Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

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Canada Wins Opener in Curling Title Defense

By STEVE DOUGLAS
|  Monday, Feb 10, 2014  |  Updated 12:48 AM PDT
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Ryan Fry of Canada in action during the round robin match against Germany during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Canada made a sloppy start Monday in its Olympic curling title defense, beating Germany 11-8 in what should have been the biggest mismatch of the men's tournament.

Likely medal contenders Britain, Sweden and China also won in the opening session at the Ice Cube Curling Center.

Brad Jacobs' Canadian team is seeking the country's third straight men's gold medal. Canada trailed 4-2 after three ends and was ahead only 9-8 ahead going into the 10th and final end.

Britain silenced the horn-blowing Russian fans by beating the host nation 7-4. China defeated Denmark 7-4, and world champion Sweden defeated European champion Switzerland 7-5. 

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