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Canada skip Brad Gushue calls to sweepers against China during the men's world curling championships Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Las Vegas.

John Locher/The Associated Press

Canada’s Brad Gushue fell 6-5 to Sweden’s Niklas Edin today at the men’s world curling championship.

The loss for Canada means Gushue won’t get a bye to Saturday’s semifinals.

Gushue has to win a quarter-final Saturday morning to stay in medal contention.

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Sweden and Scotland’s Bruce Mouat earned the semifinal byes.

The medal games are Sunday.

Ice technician Shawn Olesen says the warm, dry air in Las Vegas is a consideration for icemakers at the men's world curling championship. Canadian skip Brad Gushue says his team plans to work on their tans while they are in town. The Canadian Press
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