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Battling curlers grab win

Great Britain men's curling team had to come from behind three times to beat Germany 7-6 in their third round-robin clash in Sochi.

David Murdoch's rink of Scots had begun the competition at the Ice Cube Curling Center at the Winter Olympics on Monday by beating hosts Russia 7-4 in the morning, but they came undone in their second match against Sweden, who triumphed 8-4.

Germany also proved to be difficult opponents, responding to the loss of a point in the first end to forge 3-1 ahead, but Great Britain dug deep into their reservoirs of experience before Murdoch's side eventually clinched the game in an absorbing 10th and final end.