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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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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 ...


Holding Pattern

Sad truth: Craig Biggio is no lock for Hall of Fame next year either — and Pedro Martinez is part of the problem

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Once the hue and cry subsides and the righteously indignant shift their focus to another cause worthy of their rancor, Craig Biggio will resume his waiting. It required extraordinary patience ...


Rockets Step Up

Jeremy Lin challenges the Rockets to step up defensively: James Harden is under the microscope

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Jeremy Lin spoke in a tone befitting the occasion, offering the conscientious perspective and unvarnished reflection many carry through the final hours of one year into the dawn of another ...


A Historic Season

Peyton Manning surprises with his post-record honesty: Broncos QB brings jokes with the TDs

By MoiseKapenda Bower

For 16 years Peyton Manning has displayed such multifaceted mastery of offenses on the field that his ability to command a postgame press conference with startling aplomb can sometimes surprise ...


Inside Hoops

No trade, big problem: Rockets' giant issues will be exposed until Omer Asik embraces staying

By MoiseKapenda Bower

The Houston Rockets opted to punt on trading disillusioned center Omer Asik for reasons that remain opaque yet in all likelihood were grounded in irrefutable logic given the lack of ...


Inside Hoops

Forget the crazy sugar furor, Dwight Howard's been more than dominant enough for Houston Rockets

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Rockets center Dwight Howard has stayed on message from the moment he first arrived in Houston last July through the Rockets' push past the quarter pole of the 2013-14 season ...


Sweet Championship For Rice

Hard work and love: How Rice became football champions after 56 years and one monster betrayal

By MoiseKapenda Bower

As Rice University coach David Bailiff joked about his preference for chicken soup over Gatorade and lavished praise on his senior class with transparent sincerity, those with intimate knowledge of ...


NFL Truths

What, Tom worry? Brady shrugs off Patriot doubt: Say hello to the Super Bowl favorites

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Tried as they might, the assembled media could not coax Patriots quarterback Tom Brady into embracing alarmism. For the third time in five weeks New England had faced a double-digit ...


Hoops Sense

The Houston Rockets prove they're elite — quickly: This isn't just a Dwight Howard party

By MoiseKapenda Bower

When he wasn’t spending time gleefully serving as the locker room DJ late Friday night, Rockets center Dwight Howard was broaching the same topic that has consumed him during ...


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