Stories 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

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Sophomore year was quite a ride for Manziel

HOUSTON — Johnny Manziel isn’t sure if he’ll declare for the NFL Draft in January. But if he does, he’s thought a lot about his legacy and how he wants to be remembered.
By Kristie Rieken

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

SEC QBs near end of careers

A talented group of SEC quarterbacks is near the end of some outstanding collegiate careers.
By Kristie Rieken

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Rivals meet in rubber match at UFC 166

HOUSTON - UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos will meet for the final fight in their heavyweight trilogy Saturday night in UFC 166.
By Kristie Rieken

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Manziel creates controversy with antics

Johnny Manziel appears to ruffle the feathers of everyone except his teammates - who must see him as a player who makes the Aggies near unbeatable when he's on the football field.
By Kristie Rieken

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Howard gives Rockets a boost

Dwight Howard's choice of Houston has boosted the championship prospects of the Rockets.
By Kristie Rieken

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rockets stave off elimination

HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets escaped playoff elimination with a 105-103 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
By Kristie Rieken
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Clemson halts mandatory student sex survey

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson says it has suspended a mandatory survey of students the school says was part of a review to prevent sexual discrimination, harassment and assault.
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