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Hockey

US beats Sweden to finish men’s world junior hockey group play with 4-0 record

The US will face the Czech Republic — the fourth-place team in Group A — in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Tennis

At Thoreau Open, singles title not enough for CoCo Vandeweghe, she wins the doubles, too

In the singles final, she took a grinding, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 win over Croatian-born Bernarda Pera, the tourney’s No. 2 seed.

NASCAR Cup Series

Kevin Harvick wins back-to-back NASCAR races

Harvick's triumph at Richmond Raceway followed his momentous Michigan victory last Sunday that snapped a 65-race winless drought.

swimming

Romanian teenager David Popovici sets world swimming record in men’s 100-meter freestyle

The 17-year-old finished in 46.86 seconds at the European Championships to top the time of 46.91 set by Brazil’s César Cielo at the 2009 world championships.

Tennis

After overcoming series of injuries, CoCo Vandeweghe back in contention

She will play for both a singles and a doubles title at the Thoreau Tennis Open on Sunday.

NFL

Source: Jets QB Zach Wilson out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

Wilson suffered a bone bruise and meniscus tear in his right knee during Friday night's preseason win in Philadelphia, a person with knowledge of the injury told the Associated Press.

Russia optimistic on US prisoner swap including WNBA star Brittney Griner

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier this month they’re willing to pursue the talks a day after a Moscow court sentenced Griner to nine years in prison on drug charges.

tennis

Bernarda Pera stays on a roll with win over Katie Volynets at Thoreau Open in Concord

The 5-foot-9-inch Pera, a power-hitting lefthander, arrived in Concord days ago after back-to-back tournament wins Hungarian Grand Prix and the Hamburg European Open.