(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Packers to get Rodgers back.  Angels’ Ohtani dealing with elbow injury.  Spurs’ Leonard makes season debut.  Paul George returns to Indiana.  Patriots adding Britt to mix.

>>Packers’ Rodgers Cleared To Return

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers are getting a boost for the final three weeks of the season.  Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers posted on Instagram that he’s been medically cleared to return from his broken right collarbone.  Sunday’s matchup at Carolina is the first game Rodgers can play since he was placed on injured reserve after getting hurt October 15th against the Vikings.

>>Report:  Angels Ohtani Has Injured UCL

(Undated)  —  The Angels are already getting some bad news regarding recently-signed Japanese star Shohei Ohtani.  Yahoo! Sports reports he had a procedure in October to deal with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament.  Ohtani received a platelet-rich plasma shot to help with the pain in his elbow.  He’s not expected to need Tommy John surgery and can start a throwing program in about a month.

>>Mavs Sink Spurs in Leonard’s Return

(Dallas, TX)  —  The Mavericks spoiled Kawhi [[ kuh-WHY ]] Leonard’s first game of the season by beating the Spurs 95-89 in Dallas.  Leonard scored 13 points in 16 minutes in his debut.  He had missed 27 games due to a right quadriceps injury.  The Spurs had their four-game winning streak snapped, while the Mavs ended their three-game skid.

>>Paul George Heads Back To Indiana

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Paul George faces his old team for the first time tonight at Indiana.  George and the disappointing Thunder take on the surprising Pacers.  OKC was expected to be a contender after acquiring the star guard and Carmelo Anthony, but have struggled to a 12-and-14 start.  Indiana is 16-and-11 behind Victor Oladipo’s breakout campaign.  The Pacers acquired Oladipo in the George trade.

>>Patriots Signing WR Britt To Two-Year Deal

(Foxboro, MA)  —  The Patriots are adding another target for Tom Brady to throw to.  Multiple reports say New England is signing veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt to a two-year contract.  The 29-year-old went unclaimed after being waived by Cleveland on Friday.  Britt visited with the Patriots on Tuesday.  He had 18 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns with the Browns before being cut loose.

 

>>TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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New York Knicks 113, Los Angeles Lakers 109  (OT)
Denver Nuggets 103, Detroit Pistons 84
Cleveland Cavaliers 123, Atlanta Hawks 114
Brooklyn Nets 103, Washington Wizards 98
Dallas Mavericks 95, San Antonio Spurs 89
Philadelphia 76ers 118, Minnesota Timberwolves 112  (OT)
Sacramento Kings 99, Phoenix Suns 92

NHL
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Edmonton Oilers 7, Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Washington Capitals 5, Colorado Avalanche 2
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
New Jersey Devils 5, Los Angeles Kings 1
Buffalo Sabres 3, Ottawa Senators 2
Minnesota Wild 2, Calgary Flames 1  (SO)
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, St. Louis Blues 0
Chicago Blackhawks 3, Florida Panthers 2  (OT)
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Vegas Golden Knights 2  (SO)

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#15 Seton Hall Pirates 84, Saint Peter’s Peacocks 61

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Orlando Magic
7:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Miami Heat
7:30 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics
8:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls
8:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Pelicans
9:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns
9:30 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Houston Rockets

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators
8:00 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
10:00 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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7:00 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats at Temple Owls
8:00 p.m. – #10 Texas A&M Aggies host Savannah State Tigers