Given a chance to validate the optimism they created while winning their first two games of the season, the Astros closed out their first homestand of the year in disastrous fashion Monday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
Yu Darvish also became the fastest starting pitcher in big-league history to reach 500 career strikeouts, doing so in 401 2/3 innings to eclipse the mark of 404 2/3 innings by former Grand Prairie High star Kerry Wood.
Matt Jones locked up his first Masters berth, his first PGA Tour championship and his first million-dollar payday by holing out from 42 yards away on the first playoff hole Sunday to snatch a seemingly certain victory in the Shell Houston Open
Stephen F. Austin head men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood was named the recipient of the 2014 Joe B. Hall award, given to the nation’s top first-year coach, at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet in Dallas.