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Jones and Canada still perfect in Sochi after extra-ends win over U.S.

Canada's skip Jennifer Jones reacts during their women's curling round robin game against the U.S. in the Ice Cube Curling Centre at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014.


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Skip Jennifer Jones and Canada's women's Olympic curling team are now a perfect 8-0 after a 7-6 win over the United States in 11 ends on Sunday.

Jones continued her stellar play, scoring a single on the final throw of the extra end. The victory guarantees Canada the top seed in the playoffs.

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The United States (1-7) stole a point in the 10th end when Jones's hammer shot was thrown too heavily.

Canada built a 3-0 lead after two ends, but the Americans scored three in the third to tie it.

The two rinks traded points in the fourth and fifth ends, before Canada took a 5-4 lead in the sixth. Jones would add a point in the seventh.

American skip Erika Brown earned a point in the eighth to make it 6-5 and a scoreless ninth gave Canada the hammer for the 10th.

Sweden joined Canada in the semifinals of the women's tournament, thanks to its 5-4 win over Russia and Switzerland's extra-end loss to Japan.

Switzerland's 9-7 loss puts the team at 4-4 and in danger of missing the semifinals. The Swiss will have to beat China in their last game to stand a chance of qualifying.

Denmark beat South Korea 7-4 in the afternoon session's other game.

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