VAL DI FIEMME, Italy - Six-time Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen claimed her first Tour de Ski victory on Sunday, while Norwegian

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VAL DI FIEMME, Italy - Six-time Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen claimed her first Tour de Ski victory on Sunday, while Norwegian compatriot Martin Johnsrud Sundby won his second successive title. Allen Bailey Jersey .It has taken nine editions of the annual event for the worlds most successful cross-country skier to win her first Tour de Ski.It is a big victory for me. To win the Tour de Ski has been a goal for me for a long time, Bjoergen said. It took me nine years to achieve it. I knew I had to be strong before the last stage. I started the Tour were well. I felt good on the climb.It is an amazing feeling and it is great to share the happiness with my teammates. They mean a lot for me. They motivate me and they push me in training every day.Bjoergen started the day more than two minutes in front of Heidi Weng and finished with an advantage of 1 minute, 39.2 seconds over defending champion Therese Johaug, who was fastest on the final stage.Weng, who was second on the day, finished third overall, 1:59.5 behind Bjoergen — who was third fastest on the traditional climb up Alpe Cermis.Elizabeth Stephen of the United States was fourth, propelling her into fifth overall, the best ever finish for an American. She was the highest non-Norwegian finisher, with Ragnhild Haga claiming fourth.The mens event was closer. Sundby began just 3.1 seconds behind his teammate Petter Northug but overtook him to join Dario Cologna as the only male skiers to win consecutive Tour titles.Today feels just amazing, Sundby said. I did not have the best start today. I did not feel good at the beginning. Petter was pushing hard after the start and I did not know if I could follow him. I am so happy and relieved to win. Mentally it was the biggest challenge ever.Sundby, who was third on the day behind Roland Clara and Maurice Manificat, finished 34.5 seconds ahead of Northug in the overall standings.I am very happy to be second in the Tour, Northug said. Me and Martin were working very well together before the start of the climb. Martin sped up on the hill. I could not follow him but I found a good rhythm and I am happy to be second.Russias Evgeniy Belov was third, 51.1 behind Sundby.Ivan Babikov of Canmore, Alta., was 12th on the day and 31st overall. Devon Kershaw, of Sudbury, Ont., was 40th on the day and 35th overall. Cairo Santos Jersey . "He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor," he said. Weight said it wasnt a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich. "I looked like Forrest Gump," he joked. Derrick Thomas Jersey . Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at the Friendly Confines. http://www.thechiefsshoponline.com/ . "Im excited just for a new start, just to see where things are going, to bring some kind of tradition back to the team and guys being excited about something new," the defensive back said during a conference call Monday after agreeing to stay with the Bombers rather than go to free agency next month.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Winnipeg Jets hope to set into motion a losing streak for the Colorado Avalanche this evening. You can catch all of the action on TSN Jets and TSN 1290 at 7pm ct. Winnipeg continues to lose ground in the Western Conference playoff race as it sits six points out of the second wild card position. The Jets snapped a six- game slide with a 7-2 win over Dallas on Sunday, but fell in defeat the following night 3-1 to the St. Louis Blues. Eric ODell scored the Jets lone goal and the clubs were tied until the Blues David Backes scored a power-play goal with 6:51 to play. Winnipeg went down a man when Evander Kane went off for slashing. "We just cant be in the box there," Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice said of Kanes penalty, which occurred in the offensive zone. "Thats the bottom line on that play." Al Montoya allowed two goals on 25 shots for the Jets. It is unknown when Ondrej Pavelec will be ready to return from a lower-body injury, so Montoya will get the start again tonight. He has good numbers versus the Avalanche, going 2-1-2 with a 2.14 GAA and one shutout. Dustin Byfuglien will miss his first game of the season tonight due to a lower-body injury. Head coach Paul Maurice hopes hell be able to play Saturday against Carolina. Eric Tangradim, who has been a healthy scratch for the last four games, replaces Byfuglien. The Avs are coming off just their thhird setback in the past 10 games, losing in head coach Patrick Roys return to Montreal. Bennie Logan Jersey. . Roy starred for the Canadiens franchise for 10-plus seasons before a trade to the Avalanche in 1995 and received a warm reception during the game. The home cheers eventually went to Montreals Thomas Vanek, who notched a hat trick to help hand Colorado a 6-3 loss. Jamie McGinn had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who also got goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Maxime Talbot. Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 30-of-35 shots. "I didnt want them to feel pressure of winning a hockey game for their coach. Its all about our team here," Roy said. The Avs fell into a tie with the Chicago Blackhawks for second place in the Central Division, eight points back of the first-place St. Louis Blues. Theyll try to avoid losing two straight for the first time since Feb. 4-6. Reto Berra, the third goaltender on Colorados roster, will get the start tonight and it will be his first with the Avalanche since they acquired him from the Calgary Flames. Berra, signed to a three-year extension by the Avs last Friday, was 9-17-2 with a 2.95 goals against average in 29 games (27 starts) with the Flames. That includes a 1-1-0 mark versus the Jets with a 4.32 GAA. The Avs have won three of four versus the Jets this season, including a 4-3 shootout decision on Dec. 12 in the lone encounter in Winnipeg. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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