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September 10, 2013 | By David Wharton
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.
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December 23, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster left a 23-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings early in the third quarter because of an irregular heartbeat. Foster said the irregular heartbeat is not a major problem. “I'll be OK,” Foster said. “It's a very minor situation, so I'll be OK.” Foster had gained only 15 yards in 10 carries and had two catches for 14 yards. The workhorse running back, who went into the game with 1,313 yards in a league-high 325 carries, also had an irregular heartbeat during a practice.
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September 10, 2013 | By David Wharton
As expected, International Olympic Committee members elected Thomas Bach of Germany as their new president. Bach had been considered the favorite going into Tuesday's vote at the IOC session in Buenos Aires. "Thank you very much to all of you," Bach said. "Let us, this great universal orchestra of IOC members, play together in harmony towards a bright future for the Olympic Movement. " Bach replaces Jacques Rogge, whose 12-year tenure ends at the close of the session. The IOC elects its president by secret ballot, handing him an eight-year term followed by the possibility of a four-year term.
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August 5, 2002 | From Wire Reports
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.
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November 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
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October 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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October 9, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
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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.
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November 22, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
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.
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