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.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton may be out for the season following arthroscopic surgery to fight an infection, according to NFL.com.
The Washington Nationals and second baseman Dan Uggla agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training on Friday.
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant cited "old age" and "sore knees" as his reasons for sitting out Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday that forward Steve Downie and goaltender Thomas Greiss are the latest players to test positive for the mumps.