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Winning numbers for Dec. 16, 2017
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:28:45 +0100
Lottery winning numbers TEXAS Lotto: 12/16NA Estimated jackpot $5.5 million Winning tickets NA Next jackpot 12/20NA Pick 3 morn.: 12/162-8-7 Sum: 17 Pick 3 day: 8-9-6 Sum: 23 Pick 3 even.: 4-2-3 Sum: 9 Pick 3 night:7-2-4 Sum: 13 Daily 4 morn.: 12/167-6-5-9...
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Texas notebook: Shaka Smart experiments with supersized lineup
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:57:23 +0100
AUSTIN – For a 2-minute, 40-second stretch during the first half of Texas' (7-3) 75-60 win over Louisiana Tech (7-4), coach Shaka Smart decided to supersize his lineup.
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Rockets take down Bucks to push winning streak to 13
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:24:00 +0100
James Harden had gone from the training table to nailing 3-pointers, unsure if he could play at all, to his top-scoring game of the week, but that was not what had him beaming.
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At Day for Night, don't expect anything that courts the middle
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:09:15 +0100
On a gray day with rain in the forecast, the third annual Day for Night festival opened with defiant flamboyance. The event's aptly tagged Red Stage boasted Of Montreal early Saturday afternoon for a set that made no concessions to the weather. Ringleader...
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Luc Mbah a Moute's injury gives Rockets chance to modify lineups
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:04:41 +0100
The injury to Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute came at a particularly challenging time, with the Rockets' back-to-back completing a stretch of four games in six days and in a busy part of the schedule. But Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he did plan...
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Rockets' Clint Capela sits out against Bucks
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:59:00 +0100
Rockets center Clint Capela sat out Saturday's game with a bruised right heel, sending the Rockets to their sixth starting lineup of the season with Ryan Anderson starting at center though Nene was made available after the Rockets initially planned to...
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Cy-Fair upends Austin Westlake, advances to first state title game in school history
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:57:58 +0100
Cy-Fair opened its doors in 1941 and took the gridiron for its first playoff game in 1964 – more than 50 years ago.
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Rockets' James Harden playing vs. Bucks despite knee pain
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:44:00 +0100
Rockets guard James Harden chose to play Saturday's game despite pain in his right knee from his crash into the basket stanchion on a foul by Spurs guard Brandon Paul during the fourth quarter of Friday's game against the Spurs.
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Two pit bulls maul their owner to death
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:29:00 +0100
Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went to look for her at the area she frequented. There, authorities say, he found her two dogs, guarding what he first thought was an animal carcass. "Much...
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Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:22:00 +0100
MONTECITO, Calif. - Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into "a ghost town" as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito. The...
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The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:46:00 +0100
OCEAN CITY, Md. - Phil Heasley caught the fish of his life, but the $2.8 million in tournament prize money got away. Heasley reeled in a 6-foot white marlin last year off Maryland's coast. But in a sign of how concerned some big money tournaments are...
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Katy loses to Lake Travis in state semifinal
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:28:00 +0100
SAN ANTONIO - Cold and rainy is supposed to ground a high-powered passing attack.
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Billionaire philanthropists found dead in basement
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:14:00 +0100
Their bodies were found in the basement of their $7 million home in Toronto's affluent North York neighborhood by a real estate agent preparing the mansion for an open house. But as word of Honey and Barry Sherman's deaths spread, neighbors, family members...
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TV-radio listings: Dec. 17
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:56:00 +0100
Television Col. basketball E. Washington at Purdue (w) Big Ten 11 a.m. Col. basketball Florida St. at Texas (w) FS1 11:30 a.m. Col. basketball Georgia Tech at Georgia (w) SEC noon Col. basketball Stony Brook at Providence FS1 1:30 p.m. Col. basketball North...
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Outdoors report: Dec. 17
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:39:31 +0100
Calcasieu Lake - HR&G reported limits of ducks on the opening day of the second split for Louisiana's Coastal Zone. Redfish and trout are good in the afternoon while wading. Matagorda - The Colorado River has been consistent at night under pier lights...
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Former Houston area high school stars in bowl games
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:00:00 +0100
There are 39 bowl games plus a national championship to think about and across all 78 teams there is an incredible number of players from The Lone Star State.And if you want to take it one step further, there are a ton of former Houston area high school...
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Criminal accidentally reveals face after posting a video to the 'cloud' with a stolen phone
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:58:33 +0100
Police are looking for one of three males in connection to a robbery that occurred on Dec. 12 around 9:20 near the 3800 block of Weslayan.
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Texans re-sign DT Chunky Clements
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:37:03 +0100
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Texans made it official, announcing they've re-signed defensive tackle Chunky Clements to the practice squad.
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No, Trump did not host the NRA on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:25:42 +0100
An article published on Fri. Dec. 15 claiming president Trump hosted the NRA on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre has caused some controversy, distaste towards the White House.
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Day for Night heads into Saturday with Cardi B, Nine Inch Nails and the threat of rain
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:04:01 +0100
The National Weather Service called for "showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between midnight and 3am."
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3-pointers: Takeaways from the Rockets' 124-109 win against the San Antonio Spurs
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:52:12 +0100
At 23-4, the Rockets matched their best record through 27 games in franchise history.
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Vince McMahon is thinking about bringing back the XFL
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:52:01 +0100
At the end of ESPN's recent "30 for 30" episode about the XFL, WWE owner Vince McMahon and former NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol - the two men who spearheaded the failed early-aughts competitor to the NFL - mused about possibly giving it another go....
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Texas GOP sues to keep Farenthold off 2018 ballot
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:48:45 +0100
The Republican Party of Texas sued the secretary of state Friday to keep U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold off the 2018 ballot after the congressman, who has been accused of sexual harassment, said he will not seek reelection.
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New evacuations ordered as huge California fire flares up
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:47:00 +0100
LOS ANGELES - A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews...
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Texans' T.J. Yates into game, Tom Savage being evaluated
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:27:32 +0100
Savage got checked out by doctors under the tent on the sideline and Yates began warming up.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin declares 'victory' in Syria during Mideast tour
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:30:00 +0100
CAIRO - Russian President Vladimir Putin declared "victory" in Syria during a surprise visit Monday to a military base there, then traveled to Egypt and Turkey, where he celebrated Moscow's deepening ties with those key regional powers. Speaking to Russian...
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Astros add Tim Federowicz, Matt Ramsey on minor league deals
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:35:46 +0100
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Astros signed veteran catcher Tim Federowicz to a minor league contract Monday, adding a player with major league experience to compete in spring training with Max Stassi.
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Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:11:00 +0100
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can "do better" than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to a man...
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U.N. calls for urgent evacuation of 137 Syrian children
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:42:00 +0100
BEIRUT - The United Nations children's agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have reportedly died from a lack of medical care. The Eastern...
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Texans fans at NRG Stadium for the 49ers game
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:37:25 +0100
Although temperatures had been chilly in Houston, it warmed up to the high-50s before Sunday's game which made for ideal conditions for tailgating.
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Dynamo trade for Houston native Arturo Alvarez
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:11:15 +0100
Alvarez has played all over MLS and in Europe, but he's never played in his hometown of Houston. The Dynamo changed that Sunday morning when they traded for the 32-year old attacker of the Chicago Fire.
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Ex-Facebook executive says social media is destroying society
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:15:00 +0100
A former Facebook executive is making waves after he spoke out about his "tremendous guilt" over growing the social network, which he feels has eroded "the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other." Chamath Palihapitiya began working...
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Major freak out occurs after Houston gender reveal party turns into marriage proposal
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:27:20 +0100
A Houston woman had more than one surprise in store at her baby's gender reveal party.
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Houston coach Major Applewhite will handle bowl game play-calling
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:29:43 +0100
Applewhite does not plan to fill the position on his staff until sometime after the Dec. 24 bowl game, a person close to the football program said Monday.
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Rockets look to slow down NBA's top-scoring combination
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:49:46 +0100
The Pelicans came into Monday's game second in the NBA in points in the paint, averaging 51.3, with the New Orleans' big men more effectively working to provide spacing for the other. Averaging 51.3 points per game between them, Cousins and Davis are...
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'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' leadGolden Globes nominations
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:32:00 +0100
NEW YORK - Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairy tale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" led television nominees with six nods. In what's being viewed as a wide-open...
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Trump directs NASA to send astronauts back to Moon and Mars
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:45:56 +0100
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump directed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars, shifting the agency’s mission from the study of Earth. Trump signed a directive to...
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Sweet Paris crêpe shop to open three more locations
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:45:00 +0100
Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café plans to open three more Texas locations in the spring of 2018. The Houston-based restaurant, which opened in Rice Village five years ago, has other locations in CityCentre and Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
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Texans' Deshaun Watson on Bill O'Brien: 'I want OB with me!'
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:05:56 +0100
The injured quarterback wrote on his official Twitter account that he hopes Bill O'Brien will return as the Texans' coach. O'Brien said Monday he wants to be back.
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Chris Pezman top candidate to be next UH athletic director
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:12:00 +0100
Chris Pezman, a graduate and former football player at the University of Houston, is the leading candidate to become the school's next athletic director, a person with knowledge of the process said Sunday night.
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TV-radio listings: Dec. 11
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:29:00 +0100
Television Col. basketball Loyola, Md. at Maryland (w) Big Ten 5 p.m. Col. basketball Bryant at Louisville ESPNU 6 p.m. Col. basketball Chicago St. at Northwestern FS1 6 p.m. Col. basketball Drake at Minnesota Big Ten 7 p.m. Col. basketball Alabama A&M...
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Astros' Dallas Keuchel hires Scott Boras as agent
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:10:17 +0100
Keuchel, who turns 30 on Jan. 1, will be a free agent after the 2018 season. The 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner and two-time All-Star will go through the arbitration process for a third and final time with the Astros this winter.
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Democrats' field growing crowded as filing for 2018 races ends Monday
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:07:31 +0100
It happened at lunch in the eighth grade. Andrew White admits he threw the piece of broccoli and hit the wrong kid, setting off an epic food fight that got him and many of his classmates an in-school suspension for several days. Three decades later, White,...
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Texans tackle Kendall Lamm out with concussion
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:10:52 +0100
Lamm had briefly replaced left tackle Jeff Allen when Allen got banged up.
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49ers players kneel during national anthem before Texans game
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:41:36 +0100
San Francisco 49ers players Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin and Eli Harold took a knee during the national anthem before their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium.
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Hakeem Olajuwon honored before Texans game
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:25:46 +0100
Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon - wearing a red Houston Texans jersey emblazoned with his famed No. 34 and his name on the back - was introduced before Sunday's game against the 49ers as the Texans' homefield advantage captain.
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Gameday Live: 49ers at Texans
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:45:58 +0100
The Houston Chronicle has a full staff of reporters at NRG Stadium providing live updates from the game, which you can follow along with here.
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Texans' Will Fuller returns, Brian Cushing active
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:40:34 +0100
Fuller participated fully in practice and is set to start Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium.
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