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Einarson, Gushue fall to host Scotland at world mixed doubles curling championship

Scotland took sole possession of first place in the Group A round-robin standings with an 8-5 win over Canada on Thursday at the world mixed doubles curling championship.

Scotland now stands alone at top of Group A, after being tied with Canada

Canada's Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue, shown in this file photo, scored a 7-6 win over the Czech Republic on Friday at the world mixed doubles curling championship, clinching an Olympic berth for Canada in the process. (@CurlingCanada/Twitter)

Scotland took sole possession of first place in the Group A round-robin standings with an 8-5 win over Canada on Thursday at the world mixed doubles curling championship.

The host tandem of Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat led 4-0 after the first two ends, and responded to Canada's three-point fifth end with a point in the sixth and a steal of one in the seventh.

The win improved Scotland's record to 6-1 and moved it out of a tie with Canada's Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue.

Canada, which beat Italy 6-4 in Thursday's early draw, was tied with the Italians for second in the group at 5-2 .

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Scotland defeats Canada to move atop group at world mixed doubles championship

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Scotland's Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat beat Canada's Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue 8-5 to move atop Group A at 6-1, while Canada falls to 5-2 at the world mixed doubles curling championship in Aberdeen, Scotland. 3:15

Einarson and Gushue scored a deuce in the eighth and final end to break a tie against Italy's Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosaner.

The Italians rebounded with a 5-4 win over the Czech Republic in Thursday's late draw.

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