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Russia tops Belarus to stay unbeaten

Updated: May 14, 2010, 12:11 AM ET
Associated Press

COLOGNE, Germany -- Defending champion Russia beat Belarus 3-1 to sweep its three group matches at the world ice hockey championship.

Alex Ovechkin scored his third goal of the tournament Thursday and Sergei Mozyakin and Artyom Anisimov added goals as Russia took a 3-0 after 35 minutes. Goalie Semyon Varlamov saved 19 shots in his first action for Russia.

"It's positive and we've got the job done in the three first games," Russia forward Sergei Federov said. "There's no time to relax, ...

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