Canada's, from left, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden, skip Brad Jacobs, and Ryan Fry, look over they next shot during men's curling competition against Norway at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

China, Sweden tied for lead in men's curling

February 15, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) China and Sweden claimed easy wins Saturday to move into a two-way tie for the lead in men's Olympic curling and guarantee at least a tiebreaker for a spot in the semifinal.

Canada beat Britain 7-5 in a tense game that went down to the final rock, leaving both teams at 5-2.

China silenced the home crowd early in a 9-6 win over Russia and Sweden needed just nine ends to beat Germany 8-4. Both winning teams are 6-1.

Switzerland beat Denmark 9-3 in the other game in the afternoon session.

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