Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 at the world hockey championship in Slovakia. Both teams already were assured quarterfinal berths and were competing for seeding.
Canada won Group A and will play Switzerland next. The Americans, who had five won straight, will face the undefeated Russians on Thursday.
Finland will face Sweden, while the Czech Republic plays Germany in the round of eight.
WNBA: Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs.
Reigning league MVP Breanna Stewart is out for the season after tearing her Achilles tendon and the status of head coach Dan Hughes is unclear after he had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract.
Soccer: Former U.S. national team defender DaMarcus Beasley says he will retire after 20 years in the professional ranks when the Houston Dynamo finish their season.
Beasley, who turns 37 this week, is the only American to either play in four World Cups or appear in a European Champions League semifinal.
Golf: Stanford’s Ziyi Wang won the final three holes in regulation to erase a 3-down deficit but lost on the sixth playoff hole of the Cardinal’s final match as Duke won 3-2 in the NCAA quarterfinals in Fayetteville, Ark.
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