It's not the Rose Bowl, or even a New Year's Day invite for that matter, but the Stanford Cardinal can at least take solace in having a decided home field advantage for the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 30.
Sprint will end its partnership with NASCAR after the 2016 season.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's regular-season finale against San Diego with a lacerated spleen.
The Washington Nationals and second baseman Dan Uggla agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training on Friday.
The NBA suspended New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy one game without pay for committing a flagrant foul 2 which initiated an altercation with Washington Wizards guard John Wall.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday that forward Steve Downie and goaltender Thomas Greiss are the latest players to test positive for the mumps.