Houston Texans News: June 27, 2014

Kevin C. Cox

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 27, 2014.

USA World Cup 2014 News

THE USMNT SURVIVE, ADVANCE AND NAP - SBNation.com
THE UNITED STATES MEN'S SOCCER TEAM ARE SO GREAT THAT THEY EVEN WIN WHEN THEY LOSE.

Here's who the United States will next play in the World Cup - SBNation.com
Belgium win Group H, which means they'll face the United States on July 1.

Here's when the United States will play their next World Cup game - SBNation.com
Finishing second in the group means the United States get an extra day of rest and a shorter travel schedule.

Houston Texans News

How Romeo Crennel envisions nose tackles - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The Texans got bigger all over the field this offseason -- most notably in the front and center of their defense. Because of the way we play the...

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans played through injury at South Carolina - ESPN
Jadeveon Clowney, who underwent surgery for a sports hernia injury that caused him to miss minicamp, played with the injury last season during his last year at South Carolina, Clowney told NFL.com during Thursday's NFL Rookie Symposium.

Texans safety Swearinger on facing the Falcons | Atlanta Falcons blog
Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger participated in the 5 Star Athlete Management’s football camp hosted by Atlanta-based Super-Agent Todd France and several sponsors on Wednesday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.

Report: Collin Klein set to join K-State coaching staff | FOX Sports on MSN
Bill Snyder is bringing back one of Kansas State's all-time greats to the Little Apple.

Jadeveon Clowney played through hernia injury in '13 - NFL.com
Jadeveon Clowney told Gil Brandt earlier this week that he played through a hernia injury for his entire final season at South Carolina. The injury provides some context to his lack of production in 2013.

RTC: On Jadeveon Clowney's injury and position - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ... Both the Texans and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney have been a little vague about how exactly he...

Video: McClain and Smith talk Texans’ kicking game - Ultimate Texans
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith wrap up offseason workouts. In this video, they discuss the team’s kicking game and one of the key position battles during training camp.

Around the League

Quotables: Julio Jones thinks Falcons have the best wide receiver duo in the NFL - SBNation.com
Julio Jones and Roddy White were probably the best duo of receivers in the league in 2012, but 2013 was rough for both. Jones thinks they're still the best, though.

Three new referees, 13 first-year officials round out 2014 class - NFL.com
The NFL roster of game officials for the 2014 season will include 13 first-year NFL officials -- and three new referees -- among the group of 119, the league announced Thursday.

Former NFL player Ben Utecht's career cut short by concussion, uses music career to share memories - CBS News
A series of concussions cut short the NFL career of Ben Utecht, but he's using his new career as a singer to preserve the memories before they're gone

The NFL has revised its concussion settlement. | SportsonEarth.com : Patrick Hruby Article
The National Football League and lead lawyers for more than 4,500 former players suing the league over concussions submitted a revised settlement agreement in federal court Wednesday. What does this mean? What happens next? Glad you asked.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 6 Braves 1: Cosart cruises behind big blasts - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros wallop the Braves on the backs of three players that could have been Phillies right now.

NBA Draft 2014: Houston Rockets look to fill holes with two picks - The Dream Shake
The Rockets have one pick in the first round of the draft, and rumors indicate they might look to trade it.

Texas Tech Links: The Worst Case Scenario; Three Lady Raiders Leave; Gutierrez to Home Run Derby - Viva The Matadors
The WORST case scenario for the Texas Tech football team, including Kliff Kingsbury losing in round of the first round. Three Lady Raider basketball players have left the team. Eric Gutierrez is headed back to Omaha to participate in a HR Challenge.

TCU Baseball: Get to know Ryan Johnson - Frogs O' War
Watch a day in the life with 2015 baseball commit Ryan Johnson

NBA Draft 2014: Baylor's Isaiah Austin honored in the First Round - Our Daily Bears
The NBA just pulled one of the all-time great moves in selecting Isaiah Austin, who will never play basketball again, as a league.

Good Bull Hunting is Going to SEC Media Days - Good Bull Hunting
Surprise, Birmingham! You don't know what you've gotten yourself into.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Does Jadeveon Clowney reportedly playing with a hernia last year change your impression of him at all? #TTTQ


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