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Brian Smith
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The semi-revered, regularly poked-fun-at Big 12 finally catches up with the rich folk at the back of the neighborhood, remodeling its front porch and putting in a new pool just in time for summer. Life rarely makes sense when it comes to shadowy men deciding amateur athletic futures behind closed doors, trying to figure out how to fairly divide Scrooge McDuck's inheritance and who, if anyone, gets a new smoking jacket and cigar. [...] the Couga...
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Houston Chronicle sports columnists Jerome Solomon and Brian T. Smith discuss the Baylor football sexual assault scandal that led to coach Art Briles' firing and university president Ken Starr being reassigned.
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The Rockets tuned the world out again Thursday, as news broke that Mike D'Antoni -- whose best NBA run came almost a decade ago -- will become the official coaching replacement to Kevin McHale.
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Football fields protected by a "PRIVATE PROPERTY" sign were hounded by 14 waiting media members and eight anxious TV cameras. The four-year, $72 million savior also threw some pretty sharp passes to a bunch of Texans also wearing shorts. [...] let me tell you, football faithful: The (otherwise absolutely trivial and meaningless) first day of OTAs was athletic beauty in motion if your last memory of a quarterback in this city is five turnovers ...
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Before the annoying, intrusive Texas Rangers invaded Minute Maid Park for a three-day staredown, A.J. Hinch was his standard calm and cool self while sitting on the top bench of the Astros' dugout. The manager confidently held court, lightly gripping and waving his bat, then gradually began opening up - a routine he regularly turns to when most of the media fall away and only a few writers remain. Midway through another one of Hinch's inside st...
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Westbrook gliding across the hardwood like a skilled ice skater, slamming his brakes after five or so steps, then calling for a bail-out timeout with 17.2 seconds left and just three points separating two elite teams in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. In a Thunder-Warriors game, the ball moves at hockey-puck speed - there's so much happening during a single possession that it's impossible for a few guys to score 100 percent on every tel...
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Seeing the final out, last inning and another championship all in sight. [...] his pitch flew forward, the ball rocketed toward deep right field as three Midland Christian runners took off, and for a second it appeared Second Baptist would need even more professional help. [...] as 7-2 Second Baptist in the TAPPS 4A state title game Wednesday at Baseball USA became the school's fifth championship, Berkman and Pettitte embraced while their team ...
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[...] with the team playing mostly better baseball in May and many in orange insisting the season will turn around soon, the club finds itself stuck between two opposing worlds: enjoying the same strong clubhouse chemistry as 2015 but lacking a single big-name All-Star who can rise up and scare the team straight. The Astros lost a few veteran names - Scott Kazmir, Jed Lowrie, Hank Conger, Chad Qualls - after coming within six outs of the America...
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Six of Sunday's position players were hitting below .244 after a 9-2 shellacking by the Rangers, who are a perfect 6-0 against a supposed World Series contender and keep coming and taking it from Houston's local crew. Considering the most disappointing team in the sport has scored five runs in its last 36 innings, it's no wonder the Astros' frazzled fans are wondering such crazy things as why Crane still hasn't spent any real money on his club o...
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The punch heard round the world - and endlessly replayed Monday on your TV and cellphone screens - shook Major League Baseball out of its sleepy start. Odor's hard right to Jose "Bat Flipper" Bautista's defenseless jaw was also another reminder that the upstate Rangers have the inner fight and outward attack this season's utterly disappointing Astros have completely lacked. [...] before you get all crazy and insist that I'm advocating on-field ...
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Sports columns, Houston Chronicle
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  • Houston Chronicle
    Sports Writer, 2012 - present
    Sports columns Previous: Texans, Astros beat writer
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
    Sports Writer, 2010 - 2012
    Utah Jazz beat writer.
  • The Columbian
    Sports Writer, 2009 - 2010
    Portland Trail Blazers beat writer.
  • Bristol Herald-Courier
    Sports Writer/Editor, 2007 - 2009
    East Tennessee State University beat writer, Assistant Sports Editor, small colleges, preps, NASCAR, etc.
  • The Columbian
    Sports Writer, 2006 - 2007
    Small college, preps, general assignment writer.
  • The Associated Press, The Oregonian, Statesman Journal
    Sports Writer -- Freelance, 2005 - 2006
    Freelance.
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