Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the shutout goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 on Tuesday at the world hockey championship. Both teams already were assured quarterfinal berths.

Canada won Group A and will next play Switzerland. The Americans, who had five won straight, will face the high-scoring and undefeated Russians on Thursday.

Kyle Turris also scored in the first period for Canada, beating Cory Schneider. Turris assisted on Jared McCann's goal in the second period.

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin scored for Russia, which closed out its dominant play in Group B with a 7-3 win over Sweden.


Bucs waive Pro Bowler McCoy

Tampa Bay released six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. McCoy, the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, was due to make $13 million next season, but none of it was guaranteed. He made the Pro Bowl from 2012-2017.

... The Bills signed defensive end Jerry Hughes to a two-year contract extension worth up to $23 million but also announced that tight end Tyler Kroft is out indefinitely because of a broken foot and will need surgery.


Doncic, Young lead all-rookie team

With Dallas' Luka Doncic and Atlanta's Trae Young leading the way, the top five NBA draft picks from 2018 were selected as the top five NBA rookies this season.

Doncic and Young were unanimous first-team selections for the NBA All-Rookie team. Phoenix's Deandre Ayton, Memphis' Jaren Jackson and Sacramento's Marvin Bagley III are also on the first team, which was chosen by 100 voters who cover the league.

The Timberwolves' Josh Okogie received votes but did not make the first or second teams.

figure skating

Coughlin accused of sexual assault

One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin accused him in a series of social media posts of sexually assaulting her over a 2-year period.

Bridget Namiotka said that Coughlin, who died by suicide in January, hurt "at least 10 people including me." She skated with Coughlin from 2004, when she was 14, through the 2007 season.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport and U.S. Figure Skating had given Coughlin, who became a coach and TV commentator after his retirement, an interim suspension for unspecified conduct. He was barred from attending events and activities sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Coughlin was found dead Jan. 18 at his father's home in Kansas City, Mo.

around the horn

WNBA: Seattle guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs.

College basketball: Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon is out indefinitely because of a hip injury that could put his senior season in jeopardy.