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MoiseKapenda Bower

MoiseKapenda Bower is a longtime Houston sports writer who's worked at Fox Sports, the Houston Chronicle and Rice University.

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Hoops Insider

Jeremy Lin & Chandler Parsons departures still hound the Rockets despite gaudy record: A McHale lament?

By MoiseKapenda Bower

In the span of four days during the penultimate week of November, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons breezed through the bowels of Toyota Center sporting the uniforms of the opposition ...


A Rebron QB?

Disrespected Ryan Fitzpatrick fights off the legion of doubt: You can't bury this unwanted QB — or Texans

By MoiseKapenda Bower

This was the usual stoic reticence from Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson, another prime example of Johnson stripping the narrative from a thoughtful question and delivering an answer in his ...


The Homecoming King

Andy Dalton crushes the doubters, gets his J.J. Watt revenge in a pure Katy family moment

By MoiseKapenda Bower

With meticulous care Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton placed a travel bag on the floor in the corner closest to the podium he would soon occupy. Atop that bag sat ...


The Sanchize Reborn

Butt fumble begone: Mark Sanchez shifts ridicule to Texans with his unlikely clutch save

By MoiseKapenda Bower

As Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Mark Sanchez chatted during his postgame presser, practically beaming after his unexpected stewardship underscored the Eagles' 31-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at ...


Inside Hoops

Gutted by Jeremy Lin & Omer Asik losses, the Houston Rockets face serious bench issues: Shooters please apply

By MoiseKapenda Bower

It marked the final salvo from Houston Rockets guard Isaiah Canaan, both in terms of staking his claim as the rightful backup to Patrick Beverley and proving in some measure ...


James Harden Gets Defensive

Defense erases Jeremy Lin & Chandler Parsons? Rockets banking on risky new approach with James Harden

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Before he could finish answering a question about his external evaluation of the 2013-14 Houston Rockets, newly-acquired small forward Trevor Ariza allowed a sly smile to slowly spread across his ...


Offensive Mind Games

Robert Griffin III feels he could have dropped 35 points on Texans, while O'Brien's just happy with steady Fitz

By MoiseKapenda Bower

There is an adage referencing how wins and losses often mask the truth about team performances, and that axiom applied to both the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins on Sunday ...


RGIII at Texans Crossroad

Doubting Robert Griffin III: Legitimate or just more D.C. bunk directed at Baylor's forever hero?

By MoiseKapenda Bower

At the top of his game Robert Griffin III can still command a room, can still exude the disarming charisma and engaging affability that made him as revered off the ...


Astros Firing Shame

Repugnant, noisy firing of Bo Porter makes Astros look like losers again: Luhnow clumsily buries his own strides

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Bo Porter was fond of hokey cliches, and as the walls of organizational discord continued to crumble down upon him last Friday, it seemed inevitable that Porter would utter one ...


Inside Baseball

The Forgotten One: This Astros prospect in George Springer's shadow is quietly making a greater impact

By MoiseKapenda Bower

George Springer arrived with a clever, promotional hashtag and Jon Singleton doesn't appear to be long for Oklahoma City given his impressive OPS. Mike Foltynewicz generated excitement during spring ...


A Season Gone

Jeremy Lin knows what really haunts the Rockets: And Carmelo Anthony is no sure fix

By MoiseKapenda Bower

It was Jeremy Lin who eloquently presented an unvarnished perspective of the miserable weekend that haunted the Houston Rockets, of the shame that followed them from Portland back home after ...


Houston Baseball Power

Anthony Rendon is turning into a true star, but his Rice University humbleness isn't going, going, gone

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Anthony Rendon used the expansion and contraction of his lungs to describe the feeling of being back in Houston, of arriving Sunday night with the Washington Nationals and coming to ...


Hoops Sense

Dwight Howard proves he's worth every penny, shoving those LA doubts aside to prove Houston's ascendant

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Dwight Howard had exhausted so much time and expended so many words discussing the process of the Houston Rockets' maturation and cohesion that an examination of their development is in ...


Team Of The Future?

George Springer serves notice that he'll be back quick with the Astros: Bo Porter encourages his return

By MoiseKapenda Bower

By the time Houston Astros manager Bo Porter strolled into the nearly vacant home clubhouse at Minute Maid Park late Sunday afternoon, outfielder George Springer had said his goodbyes. A ...


Hardball

Same old Astros? It's hard to find hope and change in this Yankees-fighting, Opening Day lineup

By MoiseKapenda Bower

The blunt force of reality struck with impunity and without remorse: Following an offseason of incremental moves designed to improve the major league product, the Houston Astros will instead feature ...


Stats Win

The Houston Rockets' blueprint for winning the NBA title: Brilliant James Harden, resurgent Jeremy Lin key

By MoiseKapenda Bower

It's easy to submit to feeling awestruck, to sense a twinge of lightheadedness from the continued ascendance of James Harden into the firmament of superstardom; to be impressed by ...


Inside Hoops

The best in the West? Houston Rockets swat down doubters, stand up as true title contenders

By MoiseKapenda Bower

As his team approached favorable health for the first time in ages, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale sought out a figurative piece of wood to knock on as to ward ...


Hardball

Nolan Ryan can't save the Houston Astros: That job's still on ever-optimist Jeff Luhnow and his major moves

By MoiseKapenda Bower

With spring training underway and the good feelings from Nolan Ryan's return still in the air, Jeff Luhnow is offering his usual picture of verve and zeal, displaying an ...


Inside Hoops

Forget Jeremy Lin and James Harden: Dwight Howard is the key to the Rockets' playoff vision

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has gained access into the pantheon of NBA superstars, a truth revealed by the casual acceptance of his being selected as a reserve for the ...


Baseball Banter

The days of the cheap, 100-loss Houston Astros are gone: Believe it or not, offseason signings make sense

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Perhaps the clearest indication that Houston Astros fans are an increasingly analytical lot was their collective response to the Dec. 3 acquisition of center fielder Dexter Fowler, whose seven seasons ...


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