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It turns out the standings in June actually matter for Astros

The Astros begin an important series against the Yankees on Thursday night and Houston needs to get back in the win column after being swept by the Reds.

The Yankees and the Astros are starting to get healthy and both teams are fighting for home field advantage in the American League.

If the Astros can secure the top spot in the AL, the Yankees would likely have to face the surprisingly dangerous Minnesota Twins in the playoffs, leaving Houston to play the wildcard team at Minute Maid.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank weighs in on how important these games in June could turn out to be for the Astros.

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Calling all sports tech companies. A Galleria-area sports tech hub is opening this summer. Photo via braunenterprises.com

It's game time for a Houston-based coworking company that's working on opening a sports innovation hub this summer.

The Cannon is working on opening new hub in 53 West, a Galleria-area office building recently renovated by Braun Enterprises. The project is in partnership with Gow Media, InnovationMap's parent company, and will be co-located with the media business that runs Gow Broadcasting LLC and the SportsMap Radio Network, which includes local sports station 97.5 as well as national syndicated content.

The Cannon's founder Lawson Gow tells InnovationMap that Gow Media — founded by Lawson's father, David Gow — and Braun Enterprises were opportunistic partners for the organization.

"We've always been optimistically looking for strategic partners that we can co-locate with or team up with to create a hyper focused, niche community," Lawson Gow says. "We've spent a lot of time thinking about what that can be."

Expected to open midsummer, the new two-story space will have 23 offices and a 1,500-square-foot open space that can be used for events. All existing Cannon members will have access to the space, and potential tenants can expect a similar pricing model to The Cannon's other three Houston-area locations.

Continue reading on InnovationMap to learn more.

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