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Houston Texans News: June 17, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Laurence Griffiths

United States World Cup News

Yes, we have a World Cup section in the newswire. Why? America, that's why. We will keep to it to the day leading up to a match for the United States and the reaction after the match.

USA vs. Ghana: Winning ugly is the American way -
Did the United States play poorly against Ghana? No, not really. The United States played like the United States against Ghana.

USA vs. Ghana, 2014 World Cup: Final score 2-1, USMNT finally down Black Stars -
21-year-old John Anthony Brooks scored with just four minutes left to play as the USA finally defeated Ghana at the World Cup.

Watch America go nuts over the USA win -

World Cup 2014: USA survives tough first test by Ghana with closing minutes set piece goal - Dynamo Theory
RECAP: The US Men's National Team took on Ghana in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2014. An early goal, long stretches of absorbing pressure without sustained possession, a late goal by Ghana, and finally a closing moments stunner by the US.

Houston Texans News

Andre Johnson won't be joining Houston Texans at mandatory minicamp | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Andre Johnson apparently is serious about his holdout. Per Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Johnson will be skipping the Texans' mandatory minicamp for three days this week.

Texans' stalemate with Johnson drags into minicamp - Houston Chronicle
First-year Texans coach Bill O'Brien greatly respects veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson.

The $21 Game: All-Time Texans Team
Texans Analyst John Harris came up with a $21 All-Time Texans game. Check out his team, and make your own team as well.

With starting job in hand, Texans' Newton far from complacent - Houston Chronicle
The biggest surprise of the Texans' draft wasn't their bypassing a quarterback in the first three rounds, but rather a failure to select an offensive tackle among their 10 picks.

Texans announce Running of the Bulls 5k presented by H-E-B
The Houston Texans will host the 4th Annual Running of the Bulls 5K, presented by H-E-B, on Sunday, Sept. 14 at NRG Park, the team announced today.

Report: Andre Johnson to skip Texans' mandatory minicamp | FOX Sports on MSN
Veteran wide receive Andre Johnson will not show up at the Texans' mandatory minicamp Tuesday, according to reports.

What money Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has lost, will lose - ESPN
Andre Johnson has made a lot of money during his career and will make a lot of money this season -- unless the Houston Texans cut him, which they...

Five things we learned from Houston Texans' OTAs - ESPN
Mandatory minicamp begins Tuesday for the Houston Texans after three weeks of hot, fast-paced, information-packed organized team activities. So far...

RTC: O'Brien changed Texans' culture - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Texans coach Bill O'Brien has changed the culture of the organization, writes Brian T. Smith of the...

Texans sign ex-Dolphin OT Will Yeatman - Ultimate Texans
The Texans have signed offensive tackle Will Yeatman.

Andre Johnson won’t attend minicamp; no movement with Texans - Ultimate Texans
Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson won’t attend the Texans’ mandatory minicamp Tuesday through Thursday, his adviser and uncle Andre Melton said Monday.

Around the League

Which NFL teams have the best tight ends? -
Once an afterthought for most NFL teams, tight ends are becoming an essential weapon in the offensive arsenal. Danny Kelly takes a look at which teams can boast the most talented group of players at the game's least understood position.

Dallas Clark to announce retirement on Wednesday -
The former Indianapolis Colts tight end will re-sign with team so he can retire with the club that drafted him in 2003.

Quotables: Vernon Davis wants to get paid -
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis isn't shy about his contract holdout, or his beliefs that the NFL could be doing a better job helping players manage their money.

Aaron Rodgers Interview: His public life, reaching 30, and relationship with Mike McCarthy - Acme Packing Company
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat down with Jason Wilde of at the end of OTA's, and had some interesting things to say about his current life.

Johnny Manziel can't hear you, there's too much money in his hand -
There is too much money in his hand, as this amazing Instagram video shows.

Reggie Bush dressed like the Crocodile Hunter on Australian TV -
The Detroit Lions running back is Down Under, so he wore what he thought was the right attire for the country.

Five teams that could sign Brandon Flowers -
Reports indicate that up to ten teams have contacted the recently released Pro Bowl cornerback. We break down which ones are most likely to give him a contract.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

On the Astros: Jerome Williams and Bo Porter's bullpen usage - The Crawfish Boxes
Why does Bo Porter continue to use Jerome Williams in close games?

Texas Longhorns stay alive in Omaha with 4-1 win over the Louisville Cardinals - Burnt Orange Nation
A dominant pitching performance by Parker French gave Texas the opportunity to play at least one more game in Omaha at the College World Series.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Ole Miss Rebels: Preview and Game Thread - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Ole Miss Rebels each face elimination today in the College World Series as Ryan Moseley and Christian Trent will take the mound for each team.

Remembering Mickey Sullivan, Baylor's first College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee - Our Daily Bears
Mickey Sullivan was good at baseball, but his impact stretched far beyond the field.

YESSIR: OT/DE Keaton Sutherland Commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Keaton Sutherland of Flower Mound is the latest to join the 2015 recruiting class

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Derek Newton will start ____ games at right tackle for the #Texans this year. #TTTQ