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Revamped White Hart Lane to host 2018 NFL game

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New York (AFP) – Premier League side Tottenham’s new stadium will stage one of three NFL games to be played on consecutive weeks in London next season, the NFL said Thursday.

Spurs’ revamped White Hart Lane will host the Seattle Seahawks’ clash against the Oakland Raiders on October 14 to kick off the three-game series, which is a reduction from the four regular-season contests held in London in 2017.

Revamped White Hart Lane to host 2018 NFL game

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New York (AFP) – Premier League side Tottenham’s new stadium will stage one of three NFL games to be played on consecutive weeks in London next season, the NFL said Thursday.

Spurs’ revamped White Hart Lane will host the Seattle Seahawks’ clash against the Oakland Raiders on October 14 to kick off the three-game series, which is a reduction from the four regular-season contests held in London in 2017.

Soccer legend Brandi Chastain is still impacting the sport, this time with her brain.

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Concussions aren't just an NFL problem, former World Cup star smartly announces she wants to help soccer with her own head.

Sports fans in the US would have to be living under a rock to not know about the ongoing problems the NFL has faced with player safety and concussions. On a seemingly daily basis former players are coming forward to speak about their post-career lives and the mental issues they have faced after playing the contact sport.

Houston Texans Fans Acting Like Houston Dynamo Fans

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For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Texans have made it to the NFL Playoffs. On Saturday January 7, 2012, the Texans hosted their first ever Playoff game at Reliant Stadium, and prior to that game there was an indication that the Texans' front office had paid attention to the tifo displays that have occurred down the road at Robertson Stadium, former home of the Houston Dynamo, because, as evidenced by the above picture, they managed to orchestrate a tifo display worthy of any major football club in Europe.

Matt Leinart Injury Update

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Matt Leinart just can't catch a break. After sitting on the bench for two years, the former Heisman Trophy winner out of USC was finally starting a game in the NFL again. However, in the first half of the game between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Matt Leinart hurt his shoulder and was ruled out.

Chris Ogbonnaya Fantasy Football Sleeper

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Any starting running back in the NFL has value in fantasy football. With that in mind, go ahead and look for Chris Ogbonnaya as a waiver wire sleeper. The running back for the Cleveland Browns could be thrust into a starting role going forward.

Starter Peyton Hillis got married to Amanda Brown and is now out injured.

Andre Johnson Injury Update – Fantasy Football Impact

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Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans is injured again. Last season, the superstar wide receiver was injured for much of the season. Only a few days into training camp, Andre Johnson has suffered a dislocated finger.

Andre Johnson's dislocated fingers is his pointer finger on his left hand. The good news is that wide receivers in the NFL dislocate fingers all the time.

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.

Ankle Surgery for Andre Johnson

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Andre Johnson, considered by many to be the best wide receiver in the NFL, will have ankle surgery next week. As you might guess, he'll sit out this weekend's game for the 5-10 Houston Texans. Johnson originally injured his ankle during Week 2 action and it never quite healed. He played through it but was seen limping at various times this season.

Video: Metrodome Roof Collapses!

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One of the most shocking NFL-related videos this weekend had nothing to do with the game of football. Watch the video below to see the Metrodome roof collapsing. Thankfully, the roof collapsed at five o'clock in the morning and no one was hurt. The roof collapse was due to a build up of snow that had settled on the top of the structure.

Texans Fan Raising Money For Andre Johnson's Fine

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Houston Texans fan Taylor Gahm started a fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo.com on Monday to help show support for Andre Johnson by having his fans help pay the $25,000 fine levied by the NFL.

Within just a few days, Taylor's project has raised over $2,100. Andre knows about the campaign and has said all money will go to buy Christmas presents for needy children.

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Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Dallas Cowboys

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.

In Texas, They're Already Talking Houston, Dallas Superbowl

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Most fans outside of Texas would be laughing at the idea of an all-Texas Superbowl, but, after week one, two of the most impressive teams are Houston and Dallas.

A one-state, all-pride Superbowl doesn't come around often.

It's happened twice before, in 1995, when the Steve Young, Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers clobbered the San Diego Chargers, 49-26, and in 1991, when a failed field goal try to end the game gave the New York Giants the edge over the Buffalo Bills, 20-19.

Tight End Rankings – 2011 Fantasy Football Rankings

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A great tight end can give you a huge advantage in fantasy football. In 2011, that advantage may be even larger than normal due to the shortage of high quality players at that position. Here are our tight end rankings for 2011 fantasy football:

1. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Last season, Antonio Gates was on fire .

2011 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

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While the wide receiving crop for the 2011 fantasy football season is a bit light up top, there are a ton of players with a lot of potential. Who will catch fire and be a fantasy football stud at the wide receiver position? Here are our top ten wide receivers for 2011 fantasy football:

1. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
He's the most talented wide receiver in the game.

Nnamdi Asomugha to the Cowboys?

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Nnamdi Asomugha is the most sought after free agent on the open market. He's arguably the best cornerback in the NFL and is free to sign with any team in the league. Who will Nnamdi Asomugha sign with? Right now, it looks like Nnamdi Asomugha is going to sign with the Dallas Cowboys.

Early Friday, NFL sources said that the bidding war over Nnamdi Asomugha was between the Cowboys and the New York Jets.

Vince Young Released

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While this move wasn't unexpected in the least, the Tennessee Titans made it official on Tuesday by releasing quarterback Vince Young. Once viewed as the future of the franchise, Vince Young has fallen on tough times on and off the football field.

To replace Vince Young at quarterback, the Titans have signed veteran Matt Hasselbeck.

Marion Barber III Detained

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Marion Barber III was detained at a Beverly Hills hotel earlier today. According to TMZ.com, Marion Barber III wasn't arrested after he agreed to leave the hotel. Why was the running back for the Dallas Cowboys in Beverly Hills' SLS Hotel? A good guess would be the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, which was played on Sunday in Los Angeles.

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U-17/18 Academy Teams Get Training on Nutrition and Hydration

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In order to succeed at the professional level, athletes must adhere to a strict awareness of proper nutrition and hydration to help their bodies run in peak form during competition. U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has introduced innovative concepts to the senior National Team, and now Development Academy players are getting their own education about this critical element of their performance.

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.

New England Patriots

NFL Power Rankings Week 17

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As we head into Week 17 of the 2011 NFL season, let's take a look at the power rankings. While the top of these NFL power rankings has familiar teams, the bottom is starting to be populated by underdogs who may be able to make a run at the Super Bowl.

Here are the NFL power rankings heading into Week 17:

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2011 NFL Power Rankings – Week 4

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Heading into Week 4 of the 2011 NFL season, we are starting to get a good idea of which teams are the cream of the crop. In these NFL power rankings, we take a look a the top ten teams in the league. There are a few surprises mixed in with a number of other teams that we knew were going to be great.

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Texans Win Without Schaub or Leinart

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Injuries have destroyed the Houston Texans. However, the Texans just keep on winning. With Matt Schaub out for the season with a foot injury and Matt Leinart possibly out for the season with a shoulder injury, the Texans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday by a final score of 20-13.

Matt Leinart's injury occurred in the second quarter.

Twitter Picture: Arian Foster Hamstring MRI

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Arian Foster likes to have fun on Twitter. That was on full display on Wednesday when the fantasy football star running back for the Houston Texans posted a hamstring MRI picture on Twitter. Check out the Arian Foster hamstring MRI photo below to see proof of his wackiness!

After seeing the MRI of Arian Foster's hamstring, fantasy football owners (oh, and fans of the Texans) are panicking.

LA Galaxy

The Houston Dynamo & The Road to the 2011 MLS Cup

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The 2011 MLS Cup Final at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California is only days away, and with the Houston Texans on a NFL bye week, the Dynamo have been feeling the love in their home city. On Wednesday evening a rally was held in Houston for the Dynamo before their departure to California.

Galaxy's Jordan gets on track

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Flying high: Air Bryan Jordan will represent Friday at the Millrose Games (Photo courtesy LA Galaxy).

Galaxy midfielder Bryan Jordan, the pride of Temple City, will represent the Galaxy and MLS in the Super 60 II Friday at the 104th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York City (live 5 p.

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Covering the Coverage: MLS Conference Championship Edition

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Still no power, so here is a quick survey of how the local newsapers are covering their team's win or loss in Sunday's compelling Conference Final matchup. We'll start in Utah, where RSL continues to enjoy strong local coverage from both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News. The Trib sports section included a hard news report on the 3-1 defeat as well as an array of stories in the days leading up to the match.

Grandstanding and Racism Before Final Dynamo Stadium Vote

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You knew this was coming but it's still annoying. The Houston City Council will vote (hopefully) tomorrow to approve the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone that will finally clear the way for construction to begin on the new Dynamo stadium. The TIRZ is expected to pass, but various city politicians are using the vote as one final chance to grandstand against the project.

Fantasy Football

Andre Johnson Injury Update – Fantasy Football Outlook

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Andre Johnson was regarded by many as the best fantasy football wide receiver heading into the 2011 NFL season. However, after a good start, Andre Johnson has been out injured with a hamstring injury. He has missed the last three games for the Houston Texans.

The good news is that Andre Johnson was able to return to the practice field this week.

Most Surprising Week 1 Fantasy Football Stars

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In Week 1 of the 2011 fantasy football season, there were a lot of surprising players leading the way for the fantasy football world. If you had one of these players in you fantasy starting lineup, pat yourself on the back. Job well done!

Here's our list of the most surprising fantasy football players in Week 1:

QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Wow.

2011 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

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Production out of your fantasy football kickers can be pretty random. However, if you get quality kickers who play for a team with a quality offense, you can take some of that randomness out of the equation. Here are our kicker rankings for the 2011 fantasy football season.

1. Nate Kaeding, San Diego Chargers
The Chargers can move the ball on offense.

2011 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

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When it comes to winning a fantasy football championship, the running back position separates the men from the boys. If you can roll out three quality running backs on your fantasy football squad, you have a good chance to win each week. Here are our 2011 fantasy football running back rankings:

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Week 17 Fantasy Football Sleepers

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If your fantasy football league plays in Week 17, here are some sleepers that should interest you. Week 17 is difficult because most NFL teams don't have anything to play for. For that reason, we see a lot of backups get extended action. That said, you can feel confident starting one of these fantasy football players.

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Seahawks schedule means no football lines, at least until the Playoffs

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Sharing CenturyLink Field is good (lots of space for fans, branding, downtown location), but sometimes it leads to NFL lines. In 2017 that shouldn't be too much of a problem until the postseason.

Since 2009, the Seattle Sounders have only played with NFL lines on three occasions. In 2017 they will only add to that total of the Sounders make the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Spencer Tillman joins Fox Sports for college football season

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Spencer Tillman says he has agreed to call college football games this fall for Fox Sports, where he will be teamed up once more with his former CBS Sports on-air partner Tim Brando.

Tillman, the longtime Houston area resident and former Oilers player, did studio work for CBS for 16 years, primarily focusing on the Southeastern Conference.

Did Ryan Braun Receive Racial Preference?

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The story gets fishier by the day. How did Ryan Braun manage to get out of his suspension for elevated levels of testosterone, better known as steroids or juicing?

The person who managed Braun's drug test has come out with their side of the story and it's compelling stuff.

Roy Rees (1937-2011)

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Roy Rees coached the USA at four U-17 World Cups, from 1987 through 1993, a tenure during which the young Americans celebrated historic victories over Brazil and Italy. Rees also co-founded the Houston Texans in 1983 and helped create the Dallas Texans in 1993. He died on Saturday at age 74.

Mike Woitalla of Soccer America writes of 'one of the pioneers of the modern period of US Soccer'.

Be the Franchise: Be the GM Series

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A quick rundown of the moves over the last two weeks is pretty simple. Carlo Costly and Luiz Carmago signed. Yea, that's about it. Sad, I know. We all were hoping for something a bit more, but alas we have a FO that is reminiscent of early Houston Texans era -- lots of huff and puff, but nothing to actually blow the house down.