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Sweden advances to hockey semi-final

At the Ice Hockey World Championship tournament in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sweden’s Three Crowns national team chalked up a 5-2 victory in its quarter-final match against Germany Wednesday. Rising star Martin Thörnberg scored twice to lead the Swedes, but he said afterward that the squad will have to improve to win its semi-final against the reigning champs from the Czech Republic on Friday.