Monday, April 7, 2008

Canada uses power, finesse to remain undefeated at world curling championship

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After showing his power earlier in the day, Kevin Martin used a little finesse to pound Australia 9-3 in nine ends Sunday at the men's world curling championship.

Martin used his strength to throw a pair of key takeouts in a 8-5 win over Sweden in the afternoon draw. That evening, against Australia's Hugh Millikin, the Edmonton skip feathered a pretty draw into a crowded house to score three in the sixth end for a 7-2 lead.

"We gambled pretty hard, got a lot of rocks in play," said Martin. "We knew going in they like a lot of rocks in play.

"There was a lot of good shots made early. It put a lot of heat on the other team. That's what you need. It was just a good night."

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