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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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  • 1 day ago | Sports

    That collective sigh of relief you heard around Houston wasn't just from those happy to usher in a new President, it was also because the sports gods decided to bestow upon a beleaguered city a small ray of sunlight in an otherwise dark and depres...

  • 2 days ago | Sports

    George Springer is no longer an Astro. In a week-plus that has found Houston sports fans reeling from a trade of James Harden and warnings that Texans QB Deshaun Watson may be close to signaling he wants out of Houston as well, one of its favorite...

  • 3 days ago | Sports

    In the '90s, when the Rockets were winning back-to-back championships, I was a huge Robert Horry fan. He had loads of talent and we were roughly the same age. There was something cool about being in the same generation as one of the players on you...

  • 7 days ago | Sports

    We've had more than 24 hours to digest the deal that sent one of the all-time best Rockets to Brooklyn. On Thursday night, a very short-handed, young squad (only nine dressed including multiple rookies) managed to win on the road at San Antonio — ...

  • 9 days ago | Sports

    Less than 24 hours after James Harden said he didn't believe there was anything else he could do in Houston to help the franchise win a title, the Rockets traded him to Brooklyn in a blockbuster four-team deal that brings Pacers all-star wing man ...

  • 9 days ago | Sports

    "He quit." Those were the words of Rockets broadcaster Calvin Murphy accidentally caught by microphones as a recent Rockets postgame show was heading to commercial. He was speaking of Rockets star James Harden. In a Tuesday night postgame press co...

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