Howard stays undefeated at worlds

Canadian skip Glenn Howard shouts during play against Norway at the World Men's Curling...

Canadian skip Glenn Howard shouts during play against Norway at the World Men's Curling Championship in Basel, Switzerland, on Monday, April 2, 2012. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 9:20 PM ET

Glenn Howard's Canadian rink rolled to a 9-3 win Monday over the Czech Republic to remain undefeated at the world men's curling championship in Basel, Switzerland.

Canada and Sweden were tied for top spot at 5-0 after eight sessions.

Howard finished off the Czechs with four points in the ninth end.

"I was very impressed by the Czech team," the Canadian skip said graciously. "I like the way they throw the rocks and I like the way they called the game."

Howard said the Canadian team's confidence was high.

"I felt really comfortable out there and my guys are making everything underneath me," he said. "It doesn't get any better than that."

Sweden, with skip Sebastian Kraupp, defeated France 10-8.

China and Scotland were tied for third place at 4-1. China defeated the U.S. 7-5, while Scotland had just a morning match Monday, also knocking off the U.S., 7-5.

Denmark, France, Norway and New Zealand were at 2-3, while the Czechs, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. were at 1-4.


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