Canada's Howard clinches berth in Friday's playoff

Updated: April 5, 2007, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- American Todd Birr beat Sweden's Peja Lindholm 6-5 on Thursday to finish second behind Canada's Glenn Howard after the round-robin portion of the World Men's Curling Championship.

Howard, from Coldwater, Ontario, beat Australia 8-3 in eight ends to improve to 9-1. Howard earned the hammer throughout the playoffs with his first-place finish and also secured a berth in the 1-vs.-2 Page playoff contest Friday night, where the winner advances directly to ...

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