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Canada suffers key loss

SILKEBORG, Denmark—Chelsea Carey's Canadian rink dropped to 4-5 after a 9-3 loss to Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni this morning at the world women's curling championships.

Switzerland put it away by scoring four in the eighth, breaking open a close game.

The loss dropped Canada into a three-way tie for seventh with Scotland and the United States at the 13-team event.

Pompey, Hernandez spark Jays to win

DUNEDIN, Fla.—Dalton Pompey had three hits, including a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the second inning, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat a Detroit Tigers' split squad 3-2 in spring training baseball action yesterday.

Pompey, from Mississauga, Ont., also had a single in the first inning and a double in the seventh as he raised his pre-season batting average to .297.

Jets win to extend lead atop division

LOS ANGELES—Winnipeg is tied for the most goals scored in March but the Jets also are proving that they are just as tough in close games.

The Jets won their third-straight one-goal game by edging the L.A. Kings 3-2 last night.

The win gives them 90 points and a three-point lead over Nashville atop the Central Division with less than three weeks to go in the regular season.