U.S. men notch second straight victory
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- That's two wins in a row for the United States men's curlers following an 0-4 start.
Saturday's was an 8-7, extra-end victory over Sweden, thanks to the exceptional shot-making of Jason Smith.
A loss would all but have eliminated the Americans from medal contention.
Skip John Shuster returned to the lineup after being benched -- because of unreliable shot-making -- for the team's win over France on Friday.
Shuster won a bronze medal at the 2006 Turin Games, the first by the Americans in curling and first in a major men's competition since 1978.
The U.S. women also have won two straight matches after opening 0-3. Debbie McCormick's U.S. team beat Britain 6-5 in an extra 11th end Saturday.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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