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Canada’s Carey beats Finland’s Kauste 7-1

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—The mental game is everything at the women’s curling world championships.

Canada’s Chelsea Carey took advantage of a series of misplays by Finland’s Oona Kauste for a 7-1 win in seven ends yesterday in Draw 14 of the international event.

Carey’s win came hours after she herself missed a game-winning shot in an upset loss to South Korea.

IIHF hoping to see more tickets sold in Montreal

HELSINKI—The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation says lowering ticket prices and boosting the number of French-speaking players on Canada’s roster could help improve attendance at the 2017 world junior championship in Montreal.

“It’s a big city,” Rene Fasel told a news conference today, the final day of the 2016 tournament.

Canada cruises to win over Denmark

HELSINKI—Mitch Marner took off his sandal, held it up like a microphone, and joined the reporters interviewing teammate Dylan Strome.

Strome laughed and swatted away his friend’s shoe before continuing to answer questions about Canada’s forward lines after a 6-1 victory over Denmark yesterday in the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship.

Defensive miscues cost Jays

TORONTO—The Toronto Blue Jays’ usually smooth defence was due for a misfire.

Toronto had three errors and other defensive miscues as the Boston Red Sox rallied to a 4-3 victory yesterday afternoon.

“We’ve been playing outstanding defence so we’re due for a clunker like this,” said Jays’ starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, who was charged with an error in the fourth inning.