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U.S. men pick up first curling victory

<p>After a disappointing showing in the first day of Olympic curling in the 2014 Sochi Games, the U.S. men's team came through with a victory on the sheet Wednesday.</p>

Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - After a disappointing showing in the first day of Olympic curling in the 2014 Sochi Games, the U.S. men's team came through with a victory on the sheet Wednesday.

The American team lost a pair of 7-4 games on Monday, but were able to defeat Denmark 9-5 two days later after falling behind early.

The U.S. trailed after Denmark scored three points in the first end, but notched six total points over the next four ends to grab control.

China, meanwhile, won both of its matchups on Wednesday versus Switzerland and Germany to improve to 4-0 on the men's side. Norway is 3-0 after having also bested Germany on Wednesday.

Canada is 2-2, having topped Russia, 7-4, while Denmark won its second match of the day over Sweden and Great Britain topped the Swiss.

On the women's side, Canada moved to 3-0 in the standings with a victory over Great Britain, while the U.S. is now 0-4 after falling on Wednesday to China.

China finished out strong to top the U.S., scoring two points in both the eighth and 10th ends to hand the American women a 7-4 loss.

Canada, meanwhile, used a 3-point fifth end to move in front of Great Britain and then scored a point in three of the last four ends to claim a 9-6 victory.

Canada joined Switzerland as the remaining unbeaten teams at 3-0, while China, Japan and Sweden are all 2-1.

Sweden defeated South Korea 7-4 on Wednesday, while Japan dumped Russia 8-4.

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