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Canada trounces Belarus 8-0 at hockey world championship

Canada’s Mark Scheifele, 2nd left, and Sam Reinhart, 2nd right, fight for the puck with Alexei Kalyuzhny, left, and Andrei Stas of Belarus during the Hockey World Championships Group B match in St.Petersburg, Russia, on May 9, 2016.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly scored twice as Canada remained unbeaten at the world hockey championship with an 8-0 rout of Belarus on Monday. Playing their third game in four days, the Canadians (3-0) followed a similar pattern to previous wins over the United States and …

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Team Canada beats Hungary 7-1 at Hockey Worlds

Canada’s Boone Jenner, centre, fights for the puck with Hungary’s Jesse Dudas, left, and Istvan Sofron during the Hockey World Championships Group B match in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, May 8, 2016.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Four goals in the span of 5:33 midway through the second period fuelled a 7-1 win for Canada over a determined Hungarian squad on Sunday at the world hockey championships in Russia. Returning to the top division for the first time in seven years, the Hungarians …

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Russia dismisses Sochi doping allegations as ‘speculation’

The Olympic Rings are silhouetted as fireworks light up the sky during the closing ceremonies at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

MOSCOW — Accusations that four Russian gold-medal winners at the Sochi Olympics used performance-enhancing drugs are just “speculation,” Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday. The allegations were made by former Russian anti-doping officer Vitaly Stepanov, who said the former head of Russia’s drug-testing lab told him he had a …

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Canada routs U.S. 5-1 at world championship

Canada’s Brad Marchand, left, attacks the net of Keith Kinkaid of the United States during the Hockey World Championships Group B match in St.Petersburg, Russia, on May 6, 2016.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Canada made a strong start to its defence of its world hockey championship title, scoring five unanswered goals in a 5-1 win over the United States on Friday. Taylor Hall, Brendan Gallagher, Matt Duchene, Boone Jenner and Brad Marchand, short-handed, scored for Canada. Cam Talbot made …

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2018 Winter Games head quits, former minister set to step in

In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Cho Yang-ho, president of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, speaks during a press conference about the alpine skiing test event for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics in Jeongseon, at the Press Center in Seoul, South Korea.

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls. Lee Hee-beom, a former minister of industry …

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Leicester misses 1st chance to clinch Premier League title

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard, left, and Leicester City's Danny Simpson in action during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday May 1, 2016.

MANCHESTER, England — Leicester missed its first chance to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship in English soccer. Second-place Tottenham, which is eight points behind Leicester, must beat Chelsea away on Monday to keep …

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Rosberg on pole in Russia as Hamilton’s engine fails again

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car during the qualifying session for Sunday's Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom racetrack, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, April 30, 2016.

SOCHI, Russia – Formula One leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Russian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was 10th after a car failure ended his qualifying session early on Saturday. Rosberg and Hamilton traded fastest times in the first two sessions, but their contest ended abruptly …

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