Canada's skip Jennifer Jones, center, delivers the rock to her sweepers Jill Officer, left, and Dawn McEwen during women's curling competition against Japan at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Unbeaten Canada reaches Olympic curling semifinals

February 15, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Canada became the first team to qualify for the semifinals in women's Olympic curling by beating Russia 5-3 on Saturday to stay undefeated after seven games.

Jennifer Jones' rink earlier rallied to beat Japan 8-6 and will be the No. 1 seed in the playoffs after being guaranteed to finish top of the round-robin standings. There are two games remaining.

Sweden scored two points in the final end on a measurement to beat the United States 7-6 and lie in second place at 5-2.

In other evening games, Switzerland defeated world champion Britain 8-6 to leave both teams at 4-3 along with China, which surprisingly lost 9-6 to Denmark.

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