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U.S.-Belarus kicks off 2014 worlds

Updated: September 5, 2013, 10:18 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- The United States will play Belarus on the opening day of the 2014 hockey world championship.

The International Ice Hockey Federation says the May 9-25 tournament will begin with 2013 runner-up Switzerland playing 2012 champion Russia in the same eight-team group.

Sweden will start its title defense against Denmark on May 10 in the other group, which includes Canada.

Belarus is staging the tournament at two stadiums in Minsk: the 15,000-seat Minsk Arena and the Chizhovka ...

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