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TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Stephen Stamkos, Pat Maron and Ondrej Palatin scored a goal and assist, the Tampa Bay Lightning scored four times in the second half and beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 Monday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Anthony Cirelli, Nicholas Poole and Corey Perry also scored to help two-time champion Lightning recover after playing poorly while losing their first two games on the road. Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman had assists, and Andrei Vasilievsky stopped 37 shots.

Stamkos, Paul, Maroon and Perry scored in the second half when Lightning chased down Colorado goalkeeper Darcy Comber as he retired to reduce their series deficit to 2-1.

Gabriel Landskog scored twice and Mikko Rantanen provided assists in the avalanche. Comber conceded five goals on 22 shots before he was replaced by Pavel Francoz, who finished 9 saves.

Game four takes place Wednesday night at the Amalie Arena, where the Lightning team won an eight-game franchise record and lost Colorado on the road for the first time this season.

WNBA

Sheryl Greiner said Monday that Britney Greiner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the US Embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary on Saturday, but they never called because the embassy’s phone line was not staffed. .

The pair have not spoken on the phone in the four months since Greiner’s arrest in Russia, where she remains imprisoned. That was set to change on Saturday, when a long-awaited call was due after the Russian government’s approval. But the day came and went without any communication, leaving the stricken Cheryl Greiner wondering what had happened and suspecting at least at first that the call had been foiled by Russian authorities.

On Monday, she said she had learned from her wife’s lawyer an even more disturbing fact: Britney Grenier had already tried to call 11 times over the course of several hours, dialing a number she gave her at the US Embassy in Moscow, the number the couple gave. He was then told that he would fix the call through Cherelle Griner in Phoenix. But each time, the call went unanswered because the embassy office where the phone rang was apparently unstaffed on Saturday.

swimming

Budapest, Hungary (AFP) – Italian Thomas Will set a world record in the men’s 100 backstroke and Katie Ledecky took another gold at the world swimming championships on Monday.

Civic surprised the competition in Budapest, clocking 51.60 seconds, 0.15 seconds off the previous best mark set by American Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Olympics.

Murphy was second, 0.37 seconds behind, followed by compatriot Hunter Armstrong, 0.38 behind Sycon.

Ledecky extended her record tally to 17 with her fourth title in the 1500 freestyle.

Ledecky never seemed to be threatened and clocked 15:30.15 – just under 10 seconds off the world record set in 2018 – to finish 14.74 seconds ahead of fellow American Katie Grimes.

football

Cardiff, Wales (AFP) – Ryan Giggs resigned as Wales coach, on Monday, saying he did not want his upcoming domestic violence trial to destabilize the national team ahead of their World Cup debut since 1958.

The great Manchester United star has been on leave from his post since November 2020, with his assistant Robert Page, who led the Welshman to the Qatar World Cup via European qualifiers this month.

Giggs is accused of controlling and coercive behavior against his ex-girlfriend from August 2017 to November 2020. He is also accused of assaulting her and her sister. The trial is scheduled to begin on August 8.

international hockey

OTTAWA, Ontario (AFP) – A member of Parliament told executives in Ottawa, Ontario, that hockey Canada executives should have forced members of the country’s gold-winning junior team to speak with third-party investigators about the alleged sexual assault that occurred Four years ago. Monday session.

A woman claimed that she was sexually assaulted by eight members of the 2018 World Junior Team at a party in June of that year. Her lawsuit was settled last month.

Hockey Canada CEO Tom Rainey and President Scott Smith have been called to testify about their handling of the prosecution before the Canadian Heritage Standing Committee in Ottawa.

Smith, who is set to take over Renée as CEO on July 1, told the committee that the team’s junior players were “strongly encouraged” to speak with third-party investigators hired by Hockey Canada. But interviews were not mandatory.

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