Canada rallies, tops U.S. in world juniors

John Tavares scored three goals, and Canada overcame an early three-goal deficit to beat the United States 7-4 on Wednesday night. The victory gave Canada a bye into the semifinals in the world junior hockey championship in Ottawa.

Four-time defending champion Canada (4-0) was down 3-0 midway through the first period in the Group A game in front of a tournament-record 20,223 fans at Scotiabank Place.

On Saturday, Canada will face the winner of the Russia-Czech Republic quarterfinal.

Kevin Shattenkirk, Jimmy Hayes, Jim O'Brien of Maplewood and Jonathan Blum scored for the U.S. The Americans (3-1) will face Slovakia -- a 3-2 shootout winner over Finland -- on Friday night, with the winner playing Group B champion Sweden (4-0).

Earlier, Andre Petersson scored two first-period goals in Sweden's 5-0 victory over Russia, and Jan Kana scored four goals in the Czech Republic's 10-2 victory over Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan was outscored 46-2 in its four losses.


Indians acquire DeRosa from Cubs

The Cleveland Indians acquired versatile infielder Mark DeRosa in a trade that sent three minor leaguers to the Chicago Cubs.

The Indians traded pitchers Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer and John Gaub for DeRosa, who likely will slide into Cleveland's opening at third base. DeRosa, 33, hit a career-high 21 homers and drove in 87 runs last season in 149 games.

In other deals, the Cubs agreed to a two-year contract with infielder Aaron Miles. ... Reliever Brian Fuentes and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a two-year, $17.5 million contract. ... Lefthander Mark Hendrickson signed a one-year contract with Baltimore.


Daly suspended for six months

John Daly hit one tee shot off the top of a beer can during a pro-am. Another time, he returned from a rain delay with Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden as his caddie. And his most memorable photo this year came in an orange jail suit, eyes half-closed. Daly said Wednesday such unwelcome publicity is why the PGA Tour suspended him for six months.