Winter Olympics: U.S. men curlers all but out of contention
AP Sports Writer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The U.S. men's Olympic curling run is all but over.
Scottish skip David Murdoch's British team handed the foursome a 4-2 loss Sunday. That dropped the Americans to 2-5, practically assuring their elimination from semifinal contention.
Murdoch's world champion team is 4-3. It bounced back from a tough loss to Canada a night earlier and pulled out a big win to boost its playoff chances.
The Americans went ahead with a point in the second. Murdoch then scored a go-ahead deuce in the fifth before stealing one in the sixth when Jason Smith had last stone. Smith picked up a point in the eighth.