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Alexander Sharov scores twice, Russia beats Sweden 4-1 in world junior hockey semifinals

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TORONTO - Alexander Sharov scored twice and Russia beat Sweden 4-1 on Sunday to advance to the title game in the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Canada faced Slovakia in the second semifinal Sunday night. The championship game is Monday night.

Ziat Paigin and Maxim Mamin also scored for Russia and New York Rangers draft pick Igor Shestyorkin made 26 saves. Carolina pick Lucas Wallmark scored for Sweden.

Russia won its last title in 2011, beating Canada in Buffalo, New York.

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