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SAINT JOHN, N. Custom Chargers Jersey .B. -- The skips voice rasped and there was fatigue in her face. Rachel Homan and her Ottawa Curling
Club team were ready to put their feet up for an evening and a morning at the
Ford World Womens Curling Championship after three straight wins, one of them a
white-knuckler. "Oh my god, so ready. I cant wait to not curl for 24 hours,"
Homan said Wednesday. "I feel like its midnight, so it will be nice to get a
break." The Canadians arrived at a break in the schedule tied atop the standings
with Switzerlands Binia Feltscher at 8-1. The Canadians reverted to their custom
of both taking the lead and finishing a game early in a 10-3 win over South
Koreas Ji-sun Kim, who shook hands after eight ends. But Canada went the
distance in the morning draw. They stole three points over the final two ends to
rescue a 7-5 win over Germanys Imogen Oona Lehmann. That was the first time
Homan threw her final stone at the world championship and just the second time
Canada played a 10th end in Saint John. Theyd beaten Scotland the previous
evening and were back on the Harbour Station ice in the morning. "It was a long
haul, three games in a row on not much sleep and a big grind this morning
against Germany," Homan said. Homan, third Emma Miskew, second Alison Kreviazuk
and lead Lisa Weagle headed to dinner with family members feeling confident
about their position. Canada concludes the round robin Thursday against China
and Sweden. "Two great teams," Miskew said. Swedens Margaretha Sigfridsson and
Russias Anna Sidorova were both 7-2 followed by Chinas Liu Sijia and South Korea
tied at 6-3 and Allison Pottinger of the U.S. at 5-4. Scotlands Kerry Barr and
Anna Kubeskova of the Czech Republic were 2-7 with Germany, Latvias Evita Regza
and Denmarks Madeleine Dupont at 1-8. The top four teams in the preliminary
round advance to the Page playoff. Ties for fourth will be solved by tie-breaker
games. The countries with the two best records meet in one playoff game Friday
with the winner advancing directly to Sundays gold-medal game. The loser drops
to Saturday afternoons semifinal to meet the winner of a morning playoff between
the third and fourth seeds. "We have our fate in our own hands," Homan said.
"Weve got to win out and see what happens with everybody else." The Canadians,
all 28 years old or younger, couldnt hide their pleasure at the prospect of
sleeping in Thursday morning. They intended to stop in at the tournament party
room before bed Wednesday "because theres a band there Signal Hill that we
like," Miskew said. "Theyve come to Ottawa and we usually go and watch them in
Ottawa." Canada scored three points in the fourth and stole three in the eighth
versus South Korea. Pyeongchang, South Korea, is the host city of the 2018
Winter Olympics. Kim is among the countrys female curlers getting fast-tracked
to compete. The 26-year-old skipped South Korea to fourth at the 2012 world
championship in Lethbridge, Alta. She beat Canadas Heather Nedohin in a playoff
game, but lost the semifinal and lost the bronze-medal rematch to Nedohin. Kim
threw third stones against Homan with Un-chi Gim, her lead in Lethbridge,
throwing fourth stones. With the score tied 2-2, the South Koreans played
conservatively in the fourth end by putting up guards early on a counter on the
button. But Miskews well-executed draw around a guard forced them to chase.
South Koreas poorly-placed draws opened the door for Canada to plant more
counters around the button. Homan had an easy tap for three points and a 5-2
lead in front of 1,726 at Harbour Station. "Not good," Kim said. "We were a
little nervous." Canada recovered from errors against Germany to grind out a
win. The Germans led 5-4 heading into the ninth, when Homan and Lehmann shifted
momentum back and forth with misses. Lehmann overthrew an attempted double
takeout with hammer to leave Canada shot rock for a steal of one. Miskew put
guards in front of a Kreviazuk draw to the button in 10th and German third
Corinna Scholz missed an attempted hit and roll behind cover. Homan struggled
with draws in the earlier ends, but she had it solved by the 10th as she drew in
to stack two Canadian counters on the button. Lehmann cleared just one and Homan
buried a draw behind a guard to lie two again. The German skips attempt to
follow her didnt curl enough. "Youve got to be confident and believe you can
steal because theres no other way, theres no other option," Homan said. "It was
just tough out there. We werent quite reading things right. There were a lot of
uncharacteristic misses. We just tried to figure out our rocks and our lines. We
just had to keep playing a little bit better each end and hope for a few lucky
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the club into the postseason.ST. LOUIS - Kansas knows all about Stanford now.
The Cardinal couldnt deny a slight at a news conference a day earlier fueled
them just a bit before pulling their second — and much bigger — upset of the
NCAA tournament. Kansas freshmen Andrew Wiggins of Vaughan, Ont., and Wayne
Selden Jr. ducked their heads and giggled Saturday when asked about Chasson
Randle, Stanfords leading scorer. "We definitely saw that video," Randle said
Sunday after the No. 10 seed Cardinal beat the second-seeded Jayhawks 60-57 to
advance to the Sweet 16 in the South Regional. "Coach told me not to talk about
it but I definitely took it as a challenge. It was a little big extra
motivation." Enough for the Cardinal to make the Jayhawks the second No. 2 seed
to be knocked out of this tournament in the third round and enough for them to
reach the round of 16 for the first time since 2008. Wiggins was held to four
points on 1-for-6 shooting in what could have been his final college game. He
accepted his share of the responsibility for the loss. "I let a lot of people
down," Wiggins said. "If I would have played better, we wouldnt be in this
situation, you know? I blame myself for this." Torontos Dwight Powell had 15
points and seven rebounds despite playing with four fouls much of the second
half and Randle added 13 points, six steals and four assists for the Cardinal
(23-12), who were making their first NCAA appearance since 2008. "To beat a team
like this, a storied program with great coaching, great players, always feels
amazing," Powell said. "So as of right now were still in the race and were still
playing in March, and it feels great." Centre Stefan Nastic, from Thornhill,
Ont., had 10 points and four rebounds for the Cardinal. Stanford beat No. 7 seed
New Mexico on Friday and will have a higher seed for the first time when it
faces 11th-seeded Dayton in the regional semifinal in Memphis, Tenn. The Flyers
beat No. 3 Syracuse 55-53. The 6-foot-8 Wiggins, a likely NBA lottery pick if he
decides to leave school, was saddled with four turnovers for Kansas (25-10).
Wiggins had averaged 28 points the previous four games but the Jayhawks were
missing 7-foot freshman Joel Embiid who was sidelined by a stress fracture in
his back. Coach Bill Self thought Stanfords height up front bothered Wiggins,
but added, "I think he had an off-game, too. Jason Verrett Chargers Jersey. Give them credit for that, we put him in position to make some plays." Josh Huestis, who
had the primary responsibility for guarding Wiggins, played 39 minutes and had
six points, eight rebounds and two blocks. "That was Joshs assignment and he
took it to heart," Dawkins said. "He had help. We just tried to make it as
difficult as we could for him to score." Self said the game seemed like "a
struggle from the opening tip." Everything didnt go right for Stanford, either.
The Cardinal were 0 for 9 from 3-point range. "We can make 3s but thats not what
we rely on," Dawkins said. "I didnt even notice it because thats not what weve
been." Tarik Black had 18 points and six rebounds for the Jayhawks, but he
fouled out with 5:25 to go. Conner Frankamp had 12 points on four 3-pointers,
the last two in the final 23 seconds to make it close after Stanford had pulled
ahead by seven. Stanford was 9 for 12 at the free throw line over the final 2:04
and needed all those points. Frankamps second 3-pointer narrowed the gap to
59-57 with 14.9 seconds left. Anthony Brown hit one of two free throws with 12.9
seconds to go and Frankamp banged a third 3-point attempt off the glass near the
buzzer in a bid to tie it. "I knew when that left my hand it was off," Frankamp
said. "I didnt get a great look at it." Kansas went to a full-court press down
five points with about 11 minutes to play and forced five turnovers the next 6
minutes to tie it Kansas had been 0 for 10 from 3-point range for the
tournament, seven of the misses against Eastern Kentucky, before Frankamp
connected with 3:34 to go in the half. Frankamp hit another one just before the
halftime buzzer off a turnover to put the Jayhawks up 24-22, their first lead of
the game. They trailed most of the first half against Eastern Kentucky, too,
before pulling away for an 80-69 victory. Powell hit his first shot on a drive
after going 0 for 8 against New Mexico on Friday. He had 10 points before
drawing his fourth foul early in the second half. Villanova, the No. 2 seed in
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