Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
♦ The Pac- 12 has postponed Saturday’s men’s basketball matchup between Arizona State and Washington due to COVID- 19 issues within the Sun Devils program. It’s the second straight postponement for the Sun Devils after their game scheduled for Thursday at Washington State was also called off.
♦ The Canadian government, citing “national interest grounds,” gave its approval Thursday for the start of NHL training camps. It issued an exemption to the mandatory 14- day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. The five provinces with NHL franchises, however, must give their approval for games between Canadian teams during the regular season, which is scheduled to start Jan. 13. The seven Canadian teams will play in a new North Division.