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 Houston Rockets signed former Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith on Friday.
The New Jersey Devils have reportedly fired head coach Peter DeBoer a day after Christmas.