News and Features
Czech Republic snaps Canada's string of world titles
Maxim Afinogenov had two goals and an assist to lead Russia to a 6-3 victory over Sweden on Sunday in the bronze-medal game of the world hockey championship.
U.S., Canada in same '06 hockey worlds pool
The United States was drawn into the same group as Canada on Tuesday for next year's world hockey championship in Latvia.
Canada edges Russia, reaches final vs. Czechs
Canada nearly blew a four-goal lead before hanging on to beat Russia 4-3 Saturday and reach its third straight final at the world hockey championship.
Canada, Sweden take different paths to World semis
Canada and Sweden are each one victory away from a third straight final at the world hockey championship. That's hardly a surprise for the star-studded Canadians, but Sweden advanced basically shorthanded.
Cox: Rain or shine?
Despite its loss in the worlds quarters, the U.S. national team has turned the generational corner successfully. Or has it?
Shoot, out! U.S. hockey ousted at world champs
Andy Roach held the United States' hopes on his stick but Tomas Vokoun stopped his backhander, giving the Czech Republic a 3-2 quarterfinals victory Thursday at the world hockey championship.
Nash lifts Canada with tourney-leading ninth goal
Rick Nash scored his tournament-leading ninth goal in the third period Tuesday, giving Canada a 2-1 victory over last-place Ukraine at the world hockey championship.
Cox: Lost opportunity
Team USA followed up its dominance of Sweden with a lackluster tie against Ukraine. Will it come back to haunt them?
USA settles for tie vs. Ukraine
Zach Parise was stopped on a penalty shot with 1:25 left, but the United States clinched a spot in the quarterfinals of the world hockey championship by tying last-place Ukraine 1-1 Monday.
Team USA ends Sweden's win streak at worlds
U.S. captain Mike Modano had a goal and an assist to help the Americans snap Sweden's four-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory at the hockey world championships.
Sweden (finally) beats Canada at worlds
Sweden finally beat Canada at the world hockey championship, but the gold medal wasn't at stake this time.
USA blows lead, salvages tie against Finland
Mark Parrish scored the tying goal with 40 seconds left Friday, lifting the United States into a 4-4 tie with Finland in the second round of the world hockey championship.
Monster Nash: Columbus star leads Canada past U.S.
Rick Nash had two goals and an assist to lift Canada to a 3-1 victory over the United States on Thursday at the world hockey championships.
Ukrainian player DQ'ed from world championship
Ukraine defenseman Oleksandr Pobyedonostsev tested positive for the banned steroid Norandrosterone and was disqualified from the world championship on Thursday.
Cox: Global warming
Team USA GM Don Waddell used to all but beg players to compete in the worlds. That might change after this year's tournament.
Burnside: A new leader
Mike Modano used to be just another one of the guys on Team USA. Now he's leading the team -- and the program -- into a new phase.
Russia, Ukraine win; Modano mulls worlds status
Alexander Kharitonov and Sergei Vyshedkevich scored goals to help Russia beat Belarus 2-0 Wednesday at the world hockey championship.
Parise added to U.S. world championship team
Forward Zach Parise was added to the United States roster at the world ice hockey championship on Wednesday.
USA squeezes by Latvia into second round of worlds
Mark Parrish had two goals and the United States rallied to beat Latvia 3-1 Tuesday, clinching a second-round berth at the world hockey championships.

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News and Features
Finland undefeated after 4-1 win over Ukraine
Ville Peltonen and Kimmo Timonen scored 3:25 apart in the second period to lift undefeated Finland to a 4-1 victory over winless Ukraine at the hockey world championships on Monday.
U.S. routs Slovenia 7-0 at hockey worlds opener
The United States routed Slovenia 7-0 in its opener at the hockey world championship Sunday, with Mike Knuble scoring two goals and goaltender Rick DiPietro facing only 15 shots.
Canada, Russia struggle to win worlds openers
Defending champion Canada and Russia struggled Saturday in winning their opening games at the hockey world championships.
World championship rosters stocked with stars
Mario Lemieux, Peter Forsberg, Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin aren't playing in the world hockey championship, but the tournament still is loaded with stars thanks to the NHL lockout.
Modano tabbed as captain of U.S. world team
Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars will captain the U.S. team at the world hockey championship.
Injured Nagy out of world hockey championship
A medical test Thursday ruled Slovakia's Ladislav Nagy out of the upcoming world championship in Vienna, Austria.
Burnside: The next 'Miracle' worker
Calling Peter Laviolette the next Herb Brooks might be unfair, but there is no denying he might be the start of a new lineage of successful U.S.-born coaches.
Johnson: Marc Habscheid's time
Instead of opting for Hall of Famers or heavyweights to coach its world championship team, Canada stuck with its roots.
Burnside: The future of America
Jordan Leopold, Paul Martin and John-Michael Liles are the next generation of Team USA defensemen -- and they're in need of a nickname.
Johnson: Canada's 'ace'
Sure, Team Canada's world championship team is stocked with talent, but it's Martin Brodeur's presence in net that makes it a favorite.
Burnside: Fire on ice
Ty Conklin's competitiveness got him to the NHL, and to his current role as Team USA's top goalie.
Johnson: The rich are still rich
Who needs Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman when you've got Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley and Rick Nash?
Burnside: Extreme makeover
NHL players are available to play in this year's World Championship, so why does Team USA look so different?
U.S. beats Canada in world championship tuneup
Mark Parrish scored with 4.5 seconds remaining to lead the United States to a 5-4 victory over Canada on Friday night in the teams' final North American tuneup before the world hockey championship.
Canada downs USA 3-1 in worlds tuneup
Rick Nash and Dan Boyle scored first-period goals, and Canada defeated the United States 3-1 Wednesday night in a tuneup for the world hockey championship.
Laviolette selected to coach U.S. at worlds
Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette will serve as head coach of the United States men's national team at the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.
MacTavish, Renney join Canada's worlds staff
Craig MacTavish of the Edmonton Oilers and Tom Renney of the New York Rangers will join Team Canada's coaching staff for the world championship, April 30-15 in Austria.
Gretzky won't organize Team Canada for worlds
Wayne Gretzky will not run the Canadian team at hockey's world championships in Austria next month because his mother is being treated for lung cancer.
Burnside: Team in transition
GM Don Waddell is saddled with question marks as he tries to reassemble Team USA.
Deep freeze: Lemieux might skip world champs
Mario Lemieux will likely skip the upcoming hockey world championships in Austria, but the player-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins hasn't ruled it out completely.

Women's World Championship
U.S. women finally beat Canada to win gold
The United States beat Canada 3-1 in a penalty shootout to win the Women's World Hockey Championship on Saturday, ending the defending champions' run of eight straight titles.
Deja vu: U.S.-Canada in women's hockey final
Kelly Stephens led a three-goal second period to help the United States beat Sweden 4-1 on Friday and move into the women's world championship final against Canada.
Wendell leads U.S. women's hockey over Finland
Krissy Wendell led the U.S. with two goals and two assists in an 8-1 win over Finland on Wednesday at the women's world hockey championship.
USA reaches women's world hockey semis
Katie King and Kelly Stephens each had two goals and one assist, leading the United States past Germany 7-0 Tuesday and into the semifinals of the women's world hockey championships.
U.S. women rout China in hockey worlds
Sarah Parsons scored two goals and added an assist to lead the United States over China 8-2 Sunday in its opening game at the women's world hockey championship.