The Czech Republic beat the United States 3-1 last night in pool play at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Grand Forks, N.D. Earlier, Jeff Carter scored...

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U.S. falls to Czech Republic: The Czech Republic beat the United States 3-1 last night in pool play at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Grand Forks, N.D.



Earlier, Jeff Carter scored three goals to lead Canada to an 8-1 victory over Finland.



Corey Perry added two goals and Jeff Glass made 19 saves for Canada (4-0).



The win earns Canada the top seed in Group B and a bye to the tournament semifinals, which begin Sunday. Finland finished pool play at 2-2.



The U.S. finished 2-2 in Group A.



In Thief River Falls, Minn., Russia ended pool play with a 6-1 win over Switzerland to finish 3-1 in Group A.



The Swiss (1-3) will play Germany tomorrow in the consolation game.



Soccer



Real Madrid gets third coach this year: Wanderley Luxemburgo was hired as coach of Real Madrid, the third coach the team has had this year.



Real Madrid is languishing in fifth place in the Spanish league despite a lineup that boasts players such as Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham. The team struggled to qualify for the second round of the Champions League.



Luxemburgo replaces Mariano Garcia Remon, who had taken over from Jose Antonio Camacho just three weeks into the season. Garcia Remon will remain with the team in a management position.



Luxemburgo led Santos to its second Brazilian championship in three years earlier this month. He has won a record five Brazilian titles as a coach — two with Palmeiras and one each with Corinthians, Cruzeiro and Santos.



He was the Brazilian national coach from 1998 to 2000 and coached Ronaldo at Cruzeiro.



Rooney suspended for three matches: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was suspended for three matches after being charged with violent conduct for pushing an opponent in the face.



Rooney shoved Bolton’s Tal Ben Haim in Man U’s 2-0 win Sunday. The referee didn’t see it, and Rooney was charged based on video evidence.



Haim, criticized for exaggerating the effect of Rooney’s push by falling on the ground, was charged with improper conduct. The Israeli defender could be suspended, too.



Winter sports



Manninen wins Nordic combined event: Finland’s Hannu Manninen overcame a 2-minute deficit to win his 23rd Nordic combined World Cup event, beating German Ronny Ackermann by 47.6 seconds in the 15-kilometer ski race.



Manninen finished in 41 minutes, 25.3 seconds to win his second race of the season. Competitors dealt with fog during the race’s two jumps and cold winds throughout the race.



Ackermann leads the overall standings with 440 points, followed by Manninen at 386.



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