Czechs KO Russia

The Czech Republic captured the hockey world championship, ending Russia's 27-game tournament winning streak with a 2-1 victory Sunday in Cologne, Germany.

Jakub Klepis gave the Czechs the lead just 20 seconds in, and captain Tomas Rolinek made it 2-0 with less than two minutes left in the second period.

Pavel Datsyuk cut Russia's deficit to a goal with 35.3 seconds left in the game, but it wasn't enough.

The Czechs have won the world championship title six times since the separation of Czechoslovakia.

Russia, the record 25-time champion, had not lost in this tournament since 2007.

Sweden wins bronze

Jonas Andersson scored two third-period goals and Sweden beat Germany, 3-1, to win the bronze medal at the world hockey championship.

Sweden has captured the bronze 15 times, six since the current playoff format was introduced in 1992.

Germany was trying to win its first medal at the hockey worlds since earning silver in 1953 as West Germany.

- Associated Press