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USL hybrids, profits and imitating baseball

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As professional soccer evolves in the United States, it has begun to imitate the oldest of American pro sports. PSP's Tim Jones explains.

Houston Sports Fans, it’s time to check out the Dynamo and Dash

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A multi-part series for sports fans curious about the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash.

They say football in Texas is its own religion. In the last few years, however, another sport has risen up to compete with the "big 3" sports leagues across our great city. I talk, of course, of soccer and our Houston Dynamo.

Houston Sports Fans, it’s time to check out the Dynamo and Dash: Ticketing and Parking

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Part 1 of a series for sports fans curious about the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash.

They say football in Texas is its own religion. In the last few years, however, another sport has risen up to compete with the "big 3" sports leagues across our great city. I talk, of course, of soccer and our Houston Dynamo.

Some Soccer News for Mon Sep 24, 2012

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STARTERS

The Houston Dynamo announced over the weekend that the team would NOT be sold to Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander as local press reports has previously stated.
-It was announced late last week that parent company AEG (that owns 50% of the team) is itself for sale.

Billionaire Lining Up To Buy AEG

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Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) the owners of the LA Galaxy (and half owner of the Houston Dynamo) are being put up for sale.

But don't expect AEG and more importantly the Galaxy and the Dynamo to stay on the open market for too long.

According to a report, Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is teaming up with financial services firm Guggenheim Partners to make a bid for AEG.

FOUND: Some Soccer News for Thu Aug 16, 2012

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NOTE:
There was a great fear that swept through the land last night when it was discovered that yesterday's regular soccer news post had glitched out and seemingly gone off to the ghostland of 1's and 0's. But this morning we managed to recover the first half, so here it is in all its post-Mexico City elation.

Thoughts on Les Alexander's Reported Interest in Buying the Houston Dynamo

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Yesterday afternoon, Mark Berman over at Fox 26 here in Houston reported that Leslie Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, was in negotiations to purchase the Houston Dynamo. Not surprisingly, the reaction of Dynamo fans on Twitter was not very positive, in my opinion, the concerns of these fans are misplaced.

Evening Ticker: Rockets owner looking to purchase Dynamo, Wynalda leaves Atlanta and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Houston Dynamo may have a brand new owner to go along with their brand new stadium.

According to a FOX report, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is currently in negotiations to purchase the Dynamo from the three parties that currently own the club.

Leslie Alexander Reportedly in Talks to Buy Dynamo

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Interesting news breaking today about a potential new owner for the Houston Dynamo. According the local Houston FOX affiliate, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is currently in negotiations with the league to buy out the three partners who currently own the Dynamo.

At the moment, the Anschutz Entertainment Group are the primary owners with 50% control of the team.

Houston Dynamo Take Fans on Roller Coaster Ride While Picking up 4 Points

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One can forgive Houston Dynamo fans if they're feeling rode hard and put away wet this morning, it's been a long, emotional week for them, and the week isn't even over yet.

This long week began on Saturday when the Dynamo hosted their rivals from North Texas, F.C. Dallas, at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Dynamo Hire David Tagliarino as New Sr. Vice President

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The Dynamo today announced the man who will replace Rocky Harris as the team's Senior Vice President, overseeing club communications, marketing and sponsorships. His name is David Tagliarino and while he has some big shoes to fill, his resume and experience point to him being an excellent addition to the team's front office.

Doug Hall Named General Manager for New Dynamo Stadium

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Dynamo Press Release

Doug Hall has been named general manager of the new Houston Dynamo Stadium, it was announced today by Bob Newman, Chief Operating Officer of AEG Facilities, operators of the 22,000-seat stadium set to open in 2012.

"We are thrilled to have Doug join the AEG and Dynamo staff in Houston," Newman said.

Houston Dynamo break ground on new stadium

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HOUSTON Houston Dynamo minority owner Oscar De La Hoya joined city and county officials Saturday at the groundbreaking for the team's $95 million, soccer-specific stadium. The 22,000-seat venue is situated near downtown within walking distance of Minute Maid Park, the Toyota Center and the city's massive convention center.

Houston Texans

Which Texas Pro Sports Franchise is Performing Best?

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Sports fans in Texas have had their fair share of disappointment lately. Pro sports teams have not performed well in recent years. For some teams, it has been a 'down' time for several seasons.

Texas fans are used to titles. Everything should be bigger in Texas, but lately, titles aren't.

Monday Morning Centre Back: Where in the World is Franco Caraccio?

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With the lack of news or even rumors over the Christmas holiday, I was left to find something interesting to write a few lines about on this cold Monday morning here in the State of Texas. Yeah, I know there are people buried under snow on the east coast, but this is Texas and I'm sorry, it's cold here for us.

English Premier League

Why Arsenal and Manchester United Must Advance in the UEFA Champions League

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For a good part of the last ten years, the Premier League ruled the roost when it came to the debate of "Which is the best league in the world?" With the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea each making deep runs in the Champions League, there was just no comparison. But with the recentresurgencefrom Bayern Munich (Bundesliga), Inter and Milan (Serie A) and Real Madrid and Barcelona (La Liga), the balance of power has been more or less restored.

Interview with Prof. Stefan Szymanski, author of Soccernomics

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In this special podcast I recorded for Forza Futbol, I talked to Professor Stefan Szymanski, economist and author of the recently published Soccernomics 2nd edition. Stefan is a Professor of Kinesiology at School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan and is an author of various books on economics in sports.

new york knicks

Prejudice Prevented Knicks from Signing Jeremy Lin

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There will be many excuses said for why the New York Knicks didn't re-sign Jeremy Lin.

They can blame it on the size of his contract signed with the Houston Rockets or the situation last season was a result of good fortune playing for Mike D'Antoni or that he was just a flash in a pan type-an anomaly.

Knicks Make Great Underdog Even with Dull Nickname

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The Knicks deserve to be rooted for. They haven't won a title in more than 35 years and their last two times in the Finals were respectable efforts with heartbreaking results.

Rockets Remain Hot, Trip Knicks

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When you think of the best teams in the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets don't come to mind right away. But the Texas team has now won nine of their last ten games after dropping the New York Knicks by a final score of 97-84.

The Rockets, now 12-8 on the season, were led by Chase Budinger's 19 points off the bench.

Toney Douglas Hits Nine Three-Pointers

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The new-look New York Knicks are built around Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups. However, to become a good team, they need role players to step up and contribute. On Thursday, Toney Douglas did just that to put it mildly. New York's backup guard buried nine three-pointers on his way to a game-high 29 points as the Knicks demolished the Grizzlies, 120-99.

Latest Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors

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Thankfully, the NBA trade deadline is this coming Thursday. At that point, we can finally be done with the drama surrounding Carmelo Anthony. It seems like the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors change every hour. Carmelo is going to the Lakers! Carmelo is going to the Knicks! Carmelo is going to the Nets!

Carmelo Anthony Trade Odds

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Where will Carmelo Anthony get traded? What are the odds Carmelo Anthony ends up traded to Team X? Who will the Denver Nuggets get in return for trading Carmelo Anthony? Thankfully, the Melo Drama is set to end in about a week when the NBA trade deadline arrives. Until then, the Melo Drama promises to be hot and heavy.

Forbes: Most Valuable NBA Teams

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Each year, Forbes comes out with a report that lists the most valuable teams in the NBA. The 2011 version of the list has one big change. Despite winning back-to-back championships, the Los Angeles Lakers are no longer the NBA's most valuable team. Instead, that honor belongs to the New York Knicks, who saw their franchise's value jump a whopping 12% in the last year.

Los Angeles Lakers

Chris Paul trade saga provides Major League Soccer insights

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It's almost impossible to have escaped the saga of the Chris Paul trade(s) in the NBA but just in case you have, here are a couple of need-to-know facts.

  • Ownership of the New Orleans Hornets (Chris Paul's now former team) was sold to the NBA back in December 2010
  • Every owner in the NBA owns 1/29th of the Hornets but does not have any direct say in day-to-day operations
  • NBA commissioner David Stern had given full authority to Hornets General Manager Dell Demps to make whatever player moves he felt were in the team's best interest
  • The Hornets best player and NBA superstar Chris Paul was under contract for only one more season
  • Chris Paul recently told the Hornets he didn't want to sign with them after this season and would like to be traded
  • Rather than see the Hornets get nothing when Paul walks this summer, GM Demps worked out a three-way trade less than two weeks ago that would have shipped Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers and had a couple of players from the Lakers and the Houston Rockets come to the Hornets.

Kobe Bryant Eclipses Hakeem Olajuwon

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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has never met a shot he didn't like. His fearlessness has helped him win five championship rings and has him quickly rising up the NBA all-time scoring leaderboard. Against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, Kobe Bryant passed Hakeem Olajuwon to move into eighth place.

Rebounds

Nene Gets $67 Million from Nuggets

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Nene was one of the biggest names in available in the NBA free agent market. On Tuesday, the Denver Nuggets re-signed their starting center for $67 million over five years. A number of other teams were interested in him including the Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets.

Last season, the 29-year-old averaged 14.

Spurs Silence Rockets, First to 40

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The San Antonio Spurs are the first team to 40 wins after they defeated the Houston Rockets on Saturday night by a final score of 108-95. The game between the two Texan teams was close throughout before the Spurs went on a run in the fourth quarter. Now 40-7, the Spurs hold a four and a half game lead over the Boston Celtcis for best record in the NBA.

Video: Blake Griffin Almost Hits Head on Rim

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Blake Griffin's rookie season has been filled with unbelievable highlights. Check out this latest highlight that happened in the first quarter in a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets. While it probably isn't his best dunk of the season, it very well could be his most dangerous.

Is Yao Ming's Career Over?

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At his best, Yao Ming was one of the best players in the NBA. However, after his latest foot injury, we may have very well seen the last of Yao Ming in the NBA. The Houston Rockets announced on Thursday that Yao has a stress fracture located in his left ankle. As of now, the Rockets are only saying that Yao is out indefinitely.

Video: John Wall Posts Triple-Double

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John Wall, the first pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, is already tearing up the NBA. The rookie guard for the Washington Wizards had his best game yet on Wednesday in leading his team to a 98-91 victory over the Houston Rockets. In 42 minutes, John Wall had a triple-double of 19 points, 13 assists and ten rebounds.

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Houston Rockets 2011 NBA Draft Review

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2011 NBA Mock Draft - Lottery Picks

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Now that we know the order of the 2011 NBA Draft, it's time to start the predictions. While this draft is considered weak, especially in the lottery, there are some teams that should really be able to help themselves most notably the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the first and fourth picks in the draft!

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Investigation Edition

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Eight games left to go for the Sounders this season, and chances are that Seattle is out of the supporter's shield, nine points behind the San Jose Earthquakes. But even without a win down in Big D, Seattle's tie in near Dallas held some positive developments, as this article from some guy named Jeremiah Oshan outlines.

Latest on Les Alexander Buying the Dynamo

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After a burst of news last month, the story concerning Houston Rockets' owner Les Alexander buying the Dynamo went silent, but that doesn't mean the wheels weren't turning behind the scenes.

According to separate reports from the Sporting News and the Chronicle, the deal is progressing and couple be wrapped up within the month.

Houston Rockets Coaching Candidates

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The Houston Rockets and Rick Adelman have decided to part ways. Sources say Adelman and the Rockets management weren't on the same page. Although the Rockets have missed the playoffs the last two years, they are still a team that will draw plenty of interest from coaches due to their nucleus of young talent.

Chicago Fire win this game for the 1984 NBA Draft coin flip

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The Indiana Pacers will take on the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2010-2011 NBA Playoffs starting this weekend. It's interesting to look back at some other years when the Pacers were really bad like in the 1983-1984 season. Our Midwest cousins in Indianapolis were so bad that year, they qualified to be in a coin flip with the Houston Rockets for the rights to the first pick of the 1984 Draft.

Yao Ming Injury Update - Strained Tendon

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Yao Ming is injured again. The Houston Rockets center, who missed all of last season after breaking his foot, suffered a strained tendon against the Washington Wizards. The injury is to his left leg. The Rockets have to be worried, especially since the broken foot that kept him out last season was his left one.