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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2003
During a recent Houston Rockets practice at the Compaq Center, the equipment manager caught a mouse and showed it to the team's 7-foot-5 rookie center, Yao Ming. Yao studied the mouse at length. Then, turning, he called to his teammate, Moochie Norris, the shortest player on the team at 6-1. Norris is nicknamed Mouse. "Hey, Moochie, your brother is here!" Colin Pine, the man who is Yao's public voice, laughs as he tells the story. "Yao has a wonderful relationship with his teammates," Pine said.
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By Ray Frager | April 5, 2009
Spurs@Cavaliers 1 p.m. [chs. 2, 7] Cleveland is suddenly looking vulnerable after a pair of bad losses, and a victory over San Antonio could help refuel its mojo, as well as keep it ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers for best record in the league. The Spurs are trying to hold off the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets for the Southwest Division title.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1996
When Dave Carrodine sat down nearly three years ago to develop a marketing plan for Sam Cassell, he didn't have the easiest of jobs. Cassell was not a lottery pick (he was the 24th player taken in the 1993 NBA draft, by the Houston Rockets). He lacked the name recognition of Chris Webber, the top pick that year. And he was attempting to break through in a market where future Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon was entrenched."When I first started out with Sam, it would be hard to get people to take my calls, and when they did they said, 'No, thank you,' " said Carrodine, the vice president for marketing at Columbia-based Precept Sports.
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March 6, 2008
No. 24 Clemson @Georgia Tech 7 p.m. [ESPN2] Clemson (21-7, 9-5) is trying to hang onto third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Georgia Tech (12-16, 5-9) is just trying to stop a free fall in which the Yellow Jackets have lost six of their past seven. NBA Doubleheader 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. [TNT] LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play against the Chicago Bulls at 7. At 9:30, the Houston Rockets -- who have played well without the injured Yao Ming -- get tested by the Dallas Mavericks.
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January 6, 1991
BasketballHouston Rockets -- Activated F Matt Bullard from injured list.CollegeWest Virginia Wesleyan -- Named Brian Jozwiak (Catonsville), former Kansas City Chiefs player, defensive line coach.
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November 24, 1991
BasketballChicago Bulls -- Waived G Rory Sparrow. Activated F Scott Williams from the injured list.Denver Nuggets -- Activated F Anthony Cook from the injured list. Waived F Jerome Lane.Houston Rockets -- Placed C Hakeem Olajuwon on the injured list.Los Angeles Clippers -- Waived G Elliott Perry. Signed G David Rivers.CollegesOhio State -- Signed football coach John Cooper to a 3-year contract extension.
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October 4, 1990
BaseballBaltimore Orioles -- Retained manager Frank Robinson and coaches Johnny Oates, Tom McCraw, Al Jackson, Elrod VTC Hendricks, Curt Motton and Cal Ripken Sr. for 1991.Minnesota Twins -- Fired third-base coach Rick Renick.Montreal Expos -- Purchased C Gilberto Reyes from Class AAA (( Indianapolis Indians. Sent C Orlando Mercado and P Yorkis Perez to Indianapolis. Released IF Johnny Paredes.Philadelphia Phillies -- Reassigned pitching coach Darold Knowles to minor-league system. Waived 2B Tommy Barrett for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
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By Ray Frager | April 5, 2009
Spurs@Cavaliers 1 p.m. [chs. 2, 7] Cleveland is suddenly looking vulnerable after a pair of bad losses, and a victory over San Antonio could help refuel its mojo, as well as keep it ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers for best record in the league. The Spurs are trying to hold off the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets for the Southwest Division title.
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March 6, 2008
No. 24 Clemson @Georgia Tech 7 p.m. [ESPN2] Clemson (21-7, 9-5) is trying to hang onto third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Georgia Tech (12-16, 5-9) is just trying to stop a free fall in which the Yellow Jackets have lost six of their past seven. NBA Doubleheader 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. [TNT] LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play against the Chicago Bulls at 7. At 9:30, the Houston Rockets -- who have played well without the injured Yao Ming -- get tested by the Dallas Mavericks.
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May 24, 1991
BASEBALL (AL)* League -- Suspended Jack McDowell (Chicago White Sox pitcher) and Mark Whiten (Toronto Blue Jays outfielder) three games for fighting in a game May 19.* Orioles -- Fired Frank Robinson (manager) and reassigned him within the organization. Named Johnny Oates manager.* Texas Rangers -- Signed Eric Nolte and Drew Hall (pitchers) and assigned them to Oklahoma of the American Association.BASKETBALL (NBA)* Houston Rockets -- Signed Don Chaney (coach) to a multi-year contract.FOOTBALL (NFL)
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 7, 2006
HOUSTON -- Hakeem Olajuwon, the soft-spoken Nigerian emigre who led the Houston Rockets to two NBA championships, is becoming as celebrated in the city's real estate circles as he was on the basketball court. Following an unorthodox yet disciplined strategy, he has managed to make as much in real estate in the past 10 years as he did in 17 seasons playing professional basketball. "He buys high and sells higher," said David L. Cook, executive vice president with the commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, who has represented Olajuwon in several transactions.
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By Sam Smith and Sam Smith,Chicago Tribune | October 31, 2006
There are plenty of curiosities about the NBA this season. Take, for example ... The long-running, prime-time drama that is the New York Knicks. The lost - and losing - stars in Boston, Minnesota, Indiana and Philadelphia. The return of Don Nelson to Golden State. Michael Jordan's re-emergence as part-owner in Charlotte. Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson: still together, still in Los Angeles. The question of when Mount Artest might blow up. The defense of the Chicago Bulls. And the offense of a half-dozen other teams.
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June 29, 2006
MARYLAND Rain stops, but water still rises Nearly a week of rains that drenched Maryland wound down yesterday, leaving behind widespread damage and six people dead or missing. But even as the sun emerged, some people were fearing what might lie ahead with streams and rivers still rising. pg 1a Review finds falsified records Officials at a state-run juvenile detention center falsified records for more than a year to make it look like workers were getting required training on how to deal with troubled youths, an independent monitor has found.
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By MILTON KENT | November 30, 2003
Through the first month of the NBA season, a few trends are starting to develop. Let's take a look at the league, division by division: Atlantic Call this the gang that can't shoot straight, as no team has seen fit to stick its head much above .500. The New Jersey Nets, the two-time defending Eastern Conference champions, have been the biggest surprise, stumbling about, what with three of their top six (Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin and Lucious Harris) hobbled with injuries, and the retirement of Alonzo Mourning.
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By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | May 25, 2003
NEW YORK - The Houston Rockets are expected to meet this week with Jeff Van Gundy about becoming Rudy Tomjanovich's replacement as coach, according to an NBA source. Houston must get permission from the New York Knicks before it can formally interview Van Gundy, who is still under contract with the team until July 31. As of late yesterday, Rockets general manager Carroll Dawson had not spoken to Knicks president Scott Layden. Knicks officials yesterday declined to comment on Van Gundy's status.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2003
During a recent Houston Rockets practice at the Compaq Center, the equipment manager caught a mouse and showed it to the team's 7-foot-5 rookie center, Yao Ming. Yao studied the mouse at length. Then, turning, he called to his teammate, Moochie Norris, the shortest player on the team at 6-1. Norris is nicknamed Mouse. "Hey, Moochie, your brother is here!" Colin Pine, the man who is Yao's public voice, laughs as he tells the story. "Yao has a wonderful relationship with his teammates," Pine said.
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By Los Angeles Times | November 25, 1993
The Los Angeles Clippers announced yesterday that forward Danny Manning, who has missed the past six games with a broken left ring finger, will be activated for Saturday night's home game against the Houston Rockets.Manning was placed on the injured list Nov. 15 after getting hurt in the fourth quarter of the Clippers' 112-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 11.The Clippers (5-5) were 3-3 without Manning, who averaged a team-high 25.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in four games.
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By Jim Henneman | February 14, 1991
VS. HOUSTON ROCKETS* WHEN: Tonight, 8:30.* WHERE: The Summit, Houston.* TV/RADIO: Channel 20, WTOP-AM 1500.* OUTLOOK: The Bullets (21-28) continue their three-game swing through Texas that concludes tomorrow night in Dallas. Losers of four of their last five, the Bullets need a win to move back into third place, ahead of the Knicks, in the Atlantic Division. The Rockets (27-22) are in third place in the Midwest Division, 7 1/2 games behind San Antonio and 5 1/2 games behind Utah, but should qualify for the playoffs.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2002
Look for Clyde Drexler's name on a team Web site, and you won't find it this year, but the former Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets guard is hoping that won't be the case next season. Drexler, one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players, isn't looking to add a chapter to his playing career, like Michael Jordan, but is taking the necessary steps to become an NBA coach, serving as an assistant with the Denver Nuggets. "For me, it's more of what I would like to do," said Drexler while helping Nuggets players prepare for a game against the Washington Wizards.
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By Don Markus and By Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2001
The Houston Rockets were prepared to draft former Maryland standout Terence Morris with the last of the team's three NBA first-round picks last night. Then the phone rang, with the New Jersey Nets calling to offer former Seton Hall standout Eddie Griffin for all three picks. There was one stipulation: The Rockets had to draft Pepperdine guard Brandon Armstrong at No. 23, the pick with which Houston was hoping to take Morris. It was the first in a series of telephone calls that finally ended with the Rockets obtaining Morris, who had been picked early in the second round and 34th overall by the Atlanta Hawks, for a future draft pick.
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