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US captures worlds game

HERNING, Denmark — The United States beat Germany 3-0 to stay unbeaten and Russia shut out a third straight opponent at the world ice hockey championship on Monday.

Russia routed Belarus 6-0.

U.S. captain Patrick Kane broke the deadlock against Germany and assisted on the other two goals in the hard-fought Group B game in Herning.

Germany goalie Niklas Treutle didn’t allow the U.S. to score from 11 shots on goal in the first period. Treutle’s teammates also killed three penalties in the second period. Kane finally made the breakthrough midway through the game on another power play with a one timer to the roof of the net.

U.S. goalie Keith Kinkaid stopped 24 shots for his second straight shutout.

It was the third consecutive defeat for Germany, the runner-up at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The U.S. team faces Latvia next.

‘Bama coaches are paid well

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — New Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley will make $1.2 million annually and defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi is set to earn $1.1 million.

Trustees approved deals for Crimson Tide assistants Monday. Both coordinators have three-year deals.

Locksley’s salary is the same as predecessor Brian Daboll, who left for the same job with the Buffalo Bills.

Former defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt had a three-year, $4.2 million deal before leaving to become Tennessee’s head coach.

Ex-Broncos back finds job

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson has signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.

Anderson played for five years for the Broncos before being released in April. He has run of 3,051 yards in his five-year NFL career, fumbling only three times in 693 carries. He also had 103 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns.

Anderson has been to one Pro Bowl in 2014 and ran for 90 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. He was an undrafted free agent when Denver signed him in 2013 after he played two seasons for California in college.

Elsewhere:

n A person familiar with the decision says the New Orleans Saints have released veteran tight end Coby Fleener. Fleener had played two seasons for New Orleans, with whom he signed a five-year, $36 million free-agent contract in 2016 — two seasons after the Saints had traded away star tight end Jimmy Graham.

Cheer policy causes trouble

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — A New Jersey high school is facing heat from students and parents over a new policy that either everyone makes the cheerleading squad or no one does.

Hanover Park High School in East Hanover enacted the change after a parent complained his or her child didn’t make the team after tryouts last month.

The school says the goal is to make the squad more inclusive. But student Stephanie Krueger recently told board of education members all her hard work “has been thrown out the window.”

Some parents say when they complained about the new policy the principal threatened to disband the 10-member squad.

The board is reviewing the policy. It’s unclear when a final decision will be made.

The Associated Press

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