China, Sweden tied for lead in men's curling

STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Published:

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- China and Sweden claimed easy wins Saturday to move into a two-way tie for the lead in men's Olympic curling and guarantee at least a tiebreaker for a spot in the semifinal.

Canada beat Britain 7-5 in a tense game that went down to the final rock, leaving both teams at 5-2.

China silenced the home crowd early in a 9-6 win over Russia and Sweden needed just nine ends to beat Germany 8-4. Both winning teams are 6-1.

Switzerland beat Denmark 9-3 in the other game in the afternoon session.