September 10, 2013 |
The International Olympic Committee elected Anita DeFrantz, a member from Los Angeles, to its powerful executive board. The announcement on Tuesday afternoon ended a big day for Americans at the IOC session in Buenos Aires. Earlier, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst was elected an IOC member. DeFrantz's victory confirmed an end to difficult relations between the U.S. and the Olympic movement. "There were some hard feelings," DeFrantz said earlier in the week.
March 21, 2013 |
Free-agent safety Ed Reed is on the verge of signing with the Houston Texans, according to the NFL network. “I'm signing with Houston unless something changes,” Reed told the network. Reed has played for the Baltimore Ravens for 11 seasons and is the franchise leader in interceptions with 61. He helped lead them to last season's Super Bowl title. Last week, Reed flew to Houston aboard owner Bob McNair's private jet and Reed spent two days meeting with coaches and management, but left town without agreeing to a deal.
September 11, 2013 |
Denver Broncos star Von Miller can't seem to stay out of trouble. The Pro Bowl linebacker, serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, was stopped by law enforcement last week and cited for speeding and driving with a suspended license, according to a report by CBS4 in Denver. Miller, who set a franchise record with 18 1/2 sacks last season, reportedly was stopped near his home in Arapahoe County. He had been arrested in August after failing to appear in court on misdemeanor traffic violations.
August 5, 2002 |
OK, Houston Texans. Let's see if you're ready for some NFL football. The league's newest expansion team will take another historic step tonight, when the Texans make their exhibition season debut against the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio. "It will be the first time anyone has seen the Texans," Coach Dom Capers said. "Right now, nobody knows a thing about the Houston Texans." We're about to learn. On prime time national TV.
October 11, 2004 |
The crowd was rocking, David Carr and Andre Johnson couldn't miss and the Houston Texans had just forced the game into overtime by rallying from a 21-point deficit. Then Daunte Culpepper fired a perfect spiral to a streaking Marcus Robinson, and just like that the comeback was over and the Minnesota Vikings had escaped with a 34-28 win.
October 9, 2012 |
J.J. Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans, said it best after Monday night's 23-17 victory over the New York Jets, which was preserved when a pass by Mark Sanchez was intercepted with 1:51 remaining. "That's what you dream about," Watt said. "It's 'Monday Night Football.' You're on the field. You have a chance to end the game. That's what you want. For us to go out there and do that, it's huge. " OK, he's probably talking about winning the game and not about preserving the Texans' No. 2 ranking in the Times' NFL power rankings, but it's fun to pretend.
November 13, 2012
The latest edition of The Times' NFL power rankings are out, and we have a new No. 1 team: The Houston Texans, who upended the No. 3 Chicago Bears last weekend, 13-6. The previous No. 1 team, the Atlanta Falcons, fell out of the top spot, but only to No. 2, after their 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Atlanta Coach Mike Smith's Falcons teams are 2-7 against the Saints . But not everyone on the Falcons was impressed with New Orleans. FULL LIST: NFL power rankings "It's not like they came out and won a game today," frustrated Falcons receiver Roddy White said.
November 22, 2012 |
Lions Coach Jim Schwartz made a mistake that probably cost Detroit a chance to beat the Houston Texans in the first game of a Thanksgiving Day tripleheader. In a back-and-forth game that ended with the Texans winning in overtime, 34-31, Schwartz threw the challenge flag on a disputed touchdown pass play by Houston. One problem. All touchdowns are automatically reviewed in NFL games. So, the challenge flag is kind of like piling on the officials, who promptly handed out an unsportsmanlike penalty, subsequently negating a review of the play.
November 4, 2007 |
OAKLAND -- Coach Gary Kubiak admits he has never been part of a game quite like the one his Houston Texans played when they came to Oakland a year ago. Despite failing to complete a pass in the second half and finishing with minus-5 yards passing, the Texans somehow managed to beat the Raiders, 23-14, in a game that reached new lows in ugliness. "It's as strange as I've ever been around," Kubiak said. "It was not very pretty.