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Goals by Clarke MacArthur, Sidney Crosby and Cameron Barker led Canada in a dominating first period performance that became a 9-0 victory Tuesday night over Germany in the World Junior Hockey Championship. Canada outshot Germany 25-5 in the period and 52-17 for the game. Canada, a favorite to win the tournament, improved to 3-0 in preliminary games. Germany dropped to 0-3. Canada will play Finland on Thursday to close out the preliminary round of play. Meanwhile, Sergei Shirokov scored his third goal of the tournament, leading Russia to its second straight win, 7-2 over Belarus. The victory left the Russians 2-1, and even with the United States with four points in the preliminary round. The United States are the defending champions and will play today against Belarus, 0-3.

Israel Vazquez handed top-ranked contender Artyom Simonyan his first defeat and retained his IBF junior featherweight championship with a fifth-round knockout in El Cajon, Calif.

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