The United States beat Canada 3-2 to win the women's world hockey championship in Ottawa.

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U.S. women take world title

Amanda Kessel scored the winner early in the third period and the United States beat Canada 3-2 in the gold-medal game of the women’s world championship on Tuesday in Ottawa.

The sister of NHL Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel moved in on a two-on-one and roofed a shot over goaltender Shannon Szabados at 3:09 of the third period.

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Brianna Decker and Megan Bozek had the other goals for the United States, which got two assists from Kendall Coyne.

Courtney Birchard and Caroline Ouellette scored for Canada; Marie-Philip Poulin assisted on both goals.

U.S. goalie Jessie Vetter made 14 saves, compared with 27 for Szabados.

Canada, which beat the United States 3-2 in a shootout April 2 in round-robin play, defeated the U.S. team 5-4 in overtime in last year’s final in Burlington, Vt.

The United States and Canada have met in every final since the tournament’s inception in 1990. Canada holds a 10-5 lead in gold medals, but the United States has won four of the past five tournaments.

Russia beat Finland 2-0 to win the bronze.


Raiders sign 4 defensive players

The Oakland Raiders signed Mike Jenkins to team with the recently added Tracy Porter to add experience to an untested secondary. Oakland also signed free-agent safety Usama Young, who played the last two seasons in Cleveland, and brought back free-agent defensive end Andre Carter and cornerback Joselio Hanson for their second seasons with the team.

Before these latest additions of former starters in the league, the other cornerbacks on the Raiders roster had combined for four career starts.

Jenkins, 28, entered the league in 2008 as a first-round pick from South Florida. He emerged as one of the league’s better cornerbacks in his second year.

But since then, Jenkins struggled in coverage and eventually lost his starting job with the Dallas Cowboys. Over the past three seasons, Jenkins has allowed quarterbacks to complete 61.8 percent of their passes thrown in his direction, with 11 touchdowns for a passer rating of 108.4, according to Pro Football Focus.

Committee adds Tomlin

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, 41, has been named to the league competition committee. He will replace ex-Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt.

The nine-person committee — co-chaired by Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay and St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher — recommends rules and policy changes to the NFL.


U.S. women prevail on the road

Resting regulars didn’t slow down the U.S. women’s team against the Netherlands.

Christen Press scored twice and the Americans beat the Dutch 3-1 in an exhibition in The Hague that extended their unbeaten streak to 31 games (27-0-4).

U.S. midfielder Tobin Heath opened scoring in the 36th minute before Press connected in the 45th and 60th minutes for a 3-0 lead. Press has six goals in seven appearances since her international debut in February.

Dortmund, Real Madrid win

Needing two goals in second-half stoppage time, Borussia Dortmund’s UEFA Champions League hopes appeared bleak.

What followed was one the most dramatic late comebacks in the tournament’s history.

Marco Reus and Felipe Santana scored in injury time, and the German team advanced to the semifinals for the first time in 15 years by beating visiting Malaga of Spain 3-2 after a scoreless first leg in the total-goals series last week.

“I think I need to see a doctor,” Dortmund manager Juergen Klopp said.

Real Madrid reached the Champions League semis for the third straight year, holding off Galatasaray of Turkey to advance on 5-3 aggregate despite a 3-2 loss in Istanbul.


Flashback, runner-up to Goldencents in Saturday’s $750,750 Santa Anita Derby in Arcadia, Calif., has a small chip in his right knee and is off the trail for the May 4 Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert said.

Flashback is scheduled to have surgery in Kentucky and is expected to make a full recovery, Daily Racing Form reported.

• Three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sexual-abuse complaints about ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky lost a set of rulings, allowing their criminal cases to move forward.

Judge Barry Feudale denied an attempt to throw out the grand-jury report backing up the accusations and ruled against two other defense requests.

Defendants Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Graham Spanier are charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy.

Spanier, forced out as university president, remains a tenured faculty member. Curley is on paid leave as athletic director. Schultz has retired as a university vice president.

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