WOMEN'S CURLING: U.S. gets first win
SOCHI, Russia -- The Erika Brown rink of the United States notched its first win of the 2014 Olympic Winter games Thursday with a 8-6 win over Japan.
The U.S. team improves to 1-4 with four games left in the round robin portion of the tournament. Japan dropped to 2-2.
"We all played really well. The steal of two was key. Once we got the lead I thought we managed the game pretty well," Debbie McCormick, who is making her fourth Olympic appearance, told USA Curling.
Other U.S. team members are Erika Brown (Oakville, Ont./Madison, Wis.), Jessica Shultz (Minneapolis) and Ann Swisshelm (Chicago).
The Brown rink still must play Denmark, Sweden, Canada and Korea in the round robin.