Curling

Brandon Hicks - Monday Feb. 17, 2014 10:58 ET

Brad Jacobs set for Chinese rematch in men’s curling semis

Canada defeated China in an extra end on Sunday

Brad Jacobs
Brad Jacobs and his Canadian rink head into the semis with six straight wins. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brad Jacobs and his Canadian men’s curling rink will need to win another match against China, this time to get to the gold-medal game.

Jacobs and his rink from Sault Ste Marie, Ont., are slated to play China in the semifinals on Wednesday (cbc.ca/olympics, 10 a.m. ET). Both rinks ended the round-robin portion of the tournament at 7-2, with Canada finishing ahead of China thanks to the Canadian victory between the two teams on Sunday.

Canada overcame a 6-3 deficit late to win 9-8 in extra ends over China on Sunday in the team's final game of the round-robin section. 

After struggling out of the gate with a 1-2 record, Jacobs rebounded with six straight wins to power the Canadians through to the medal round.

Sweden finished first in the round robin, and plays the winner of the Norway-Great Britain tiebreaker on Tuesday. The Swedish rink, skipped by Niklas Edin, finished with a record of 8-1, with their only blip coming in a loss to Denmark.

The semifinal winners advance to the gold-medal game on Friday (8:30 a.m. ET). The losers play for bronze earlier in the day (3:30 a.m. ET).

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