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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Olympics update: Canada completes sweep of U.S. hockey as men win 1-0

  • Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament.
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  • The Associated Press
    SOCHI, Russia — Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament.
    Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and they're guaranteed their first medals outside North America in 20 years.
    After its first loss in Sochi, the U.S. will face Finland for bronze on Saturday.
    The defending Olympic champions left no doubt about their North American hockey supremacy in a semifinal rematch of the final game of the Vancouver Games, won on Sidney Crosby's golden goal.
    BIATHLON: Ukraine's team of twins Vita and Valj Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, and Olena Pidhrushna missed five targets but avoided penalty loops to finish in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 2.5 seconds. Russia was 26.4 seconds behind to take silver, and Norway trailed by 37.6 to win bronze.
    ICE HOCKEY: Finland went up early in the second period when Olli Jokinen scored, but Loui Eriksson tied it up and Karlsson made it 2-1 with a slap shot from the middle of the ice. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots for the Swedes.
    ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin became the youngest Olympic slalom champion, male or female, with her win. That mark was previously held by Paoletta Magoni of Italy, who won gold at the 1984 Sarajevo Games when she was 19. Austrians Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel took silver and bronze.
    FREESTYLE SKIING: Thompson and Serwa gave Canada its third 1-2 finish in freestyle skiing events in Sochi. The others came in men's and women's moguls. Canada also won gold and bronze in women's slopestyle skiing, and picked up a silver in the men's halfpipe, for a total of nine freestyle medals. In the skicross final, Ophelie David of France wiped out about two-thirds down the course, giving the bronze to Sweden's Anna Holmlund.
    CURLING: Canada's championship gave the country a sweep of the curling titles in Sochi. The Canadian women won their first-ever curling title on Thursday. Sweden won the bronze in men's curling, taking an extra end to defeat China 6-4.
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