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China through to semifinals in men's curling

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  • China's skip Liu Rui, center, delivers the rock to sweepers Zang Jialiang, left, and Ba Dexin Monday during men's curling competition against Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

      China's skip Liu Rui, center, delivers the rock to sweepers Zang Jialiang, left, and Ba Dexin Monday during men's curling competition against Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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SOCHI, Russia -- China beat Britain 6-5 to qualify for the Olympic semifinals in men's curling on Monday, leaving the British to play a tie-breaker against Norway for the final spot in the playoffs.

The tie-breaker will be played Tuesday.

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With Britain losing its final round-robin game, the Norwegians would have won a guaranteed place in the last four by beating Denmark, but lost 5-3.

Britain and Norway finished the preliminary round-robin tied with a record of 5-4.

Sweden and Canada advanced on Sunday. Canada will play China in the semifinals and Sweden will take on the winner of the tie-breaker.

Also Monday, Germany lost 8-7 to Russia to finish in last place at 1-8. Switzerland won 6-3 against the United States.

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