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There were no bowl game representatives in Palo Alto Saturday for the Notre Dame-Stanford football game, per Mike Berardino of The Indianapolis Star. This all-but confirms that the Fighting Irish are headed to the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando, Florida.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When Notre Dame needed a spark to get going late in the first half, the special teams delivered.

The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last week.

Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted his true fans to enjoy the moment with him.

Three weeks ago, people were asking for Brian Kelly to be fired and Ian Book to be benched. Three wins and two dominating performances later, those people have been silenced.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. struggled on short tracks for 15 years before he finally snapped his streak of futility and swept this season at Richmond. He'd been inching his way closer to victory lane, only to come up empty in frustrating finish after frustrating finish.

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu drove Justin Verlander's second pitch over the wall, then Aaron Hicks sent the fans at Yankee Stadium into a frenzy with a three-run homer off the foul pole later in the first inning.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes escaped significant ligament damage when he dislocated his right kneecap and there is optimism the reigning NFL MVP could be back on the field in about a month.