Jay R. Jordan
Mar 17, 2023 - Sports

Houston Dynamo aim for first win at home

A Houston Dynamo player fights off a defender and runs after a loose soccer ball during a match

Photo: Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/Getty Images

It's time to root for your Dynamo, Houston.

Driving the news: The Dynamo kick off home play at 7:30pm Saturday against Austin FC at the newly upgraded Shell Energy Stadium.

Jay R. Jordan
Mar 16, 2023 - Sports

Houston opens March Madness play tonight

Houston Cougars forward JWan Roberts dunks the ball during a game

Photo: Adam Davis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

All eyes are on Houston for March Madness as the Cougars play to win it all.

Driving the news: Houston, with the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, will take on the No. 16 seed Northern Kentucky Norse tonight in Alabama in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Jay R. Jordan
Mar 9, 2023 - Sports

Houston Cougars top seed in AAC tourney

UH Cougars men's basketball player Jamal Shead, wearing a black and red jersey, shouts after scoring a game-winning point

Go off, Jamal Shead. Photo: Justin Ford/Getty Images

The American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament begins today, with the University of Houston favored to walk away champions.

  • The Coogs are the winningest team in the conference and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
Jay R. Jordan
Mar 7, 2023 - Sports

Astros stars in the World Baseball Classic

Astros players Jeremy Peña and Cristian Javier, wearing white Astros jerseys, pose for a photo atop a float during the 2022 World Series parade in Houston

Jeremy Peña and Cristian Javier will represent H-Town to the world. Photo: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Astros are well represented on the international stage during this year's World Baseball Classic.

Driving the news: The tournament, which generally happens every four years, kicks off tonight as the Netherlands takes on Cuba in Taichung, Taiwan.

Jay R. Jordan
Feb 16, 2023 - Sports

Astros pitchers and catchers report for spring training

Astros' Ryne Stanek throws a pitch during a Grapefruit League game in 2022

Ryne Stanek and others are returning in 2023. Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Baseball is back. Well, sort of.

Driving the news: Astros pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday to West Palm Beach, Florida, for spring training, ahead of their 2023 campaign to become the first team to win back-to-back World Series since the Yankees won three in a row from 1998 to 2000.

How much your Super Bowl party food will cost

Data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

The cost of many Super Bowl party staples in Houston has been steadily rising over the last few years, per the latest Consumer Price Index data.

Why it matters: As Houstonians gear up for Sunday's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, their bank accounts are about to get sacked.

Jay R. Jordan
Feb 6, 2023 - Sports

Houston Dynamo valued at $435M heading into season

Data: Forbes; Table: Axios Visuals
Data: Forbes; Table: Axios Visuals

As the Dynamo FC gears up for its 18th season, the team is worth $435 million, per Forbes' latest valuations.

  • That's about $150 million less than the average valuation of teams across Major League Soccer.
Jay R. Jordan
Feb 1, 2023 - Sports

Dynamo and Dash soccer teams detail stadium upgrades

The East End will look a little different this soccer season. Photo courtesy of the Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo and Dash are gearing up to unveil considerable upgrades to their stadium.

Driving the news: Along with a new name, Shell Energy Stadium in the East End will feature new seating, expanded premium areas, electric vehicle charging stations and onsite renewable energy production this year.


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