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Canada takes gold, U.S. earns bronze

Florida defenseman Jay Bouwmeester scored the winning goal, and Canada rallied to beat Sweden for the second straight year in the gold-medal game at the world hockey championships, 5-3 on Sunday in Prague, Czech Republic.

Canada has won the world title a record 23 times, tying the Soviet Union-Russia.

The United States won the bronze medal earlier Sunday with a 1-0 victory in a shootout over Slovakia. It was the first medal at the worlds for the Americans since they finished third in 1996. The Americans placed 13th last year.

The last time Canada managed back-to-back titles was in 1958-59.

Football

Bengals waive Kittner

Quarterback Kurt Kittner was waived by Cincinnati, less than two weeks after the Bengals claimed him off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.

Kittner was the Falcons’ fifth-round pick in 2002 and didn’t play as a rookie. He started four games and appeared in seven last season.

Diving

Ruiz finishes fifth

U.S. Olympian Mark Ruiz finished fifth in the men’s platform at the Diving Grand Prix at The Woodlands Athletic Club in The Woodlands, Texas.

China claimed the men’s platform and women’s 3 meter Sunday, easily winning overall honors with eight total medals, including seven of the eight golds and one silver in the four-day event.

Triathlon

Docherty, Taormina win

Bevan Docherty of New Zealand won the men’s race and Sheila Taormina of the United States the women’s at the triathlon world championships in Funchal, Madeira Islands.

Docherty won the men’s race in 1 hour, 41 minutes, 4.4 seconds, beating Ivan Rana of Spain by less than a second after a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run.

Taormina took the women’s title in 1:52:17.3. Loretta Harrop of Australia was second, 12.4 seconds behind, while American Laura Reback was third.

Rowing

Jaanson surprises

Estonia’s Jueri Jaanson surprised two-time world champion Marcel Hacker of Germany to win the men’s single scull at the Rowing World Cup on Sunday, his first medal in the event since 1990.

Germany dominated the three-day World Cup, winning seven of 14 events and medaling in all but one. Denmark and Britain won twice.

In the women’s single, Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski of Germany upset current world champion Rumyana Neykova of Bulgaria.

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