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CURLING: Playoff hopes linger for US men at World Juniors

LIVERPOOL, Nova Scotia -- The U.S. men's playoff hopes are still alive, while the women are out of contention after Wednesday's results at the 2019 World Junior Curling Championships.

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LIVERPOOL, Nova Scotia -- The U.S. men’s playoff hopes are still alive, while the women are out of contention after Wednesday’s results at the 2019 World Junior Curling Championships.

Andrew Stopera and the American men are tied for third place with one game remaining in the round robin after a close 7-6 loss Wednesday afternoon to Switzerland.

Stopera (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) and teammates Luc Violette (Edmonds, Wash.), Ben Richardson (Cleveland, Ohio), Graem Fenson (Bemidji) and Riley Fenson (Bemidji) are now 5-3 and will finish off the round robin against undefeated Scotland (8-0) today.

Cait Flannery and the U.S. women fell 10-6 to Sweden and 6-4 to Switzerland in a pair of matches Wednesday.

Flannery (Mankato) and teammates Leah Yavarow (Bemidji), Lexi Lanigan (Duluth), Rebecca Miles (Duluth) and Abbey Marquardt (Poynette, Wis.) dropped to 2-6 with the defeats. The American women will finish the tournament by meeting Norway (2-6) today.

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