Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, watches a Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) prepares to scoop up the puck with Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40), from Sweden, and Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith (2) nearby, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in Washington.

Capitals beat Red Wings in shootout

Oshie and Kuznetsov scored in the shootout, and the Washington Capitals got a key goal from Ovechkin in a victory over the Detroit Red Wings…

Houston Baptist guard Caleb Crayton (11) turns over the ball to Michigan guard Caris LeVert (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Michigan beats Houston Baptist

Caris LeVert had 25 points and eight rebounds, Duncan Robinson scored 19, and Michigan beat Houston Baptist 82-57 on Saturday.

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Live tweets: MSU-Iowa game

The Spartans will face off against the Hawkeyes at 8:17 p.m. tonight. Keep reading for what you need to know before the game.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Alexey Marchenko (47) of Russia keeps the puck away from Arizona Coyotes center Dustin Jeffrey (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.

Kronwall helps Red Wings beat Coyotes

Niklas Kronwall and Gustav Nyquist scored 18 seconds apart in the first period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Arizona Coyotes.