The United States routed Denmark 7-1 on Saturday, the Americans' fourth straight victory at the men's hockey world championships in Kosice, Slovakia.
The victory made Jeff Blashill the winningest U.S. coach in world championship history in the top division; he has won 18 times in 23 games.
Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist for the United States. Patrick Kane had three assists, Jack Eichel a goal and an assist. Frank Vatrano, Clayton Keller, Chris Kreider and Dylan Larkin scored a goal apiece. Goalie Cory Schneider made 21 saves for his third victory this tournament.
"Schneids made a couple of big saves early, and I thought overall we got better as the game went on and picked up an important three points," said Blashill, also the coach of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. "We can still tighten up a little defensively, but overall I thought we made some good strides today."
The U.S. is 3-1-0-1 in Group A and plays Germany on Sunday, when Wild forward Luke Kunin is to join the team. Canada beat Germany 8-1 for its fourth straight win, leaving those teams tied for second in Group A with 12 points behind Finland's 13. The U.S. is fourth with 11 points.
Russia beat Latvia 3-1 in Bratislava and leads Group B with a 5-0-0-0 record.
In its 7-1 loss to Norway, Italy ended a scoring drought of 447 minutes, 42 seconds at the worlds dating to 2017 when Angelo Miceli scored at 2:03 of the third period. The goal was reviewed for a possible kicking motion after going off Miceli's skate, only to be upheld. It pulled Italy within 2-1. Norway answered with five straight goals.
Major League Soccer
Wondolowski sets goal-scoring record
Chris Wondolowski scored four times, passing Landon Donovan for most career MLS goals and leading the host San Jose Earthquakes past the Chicago Fire 4-1.
Wondolowski, who hadn't scored this season, tied Donovan's record at 145 with his first goal in the 21st minute and broke it in the 48th minute. He piled on with goals in the 74th and 76th minutes.
Arena starts with a draw
• Bruce Arena made his coaching debut with New England, opening with a 0-0 draw at Montreal. Arena, is a five-time MLS Cup champion and former U.S. national coach.
Manchester City sweeps English titles
Manchester City swept aside Watford 6-0 in the final of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium to complete the first clean sweep of English men's soccer trophies.
Victory for Pep Guardiola's side came a week after the Premier League trophy was retained, joining the League Cup and Community Shield already in City's possession.
"What a season," City captain Vincent Kompany said.
Bayern Munich wins Bundesliga
• Bayern Munich added to its own record, clinching its seventh consecutive Bundesliga title by routing Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1. Bayern finished two points ahead of Borussia Dortmund, which beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0.
Nadal tops Tsitsipas, will face Djokovic next
Rafael Nadal looked more like his dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 on clay to reach the Italian Open final in Rome.
Nadal had lost in the semifinals in his past three tournaments, including last week against Tsitsipas.
"The main thing is I am playing better," he said. "If you are not playing well, [beating] the best players of the world is much more difficult."
In Sunday's final, Nadal will resume his rivalry with top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3.
It will be the 54th career meeting between Djokovic and Nadal, with Djokovic leading the series 28-25.
Konta, Pliskova in women's final
• Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 to reach the final in the women's Italian Open. Karolina Pliskova beat Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari in the other semifinal, 6-4, 6-4.
AROUND THE HORN
Boxing: Deontay Wilder knocked out Dominic Breazeale with a right hand in the first round and successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title in New York. Wilder is 41-0-1, Breazeale 20-2. … Josh Taylor relieved Ivan Baranchyk of the IBF superlightweight title, winning by unanimous decision in Glasgow, Scotland. Taylor is 15-0.
Cycling: Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory on the eighth and longest stage of the Giro d'Italia, while Italian Valerio Conti remained the overall leader.