James Harden, Rockets go ice cold in blowout loss to Clippers, who expose Houston’s lack of a Plan B

Since the Houston Rockets traded Clint Capela and officially committed to playing super small, they’ve gone 7-4 in exactly one month of action, and they’ve been better than that record would indicate. One loss was to the Suns without Russell Westbrook, while another came against the Jazz on a 30-foot, Read more

Rockets owner says nobody fears Lakers or Clippers, which misses the point of Houston’s predicament entirely

The 2017-18 Houston Rockets were, by nearly any measure, a championship-caliber team. They won 65 games, had the NBA’s best net rating and tore through their first two playoff series with an 8-2 record. They employed the NBA’s MVP in James Harden, another All-Star in Chris Paul, and checked off Read more

XFL 2020 Week 3 takeaways: Los Angeles stuns D.C., Houston’s defense is a liability, New York is in trouble

Los Angeles 39, D.C. 9. Okay, show of hands: who saw that one coming? Put your hand down because you’re lying.  The winless Wildcats (who were +8.5, by the way) pulled off the first true shocking upset of the XFL on Sunday with what was also the best overall performance Read more

Astros owner Jim Crane apologizes to season-ticket holders ahead of Houston’s first spring training game

The Houston Astros will open their exhibition season Saturday night against the Washington Nationals in a rematch of last fall’s World Series. Much has changed in the three-plus months since the conclusion of the Fall Classic, a series the Nationals won in seven games, with the Astros’ years-long sign-stealing operation Read more