College basketball — Oregon's game at Colorado on Thursday will tip off at 2 p.m. and air on FS1. That is a time change from the original schedule.
The Ducks also announced that their game at Utah has been changed to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will air on the Pac-12 Network.
• PSU games canceled: The Portland State men's basketball games against Sacramento State have been canceled because of COVID-19 issues within the Hornets' program. It is the second week in a row the Vikings have had Big Sky Conference games canceled because of the pandemic impacting an opponent.
The Big Sky Conference is not rescheduling canceled games.
Unless they pick up a non-conference game, the next scheduled contests for the Viking men are Jan. 14 and Jan. 16 at Montana State. PSU has played just six games.
The PSU home and away games Thursday and Saturday with Sacramento State remained on as of late Wednesday.
• UP men open WCC play: The Portland Pilots are scheduled to play their first West Coast Conference game at 6 p.m. Thursday, visiting San Francisco. The game is slated to be shown on ESPNU.
Portland is 6-3. USF is 7-5 (1-1 WCC).
Hockey — Former Portland Winterhawks forward Oliver Bjorkstrand has signed a five-year, $27 million contract extension with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. Bjorkstrand was with the Winterhawks from 2012-15. In 246 NHL games, the native of Herning, Denmark has 65 goals and 68 assists for Columbus.
Tuesday, Jan. 5 updates
OSU men's basketball pauses — Oregon State men's basketball has paused team activities because of COVID-19 testing results and contact tracing protocols.
This week's games at Utah Wednesday, Jan. 6 and at Colorado on Saturday, Jan. 9 have been postponed. The Pac-12 conference will work with the schools to try to reschedule the games.
The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Beavers lost to Stanford at Gill Coliseum.
Ebobisse, Williamson to U.S. camp — Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse and midfielder Eryk Williamson will participate in a United States U-23 National Team training camp beginning Jan. 9 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The camp is the first time in 10 months that the U23s have gathered. This camp is to begin preparation for the March resumption of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
The U.S. senior national team (24 and older) will also be training ahead of a late January match and several of the U-23 participants could be called into the senior team.
Monday, Jan. 4 updates
College men's basketball — Oscar da Silva and Jaiden Delaire had big games on Monday, leading Stanford to a 81-71 win over Oregon State at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.
Oregon State is 4-3, 1-2 in conference play. Stanford is 6-3 and 2-1.
Da Silva had 31 points and 10 rebounds, going 11 of 16 from the floor. Delaire had 19 points and nine rebounds. Da Silva and Delaire scored all the points in the decisive 10-0 spurt that gave Stanford a 13-point lead with 2:11 left in the game.
Jarod Lucas and Gianni Hunt each posted career highs. Lucas made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points and Hunt finished with 17 as the guards went a combined 9 for 16 on 3-pointers.
The Beavers were shorthanded in the front court. Starting center Roman Silva missed the game because of contact tracing related to COVID-19 test results. Rodrigue Andela started but left with an injured foot in the first half.
Stanford outscored Oregon State 50-24 in the paint.
• Pilots' schedule adjusted — Because of COVID-19 testing, Loyola Marymount will not visit the Chiles Center on Jan. 7. Instead, the Pilots plan to open WCC play on Thursday at San Francisco.
The Pilots' 6 p.m. Saturday home game against No. 1-ranked Gonzaga was still on as of Monday afternoon.
• Duarte honored — Oregon guard Chris Duarte, whose late-game offense separated the Ducks from Stanford on Saturday, was named Pac-12 player of the week on Monday. Duarte, a senior from the Dominican Republic, averaged 21 points in win over California and Stanford. It's his third Pac-12 player of the week award after twice earning the honor last season.
College women's basketball — WCC women's basketball player of the week Haylee Andrews had a double-double on Monday afternoon as the Portland Pilots pulled away for a 81-58 win over Saint Mary's (2-7, 0-3) at the Chiles Center.
Andrews had 13 points and 10 assists and Alex Fowler scored a game-high 16 points as Portland improved to 3-0 in conference play, 6-3 overall.
Freshman McKelle Meek made all four of her 3-pointers for 12 points off the bench as the Pilots went 10 of 19 from behind the arc. Portland finished 35 of 65 from the floor with 28 assists.
Earlier Monday, the WCC announced Andrews as its player of the week for averaging 22 points, 8.5 rebounds and four assists in wins at Pepperdine and LMU.
• OSU women still paused — Because of COVID-19 testing, the Oregon State women's basketball team will not travel this week to the Bay Area for games against California and Stanford. The Beavers have had five games postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests and have not announced a possible return to basketball activities.
• Oregon falls in poll — After Sunday's two-point loss to UCLA, the Ducks fell to No. 11 in the AP Top 25. Oregon had been in the top 10 for 64 consecutive polls. UCLA jumped from No. 11 to No. 9 after beating Oregon. Stanford remained No. 1 and Arizona is ranked seventh.
Oregon (8-1) takes on No. 1 Stanford (9-0) at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Because of restrictions in Santa Clara County, California, the game will be played at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz.
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