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Published:Saturday | January 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Maya Yoshida

Russia clips US


The United States were eliminated from hockeys world junior championship yesterday with a 3-2 loss to Russia in the quarter-finals.

Defencemen Anthony DeAngelo and Zach Werenski scored for the Americans, who finish out of the medals for a second straight year after winning the 2013 tournament in Ufa, Russia.

Russia advance to a semi-final in Toronto against the winners of the Sweden-Finland quarter-final.

Ivan Barbashev and Sergei Tolchinski scored on the power play for Russia. Alexander Sherov had the other goal. Igor Shestyorkin provided strong goaltending, with the Americans outshooting Russia 41-25.

The game, a weekday matinee played before a sparse crowd at Bell Centre, was marked by 14 minor penalties. The US were drawn into five of them in the opening period and fell behind 2-0.

Japan defender signs new Saints deal


Japan defender Maya Yoshida has signed a new three-year contract with English Premier League club Southampton before heading to the Asian Cup.

Southampton says the 26-year-old Yoshida, who has made 60 appearances since arriving in 2012, is now under contract until 2018.

With Japans Asian Cup opener on January 12 and the tournament running in Australia until January 31, Yoshida might not return to action for Southampton until February 7 against Queens Park Rangers.

The south-coast club is surprisingly in fourth place the final Champions League qualification spot at the start of the second half of the season.

Fan charged after confronting Wenger


British authorities have charged a football supporter for confronting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during Thursdays 2-0 loss at Southampton.

The incident happened at the end of the match at St Marys Stadium.

Luke Bryant, who lives near Southampton, was arrested and subsequently charged with going illegally on to an area adjacent to the playing area. He will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on January 22.

The arrest came after a fan was seen to run with his arms outstretched in front of Wenger as he sat in the dugout late in the game.

Footage showed the man being bundled away down the tunnel by two stewards as Wenger held his arm out in apparent frustration at the intruder.

Teenage midfielder for Bayern


Defensive midfielder Joshua Kimmich, a member of Germanys European Under-19 Championship-winning squad last summer, is set to join Bayern Munich next season.

The Bundesliga champion said that 19-year-old Kimmich, a player wanted by coach Pep Guardiola and director of sport Matthias Sammer, will be given a five-year contract.

Kimmich plays for German second-division team RB Leipzig, but was due to return to former club Stuttgart at the end of the season.