The Dallas Morning News
U.S. advances to semis with win over Japan
ESPOO, Finland — Kendall Coyne Schofield scored a tournamentleading fifth goal Thursday to help the United States beat Japan 40 and advance to the semifinals of the women’s world championship.
Cayla Barnes had a goal and an assist and Hilary Knight and Dani Cameranesi also scored for the Americans, who have won the last four world titles and seven of the last eight.
Maddie Rooney had 10 saves for her second shutout of the tournament.
“It was such a tough game, but a good challenge for us,” Japan captain Chiho Osawa said. “It was a very good experience for us because we [hadn’t played] against the USA for 10 years.”
The United States will play Russia in the semifinals on Saturday. The Russians beat Switzerland 30 behind a goal and two assists from Anna Shokhina.
In another quarterfinal, Canada defeated Germany 50 as Blayre Turnbull scored a pair of goals. Canada will face Finland after the hosts ousted the Czech Republic 31.
■ World champion Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou combined for a 12 finish in the men’s short program to give the United States the lead on the opening day of figure skating’s World Team Trophy. The U.S. leads with 50 points, two ahead of Japan and 12 ahead of thirdplace Russia.
■ Former NFL running back Cierre Wood, who was arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of child abuse, now faces murder charges after the 5yearold girl died. Wood, 28, played at Notre Dame and spent time in the NFL with Houston, New England and Buffalo.
■ Former Alabama and NFL receiver Ardarius Stewart was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a license. Tuscaloosa, Ala., police said the 25yearold Stewart was pulled over about 1:40 a.m. Thursday for driving with an expired tag.
■ Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa was suspended for eight games for allegedly insulting a referee, meaning he will not play the rest of the season.
■ Harry Kane could miss the rest of the Premier League season after Tottenham said the England captain suffered “significant” ligament damage in his left ankle during its Champions League win over Manchester City.
■ Former top10 player Janko Tipsarevic reached his first ATP Tour quarterfinal in 21⁄2 years by beating No. 3seeded Cameron Norrie 63, 64 at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston. On Wednesday night, Christian Garin took just over three hours to upset No. 2 seed Jeremy Chardy to advance to the quarterfinals 36, 76 (4), 76 (7). (Results, 7C)