Darren Helm and the Red Wings rallied on Dec. 6 to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and secure coach Mike Babcock’s 500th victory.
Evripidis Giakos scored with two minutes left to give Giannena a 2-2 draw against defending champion Olympiakos in the Greek soccer league.
The Yankees made their first big moves to reshape for 2015, acquiring a shortstop to replace Derek Jeter and relief pitcher Andrew Miller.
Kemba Walker’s layup as time expired gave Charlotte a 103-102 win over the New York Knicks, snapping a 10-game losing streak.
DeMarre Carroll scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, Paul Millsap had 17 points and the Hawks beat the Nets 98-75 on Dec. 5.
Olympiakos got its seventh win in eight Euroleague basketball games with an 89-79 win over the Lithuanian champion Neptunas Klaipeda.
Lightweight Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and heavyweight Riddick Bowe lead the new class of inductees into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 37 points, including a layup with 10 seconds left, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat New York 90-87.
Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves in his franchise-record 11th straight victory, and the Islanders held on for a 2-1 win over the Senators.
Panathinaikos fell to Fenerbahce 84-62 on Dec. 4, with the Turkish team getting even for an 18-point loss to the Greens in Athens.