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When the Pittsburgh Pirates finished first in the NL East in 1992: Aladdin was the biggest box office movie, “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men was the No. 1 hit on the “Billboard Hot 100” and Bill Clinton was elected president.

The National Football League is the most popular sport in America. Forget about baseball being America’s favorite pastime. As for the NBA, NHL and MLS…Come on, get real. Just watch the Super Bowl. Where else can a 30-second commercial cost an average of $3.5 million? million?

The Houston Rockets finish the NBA season with an 84-77 win against the New Orleans Hornets Thursday night putting them at a 34-32 record for the year. “There’s no way we shouldn’t be in the playoffs this weekend but we’re not,” head coach Kevin McHale said after the Rockets last

  Houston Cougars avenged their earlier season loss to Rice, escaping Tudor Fieldhouse with a 76-75 win. Darian Thibodeaux led all scorers with 21 points, while Alandise Harris added 16 points. The Cougars were up by as many as 10 points with eight minutes remaining in the game, however, the

  Ever since swingman Chase Budinger entered the NBA in 2009, he has continued to amaze crowds with his highlight reel dunks, courtesy of his over 40-inch vertical leap. Budinger now has a platform to display his unique talents, as he was selected to participate in the annual Sprite Slam

  In response to the arrests of two Houston Dynamo players earlier this month, Quanell X, the leader of the New Black Panther Party and a local community activist, organized a march against racism on Washington Avenue.  The protest was to be held on February 12. He decided to postpone

  The Texans weren’t supposed to finish the season 10-6 or in the playoffs with a wild-card win over the Cincinnati Bengals. But for defying the odds, fans fell in love with them. The loss to Baltimore back in week six hurt, but the loss in the divisional round of

Texas will be host to great championship fights later this year, including an event at the Alamodome for the vacant WBO Super Bantamweight title.

The New England Patriots are favorites to win Super Bowl 46 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis by 2 ½ points, however, they find themselves as underdogs in the eyes of the fans to the surprising New York Giants.

  The Rockets skipped past the Portland Trail Blazers in overtime with a 107-105 victory Saturday night. This was the second consecutive victory and the first back-to-back sweep of the season. “It was a dirty, ugly game. We just found a way to win,” Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said.