The United States rallied to beat Sweden 4-3 at the Hockey World Championship on Monday in Cologne, Germany.

Johnny Gaudreau scored twice, J.T. Compher scored the winner and Jimmy Howard stopped 39 shots as the Americans improved to 2-1 after a surprise opening loss to Germany.

Clayton Keller canceled Elias Lindholm's early score on a power play for Sweden, only to see Lindholm score again.

Gaudreau equalized on a breakaway, but Victor Hedman gave Sweden a 3-2 first-period lead. Gaudreau scored on a brilliant team move involving Jack Eichel and Edina's Anders Lee to tie it again.

Compher put the U.S. in front for the first time with 8:13 left to play.

The Americans stand two points behind Russia in Group A. Russia remained undefeated with a 6-3 victory Monday over Germany. Canada also stayed perfect, beating Belarus 6-0 in Paris.


Bouchard tops Sharapova

Eugenie Bouchard used her game to send a message to Maria Sharapova, defeating the Russian 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in a second-round match at the Madrid Open.

Bouchard, one of the most outspoken players against Sharapova's return to tennis following a doping ban, jumped up and down in celebration after converting her second match point. The players shook hands at the net without exchanging any words.

Top-seeded Angelique Kerber defeated Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 and regained the world No. 1 ranking.

College football

Arkansas back quits after scare

Rawleigh Williams, the Arkansas running back who returned last season after recovering from a broken neck, said on the school's website that he is ending his career.

Williams had a second scare last week when he was removed from the practice field in an ambulance after a light hit caused him to lose feeling in his extremities. He was third in the SEC with 1,360 yards rushing last season.

"It still doesn't seem real yet, but I really don't have a choice," Williams wrote. "I've dodged the bullet twice."

New signing period approved

High school seniors can now sign football letters of intent in December in addition to the traditional signing period that starts the first Wednesday of February. The Collegiate Commissioners Association announced its approval of the change Monday.

Around the horn

Men's tennis: Rafael Nadal's debut at the Madrid Open was pushed back a day because he has an ear infection. Organizers said Nadal will play his opening match on Wednesday because of the ailment.

Broadcasting: CBS is making a change to its cast for the "NFL Today" show on Sundays, replacing Bart Scott with Nate Burleson, who played wide receiver for three NFL teams, including the Vikings. … ESPN and former quarterback Tim Tebow agreed to a multiyear contract extension that will keep him on as an analyst on SEC Network's "SEC Nation."