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NHL

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos, Pat Maroon and Ondrej Palat scored one goal and provided an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning scored four times in the second period to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 on Monday in the evening in the third game of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Anthony Cirelli, Nicholas Paul and Corey Perry also scored to help the two-time defending Lightning champion recover from a poor game and losing his first two away games. Nikita Kucherov and Viktor Hedman each have two assists, while Andrei Vasilevsky has saved 37 shots.

Stamkos, Paul, Maroon and Perry scored in the second period as the Lightning chased Colorado goaltender Darcy Kemper to close the series 2-1.

Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals and Mikko Rantanen provided two assists for the Avalanche. Kemper scored five goals on 22 shots before being replaced by Pavel Francoise, who finished with nine saves.

Game 4 will take place Wednesday night at Amalia Arena, where the Lightning won a franchise-record eight playoff games in a row and the Colorado lost on the road for the first time this postseason.

WNBA

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Britney Greener tried nearly a dozen times to call her wife through the US embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never got through because the phone line at the embassy was not busy, Cherell Greener said in a statement. Monday. .

The couple did not speak on the phone for four months after Griner’s arrest in Russia, where she remains in prison. That was to change on Saturday, when the long-awaited call was due to finally take place after receiving approval from the Russian government. But the day came and went without any contact, leaving a distressed Sherel Griner to wonder what had gone wrong and to suspect, at least initially, that the Russian authorities had interfered with the call.

On Monday, she said she learned an even more embarrassing truth from her wife’s lawyers: Britney Griner actually tried to call 11 times over the course of several hours by dialing the number she was given at the US embassy in Moscow, and the couple were told that he then redirect the call to the Cherell Greener in Phoenix. But every time the call went unanswered, because the counter at the embassy where the phone rang was obviously not working on Saturday.

SWIMMING

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Italy’s Thomas Ceccon set the world record in the men’s 100m backstroke and Katie Ledecky won another gold at the World Swimming Championships on Monday.

Ceccon stunned the competitors in Budapest with a time of 51.60 seconds, 0.15 seconds short of the previous best set by American Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Olympics.

Murphy finished second, 0.37 seconds behind him, followed by fellow countryman Hunter Armstrong, 0.38 seconds behind Ceccon.

Ledecky extended her record title to 17 with a fourth-place finish in the 1500 m freestyle.

Ledecky never looked menacing and clocked 15:30.15 – just under 10 seconds faster than her 2018 world record – and finished 14.74 seconds ahead of her compatriot Katie Grimes.

FOOTBALL

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) – Ryan Giggs stepped down as Wales manager, saying on Monday he didn’t want his upcoming domestic violence trial to destabilize the national team ahead of its first World Cup appearance since 1958.

The great Manchester United has been on leave from his post since November 2020, with his assistant Robert Page leading the Welsh to the World Cup in Qatar via the European play-offs this month.

Giggs is accused of controlling and coercing his ex-girlfriend from August 2017 to November 2020. He is also accused of assaulting her and her sister. The trial is due to begin on August 8th.

INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Hockey Canada executives should have forced members of the gold-winning country’s youth team to speak to third-party investigators about an alleged sexual assault that happened four years ago, an MP told executives at the meeting. hearing on Monday.

A woman claimed to have been sexually assaulted by eight members of the 2018 World Youth Team at a gala event in June of that year. Her lawsuit was settled last month.

Hockey Canada CEO Tom Rennie and President Scott Smith were called to testify about their relationship to the prosecution before the Canadian Heritage Standing Committee in Ottawa.

Smith, who is due to succeed Rennie as CEO on July 1, told the committee that junior team players are “strongly encouraged” to speak with third-party investigators hired by Hockey Canada. But the interview was not mandatory.


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