Mike McEwen lost in the final of Sunday's Players' Championship, but he was among a half-dozen skips this season to be added to the entry list directly into the Olympic trials for the 2014 Sochi Games.
Two-time Olympic curling champion Anette Norberg of Sweden is retiring and won't compete in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The 46-year-old says it's time to retire and she wants to give Sweden a chance to find a replacement for next year's Olympics.
Wayne Tallon and his New Brunswick teammates rolled to an 11-3 win over Ontario's Howard Rajala in the men's gold-medal game at the Canadian senior curling championships on Sunday in Summerside, P.E.I., while Nova Scotia's Colleen Pinkney claimed her second Canadian championship, scoring a four in the ninth end to beat Alberta's Deb Santos 7-6.
Brad Jacobs and his Northern Ontario team from Sault Ste. Marie conquered a tough field at the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier and defeated Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton 11-4 in Sunday's final in Edmonton to win the Canadian title.