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Roger Clemens honored with induction to Red Sox Hall of Fame
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Published in 15-8-2014
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BOSTON Roger Clemens, a pitcher who represents something of a bond between the Red Sox and Astros, was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame on Thursday at Fenway Park. Former Boston Red Sox great Roger Clemens, left, who later pitched for his hometown Astros, was honored along with Nomar Garciaparra, center, and Pedro Martinez during a ceremony Thursday at Fenway Park.(Photo by Jim Rogash / Get ...>>
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Red Sox rally to down Astros in opener of 4-game series
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Published in 15-8-2014
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Box score BOSTON The Astros let a lead disintegrate in a plodding 53-pitch sixth inning Thursday night, when the Red Sox looked less like the disappointment of 2014 and a lot more like the team that won it all a year ago. The once promising night turned into a 9-4 loss in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park, the start of a 10-game, three-city road trip. Astros starter Scott Feldman wa ...>>
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Astros owner Jim Crane weighs in on new commissioner
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Published in 15-8-2014
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BOSTON With a new commissioner selected and change to come, Astros owner Jim Crane said he has an interest in taking a more proactive role in league affairs where possible, he told the Chronicle on Thursday night. Crane arrived at Fenway Park on Thursday night after the owners’ meetings wrapped in Baltimore, where MLB executive Rob Manfred was unanimously voted to become the next commissioner f ...>>
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Outdoors report: Aug. 15
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Published in 15-8-2014
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Outdoors report Beachfront The surf was green to the beach in Galveston. Trout were caught on topwaters in the first gut. Live-baiters tossing live shrimp caught trout and Spanish mackerel. Galveston Winds were gusting from the east early before subsiding around mid-morning. Open water structure held trout on croakers and soft plastics. Matagorda Surf anglers took good catches of trout while ...>>

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City oficially joins Texans in support of David Quessenberry
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Published in 15-8-2014
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The Texans continued to stand behind offensive tackle David Quessenberry, who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Team personnel and fans wore “Texans for DQ” T-shirts during the final open practice of camp Thursday, with proceeds from sales donated to lymphoma research. After practice, a proclamation was issued in Quessenberry’s name. “The City of Houston kind of dedicated ( ...>>
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MLB: Tigers' Scherzer, Brewers' Fiers fan 14 in gems against Pirates, Cubs
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Published in 15-8-2014
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DETROIT - Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Scherzer (14-4) took another step toward a second straight American League Cy Young Award, holding Pittsburgh to three hits and two walks. Since June 22, Scherzer is 6-1 in 10 starts with a 1.78 ERA and 85 strikeouts as opposed to only 52 hits. ...>>
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Odds on the next Comeback Player of the Year in the NFL
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Published in 15-8-2014
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Whether it be injuries or players’ performances take a nose dive (looking at you, Matt Schaub), the NFL is all about the bounce-back story, and this year is no different. Oddsmakes have identified a wide range of players they’re banking on returning to their normal level of performance, and there are plenty of big names in the mix.
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Five Texans to watch vs. Falcons
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Published in 15-8-2014
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Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick One good thing about being a 10-year veteran is being able to put an awful performance behind you. Fitzpatrick was 6-of-14 for 55 yards and two interceptions with a 14.6 rating against Arizona. That’s not indicative of the kind of quarterback he’s been. He needs to bounce back against the Falcons. It’ll be interesting to see what coach Bill O’Brien, who calls t ...>>
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Book Events: May 11-17
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Published in 14-8-2014
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MONDAY Robin Preiss Glasser and Jane O'Connor: Authors will discuss and sign "Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century" and "Nancy Clancy and the Silver Key," 5 p.m., Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial; 281-497-8675 or bluewillowbookshop.com. Porter Shreve: Author will discuss and sign "The End of the Book," 7 p.m., Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet; 713-523-0701 or brazosbookstore.com. TU ...>>
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Book Excerpt: 'Everybody's Got Something,' by Robin Roberts
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Published in 14-8-2014
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"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts will sign her best-selling memoir, "Everybody's Got Something," 1 p.m. May 31 at Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial; 281-497-8675 or bluewillowbookshop.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the store, online or by phone; each ticket includes a copy of the book. Many of you are experiencing or caring for a loved one with a life-threatening ...>>
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Sorrow and humor collide in one family's avalanche of adversity in 'The Possibilities'
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Published in 14-8-2014
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Respected filmmaker Alexander Payne ("About Schmidt," "Sideways") won an Oscar adapting the story for the screen, and with George Clooney in the role of hapless Hawaiian land baron Matt King, the movie struck gold. Sarah St. John, the central character, may be the only person in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colo., who always wanted to be somewhere else. The Possibilities reprises this theme ...>>
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Amanda Peet has deal for children's book
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Published in 14-8-2014
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NEW YORK - Are you there, Santa? Amanda Peet is calling. Random House Children's Books announced that it will release "Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein," a picture book that the actress-playwright collaborated on with her friend Andrea Troyer. Publication is set for fall 2015. The story revolves around a young Jewish girl who wonders why Santa doesn't visit her house. Peet said she was ...>>
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Book Events
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Published in 14-8-2014
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Hayes will discuss his debut thriller, "I Am Pilgrim," with Abrahams, a Texas TV reporter and anchor, 6:30 p.m., Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet; 713-524-8597, or toll free 888-424-2842 or murderbooks.com. Author and Fox News anchor signs "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love," 5:30 p.m., Books-A-Million, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy: 281-644-2665. Authors selling and sig ...>>
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'The Good Spy' steps behind CIA curtain
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Published in 14-8-2014
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One day, in the spring of 1977, an American intelligence operative working in Beirut, Lebanon, sent home to his wife a chatty but carefully worded letter that could have gotten him fired, if his bosses had ever discovered it. "When I got to the usual place, he drove me into the camp, and I met .1 with the beard," the letter said. "He's funny-looking as his pictures, but a very bright and sinc ...>>
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Exploring 'science' of racial differences
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Published in 14-8-2014
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Science journalist Nicholas Wade, an experienced reporter who has covered many advances in genetic technologies for the New York Times, saunters into this fraught political landscape undaunted. [...] for many thousands of years, most human populations were separated into diverse geographic and social settings. [...] Wade discusses genetic research showing that a mutation on a gene named DARC (Du ...>>
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