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Houston Texans News: July 20, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Making the Leap: Texans RB Lamar Miller - NFL.com
After four ultimately frustrating years in Miami, Lamar Miller bolted for the Houston Texans -- and Dan Hanzus explains why he expects the versatile back to become an elite ball-carrier in 2016.

Houston Texans OL Duane Brown aiming to be ready for beginning...
The 2015 season ended for Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown being carted off the field with a severe quad injury that required surgery.  His readiness for the start of the 2016 season was...

NFL sets ticket prices for Texans-Raiders match-up in Mexico City | Fox News Latino
Mexico City, Jul 19 (EFEMEX).- Tickets for the Houston Texans-Oakland Raiders game to be played in November at Mexico City's Azteca stadium will cost between $50 and $326 (550 to 6,050 Mexican pesos), the National Football League announced Tuesday.

Around the League

The NFL is stuck with Roger Goodell. Sorry, America. - SBNation.com
The commissioner isn't very popular with fans, but team owners love him because he makes them a lot of money.

The Panthers gave their owner a statue that would make Vladimir Putin proud - SBNation.com
What do you give the powerful man who already has everything? A statue!

Why the NFLPA needs to keep fighting DeflateGate even if Tom Brady won't - SBNation.com
The NFLPA indicated it will petition the Supreme Court without Tom Brady.

Cam Newton and Panthers teammates joined a beach volleyball game and the challengers were ready - SBNation.com
Cam go home you can't play volleyball you just got blocked by a girl! Haha jk Real talk what an amazing night playing volleyball with the Carolina Panthers with some amazing athletes...

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Athletics 4, Astros 3 (10): Astros Bullpen unable to hold late lead - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros enter the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead and leave the 10th with a 4-3 loss.

Montrezl Harrell is working on his stretch four skills - The Dream Shake
The Rockets signed a stretch four in the offseason. Might they have another one waiting in the wings?

Big 12 considering expansion by 2 to 4 schools - Burnt Orange Nation
And it could all go down by by the 2017 season.

6 Thoughts from Kliff with the Media - Viva The Matadors
Because his sultry voice needs to be heard.

Big 12 Asks Bowlsby To Explore Expansion Candidates - Frogs O' War
The board of directors has unanimously approved a motion to start vetting expansion candidates.

Baylor Met with Big 12 Reps for Two Hours; Big 12 Releases Positive Statement - Our Daily Bears
Baylor officials met with Big 12 members for two hours today. The Big 12 put out this statement after the meeting: The Big 12 Board of Directors today was given an update by Baylor...

Daily Bull 07.20.16 - Opposites Attacked - Good Bull Hunting
Sports are like a well-balanced excel spreadsheet, you see.

Big 12 Announces Step Forward in Expansion - Unanimous vote by presidents - Barking Carnival
Listen here. This is already being mischaracterized as an agreement to expand, but it does sound like the ACC media deal spooked everyone and there's now a concrete move towards exploring and...

Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas, US Open Cup Preview: Rivals face off in Open Cup - Dynamo Theory
Houston Dynamo hope to take on in-state rival FC Dallas in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.