Watt and Mercilus out for season with injuries
Houston’s J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus will miss the rest of the season with injuries.
Coach Bill O’brien confirmed that both were seasonending injuries on Monday, a day after Watt broke his left leg and Mercilus, a linebacker, tore a pectoral muscle in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Watt sustained a tibial fracture to end his season early for the second straight year.
Serbia into World Cup, Ireland into playoffs
Serbia qualified for the
World Cup for the second time since becoming an independent nation in 2006 after beating Georgia 1-0 on Monday, while Ireland won in Wales 1-0 to seal second place and a spot in the playoffs. At the end of a tense final round of qualifying, Gareth Bale’s Wales dropped to third place in Group d and was out of contention for a place in next year’s tournament in Russia.