Hockey championships: Czech Republic beats USA 4:0


The Czech Republic soundly defeated the United States in the quarterfinal round of the World Ice Hockey Championships in Slovakia. The score was 4:0. Star forward Jaromír Jágr scored three goals for the Czechs, one in each third; Tomáš Plekanec enjoyed his fifth goal of the tournament in the 5Oth minute. The Americans now leave the tournament while the Czechs will go on to Friday’s semi-final against the winner of Wednesday evening’s bout between Germany and Sweden.