This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 The Houston Texans brought one of the most recognizable figures in franchise history home this week when they hired DeMeco Ryans to be their next head coach. A press conference featuring Ryans and other members of the Texans organization was held on Thursday afternoon. View Chron 's coverage of the event, as well as the press conference in its entirety, below. Former teammates weigh in on DeMeco Ryans hiring A handful of former and current Houston Texans players were in attendance on Thursday, including two of Ryans' most recognizable ex-teammates—Hall of Fame nominee Andre Johnson and fellow Defensive Rookie of the Year Brian Cushing. Both players spoke with the media following the press conference, with each expressing optimism about the future of the franchise under Ryans' leadership. Texans great Andre Johnson says he has “no doubt” DeMeco Ryans will turn the Texans … [Read more...] about Houston Texans, DeMeco Ryans press conference: Live stream and updates
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 New Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans namechecked a number of coaching influences when meeting with the media at NRG Stadium on Thursday afternoon, including current Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid and former Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly. But Ryans also made sure to highlight one important individual who made a major impact on his football journey. "My mother taught me what hard work, what sacrifice looks like," Ryans told the media at his introductory press conference Thursday afternoon. "My mother is, 'We’re gonna get it done.’ No matter how hard it seems, no matter how far fetched it may seem, ‘We’re going to get it done.'" Twitter — criswell_sports Twitter Ryans noted his mother's attitude extends to his work on the sidelines after a 10-year playing career in the NFL . Ryans has deployed his mother's teachings across the last six seasons as a … [Read more...] about Houston’s DeMeco Ryans explains how his mom made him a better coach
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 In the wake of Hulu's series "Pam and Tommy," it feels apt for Pamela Anderson to tell her story without talk show hosts interjecting jokes about her breasts. Coinciding with the release of Anderson's memoir, "Love, Pamela," the documentary "Pamela, a Love Story" strips Anderson down without sexualizing her, something that has been woefully missing from her narrative. Years of the "Baywatch" star's diaries, VHS tapes and personal photos provide unpolished snapshots of her life, leaving audiences with a rough portrait of the person behind the packaging. Director Ryan White ("Good Night Oppy") pieces together Anderson's life chronologically, though all roads seem to lead back to her ex-husband Tommy Lee. Their short-lived relationship blemishes so much of Anderson's story, which is punctuated by comments from the pair's two adult sons. It's not a happy story. Rather, it's the … [Read more...] about New movies to stream this week: ‘Pamela, a Love Story’ and more
New Houston Astros general manager Dana Brown will do the majority of his adjustments to the 2023 roster during the regular season, when the reigning champs will likely make a roster upgrade or two in hopes of becoming the first back-to-back World Series winner since 2000. But there is one thing left on Brown's checklist in the immediate future. The Astros enter Thursday with one open spot on their 2023 Major League roster, and Brown has a number of directions in which he can fill that final hole. Houston could look to add to its outfield rotation, or perhaps address a perceived lack of catching depth. Perhaps Brown adds another arm, though considering the Astros' presently-stacked rotation , Brown may be content with his current options . As the Astros work to continue their dynasty, their new general manager is working from a place of strength. So who could Brown and Co. add to the roster before Opening Day? Let's evaluate some potential options below: Jurickson … [Read more...] about Five sensible options for the Houston Astros’ final roster spot
Rian Johnson's 2019 mystery "Knives Out" features an unlikely but convenient fact: The protagonist vomits whenever she lies. This advisedly clunky emphasis on fibs and their detection is something of a Johnson trademark. One non-villainous character in his 2022 Netflix film "Glass Onion," for instance, indicts some others with a tellingly ornate accusation: "You would lie for a lie, but you won't lie for the truth." The point isn't honesty, exactly; Johnson's approach is a little more complex. "Poker Face," Johnson's new Peacock series, takes this preoccupation - and the director's longtime love of mysteries and detectives - to its logical conclusion. Charlie Cale (Natasha Lyonne), the amateur sleuth in this case-of-the-week procedural, is a human lie detector. The show, which debuted last week, is delightful, nostalgic, surprising and funny. Animated by quick and effective world-building, it uses Lyonne's particular star power to great effect. As detective fiction, however, … [Read more...] about Natasha Lyonne soars in ‘Poker Face.’ If only the mysteries did.
In the round-up: Manor’s Dave Ryan admits the team’s cars still need to become much quicker. Links Your daily digest of F1 news, views, features and more from hundreds of sites across the web: Manor have struggling Sauber in their sights (Reuters) "There is no doubt that this year’s car is a massive step on last year’s. But we are still nowhere near quick enough." 'I'm at the top of my game' - Sergio Perez Q&A (F1) "Q: You just said that you have improved a lot as a driver. In what areas? SP: In qualifying. My race pace and how I look after the tyres has also improved. Actually in all aspects of racing! But the biggest single factor compared to last season is my much better qualifying performance." Red Bull expects bigger engine gains in Canada, Baku (Motorsport) "There has been approximately 0.2s (gain in Monaco), so hopefully that will translate to a bit more when we get to circuits like Montreal and Azerbaijan." From the cockpit: Felipe Nasr on a … [Read more...] about F1 Fanatic round-up: Manor “still nowhere near quick enough”