Stories by Kristie Rieken

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rockets back in conference finals first 1st time since '97

HOUSTON - James Harden scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 113-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, sending them to the Western Conference finals for the ...
By Kristie Rieken

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gonzaga runs away from UCLA

HOUSTON - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night.
By Kristie Rieken

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Razorbacks roll in Texas Bowl

HOUSTON - Brandon Allen threw for 160 yards and two scores as Arkansas rolled to an easy 31-7 win over Texas in the Texas Bowl on Monday night, the Razorbacks' first bowl appearance since 2011.
By Kristie Rieken

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Defensive end Watt could be in the running for MVP

Should J.J. Watt be the NFL's Most Valuable Player? Many who are paid to find ways to slow down the overpowering defensive end for the Houston Texans say yes.
By Kristie Rieken

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Hawks keep rolling, knock off Rockets

HOUSTON - Kyle Korver scored 22 points, including seven points late, to help the Atlanta Hawks hold on for a 104-97 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
By Kristie Rieken

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Stingy defense leads third-ranked Rebels

Mississippi returned an interception and a fumble for a touchdown in its first win over Texas A&M on Saturday night.
By Kristie Rieken

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Surgery knocks out Clowney 4-6 weeks

HOUSTON - No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will be out 4-6 weeks.
By Kristie Rieken

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Texas A&M QB looking to make nickname for himself

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill says he prefers Kenny Trill.
By Kristie Rieken

Astros slugger OK toiling in anonymity

HOUSTON - When strangers approach Chris Carter, he's ready for the question. His reply is usually something like: "No, I don't play for the Houston Texans."
By Kristie Rieken

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Clowney limited as Texans open camp

HOUSTON - Jadeveon Clowney was on the field with the Houston Texans as they opened camp on Saturday. But the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft was limited as he continues to recover from ...
By Kristie Rieken

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Astros beat Braves

HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez broke out of a slump with a three-run home run and rookie George Springer also homered to back up seven strong innings by Jarred Cosart.
By Kristie Rieken

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Upton, Wood ignite Braves

HOUSTON - Justin Upton homered for the second consecutive game and drove in three runs, Alex Wood pitched seven sharp innings and the Braves beat the Astros 4-0.
By Kristie Rieken

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Upton brothers go deep for Braves

HOUSTON - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton both homered Tuesday night to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros.
By Kristie Rieken

Friday, May 9, 2014

Clowney out to deliver more big hits as a pro

HOUSTON - Anyone who's seen Jadeveon Clowney's monster tackle against Michigan in the Outback Bowl last year won't be surprised to learn what the No. 1 overall pick likes best about football. "Big ...
By Kristie Rieken

Monday, May 5, 2014

NFL teams must weigh Manziel's talents, antics

Johnny Manziel, a Heisman Trophy winner and one of college football's most entertaining players, looks to the next level. But questions abound about his skills and hard-partying habits.
By Kristie Rieken

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sixers tie NBA record for consecutive losses

HOUSTON - The Philadelphia 76ers tied the NBA record with their 26th consecutive loss Thursday night, as James Harden's triple-double led the Houston Rockets to a 120-98 victory.
By Kristie Rieken

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Braves' B.J. Upton tries to rebound

B.J. Up­ton was suffering through the most dreadful season of his career, and little brother Justin was in the same At­lan­ta clubhouse. But he didn't seek comfort from him. In fact, he didn't ...
By Kristie Rieken

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Fowler shines in debut as Astros beat Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Dexter Fowler had two RBI in his Houston debut and Chris Carter added a run-scoring double that helped the Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 Friday night.
By Kristie Rieken

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Johnson fills Jones' shoes

Chris Johnson has taken over the job left vacant when Chipper Jones retired after the 2012 season. And he still delights in saying: "I'm the starting third baseman for the Atlanta Braves."
By Kristie Rieken

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Manziel leaving Aggies, declares for NFL draft

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is leaving after a pair of spectacular collegiate seasons, as he declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday.
By Kristie Rieken
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