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Heisman Trophy winners to flop in the NFL

December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Giles up for any role with Astros; isn't too familiar with Houston

Reliever Ken Giles had his first engagement as a member of the Houston Astros on Monday, trying on his new jersey for the first time since coming over in the big trade with the Philadelphia Phillies. While it's expected that the Astros will hand closing duties over to Giles - a role Luke Gregerson had for the 2015 season - he was careful to say that he's pretty much open to whatever...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Harden chants Kobe's name, calls him 'modern Michael' in win over LA

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are certainly not where they want to be yet.However, they feel like they're getting close.They reached .500 on Saturday night with an easy 126-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers behind 30 points from James Harden.''We've come a long way,'' interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. ''We've got to give guys credit for accepting responsibility of where we...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Open Letter to the Boston Celtics: You have an elite defense, let's keep that quiet

Dear Boston Celtics,You have an elite defense. Let's keep that quiet.Right now, teams don't always respect you. Let them disrespect you... and then continue to steal the ball from them at a league leading rate.You're confident in your defense, I get that: Crowder:"When teams come to play us, they know we’re going to get into them defensively. We’re starting to build that DNA...
Via Celtics Life
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier turns in another big night but Magic fall to Rockets in OT

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 28 points, including seven in overtime, to help the Houston Rockets outlast the Orlando Magic for a 119-114 victory on Wednesday night.It was a wild, back-and-forth game that was tied 18 times and featured 22 lead changes.Dwight Howard and Harden made back-to-back layups to get things going for Houston in overtime and make it 114-110. Evan Fournier...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Loses in Houston in Overtime as Vucevic Injury Presents Uncertainty

AP Photo/Pat Sullivan The Orlando Magic lost their second overtime contest of the young season Wednesday, falling 119-114 on the road to the Houston Rockets. It wasn’t for a lack of spirit and effort though. After seeing Nikola Vucevic go down and leave the game in the third period with what is currently diagnosed as a sprained knee – expect further evaluation to be done on...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve’s Late-Game Heroics Push Houston Astros Past Boston Red Sox

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve swings for a walk-off home run to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Slightly less than four hours after game three between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox began Thursday night, Houston second baseman Jose Altuve took it upon himself to end it. With the...
Via The Sports Journal
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Seek Pitching Beyond Dallas Keuchel

Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) The All-Star game starter for the National League, Dallas Keuchel has started his second half showing no signs of slowing down. In his most recent start against the Texas Rangers, he struck out a career-high...
Via The Sports Journal
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Beware of 13: Houston Astros and Dallas Keuchel Rout Texas Rangers

Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Sunday afternoon the Houston Astros handed the Texas Rangers a Lone Star State sized shellacking, on the way to Houston winning the rubber match of their three game series. After both benches cleared during...
Via The Sports Journal
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Familiar Names Found Deep in the Houston Astros’ 2015 Draft Selections

FILE – In this June 28, 2007, file photo, Houston Astros’ Craig Biggio acknowledges the crowd after getting his 3,000th career hit in a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Houston. Biggio was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) The Astros took two high-profile players during the first five picks of the...
Via The Sports Journal
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Continue Scoring Late in Games on Way to Win Against Baltimore Orioles

Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez (9) is tagged out at home by Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph in the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 1, 2015, in Houston. Gonzalez was trying to score from second base on a Jose Altuve line drive single. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) The Houston Astros have been getting on teams late this season, in order to squeak out wins in games...
Via The Sports Journal
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Conjure up Late Game Magic, Yet Again

Baltimore Orioles’ Ryan Flaherty, left, and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) look to first base to see a completed double play against Manny Machado in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 1, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) At this point in the season the Houston Astros making a late game comeback is almost more of an expectation, rather than...
Via The Sports Journal
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel Looks to Bounce Back Against White Sox

Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Dallas Keuchel’s perfect winning record was tarnished on Monday. Before that, he hadn’t accrued a loss since mid-August of the 2014 season. His most recent loss occurred against an Orioles squad that...
Via The Sports Journal
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ Quick Turnaround Likely to Continue

Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) For years, it’s been an easy bet that the Houston Astros would finish last in their division. Even though their rebuild began to pay off in earnest last season, no one predicted the 29-17, first place...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Triad of Houston Astros Success

Houston Astros Colby Rasmus (28), Jose Altuve (27) and Marwin Gonzalez celebrate their 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) The Houston Astros stand atop the American League West four and a half games in front of a powerhouse Angels team, an unprecedented position given the collective performance over...
Via The Sports Journal
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Cruise to Victory Behind Dallas Keuchel

Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) The Houston Astros wrapped up their series against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon as ace Dallas Keuchel took the mound for the rubber game. Coming off of what would, by his standards, be...
Via The Sports Journal
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

As Texas' last team standing, is this Houston's year to shine?

The San Antonio Spurs will not defend their title. The Dallas Mavericks are home, too. That leaves the Houston Rockets as Texas' last team standing, an achievement they aren't used to feeling.As James Harden recently expressed in this article by ESPN's Calvin Watkins, the Rockets know this means they have a special opportunity standing in their way:"The Spurs are the defending champs...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Continues Dominance Over Athletics in Astros Victory

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve heads to first on a double against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve only stands at five-foot-six, but he seems like a much larger presence anytime he steps into the box against the Athletics. Coming into Saturday’s game, Altuve...
Via The Sports Journal
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Sullivan resigns as Samford football coach

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Samford coach Pat Sullivan, who has battled health problems, is resigning and moving into another position with the university. The university announced Sullivan's decision to step down Tuesday after eight seasons, effective immediately. The former Auburn quarterback won the 1971 Heisman Trophy. Sullivan, who was treated for throat cancer in 2003, had complications...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 16 Auburn hosts Pat Sullivan-led Samford

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) The suddenly struggling Auburn Tigers will try to rebound against the coach who helped hire Gus Malzahn. The 16th-ranked Tigers (7-3, No. 14 CFP) face FCS Samford (7-3) on Saturday night in a game more notable for who's on the opposing sideline than anything. Bulldogs coach Pat Sullivan won the 1971 Heisman Trophy as Auburn's quarterback. He's so highly regarded...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards hire Howard Eisley as assistant coach

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards have hired former NBA guard Howard Eisley as an assistant coach. The Wizards announced Thursday that Eisley will join Don Newman, Don Zierden, Roy Rogers, Pat Sullivan and David Adkins on head coach Randy Wittman's bench. Eisley spent the last four seasons as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers. Eisley played 12 seasons in the NBA with...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fooball ADP Watch: QB and RB Edition

Arian Foster is falling in drafts at a steady rate. Where would you draft him?(Photo Credit: Pat Sullivan/Associated Press) Fantasy Football ADP Watch Taking a peek at ADP trends provides an opportunity to measure the fantasy community’s evaluations on players through the first few weeks of the preseason. More importantly, considering the justifications for players who are on the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fooball ADP Watch: QB and RB Edition

Arian Foster is falling in drafts at a steady rate. Where would you draft him?(Photo Credit: Pat Sullivan/Associated Press) Fantasy Football ADP Watch Taking a peek at ADP trends provides an opportunity to measure the fantasy community’s evaluations on players through the first few weeks of the preseason. More importantly, considering the justifications for players who are on the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Samford's Sullivan not making trip to TCU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Former TCU coach Pat Sullivan won't be with his current team Saturday when Samford travels to Fort Worth. Sullivan said Wednesday in a statement that he won't be able to make the trip for Saturday's game with TCU because of complications from neck surgery in April. Assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Bill D'Ottavio will lead the team for the opener...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Gortat uses #freeagencysoon in Instagram post with Chris Singelton

Let the overreaction begin! While dining with Chris Singleton and Wizards assistant coach Pat Sullivan in Poland, Marcin Gortat used the hashtag #freeagencysoon. This is certainly not going to go over with some of the Wizards fanbase, wishing for Gortat to stay in D.C. Of course, Gortat’s post does not indicate anything about him leaving. [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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