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Britain beats Russia in women's curling, assured of least a tie-breaker to reach semifinals

Posted: 02/17/2014 2:19 AM | Comments: 0

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SOCHI, Russia - Britain's women are assured of at least being in a tie-breaker to reach the Olympic curling semifinals after beating Russia 9-6 on Monday.

Eve Muirhead's world champion team is 5-3 and can guarantee joining Canada and Sweden in the playoffs with a win against Denmark in the evening session in their final round-robin game.

Japan defeated China 8-5, leaving both teams tied with Switzerland at 4-4. China plays Switzerland Monday evening, with the loser eliminated and the winner securing at least a tie-breaker game. Japan plays Sweden.

The United States (1-8) finished in last place for the second straight Olympic Games after losing 11-2 to South Korea in seven ends.

Russia and Denmark also are out of contention for the semifinals.

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