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Curling: Shuster rink downs Russians at worlds

John Shuster's U.S. team opened with a 9-2 rout of Alexey Stukalskiy's Russian side as the World Men's Curling Championship kicked off Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta.

John Shuster's U.S. team opened with a 9-2 rout of Alexey Stukalskiy's Russian side as the World Men's Curling Championship kicked off Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta.

Shuster and Duluth Curling Club teammates Tyler George and John Landsteiner, along with Matt Hamilton of McFarland, Wis., scored the first three points in the opening two ends and sealed the win with three points in each of the fourth and fifth ends. The match was conceded after six ends.

The Americans, who played Switzerland later Saturday and face Scotland today, are seeking a berth in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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