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The United States won the junior hockey championships Saturday in Ufa, Russia, after Rocco Grimaldi scored twice and Vince Trocheck added an empty-net goal for a 3-1 win over Sweden in the final.

Filip Sandberg put defending champion Sweden ahead on power play early in the second period, but Grimaldi then scored twice in a three-minute span to swing the game in the Americans' favor.

Ski jump

Japan's Sara Takanashi won her third women's ski jump of the season Saturday in Schonach-Schoenwald, Germany.

Takanashi dominated the event by landing 96.5 meters in both her jumps.

American Sarah Hendrickson finished 11th. Teammates Jessica Jerome and Lindsey Van placed 13th and 15th, respectively.


Germans Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won their fifth consecutive luge World Cup on Saturday in Koenigssee, Germany, to maintain their perfect start to the season.

The top American finishers were Jake Hyms and Andrew Sherk (11th) and Matthew Mortensen and Preston Griffall (16th.)

For the women, Natalie Geisenberger was fastest in both runs to lead a German sweep of the top three.

The top Americans were Julia Clukey (6th) and Erin Hamlin (10th).


Joergen Graabak anchored Norway to an easy victory at a Nordic combined World Cup 4x5K relay event on Saturday in Schonach, Germany.

Americans Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher, Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong rallied for third place.

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