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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 8, 2016.

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Texans News

Texans' Still focused on football with daughter healthy (Aug 8, 2016) | FOX Sports
When Leah Still's cancer entered remission, her attention turned to unfinished business - both for her and her dad.

Texans' Lamar Miller, Jadeveon Clowney given day off - Houston Chronicle
Texans starting running back Lamar Miller was sidelined at practice Sunday morning, one day after appearing to mildly injure his ankle before getting retaped and finishing practice.

Texans, DeAndre Hopkins contract talks nonexistent - NFL.com
In holding out for one whole day, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins hoped to kick start some talks on a new contract.

John McClain's Texans camp takeaways: Aug. 7 - Houston Chronicle
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain takes in practice on Sunday.

Texans' A.J. Bouye motivated by his 'tough love' father - Houston Chronicle
The authoritative voice inside A.J. Bouye's head comes from his toughest critic, the stern man and retired corrections officer once responsible for guarding hardened criminals at the federal prison in Atlanta.

Other Sports: Five things Texans should know about Monday's Olympic events: Swimming, gymnastics and USA hoops | SportsDay
Here are five storylines to watch at the Olympics on Monday.1. Swimming for gold. If swimming is your favorite sport to watch at the Olympics,...

Texans' Shane Lechler celebrates 40th birthday, teammates decorate locker - Houston Chronicle
In a nod to his longevity and age, Texans punter Shane Lechler got his locker decorated Sunday by his fellow specialists to commemorate his 40th birthday.

Texans coach Larry Izzo brings new vibe to special teams - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans play their preseason opener Sunday against San Francisco, fans will get their first look at the special teams under new coach Larry Izzo.

Around the League

Hall of Fame Game canceled due to unsafe field conditions - SBNation.com
Bad field conditions led to the NFL calling off Sunday’s planned Hall of Fame Game between the Colts and Packers.

Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016: Brett Favre, 7 others inducted Saturday in Canton - SBNation.com
The Class of 2016, headlined by Brett Favre and Tony Dungy, were enshrined in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday.

It's not entirely Tim McGraw's fault the NFL cancelled the Hall of Fame game - SBNation.com
Field conditions at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium were trash before McGraw played a concert there Friday night. But the festivities and a rain storm probably didn't make it any better.

This week's NFL training camp All-Pro team - SBNation.com
Two weeks into training camp and a handful of players are already practicing at really high levels, creating unrealistic expectations and feeding the 24-hour hype machine. Let’s honor those players.

The NFL removed the part of Orlando Pace’s speech where he thanked St. Louis - SBNation.com
The uploaded version of Pace’s Hall of Fame speech left out one big part. The NFL said it was a "technical error."

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rangers 5, Astros 3 (11): Astros Fall in Extra Innings to Rangers - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros rally to tie the game in the ninth but falter in extra innings.

Trevor Ariza named 2016 Houston Rockets teammate of the year - The Dream Shake
The Houston forward was named "teammate of the year" for the Rockets by his peers.

WATCH: Texas "Battle of the Belts" concludes with familiar winners - Burnt Orange Nation
The final "Battle of the Belts" is in the books and let the record show repeat winners.

Treveon Johnson commits to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech snags a 2018 WR.

Frogs in the Pros Update: Brandon Finnegan - Frogs O' War
Brandon Finnegan demonstrates Superhero Micah's #NEGU attitude in every game he plays.

Daily Bears Reports 8/8: Big XII Expansion; CampBU - Our Daily Bears
Daily Bears Reports 8/8.

Texas Aggies in the Rio Olympics: Day One Summary - Good Bull Hunting
Five Aggies competed in the Rio Olympics on the first day.

Texas Longhorns Sunday Practice Report - Barking Carnival
Myself and the great Vasherized made it down to DKR for the Open Practice/Football Fan Day Fandango. While sweating alcohol on enthusiastic nine-year old Longhorn fans and wondering if God had...

CUSA Roundtable: Predictions for the 2016 season - Underdog Dynasty
Its prediction time!

Still Winless on the Road, Houston Falls to Montreal at Stade Saputo - Dynamo Theory
One big error cost the Dynamo a road point, but the Dynamo rarely looked in control enough to find an equalizer to Matteo Mancuso's 76th minute goal.