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Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Tilman Fertitta agrees to purchase Houston Rockets for record price of $2.2 billion
The Rockets have been sold to Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta. Terms were not announced, but a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Fertitta agreed to purchase the team from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion, a record price for an NBA franchise.

Leslie Alexander to sell Rockets to Houston billionaire
Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has reached an agreement to sell the team for an NBA-record $2.2 billion.

Rockets sale: How will players respond to record $2.2 billion sale? | SI.com
With NBA players are more savvy than ever, the Rockets' recent sale is sure to raise eyebrows. Could the league's next bargaining huddle be on the hor

GameTime: Rockets Record Sale Price | NBA.com

Houston Rockets: An update on the Carmelo Anthony situation
Here’s the latest news on the Carmelo Anthony situation.

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander ups donation to $10 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, who originally donated $4 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, has instead reportedly upped his pledge to $10 million as more aid comes in from all corners of the sports world.

Tilman Fertitta to buy Rockets for record $2.2 billion - Houston Chronicle
Given a second chance, Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta was not going to fall short again, even if he had to spend a record $2.2 billion to fulfill "a life-long dream" of owning the Rockets.

Teams like the Rockets rarely come available. That’s why they’re being sold for $2.2 billion. - The Washington Post
It’s not every day that an NBA team goes up for sale. There are, after all, only 30 of them.

Rockets sale: What comes next and other questions - Houston Chronicle
Tilman Fertitta reached agreement to purchase the Rockets from Leslie Alexander, concluding a negotiation nearly as stunning for how quickly it came together as for the record $2.2 billion purchase price.

Tilman Fertitta Agrees To Buy Houston Rockets For A Reported $2.2 Billion : The Two-Way : NPR
Reported to be an NBA record $2.2 billion, the sale still must get the league's OK. Leslie Alexander, the team's owner since 1993, is selling it for about $1.5 billion more than what he bought it for.


NBA News

How much did each NBA owner pay to buy their team? - SBNation.com
Prices have jumped from $5 million to $2.2 billion in the span of almost 40 years.

Who is Tilman Fertitta? Meet the new owner of the Houston Rockets - SBNation.com
Fertitta will purchase Houston’s NBA team for a record-breaking price of $2.2 billion.

Rockets sold for $2.2 billion: Tilman Fertitta purchases team from Alexander - SBNation.com
Houston is changing ownership and it comes at a mouth-dropping price.

2017 WNBA Playoffs: 5 things you should know - SBNation.com
The playoffs kick off Sept. 6 and it’s going to be better than ever.

2017 WNBA Playoffs: 8 players to watch - SBNation.com
Here’s a player from each playoff team that you’ll want to keep an eye on during the upcoming WNBA postseason.

WNBA playoff basketball is here - SBNation.com
Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Texans Sign Marcus Burley To Two-Year Deal - Battle Red Blog
Acquiring some secondary depth on the eve of the opening of the 2017 NFL regular season?

Astros 3, Mariners 1: Maybin steals show on Verlander’s debut - The Crawfish Boxes

Maybin’s two-run home run breaks Seattle’s no-hit bid.

Texas vs. Maryland: Tom Herman’s defense got demolished by the Terps - SBNation.com

Did Texas’ defensive implosion against Maryland have more to do with Texas or Maryland?

TCU Horned Frogs Ranked 23rd in AP Poll - Frogs O' War

TCU jumped into the rankings this week, as several other teams, including Texas, fell out.

Liberty Game In Gifs - Our Daily Bears

Gifs, Tailgating, and Sailgating

Red Raiders in the pros - preseason edition - Viva The Matadors

We take a look at how Red Raiders did in the NFL preseason

Scattershooting Week One: Aggie Football collapses, mullets, and hot tubs - Good Bull Hunting

Lots to take in here.

Sneaky Good Pod Episode 34: Previewing the 2017 SEC - And The Valley Shook

The boys are back diving into the conference and a quick look at the national scene, including playoff picks!

Texas' Defensive Woes and the State's Recruits - Barking Carnival

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SMU Three-Star Recruit Passes Away - Underdog Dynasty

When it rains it pours: More tragic news from Texas

Dash lose 1-0, Campbell's strong effort not enough - Dynamo Theory

Jane Campbell made seven saves in Houston’s 1-0 loss