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NEW YORK -- Three sisters whose track and field prowess brought them medals, TV appearances and even a magazine cover are still struggling for something thats eluded them: a home of their own.Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard and their mother still share a bed in a Brooklyn homeless shelter despite an outpouring of attention that began this summer when The Associated Press wrote about how they overcame hardships to qualify and earn medals in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston.Ten-year-old Rainn won the 3,000 meters; Tai, 11, was second in the 80-meter hurdles, and Brooke, 9, was second in the high jump.Many were touched by their plight and wanted to help; a philanthropist bought mother Tonia Handy a plane ticket to watch her girls run at the games and others came forward with tips for her to find a better job. But months later, even as the girls are being honored as Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKids of the Year, Handy is still looking for something better than the minimum-wage job answering phones at a taxi company and that elusive place of their own.I just want a nice mattress, Handy told the AP this week. Can I just have a nice mattress to lay my head and just relax and take a breather before I get up and start this new life?New York Citys Department of Homeless Services says Handy has been working with a case manager since October on a plan to leave the shelter system. Some options didnt work out because of apartments being a long way from Brooklyn or scheduling issues that made Handy miss meetings with potential landlords. Handy says one job she had been offered was in another borough and too long a commute, while another interview didnt result in an offer.But the family appreciates the love theyre receiving, most recently on an appearance of ABCs The View, where host Whoopi Goldberg showed the girls on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Kids issue for December that made it clear they had won and presented the family with $10,000, along with $40,000 for their Brooklyn-based Jeuness Track Club.That money is going to make a really big difference in our lives, Handy said.Brooke said on the show that joining the track club was the best thing that ever happened to her.It makes us more responsible, she said. And it gives us an idea of whats going to happen in the future, like getting a scholarship. Denver Broncos Sam Jones Jersey . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. 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SEATTLE -- James Paxton was perfect through five innings against the Houston Astros on Saturday night. It wasnt enough for the Seattle starter.Paxton gave up two runs in the sixth and the Mariners werent able to capitalize on late chances in a 2-1 loss.The Mariners and Astros are now both 78-70, tied with Detroit three games behind Baltimore and Toronto in the AL wild-card race.Paxton (4-7) retired the first 15 batters before running into trouble in the sixth.Teoscar Hernandez got the Astros first hit to lead off the inning, with a line drive that had Paxton ducking out of the way. Tyler White followed with a double, putting runners at second and third.After Jake Marisnick grounded out and Paxton struck out George Springer, Yuli Gurriel drove both runs home with a single to give the Astros a 2-0 lead.I think I just left a couple balls over the middle a little bit too much in that inning, Paxton said. Its unfortunate that they bunched up some hits there in that one inning.Paxton pitched through the seventh, giving up four hits with an intentional walk and seven strikeouts.Heck of a game by Paxton, just really in total control, Seattle manager Scott Servais said. They put a little rally together there, I thought he was going to get out of it. Then he left the ball up to Gurriel, who put a good swing on it. Coming into the game, I thought if we could hold them to two runs, wed be in pretty good shape.Mike Fiers (11-7) gave up singles to the first two batters he faced, but allowed only one more hit over six scoreless innings. It was the third time Fiers didnt allow a run in 27 starts this season, and the three hits allowed also equaled his season best.Fiers was coming offf one of his worst starts of the season, giving up seven runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings in a 9-5 loss to the Cubs.ddddddddddddKen Giles pitched the ninth for his 11 save in 15 chances.Chris Devenski relieved Fiers in the seventh inning and gave up singles to Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin, putting runners on first and second with two outs. It was the first time the Mariners had multiple baserunners in the game, but Devenski got out of the jam by striking out Mike Zunino after running the count full.In the eighth, Nori Aoki beat out an infield single for his third hit of the game, and Seth Smith followed with an RBI double off Luke Gregerson to cut the Astros lead to one. Gregerson kept Seattle from adding any more, getting Robinson Cano to strike out on a check swing and Nelson Cruz with a pop out to second to end the inning.Theyve thrown the ball real well, Seager said. When we have been able to get guys on base, theyve made some good pitches and gotten out of stuff. That was a big hit by Seth to get us going there, but we really werent able to get too much more than that.TRAINERS ROOMMariners 1B Adam Lind missed his fifth straight game with a sprained finger on his right hand. Seattle manager Scott Servais said Lind is day to day.UP NEXTAstros: RHP Doug Fister (12-11, 4.17 ERA) will start the series finale. Fister has lost three straight decisions, with his last win coming Aug. 22.Mariners: LHP Ariel Miranda (4-1, 4.10) will make his eighth career start and first against Houston. He has earned the win in each of his last three starts. 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