Sports

Inaugural Houston Sports Awards Honors Legendary No. 34s

After a banner year for Houston sports in 2017, it was time to show our local athletes some love.

02/09/2018 Photography by Marco Torres

Sweet Kicks

You Can Now Wear Your Love for the Rockets on Your Feet

The Converse x NBA collection celebrates basketball's historic influence on street style.

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Elmo Wright Says Football Is Supposed to Be Fun

Meet the UH alum, former wide receiver, and creator of the end-zone dance.

01/30/2018 By Jeff Balke

Dynamics

Walker County Sheriff's Office Is Investigating What Happened at Karolyi Ranch

Will the famed Huntsville-based coaches be held accountable for any part of the Nassar abuse scandal?

01/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Houston Shuffle

How to Best Observe (or Avoid) the 2018 Houston Marathon

Read up on what streets will be closed and how to best cheer on the runners.

01/11/2018 By Morgan Kinney and Rony Ortiz Andrade

H-Town Diary

A Houston Sports Fan Learns to Love Again

After the World Series, Houston sports fans have multiple real, honest-to-goodness reasons to hope.

12/29/2017 By Jeff Balke

Hoops Hype

The Rockets Are One of the NBA’s Best Teams, and the Media Has Noticed

James Harden and Chris Paul are a mighty combo.

12/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

Ice House

An Ode to the 2017 Houston Astros

This year, the stories of a city and its team became intertwined.

12/04/2017 By Scott Vogel

Houston Strong

Scenes From the Astros World Series Victory Parade

About one million Houstonians attended the parade, an Astros and Houston pride-filled extravaganza.

11/04/2017 Photography by Marco Torres

Ice House

This Sports Complex in Cypress Allows Kids with Special Needs to Play Ball

The Langham Creek YMCA's adaptive sports program is more than just about playing sports.

10/30/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

#HoustonStrong

In Photos: The Houston Texans Play Their First Home Game

The team lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but spirits post-Harvey remained high.

09/11/2017 Photography by Marco Torres

Sports

Billion Dollar Buyer Tilman Fertitta Buys the Houston Rockets

The Landry's CEO paid a record amount for the NBA team.

09/05/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

London Speed It Up, Houston Rocket

What Would Happen If Beyoncé Bought the Rockets?

All concession stands will serve only lemonade, and other potential changes.

08/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Baseball Fever

Introducing 'Stro Stories

Your completely objective guide to the greatest team in baseball bar none.

08/01/2017 By Scott Vogel

Sports

Drake to Present Game Ball at Manchester Derby Because Why Not

The rapper's complicated history with Manchester football teams is even weirder than his relationship to Houston.

07/19/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

5 Stand-Up Paddling Spots to Try This Summer

These waterways will show you what's SUP, no matter your paddle-boarding speed.

07/18/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Cutting edge

Bored? Try Recreational Axe Throwing

A guide to Houston’s latest adrenaline rush.

07/17/2017 By Kara Fields

Fri-yay

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 14–16

Shopping, sporting, tai chi-ing—all in one weekend.

07/13/2017 By Spencer Vogel, Arman Badrei, and Kara Fields

Sports

Bye-Bye Beverley: The Rockets Trade Three Players for Gold-Medalist Chris Paul

Daryl Morey continues his relentless pursuit of a championship with another major shakeup.

06/29/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Ice House

A Huge-Across-the-Pond Game Is Coming to Houston

On July 20, the Manchester Derby will be played outside of England—and here in the Bayou City—for the first time in its 136-year history.

06/22/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt