Fin­land women’s hockey team stuns Canada

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Noora Raty made 43 saves as host Fin­land handed heav­ily fa­vored Canada its first loss in a semi­fi­nal at the women’s world hockey cham­pi­onship, win­ning 4-2 on Satur­day to ad­vance to the gold-medal game.

Ronja Savolainen scored twice, in­clud­ing the empty-net­ter to seal it with 37 sec­onds left, and Jenni Hi­irikoski and Su­sanna Ta­pani also scored for Fin­land. On Sun­day, the hosts will face the United States, which routed Rus­sia 8-0 be­hind two goals each by Hilary Knight and Kelly Pan­nek.


Ruud, Garin ad­vance: Try­ing to be the first Nor­we­gian cham­pion on the ATP World Tour, Casper Ruud beat qual­i­fier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colom­bia 7-5, 6-2 to reach the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Cham­pi­onship in Hous­ton. The 20-year-old Ruud will face Chile’s Chris­tian Garin.

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