Jeff Balke

Jeff Balke

Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.

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  • 2 days ago | Sports

    The Rockets did what they have done almost every year for a while now: sign veteran talent during the season. Names as varied as Austin Rivers, Gerald Green, Joe Johnson and Michael Beasley have made their way onto the roster in midseason. On Tues...

  • 3 days ago | Sports

    As if the Astros needed anything else controversial to deal with, the team announced Monday that pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended 162 games for the use of a performance-enhancing drug, in this case something called Boldenone. This is the ...

  • 4 days ago | Sports

    After a perfectly bizarre All-Star weekend, the Rockets are back in gear Thursday night against the Warriors. The figurative second half was good to the Rockets last season as they narrowly missed the second seed on the final day of the season. In...

  • 7 days ago | Sports

    The Astros opened spring training with a rather bizarre display of canned apologies from star players and team owner Jim Crane. Things improved in the club house where players dispensed with the script and gave honest responses to questions — as h...

  • 9 days ago | Sandwiches

    Every month, Antone's has been pairing with a local celebrity or chef to create a dish that is not only unique but provides money for local charities. So far, every one has been a winner from Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus's heavy-handed Hango...

  • 10 days ago | Sports

    The Astros continue to be mired deeply within a shocking and awful cheating scandal. The Rockets have not only gone all in on small ball, but they feature two of the most surprisingly unliked superstars in James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Despi...

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