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Americans rout Germans 8-0 at Juniors

UFA, Russia — Alex Galchenyuk and Riley Barber each had a goal and two assists as the United States routed Germany 8-0 Thursday at the world junior championships.

U.S. goaltender John Gibson stopped 19 shots through two periods. He was replaced by Jon Gillies, who made seven saves. The Americans are tied for first place in Group B with Canada. The Americans play at 9 a.m. today (NHL Network) against Russia, which has three Lightning prospects on its roster.

In Group A, Lightning prospect Tanner Richard had three assists, two on goals by Mike Kunzle, to help Switzerland to a 7-2 victory over Latvia. Switzerland is tied for first with Finland and Sweden.

Soccer

Beckham mulls his next team

Nearly a month after leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy with an MLS Cup title, David Beckham is considering "a number of serious proposals" but is in no rush to find a new team, his management company said.

The 37-year-old midfielder has been linked to clubs in France, Australia and Asia, but the former England captain has said it's unlikely he will return to the Premier League. He has reportedly ruled out a move to Australia's A-League.

Beckham also played in Spain and Italy.

ET CETERA

Baseball: Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk, 64, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge, two months after police found him asleep in his truck in a suburban Chicago cornfield. Fisk, who hit a 12th-inning homer for the Red Sox that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, was sentenced to one year of court supervision and must pay $1,250 in court costs. He also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling.

Sailing: Wild Oats XI won the Sydney to Hobart, Australia, yacht race for the sixth time, breaking its own record time. The supermaxi skippered by Mark Richards crossed the finish in 1 day, 18 hours, 23 minutes, 12 seconds; that's 17 minutes faster than the 2005 mark for the 723-mile race.

Speed skating: Olympian Jilleanne Rookard won the women's 3,000 meters and Emery Lehman took the men's 5,000 on the first day of the U.S. Long Track National Championships in Kearns, Utah.

Tennis: Third-ranked Andy Murray lost 6-3, 6-4 to Janko Tipsarevic in the opener of the World Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tipsarevic faces Nicolas Almagro, a replacement for Rafael Nadal (stomach virus). David Ferrer defeated Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Damian Cristodero, Times staff writer; Times wires

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