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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots won't be the only winners on the field on Sunday when they play the Texans. Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson is just eight months removed from a College Football Playoff title he won at Clemson. The Texans say it's only the second time in the BCS era that the quarterbacks for the reigning NCAA champion and NFL champion have played against each other.

BOSTON (AP) - A man who led a failed effort to bring IndyCar racing to Boston is suing the city. WGBH-FM reported on Thursday former Boston Grand Prix CEO John Casey has filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court seeking $15.5 million in damages. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh's office has declined to comment on Casey's claim city officials waited months to inform organizers about changes impacting the permitting process and ultimately dooming a race slated for last Labor Day weekend.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - No. 2 Clemson has lost its kicker for the season after he was injured on the last play of practice. Coach Dabo Swinney said a defensive lineman rolled into Greg Huegel's leg Wednesday after he kicked during a two-minute drill. Swinney says the junior walked off the field, but tests Thursday showed he tore his ACL.

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez's daughter are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots over his death. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday claims that the team and league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father. The lawsuit is separate from a $1 billion settlement in which the league agreed to pay families of players who suffered brain damage because of repeated head trauma while playing football.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Kelly Bryant has quickly taken away most of the concerns of Clemson fans, coaches and national analysts who might have wondered how the Tigers would get along without two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson. Bryant has led the Tigers to wins over ranked opponents Auburn and Louisville the past two weeks. Bryant outplayed Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals. Bryant says he always knew he was capable of success once he got the chance.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's defense is struggling with injuries and allowing too many big plays. That's the same formula that made it tough for Tennessee's defense to stop anyone late last season. Tennessee's defense already has lost several notable players to significant injuries and is coming off a 26-20 loss to Florida in which it allowed a tiebreaking 63-yard touchdown pass as time expired.

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