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Broncos edge Panthers in NFL curtain-raiser
Denver opens its title defense with win after Graham Gano misses last-second field goal.         
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum excited about his first NFL opening-game start
It was only the other day that Case Keenum finally checked out the Hollywood sign. The Rams quarterback has yet to visit many Southern California landmarks and said he laments his delay in sampling eateries such as Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. He simply hasn’t had time. Keenum spent the...
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Detroit Lions' Teryl Austin heaps praise on humble star Ziggy Ansah
Fourth-year defensive end has 30 sacks in three NFL seasons        
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Texas authorities seize $1.5 million worth of cocaine after routine traffic stop
Texas Department of Public Safety officers seized $1.5 million worth of cocaine on Friday. 
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Bears secondary faces major challenge in Texans' DeAndre Hopkins
On the flat screens hung from the ceiling in the Bears' locker room, Texans game film rolled in sequence Wednesday. The footage came from Week 6 of last season, a 31-20 Texans victory over the Jaguars, peripheral study material that Bears players could peek up at if so desired. For the secondary,...
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Storybook beginning: Texans 2nd new franchise to win opener
Most of all, there was the sellout crowd roaring its approval and shaking the shiny new stadium to its concrete and steel bones as the final seconds ticked off. Not with five rookies in the starting lineup and 16 players in their first or second NFL seasons. [...] they turned a Dallas turnover into a field goal and a 10-0 lead, and all of a sudden, a victory that had seemed beyond comprehension was within their reach. Carr delivered the winning points on a 65-yard touchdown pass to Corey Bradford when the young receiver leaped over future Hall of Fame safety Darren Woodson to make the catch. The Texans clinched it once and for all when Seth Payne rushed into the end zone to throw Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter for a safety. [...] they won because Carr made just enough big plays and because it was the Cowboys who looked like the first-year expansion team. From the beginning of training camp, Capers had said he wanted to use the Houston heat as a sort of home-field advantage. Because of scattered rain showers, the Texans decided to keep the retractable stadium roof closed, and in the process, Capers found another home-field advantage, one that may even be better than the heat. Even if the Texans hadn't won, Reliant Stadium passed with flying colors as an array of guests, including Gov. Rick Perry and NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, praised its beauty and intimacy. Houston had not hosted an NFL game since the Oilers departed after the 1996 season, and fans roared with approval with their new team's every step. Before the game, he and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones posed with the Governor's Cup, the trophy Perry presented to the game's winner. Since the two teams will only play a regular-season game every four years, it's not likely to be as hotly contested as a Super Bowl trophy, but for now it'll have to do. The Texans would finish their inaugural season with a 4-12 record and would have to wait another four years to face the Cowboys in a game that mattered. Because of the NFL scheduling formula, the two teams play every fourth year in the regular season.
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Denver Broncos could cut All-Pro cornerback Aqib Talib
Alex ButlerFeb. 13 (UPI) -- Professional football players would rather think about cutting cake than being cut on their birthday.
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Kiszla: Here’s why John Elway was smart to pick Vance Joseph over Kyle Shanahan as Broncos coach
Although the Broncos missed the NFL playoffs, a big winner of the Super Bowl was John Elway.
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Oakland Raiders reward Jack Del Rio with new contract
The Sports Xchange Jack Del Rio is getting a new contract after leading the Oakland Raiders to the playoffs this past season.
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Astrodome conservation group pitches ideas for using Houston's dome prior to $105M renovation
The new Astrodome Conservancy founded by Phoebe Tudor, Judy Nyquist and Minnette Boesel is looking for ways to redefine the experience of the historic structure even before Harris County begins its $105 renovation.
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New York Jets sign offensive tackle Jeff Adams
Alex ButlerFeb. 8 (UPI) -- Offensive lineman Jeff Adams has spent six NFL seasons with six different teams.
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Where does that Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl champs gear go now?
The thrilling end to Super Bowl LI saw the New England Patriots snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and winning their fifth championship. 
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Operation Finally Home holds ceremony
Operation Finally Home, Beazer Homes, The Howard Hughes Corporation and the Houston Texans, along with Bridgeland and the Cypress community joined U.S. Army Specialist Cliff Betcher and his family to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the family's future custom-built, mortgage-free home on Friday, Jan. 27. Operation Finally Home partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America's military heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs - a home to call their own.
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Texans not being subtle about bashing Brock Osweiler
The message has been pretty clear this offseason for Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler. A day after owner Bob McNair said the 26-year-old needs to “step up,” general manager Rick Smith reiterated that point. “We’ve got to get better production from the quarterback position,” Smith said Thursday at an NFL event, via ESPN. “We’ve got...
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Johnny Manziel brings out huge crowd for $99 autographs, photos
Fans get chance to mingle with former Heisman Trophy winner — for a price.         
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Super Bowl fans warned against buying and selling counterfeit sports gear
The Harris County District Attorney's Office is warning sports fans against buying or selling fraudulent sports gear during the upcoming Super Bowl weekend, in a statement issued Thursday afternoon.
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Buffalo Bills showing "significant interest" in Tony Romo
Alex ButlerFeb. 2 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has a huge cap number for next season.
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NFL picks: Does Cowboys' streak vs. Ravens end?
Dak Prescott's Cowboys host Ravens in battle of first-place teams.         
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Fantasy Football: Week 11 Tight End Rankings
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Tight end might be the most fickle position in all of fantasy football.
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Belichick coy, Texans energized entering Thursday matchup
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick has never been one to tip his hand on anything, especially his plans leading into a game.He was even more coy than usual in this short week as New England prepared to host the Texans (2-0) tonight in the aftermath of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo injuring his throwin...
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School lunch worker quits after being forced to refuse hot meal to poor student
Stacy Koltiska said that she will never forget the look in the little boy's eyes. As an elementary school lunchroom staffer, her job was to work the register for the children when they paid for their meals.
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The University of Houston celebrates 77th anniversary of classes starting on main campus
Since 1939, UH has opened it's doors to educate and inspire Houston students and to celebrate, the college shared a #TransformationTuesday post on Facebook.
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Lions blow 15-3 lead in loss to Titans
The Lions proved incapable of overcoming aggressive officiating and a number of critical injuries in the 16-15 loss to the Titans.        
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Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson still comes through in clutch
By Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange DETROIT -- Andre Johnson knows he's in the twilight of his career. On Sunday, he proved he could still make a game-winning play, as he often did in his prime.
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Bears v. Texans: The most important plays
Learn more: What is win probability? It was an inauspicious start to the season for the Bears. The Monsters of the Midway failed to establish any dominence over the Houston Texans and their young quarterback Brock Osweiler. The Bears' high water mark came late in the first quarter (65.3%), but...
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Houston LB Cushing injures knee against Bears
HOUSTON — Houston middle linebacker Brian Cushing injured his knee in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears and will not return.Cushing was injured early in the first quarter and walked off the field. He was looked at by trainers on the sideline for a couple of minutes before going to the locker room.He missed significant time in the 2012 and 2013 seasons because of two major injuries to his left knee. But he returned in 2014 to start 14 games before starting each game last season.___
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Not a mega-Watt opener, but he's happy to be back
By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange HOUSTON -- With Chicago hoping against hope for a miraculous rally that might save them from a come-from-ahead loss, Houston Texans' J.J. Watt arrived.
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Brock Osweiler downs Chicago Bears in Houston Texans debut
By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange HOUSTON -- Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler was not only able to dispense with quality advice, he was forced to heed his own wise words.
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Brock Osweiler solid in debut to lead Houston Texans over Chicago Bears
Brock Osweiler threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns in his debut with Houston to lead the Texans and their revamped offense to a 23-14 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
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Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing carted off with knee injury
By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange HOUSTON -- Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a right knee injury on the first defensive series.
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Bears at Texans: Kyle Fuller among inactives for Week 1
Receiver Kevin White and right guard Kyle Long are officially active for Sunday's game and expect to start when the Bears face the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Both players had officially been listed as questionable. White is dealing with a hamstring issue while Long has a labrum issue in his...
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Bears injury tracker: Kevin White, Kyle Long questionable for Sunday
The Chicago Bears are preparing for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Here’s the latest on the team’s injury news. WEEK 1 Friday Questionable for Sunday*: Kevin White (hamstring), Kyle Long (shoulder), Bryce Callahan (groin), Kyle Fuller (knee), Paul Lasike (left wrist), Josh Bellamy (shoulder),...
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Tribune writers pick 'em: Bears at Texans

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Broncos Insider: Wide left! Denver wins thriller against Panthers
With an unbelievable end to an incredible game here's all the news, notes and need-to-know from the Broncos' pressure-packed victory over the Carolina Panthers.
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