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U.S. curling gets first win of tournament over Denmark

John Shuster, skip of the United States team,

John Shuster, skip of the United States team, center, delivers the rocks to his sweepers John Landsteiner, left, and Jared Zezel during men's curling competition against China at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Photo Credit: AP/ Robert F. Bukaty

SOCHI, Russia - Norway and China remained unbeaten and the U.S. finally got a win in men's curling at the Sochi OIympics on Wednesday.

Wearing flat caps, knee-length knickers and dark blue soccer socks, the stylish Norwegians beat Germany 8-5 for a third consecutive victory.

China defeated Switzerland 5-4 and also has a 3-0 win-loss record along with Sweden, which had a bye in the morning session at the Ice Cube Curling Center.

The U.S. men and women were a combined 0-5 after two days' play, but John Shuster's team ended the losing streak by beating Denmark 9-5, with five of its points coming from steals.

There are four games in the evening session.

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