Stories By Matt Young

  • The three players Rockets, others could aim for in 2023 NBA draft The 7-foot-2 French teenager looks like a franchise-changer and a sure-fire No. 1 pick.
  • Astros send Jose Siri to AAA Sugar Land, activate Jake Meyers Meyers is returning from offseason shoulder surgery after getting hurt during last year's playoffs.
  • Rockets' NBA draft picks: How the experts think Houston did Even Bill Simmons thinks the Rockets did well on draft night.
  • Rockets' top pick Jabari Smith: Everything you need to know Some say Smith was the best shooting big man in college basketball since Kevin Durant.
  • In shocking twist, Rockets land Jabari Smith at No. 3 in draft The Auburn big man with a smooth shooting stroke was expected to be the first overall pick.
  • No. 1 pick in draft Paolo Banchero: Everything you need to know Most experts thought the Rockets would get Banchero at No. 3.
  • Texas gets commit from Arch Manning, top recruit in Class of 2023 The highly touted nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning is going to be a Longhorn.
  • Beardless Marwin Gonzalez has found a home with the Yankees The former Astros' World Series hero is performing well in New York.
  • Rockets' pick at No. 3 in NBA Draft becoming increasingly clear There was a weird gambling odds shift overnight, but order has been restored.
  • Houston Dynamo upgrading PNC Stadium in time for next season The renovations include a new club area and better seating throughout the stadium.
  • Jose Siri tweets about people's 'bad opinions' then deletes it The Astros center fielder angered some people by admiring his home run too long.
  • Watch 6-year-old Oliver try to 'steal' second base at Astros game Jose Altuve and Mauricio Dubon even tried to help the boy pull the base out of the ground.
  • How Jose Siri could have started a potential Astros-Mets feud The Mets didn't appear to like the way Jose Siri admired his home run off the train tracks.
  • Astros have two players leading All-Star voting at their position This first phase of fan voting ends next week.
  • Deshaun Watson settles 20 of 24 civil lawsuits filed against him The first woman to accuse the quarterback of sexual misconduct has not agreed to a settlement.
  • HBU basketball star Darius Lee shot, killed in Harlem The 21-year-old was the university's male athlete of the year and on track to graduate later this year.
  • How to watch Friday night's Astros-White Sox game on Apple TV+ This is the first meeting between the teams since Houston eliminated Chicago in the playoffs.
  • Texans' Lovie Smith fined by NFL for unauthorized practice drill The NFL is cracking down on teams who are too physical during offseason work.
  • Finally, Alex Bregman’s coolest award recognized on baseball site Winning an All-Star Game MVP award is one thing, winning a fantasy football title is another.
  • Dallas Cowboys punished for violating practice rules again It's the second straight season the NFL has punished the Cowboys for practices.