts every person that has overcome adversity and obstacles in their life to achieve success.

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History in The Making Super Bowl LII New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles

There will be two important questions answered on Sunday, February 3, 2018, at 6:30 pm EST, when the AFC Champions New England Patriots and NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles meet in Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.

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Disappointment: Texans Lose Last Game of the Season to the Colts

Every New Year I hear the same statement made by individuals who can’t wait for the clock to hit midnight on December 31st. “New Year, New Me” is what they love to scream as they drink their favorite adult beverage. Well, let’s hope that the Houston Texans organization has that same mantra going into next season. Houston ended its season by losing to the Indianapolis Colts 22 – 13 to finish the season with a 4 -12 record and be ranked last in the AFC South due to the two losses to the Colts.

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Bah Humbug: Texans Lose On Christmas Day to the Pittsburg Steelers

Naughty or Nice? That is the question every child is asked before they name a million and one gifts they want for Christmas. Well, the Houston Texans must have been naughty because they didn’t get the present they so desired from Saint Nick, a victory. The Texans lost to the potential AFC representatives in Super Bowl 52, Pittsburg Steelers 34-6 to fall to 4-11 for the season.

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