Japan finishes third in Karuizawa


Japan lost 11-6 to eventual winner Canada in the semifinals but trounced China 10-4 in the third-place match of the women’s event at the Karuizawa international curling meet on Sunday.

Japan’s Team Aomori conceded after nine ends against Canada, which edged the United States 6-5 in the final at SCAP Karuizawa to win the event for the second straight year and the sixth time overall.