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27
Sep
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Former Rocket Jordan Hill Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charge

Former Houston Rocket Jordan Hill avoided a prison sentence with a plea deal. Hill was accused of choking and punching Darlene Luna’s legs last February in a late night lover’s brawl.

Hill was in district court in Houston on Thursday facing felony assault charges; facing up to 10 years in prison. The plea agreement led to a guilty plea to misdemeanor assault charges and requires hill to complete domestic violence counseling and one year probation. The judge ordered him to pay a $500. fine and donate $100. to the Harris county domestic violence fund.

Hill appeared in a Houston courtroom alongside attorney Rusty Hardin Jr., who successfully defended Roger Clemens in his recent perjury trial. Hill’s former girlfriend, Darlene Luna, was represented by high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, perhaps best known for representing Nicole Brown Simpson’s family during the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Tue
25
Sep
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Agreement Reached in Out of Ring-Mayweather, Jr vs. Pacquiao Fight

A confidential settlement has been agreed upon between two of the biggest names in boxing today. In federal court Manny Pacquiao sued Floyd Mayweather Jr. for defamation of character; for accusing him publicly of using performance enhancing drugs.

The biggest stumbling block for the two meeting in the ring appears to have been Mayweather's insistence he get the lion's share of what many assume will be the biggest payday in boxing history. Recently, however, Pacquaio told ESPN he has okay with giving Mayweather a larger slice of the earnings. Pacquaio said he'd agree to a 55-45 split.

The 33-year-old Pacquiao is 54-4 with two draws.

He's due to fight Juan Manuel Marquez in December in Las Vegas. Pacquiao denies the using any performance-enhancing substances. Another hurdle had been Mayweather's insistence to random blood and urine drug screening throughout the build-up to the fight.

Tue
25
Sep
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NFL admits Mistake in Seahawks/Packers Game: Ruling Stands!

 
The NFL has released a statement regarding the final play of the Seattle Seahawks' victory over the Green Bay Packers in which the league endorses the actions made by the replacement officials and the replay review after the ruling of touchdown on Golden Tate's catch Monday night.
The key word being "after." As for the before, the wording is kind of fuzzy. 

In the statement, the NFL says the officials ruled on the field it was a touchdown and not an interception by Packers safety M.D.
Jennings, though as anyone who watched the play knows by now, that was one of two rulings on the play. The other one was an interception. No conference between the officials was held to get a consensus final ruling announced by referee Wayne Elliot.

The statement admits the ruling of a catch should've been nullified because of the pass interference penalty that was missed when Tate shoved Packers defensive back Sam Shields in the back before leaping. 

Sun
23
Sep
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Texans Hold Off a Determined Denver Team

The ugly interceptions didn't play into Peyton Manning's second straight defeat, but so much of the rest of it sounded like a broken record -- the likes of which the Broncos quarterback doesn't want to hear anymore.
 
Matt Schaub lost a small chunk of his ear after a brutal hit, but still outplayed Manning, throwing for four touchdowns against a confused Broncos defense Sunday to stake theHouston Texans to a big lead on the way to a 31-25 victory.
 
"We have to learn from this game, address it, be honest, everybody needs to be accountable and try to improve forward," Manning said. "It's not the ideal situation. Everybody would love to be 3-0. That's not the way it is right now."
According to long time Texan's fan and Houstonian Milly Calhoun said, " It's too early to get excited, for the last few seasons I've gotten excited early and the team hit the wall."

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23
Sep
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Jon Jones Triumphant in Fourth vs. a Game Belfort Saturday Night

Jon Jones

 

TORONTO, September 22 - Jon Jones stared down the greatest scare of his career – his right arm popped by a Vitor Belfort armbar – but persevered to preserve his light heavyweight title with a fourth round submission win in the UFC 152 main event at Air Canada Centre Saturday night.

It was Jones’ fourth successful title defense and fifth consecutive win over a current or former UFC champion.

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22
Sep
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Astros Cruise Past Pirates: Three Homers

 

HOUSTON -- Houston interim manager Tony DeFrancesco isn't in a position to worry about anybody else's fortunes while trying to improve a team with the worst record in the majors.

 

Fri
21
Sep
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Gillispie Resigns As Texas Tech Head Coach

 

Texas Tech men's coach Billy Gillispie has resigned due to health concerns, the school said Thursday, ending a bizarre and disappointing one-year run at the program he took over with designs on building a West Texas powerhouse.

The school and fans had hoped Gillispie, 52, could orchestrate another remarkable turnaround like the ones he put together at UTEP and Texas A&M. Instead, after being out of coaching for two years, he led the Red Raiders to an 8-23 record last season that included just one Big 12 victory.

The move comes less than a month after the school announced it was looking into allegations of player mistreatment by the veteran coach — a sensitive topic at Texas Tech, given the 2009 firing of football coach Mike Leach after claims that he mistreated a player suffering from a concussion.

Wed
19
Sep
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Vince Young Running Out of Money

Vince Young

By: N. Tru Bass

 

Former football great Vince Young is rumored to be struggling financially and suing his former lawyer and financial advisor. 

 

In just a half dozen years Young as apparently gone from football star to unemployed.  It’s a long way to travel for a player who signed his first NFL contract worth about $26 million in for sure money in 2006.  He was selected by Tennessee and was the third overall pick. 

 

Last month Young was released by the Buffalo Bills, his third NFL team. 

 

According to Young’s lawyers, his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, mismanaged his money, forged his signature and impersonated him in emails and phone calls. 

 

Attorneys on the other side dispute that claim saying, Young squandered his own money,  saying, “This is a person scrambling helplessly and pointing in all directions to blame others to get out of debt.”

 

Tue
18
Sep
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ASTROS ANNOUNCE “YOU MAKE THE CALL” MASCOT TALENT CONTEST

 
HOUSTON, TX – The Astros announced that they will conduct a “You Make The Call” Mascot Talent Contest that will provide fans the unique opportunity to that will provide fans the unique opportunity to showcase their performing skills to be the 2013 team mascot.
As part of this second “You Make The Call” contest, fans will once again have the chance to be a part of the selection process by voting on the candidates online at astros.com. A panel of judges will also be a part of the selection process.

Sun
16
Sep
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Texans With Another Impressive Win: 2 - 0 For the Season

Texans Rushing

Week two for the Houston Texans yield another impressive win.  The Texans led throughout with offense scoring in each quarter.  Matt Schaub passed for 195 yards on Sunday against a Jacksonville defense that seemed one step behind all day.  Kubiak wisely used his rushing backs efficiently rotating Foster and Tate keeping fresh legs in the game all the time.  Foster finished with 28 carries 110 yards rushing and 1TD. 
 
The Texan’s are 2-0 going into the third week of the season against the Denver Broncos with two impressive early victories.

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