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Curling: US to play for bronze medal

Team USA's six-match win streak came to a screeching halt Saturday as did the quest for a gold medal in an 11-4 loss to Switzerland in the World Men's Championship playoffs at Edmonton, Alberta.

Team USA's six-match win streak came to a screeching halt Saturday as did the quest for a gold medal in an 11-4 loss to Switzerland in the World Men's Championship playoffs at Edmonton, Alberta.

John Shuster and fellow Duluth Curling Club teammates Tyler George, John Landsteiner and Joe Polo, as well as Matt Hamilton of McFarland, Wis., will play for bronze today against either Switzerland or Sweden, which played late Saturday. Canada beat Sweden in the Page 1-2 playoffs Friday night to earn a berth in the gold-medal match.

The match against Peter de Cruz's Swiss side didn't go well from the beginning as Switzerland scored two points in each of the first, third, fourth and sixth ends before closing the match with three more in the eighth.

"A world medal is something that is extremely important to our team and to our country. There's no way on Earth that we aren't going to give it our all (today) to win another bronze medal," Shuster, a Chisholm native and 2006 Winter Olympics bronze medalist, told usacurling.com.

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