Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Hockey

Canadians capture world title

MOSCOW — Canada defeated previously unbeaten Finland 2-0 in Sunday's gold-medal game at the World Championship.

Oilers rookie Connor McDavid teamed with the Avalanche's Matt Duchene to score midway through the first period, cutting in from the right and flicking the puck over Finnish goaltender Mikko Koskinen's stick. It was McDavid's first goal of the tournament, but he racked up eight assists in 10 games. Duchene also had an empty-net goal in the final second.

Earlier, host Russia routed the United States 7-2 to win the bronze. Bruins prospect Frank Vatrano scored both American goals.

Soccer

Rowdies fall on road to Cosmos

The Rowdies lost 2-1 at the New York Cosmos in NASL play as Danny Mwanga's late, tying goal for Tampa Bay was waived off for offside. Forward Tommy Heinemann scored in the 18th minute, with an assist by Kalif Alhassan, to put the Rowdies (2-2-3 in the spring season) ahead 1-0. Yasmani Duk and Ruben Bover scored for the Cosmos.

U.S. wins: Paul Arriola had a goal and an assist in his national team debut and Tim Ream and Bobby Wood scored as the visiting United States defeated Puerto Rico 3-1 in an exhibition in Bayamon.

Spanish Cup: Jordi Alba scored seven minutes into extra time and Neymar added a goal to push Barcelona past Sevilla 2-0 in the final in Madrid. Barcelona extended its record to 28 Copa del Rey titles.

NFL

Jaguars, Ramsey agree to deal

Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in the draft out of Florida State, signed a four-year contract. Under the league's rookie salary slotting system, the contract is expected to be worth more than $23 million and include a $15 million signing bonus. Ramsey suffered a torn meniscus in his knee during an onfield workout last week; it has not been determined if he will need surgery.

Obituary: Tom DeLeone, the tough-nosed center who made two Pro Bowls during 11 seasons (1974-84) with the Browns, died of cancer in Utah. He was 65.

ET CETERA

Cycling: Steven Kruijswijk led the Giro d'Italia by 2 minutes, 12 seconds after Stage 15, a 7-mile sprint from Castelrotto to Alpe di Siusi. Alexander Foliforov won the stage. … Julian Alaphilippe won the Tour of California, which ended with an 86-mile route to Sacramento. Megan Guarnier won the women's title.

Track and field: Caster Semenya set a world-leading time of 1 minute, 56.64 seconds to easily take the women's 800 meters at a Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco. American LaShawn Merritt won the men's 400 in 44.66 seconds. … World champion Dafne Schippers set a world-leading time to win the women's 200 meters in 22.02 seconds at the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands.

Motorcycles: World champ Jorge Lorenzo passed fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez on the final straight to win the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix in Scarperia.

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