Canada women break through in third period, beat Finland, 3-0

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After being stymied by Finland goalie Noora Raty for two and a half periods, Team Canada rattled off three goals in a span of roughly seven minutes to pull away late for a 3-0 win in women’s hockey.

The dam finally broke for the three-time defending Olympic champions at the 9:27 mark of the third period, when Meghan Agosta-Marciano rifled a loose puck past Raty’s shoulder for a power play goal.

Just less than three minutes later, Jayna Hefford added insurance for the Canadians when she too popped one in past Raty’s shoulder to make it 2-0 Canada.

Rebecca Johnston added the third goal at 16:36 in the third, with assists from Hefford and Marie-Philip Poulin.

Canada tripled Finland on shots, 42-14, but Raty was still able to frustrate the champs for much of the contest. She managed to stop 39 shots today after stopping 40 in a loss last weekend against the U.S.

MORE: Amanda Kessel shines as U.S. women blows out Switzerland

WOMEN’S HOCKEY – ROUND ROBIN
CANADA 3, FINLAND 0

SCORING SUMMARY
Third Period
9:27 – Meghan Agosta-Marciano, unassisted, power play (CAN 1-0)
12:24 – Jayna Hefford, unassisted (CAN 2-0)
16:36 – Rebecca Johnston, assisted by Hefford and Marie-Philip Poulin (CAN 3-0)

GOALTENDERS
CAN – Shannon Szabados, 14 saves on 14 shots
FIN – Noora Raty, 39 saves on 42 shots

Mikaela Shiffrin returns with mantra, stuck to her helmet, to carry forever

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Look close at Mikaela Shiffrin as she steps into a race start gate for the first time in eight months on Oct. 17.

Shiffrin, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Cup overall champion, plans to wear a helmet with two special stickers on the back.

She’s donned the first decal for years — the initials ABFTTB, which stand for “Always Be Faster Than The Boys,” a personalized autograph motto from retired Olympic Alpine skier Heidi Voelker.

The new sticker reads, Be nice. Think first. Have fun.

Those lines came from Shiffrin’s father, Jeff — the mantra instilled in her and older brother Taylor, also a young ski racer at the time.

After Jeff died on Feb. 2, Shiffrin regularly remembered the question that Jeff posed years ago: “What are the golden rules?”

Be nice. Think first.

When the Shiffrin siblings were old enough, Jeff added the third rule.

“He felt like we could understand that having fun wasn’t just about going and doing whatever you want because it’s instantly gratifying,” Shiffrin told NBC Sports’ Alex Azzi in an On Her Turf interview. “Fun is doing something well and the satisfaction you get from sticking to something.”

She plans to race all season with the golden rules sticker on her helmet, right next to ABFTTB.

Shiffrin detailed more about her prep for a very different World Cup campaign, in conjunction with a new fund in honor of her late father, in this On Her Turf report.

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2020 Tour de France results

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2020 Tour de France results for the yellow jersey, green jersey, white jersey and polka-dot jersey …

Overall (Yellow Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 87:20:05
2. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — +:59
3. Richie Porte (AUS) — +3:30
4. Mikel Landa (ESP) — +5:58
5. Enric Mas (ESP) — +6:07
6. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — +6:47
7. Tom Dumoulin (NED) — +7:48
8. Rigberto Uran (COL) — +8:02
9. Adam Yates (GBR) — +9:25
10. Damiano Caruso (ITA) — +14:03
13. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — +25:53
15. Sepp Kuss (USA) — +42:20
17. Nairo Quintana (COL) — +1:03:07
29. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) — +1:59:54
36. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) — +2:19:11
DNF. Egan Bernal (COL)

Sprinters (Green Jersey)
1. Sam Bennett (IRL) — 380 points
2. Peter Sagan (SVK) — 284
3. Matteo Trentin (ITA) — 260
4. Bryan Coquard (FRA) — 181
5. Wout van Aert (BEL) — 174

Climbers (Polka-Dot Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 82 points
2. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — 74
3. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — 67
4. Marc Hirschi (SUI) — 62
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — 51

Young Rider (White Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 87:20:13
2. Enric Mas (ESP) — +6:07
3. Valentin Madouas (FRA) — +1:42:43
4. Dani Martinez (COL) — +1:55:12
5. Lennard Kamna (GER) — +2:15:39

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