Astros owner Jim Crane joined The Bench in studio and talked about the Astros trading for Gerrit Cole, if there are any more deals in the works, his thoughts on how baseball can be improved by shortening the games, and much more. Make sure you listen to his segments below. You can hear John Granato and Lance Zierlein on The Bench weekdays from 7-9:30AM on ESPN 97.5 radio. You can listen live or on demand with the ESPN 97.5 radio app.
The city of Houston has another professional team to root for, the Houston Outlaws professional e-Sports team. The Houston Outlaws gaming team will begin their season this Thursday, and fans can watch all the action on giant screens inside a large warehouse located at The Cannon right here in Houston. Tonight’s game will stream and broadcast live from Los Angeles, and anyone can come out and enjoy all the action at the watch party from 5-10PM.
The "Calling All Creators" commercial was released a few days before Christmas which features several prominent Houston athletes that are sponsored by Adidas. Astros' Carlos Correa, Texans' DeAndre Hopkins, Rockets' James Harden and former Rocket Tracy McGrady all appear in the ad. Radio host for ESPN Houston 97.5, Raheel Ramzanali, made a very funny parody of the commercial and posted the video to Twitter.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".