U.S. into hockey semis; Canada bumps Rus­sia

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - SPORTS -

Cap­tain Patrick Kane scored two goals to lift the United States to a 3-2 win over the Czech Repub­lic in the quar­ter­fi­nals of the ice hockey world cham­pi­onship on Thurs­day in Hern­ing, Den­mark.

In the other quar­ter­fi­nals, Canada beat Rus­sia 5-4 in over­time, Switzer­land elim­i­nated Fin­land 3-2 and defending cham­pion Swe­den edged Latvia 3-2.

Kane scored the third-pe­riod win­ner to take the tour­na­ment lead in scor­ing with 19 points, a U.S. record. He has eight goals and 11 as­sists for the U.S., who will face Swe­den in the semi­fi­nals Satur­day.

“It’s my job to pro­duce,” Kane said. “It’s al­ways nice to con­trib­ute of­fen­sively.”

The U.S. is look­ing for its first medal since pick­ing up bronze in 2015.

NFL: The Raiders signed guard Cameron Hunt, who spent time on the 49ers’ prac­tice squad last year af­ter en­ter­ing the NFL as an un­drafted free agent with the Bron­cos. Hunt played at Ore­gon, where he made 43 starts at right guard and right tackle.

In a cor­re­spond­ing move, the Raiders waived un­drafted rookie cen­ter Alex Of­fi­cer.

Ten­nis: Seven-time cham­pion Rafael Nadal wore down De­nis Shapo­valov 6-4, 6-1 to reach the Ital­ian Open quar­ter­fi­nals in Rome.

Four-time Rome cham­pion No­vak Djokovic reached his first quar­ter­fi­nal of the year with a 6-1, 7-5 vic­tory over Al­berto Ramos-Vi­no­las.

In the women’s tour­na­ment, Si­mona Halep’s hold on the No. 1 rank­ing re­ceived a boost when Madi­son Keys with­drew from their last-16 match due to a rib in­jury. Also, Anett Kon­taveit ousted Venus Wil­liams 6-2, 7-6 (3).

Col­lege ten­nis: The Stan­ford women moved into the Elite Eight of the NCAA tour­na­ment with a 4-1 win over re­gional top seed North Carolina in Win­ston-Salem, N.C.

The Car­di­nal (21-3) will play Ge­or­gia (which beat South Carolina 4-3) on Satur­day morn­ing with a berth in the Fi­nal Four on the line.

Mo­tor sports: Sausal­ito’s JR Hilde­brand was not se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter his No. 66 car hit the wall dur­ing prac­tice for the In­di­anapo­lis 500, the first crash since prac­tice opened ahead of the May 27 race.

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