NHL roundup: Ovechkin, Backstrom fuel Caps' win
Alex Ovechkin scored three goals and Nicklas Backstrom added four assists as the Washington Capitals jumped out to a big lead early and defeated the visiting Detroit Red Wings 6-2 Tuesday night.
Ovechkin hat trick leads Caps over Wings
Alex Ovechkin scored three goals, and Nicklas Backstrom added four assists as the Washington Capitals jumped out to a big lead early and defeated the visiting Detroit Red Wings 6-2 Tuesday night.
Dec 12 (OPTA) - Standings from the NBA on Wednesday
Three-goal third period lifts Canucks over Blue Jackets
Jake Virtanen's goal with 1:46 left in the game gave the visiting Vancouver Canucks a comeback 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
Rugby-Premiership Rugby poised to seal major investment deal
Dec 12 (Reuters) - England's Premiership Rugby is confident of completing a "landmark" investment deal with a private equity company by the end of the year, according to senior figures within the organization.
Broncos, Browns on playoff fringe ahead of matchup
The Denver Broncos were high on quarterback Baker Mayfield long before he was selected first overall in the NFL draft in April.
UPDATE 2-NHL Standings
Dec 12 (OPTA) - Standings from the NHL on Wednesday
Pens' Murray (lower body) returns to practice
Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray returned to practice Tuesday, and he could start at Chicago on Wednesday after missing the Penguins' past 11 games with a lower-body injury.
Improving Oilers dump sliding Avalanche
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two of Edmonton's four second-period goals, and the surging Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Tuesday night in Denver.
UPDATE 25-NCAAB Results
Dec 12 (OPTA) - Results from the NCAAB games on Tuesday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST)
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