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Debbie McCormick of the U.S. delivers a stone as Ann Swisshelm and Jessica Schultz sweep ahead of it during their women's curling round robin game against China at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

WOMEN'S CURLING: U.S. at 0-4 after loss to China

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The Erika Brown rink of the United States lost on the last rock to China on Wednesday, which puts the U.S. team at 0-4 in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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The Brown rink lost to Bingyu Wang's team, which won a bronze medal at the Vancouver Olympic games in 2010. The U.S. is 0-4 in the round robin standings with five games remaining. The top four teams with the best records advance to next week's semifinals, according to a press release from USA Curling.

According to USA Curling, the Brown rink nearly forced overtime against China, but China's skip made a draw to the button to win the match outright.

"We hung in there. I thought we had a chance to steal two in the 10th for a while there," Brown told USA Curling. "She (Wang) made some great shots, though. We made her have to throw her last one. That's progress."

The Brown rink next takes on Japan on Thursday night. Japan defeated host Russia on Wednesday to improve to 2-1.

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Pioneer staff reports
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