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Canada caps perfect run with title

Her gold medal-clinching rock wasn’t even halfway to the house when Canada skip Jennifer Jones put her hands to her face, soaked in the moment, then jumped up with her broom hoisted in the air. Jones didn’t need to see the end result. After a 16-year wait, Canada’s women were ...

Unbeaten Canada hands Japan fourth loss in women's curling

Feb 15, 2014

Unbeaten Canada hands Japan fourth loss in women's curling

Canada virtually sealed its place in the semifinals of the women’s Olympic curling tournament by beating Japan 8-6 on Saturday for a sixth straight win. No team — men’s or women’s — has failed to advance after winning six round-robin games since the Olympic ...

Britain curling team overwhelms Japan

Feb 14, 2014

Britain curling team overwhelms Japan

Britain set an Olympic record by stealing five points in one end en route to a 12-3 win over Japan on Friday, securing back-to-back wins for the world champions at the women’s curling tournament. The Japanese conceded the game after seven ends because of ...

Feb 14, 2014

Japan suffers second loss in curling

Japan lost against the United States 8-6 in the women’s curling pool stage at the Sochi Games on Thursday, dropping to a 2-2 record in the round robin competition. Japan conceded the first point in the first end but rallied for two points in ...

Japan curling team finishes strong against Russia

Feb 12, 2014

Japan curling team finishes strong against Russia

Japan scored its second win in women’s curling at the Sochi Games on Wednesday, beating host Russia 8-4. The Japanese, still missing flu-hit Kaho Onodera, got off to a shaky start as it failed to score in the first end despite having the last ...

Japan women's curling team falls to South Korea

Feb 11, 2014

Japan women's curling team falls to South Korea

Japan suffered a 12-7 defeat to South Korea in its opening round-robin match in the women’s curling competition at the Sochi Games on Tuesday. Japan, who were missing flu-hit Kaho Onodera, took a 2-0 lead in the first end, but the South Koreans pulled ...

Canada edges Germany to open curling title defense

Feb 10, 2014

Canada edges Germany to open curling title defense

Canada opened its bid to defend the Olympic curling title by scraping past Germany 11-8 on Monday in what should have been the biggest mismatch of the men’s tournament. “It was pretty ugly, to be honest,” said Brad Jacobs, who is skip of the ...

Mar 1, 2010

Team Aomori targets world glory

Japan’s curlers have set themselves a fresh goal of making the last four of next month’s women’s world championship after they were eliminated in the round-robin stage at the Vancouver Games. “We want to set ourselves the target we failed to achieve here of ...

Japan squad knocked out of Olympic curling competition

Feb 25, 2010

Japan squad knocked out of Olympic curling competition

Japan’s hopes of reaching the women’s curling semifinals ended Tuesday after a loss to Sweden, coupled with a win by Switzerland, at the Vancouver Olympics. Japan fell to defending champion Sweden 10-6 and dropped its win-loss record to 3-5 in the round-robin stage at ...

Japan has back to wall following loss to Switzerland

Feb 24, 2010

Japan has back to wall following loss to Switzerland

Japan dropped a crucial game to Switzerland 10-4 in eight ends in the women’s curling tournament on Monday. Japan took its fourth loss in seven games and fell into a fifth-place tie with Germany in the 10-team round-robin standings. Switzerland is in fourth place ...

Japan evens record with victory over Britain

Feb 21, 2010

Japan evens record with victory over Britain

Team Aomori defeated Britain 11-4 in nine ends in the round-robin stage of the women’s curling tournament on Friday night. With the win, Japan achieved its initial goal of going at least 2-2 in the first four contests — against four tough opponents — ...