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A curling Miracle on Ice? U.S. ends Canada’s bid for gold

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Exactly 38 years to the day that the American men's hockey team stunned the Soviet Union in the gold-medal final, U.S. skip John Shuster pulled off a lesser, but still startling, upset to knock Canada out of curling title contention at the Winter Olympics.

Canada’s gold-medal hopes in men’s curling dashed by U.S.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Canada's run of men's curling gold at the Winter Olympics ended at three Thursday with a 5-3 semifinal loss to American John Shuster in Gangneung, South Korea.

Swiss scuttle Brits with huge 9th end, will meet Sweden in curling semis

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Switzerland defeated Great Britain 9-5 in men's curling tiebreaker action on Wednesday to advance to the semifinal against Sweden.

Homan rink ends their Olympic competition with gutsy win over OAR

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Rachel Homan's Canadian curling rink bounced back from their playoff elimination earlier in the day with a comeback win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia to end their tournament.

Canada-U.S. rivalry hits the curling ice

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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One of the more heated rivalries on ice is coming to the curling sheet. Canada and the United States, longtime foes in hockey, will clash in the Olympic men’s curling semifinals Thursday at 6 a.m. ET, with a chance to play for gold on the line.

Koe clinches 2nd as Canada, U.S. to clash in curling semifinal

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Canada will face the United States in the men's curling semifinals after clinching second place following an 8-3 win over Denmark in the final round-robin match on Wednesday in Pyeongchang.

Olympic medal dreams dashed for Team Homan

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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It was their dream — all four members of Rachel Homan's rink — to curl for Canada at the Olympics and bring home a medal, shedding tears of joy after qualifying. But when their hopes of a curling medal were dashed in a loss to Great Britain, there were different tears.

Rachel Homan’s rink eliminated from medal hunt after loss to Great Britain

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Canada will not win an Olympic medal in women's curling for the first time. Rachel Homan's fifth loss Wednesday eliminated them from medal contention.

It’s do or die now for Rachel Homan

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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After a fourth loss in the Olympic women's curling tournament on Tuesday, Rachel Homan must win her final two round-robin games or else become the first Canadian skip to miss the medal round. Standing in her way is a team coached by a Canadian curling legend.

Homan’s medal hopes take a hit with loss to China

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Canada was not able to come away with a steal in the 10th end and fell to China 7-5 in round-robin play of the women's Olympic curling tournament on Tuesday in South Korea.