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Texans' Schaub back after being hospitalized

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is back with the team after he was hospitalized with an injury to the bursa sac in his right knee.

Schaub practiced on Thursday, and coach Gary Kubiak expects his No. 1 quarterback to start when the Texans (4-5) visit the New York Jets (7-2) on Sunday.

Kubiak said Schaub took about half the first-team snaps on Thursday.

Bears shut out Dolphins, take lead in NFC North

MIAMI -- The swarming Chicago Bears defense allowed only 187 yards and a single third-down conversion Thursday night, winning 16-0 to send the injury-ravaged Miami Dolphins to their second home shutout in 40 years and move into first place in the NFC North.

Miami's already depleted offense lost Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall to a hamstring injury and center Cory Procter because of a left knee injury. With third-string quarterback Tyler Thigpen struggling in his first NFL start since 2008, the Dolphins were no match for a Bears defense that took over the NFL lead in points allowed per game.

Astros acquire Barmes from Rockies for Paulino

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Infielder Clint Barmes was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the Houston Astros on Thursday for pitcher Felipe Paulino.

The 31-year-old Barmes hit .235 with 21 doubles, eight homers and 50 RBIs in 387 at-bats this year, down from a .245 average, 23 homers and 76 RBIs in 2009, when he was Colorado's starting second baseman.

Barmes has played in the majors in parts of eight seasons and was the starting shortstop for a month this year while Troy Tulowitzki was injured.

The 27-year-old Paulino was 1-9 with a 5.11 ERA in 14 starts and five relief appearances this year. He is 6-21 with a 5.83 ERA in parts of three seasons.

Stars complete rally on Ribeiro's overtime goal

DALLAS -- Mike Ribeiro scored at 2:52 of overtime after capping a two-goal comeback in the final 3 minutes of regulation in the Dallas Stars' 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

James Neal scored the second of his two goals on the night with 2:35 left in regulation, and Ribeiro tied it at 4 just 29 seconds later.

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