The NBA has commanded sports talk time this summer. But when it came time for their big TV show, things got a little messy. The draft was so ridden with trades that at the end it was hard to know who had who.Because of the timing of the draft (June 20) and free agency, which… Read More


Back in May, when the Houston Astros were tallying casualties and bringing in help, we looked at the lineup they had scrapped together and figured there was no reason for panic. They would be OK.They have been. But now, with healing time winding up, the Astros will have to do some re-figuring as regulars are… Read More


The Major League baseball draft is our time to vacate the present and imagine the future. And by future, we generally mean distant future.That’s because the baseball draft is not like the NBA or NFL drafts, where top players are expected to make an immediate impact.No, baseball requires more seasoning than that. An 18- to… Read More


Injuries to Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa are the latest in a spate of training room setbacks for the Houston Astros.But what do they mean? Well, I suspect that the Astros will continue to limp along with little problem.Yes, they will miss these stars, particularly Correa. The Injured Correa was cruising along with a .295… Read More


The Texas Rangers may have to make some decisions in the coming weeks before the trade deadline. And those decisions involve pitching.Are they good enough to make a push for postseason? Or are they going to toss in the towel and be a seller, when trade time comes?Since hitting is no issue, pitching will provide… Read More


Back in March, before the first pitch of the season was tossed, we knew little about the Texas Rangers.Sure, we were looking at a lineup with many of the same players from last year’s 67-win group. But many of these players are still young, and the potentials are still not certain.A month and a half… Read More


After a solid first month of the season, the Houston Astros have rolled into the month of May in good shape.Cruising along with a comfortable cushion over the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels in the AL West, the Astros have put together a combo of offense and defense that keeps folks in Minute Maid… Read More


For all of the excitement, things seemed pretty normal in this NBA series between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors. There was nothing really surprising about how things went.The games were real struggles, but the home team won each time.With few exceptions, all of the primary characters played their parts in the drama… Read More


The Material Girl, Madonna, has announced a string of tour dates Today May 6.  Unlike the normal arenas she has sold out in the past this tour will be more intimate.  We are talking about Theater sized venues this time around.  Yes, Madonna tickets will SELLOUT.  SO far only 3 cities have been announced but… Read More


We knew a few things would have to happen for the Houston Rockets to preserve this NBA playoff series with the Golden State Warriors. Those things seemed to converge Saturday night in the Rockets’ 126-121 overtime win before a whooping, hollering sellout crowd at Toyota Center. It all set up yet another Rockets battle for… Read More