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Texans battered QB Watson says he will play

Texans battered QB Watson says he will play

Sports
Quarterback Deshaun Watson took a beating during the Houston Texans' 19-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, but said on Wednesday that he will be ready to go this week against the Buffalo Bills. The Houston Chronicle reported that Watson, who received treatment on the sideline during the game after taking several big hits, is dealing with a chest injury. "For sure," Watson said, according to Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official website, when he was asked if he would be able to face the Bills. "I feel good; I feel great," added Watson, who completed 33 of 44 passes for 375 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Cowboys. "I've been sore plenty of times. That's part of the game." Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, who said earlier that he would "let the inj...
Dabo Swinney: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence to play vs. Wake Forest

Dabo Swinney: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence to play vs. Wake Forest

Sports
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told reporters that freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to be under center to start Saturday's game against Wake Forest. "I definitely expect him to play," Swinney said on Tuesday. "That is why I put him back in practice last night. I don't see a reason why he wouldn't." Lawrence was a full participant in practice on Monday, two days removed from absorbing a vicious hit to the shoulder and head by defensive back Evan Foster during the second quarter of a 27-23 win over Syracuse. Lawrence was examined in the medical tent before retreating to the locker room. "He got the [expletive] knocked out of him," Swinney said. "It was head and neck. He had some pain, and you get put in concussion protocol with anything that creates a symptom. That's not...
Watch live: Astronauts to play first ever tennis match in space

Watch live: Astronauts to play first ever tennis match in space

Science
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- On Tuesday evening, four astronauts aboard the International Space Station will make history. They will attempt to play the first-ever tennis match in space. NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, commander of Expedition 56, has previously professed his love of tennis and was instrumental in arranging the historic match. He will be joined by fellow NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, as well as Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency. The match will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook at 8:30 p.m. ET. "We rocketed two mini Net Generation racquets and balls to Feustel on the ISS," Amy Choyne, chief marketing officer with the USTA, said in a news release. "Drew's passion for tennis and space travel is inspiring our youth to serve to the ...
'Half of Premier League clubs could play in empty stadiums and still make money'

'Half of Premier League clubs could play in empty stadiums and still make money'

Sports
Half of Premier League clubs could have played in empty stadiums and still made a pre-tax profit in the first season of the current broadcast deal, BBC research has found.In 2016-17, during which clubs benefited from a record £8.3bn in global TV revenue, matchday income contributed less than 20p in every £1 earned by 18 top-flight outfits.The number of clubs that would have recorded pre-tax profits even if matchday income was taken away rose from two in 2015-16 to 10 in 2016-17. Dr Rob Wilson, a sport finance specialist at Sheffield Hallam University, said the previous £3.018bn broadcast deal struck in 2012 signalled a permanent change to top-flight football as a business i...
Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android

Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android

Technology
The developer of Fortnite has confirmed it will bypass the Google Play app store when the game is released for Android smartphones.The Google Play store lets Android users buy and download apps using a simple interface, although Google takes a 30% cut of sales made.Epic Games' chief executive Tim Sweeney said 30% was "disproportionate" to the contribution Google made.The studio has not yet announced when the game will arrive on Android.Fortnite Battle Royale sees 100 players land on an island to look for weapons and build defences. The person who survives the longest wins.The game is free to play, although gamers can choose to buy cosmetic customisations such as clothes and dance moves for their character.In a statement about the...