In a nutshell: As of 12:05 a.m. Saturday by Hartley Miller


–Canada will play Germany today (Saturday 3 PM PT) in its first game at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton. Northeastern University freshman Devon Levi will start in net for Canada. Levi made 23 saves for the shutout in a 1-0 exhibition victory over Russia on Wednesday. Taylor Gauthier of the PG Cougars is one of three goalies on the Canadian team. Gauthier did not dress against the Russians.


–Alvin Kamara tied an NFL record by running for six touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 52-33 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The (11-4) Saints clinched a 4th straight NFC South title while the (6-9) Vikings were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

–Week 16 of the NFL season continues with 3 Saturday games: Tampa at Detroit (10:00 AM PT), San Francisco at Arizona (1:30 PM) and Miami at Las Vegas (5:15).


–The (0-1) Toronto Raptors play their next game tonight (5:30 PT) against the (1-0) Spurs in San Antonio.