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Garrett appeal this week…Vinatieri sets kicking mark…Busch wins NASCAR Cup

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the meeting says suspended Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will have his appeal heard by the NFL early this week. Garrett was suspended indefinitely by the league on Friday, hours after he swung a helmet and hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head. Per the collective bargaining agreement, Garrett’s appeal must take place before Cleveland’s next game.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has broken Morten Andersen’s league record for career field goal attempts. Vinatieri’s made his 710th attempt, a successful 34-yarder yesterday against Jacksonville. Earlier in the game, he became the first player in franchise history to make 500 extra points with the Colts, and he’s now the first player in Colts history to top the 1,500-point mark.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Kyle Busch is the 16th driver in NASCAR history to win multiple Cup championships after capturing yesterday’s season-ending race at Homestead. Busch beat Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and rival Kevin Harvick to join seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson as the only active drivers with multiple titles. Truex dominated early but fell a lap back after his crew put tires on the wrong side of his Toyota.

SASCRAMENTO (AP) – The Sacramento Kings have put an end to the Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak. Richaun Holmes hit two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining to give Sacramento the lead in a 100-99 triumph over the Celts. Marcus Smart had a chance to win it for Boston, but his runner in the lane hung on the rim before trickling off as the buzzer sounded. Buddy Hield (heeld) scored a season-high 35 points for the Kings.

UNDATED (AP) – The top three teams remain the same in the newest Associated Press college football poll, but Georgia has climbed past Alabama for the fourth spot. The Bulldogs moved up with their 21-14 win at Auburn, hours after the Crimson Tide lost star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to a season-ending hip dislocation. Top-ranked LSU picked up 54 of 65 first-place votes to stay ahead of No. 2 Ohio State and defending-champion Clemson.

Wisconsin is ranked 14th and Iowa moves up to 19th.

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