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2006-05-14 11:25:42

RIGA (Reuters) - Russia scored two powerplay goals early in the final period to beat Switzerland 6-3 on Sunday and maintain a 100 percent record at the ice hockey world championship.

2006-05-12 15:46:45

RIGA (Reuters) - Johan Holmqvist made 23 saves as Olympic champions Sweden roared to an early lead and then coasted to a 4-1 win over Belarus at the ice hockey world championship on Friday to gain another small measure of revenge.

2006-05-12 15:43:23

RIGA (Reuters) - Johan Holmqvist made 23 saves as Olympic champions Sweden roared to an early lead and then coasted to a 4-1 win over Belarus at the ice hockey world championship on Friday to gain another small measure of revenge.

2006-05-12 09:40:58

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's ice hockey federation has escaped sanctions after home fans disrupted Canada's 11-0 defeat of Latvia at the world ice hockey championship, littering the ice with debris and forcing players off the ice.

2006-05-10 17:04:52

By Gennady Fyodorov RIGA (Reuters) - Sweden, bidding for an unprecedented golden double, held off rallying Switzerland to record a 4-4 tie and clinch top spot in Group B at the world championships on Wednesday.

2006-05-09 20:07:35

By Steve Keating RIGA (Reuters) - Even in the ancient cobblestone streets and squares of Latvia's capital, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin cannot escape being compared and discussed.

2006-05-09 16:11:35

By Steve Keating RIGA (Reuters) - Rookie Sidney Crosby continued his torrid scoring pace as Canada edged the United States 2-1 on Tuesday to complete their preliminary round play at the world ice hockey championships with an unbeaten record.

2006-05-09 16:03:13

By Steve Keating RIGA (Reuters) - Rookie Sidney Crosby continued his torrid scoring pace as Canada edged the United States 2-1 on Tuesday to complete their preliminary round play at the world ice hockey championships with an unbeaten record.

2006-05-04 20:04:58

By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's teenage prodigy Evgeni Malkin, who dazzled home fans with his daring moves, sublime passing and goalscoring ability this year, now wants to show off his skills to North American audiences.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.