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Jacobs beats former world curling champion

Brad Jacobs
Brad Jacobs
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According to the Sochi 2014 website, Brad Jacobs's curling team from Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario moved one step closer to a playoff spot on Saturday with a 7-5 victory over Great Britain's David Murdoch.

The key shot in the game came in the tenth end. With Canada leading 6-5, Murdoch, who won the World Curling Championship in 2006 and 2009, missed on a double takeout attempt forcing Jacobs to steal a point. The end was set up very nicely for Murdoch's team after Canadian third Ryan Fry had a stone pick, but the British team could not capitalize.

The Canadian team took control of the game in the fourth end with a three ender when second E.J. Harnden had an impressive double takeout and Fry executed a hit and roll. Canada went up 4-2 when Murdoch hit a guard.

Team Canada can now clinch a playoff spot with a victory over the United States (Saturday, CBC, 10:00 p.m.).

On the women's side, Jennifer Jones remained undefeated with a come from behind 8-6 win over Japan and then a 5-3 win over Russia.

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