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Alberta looks to take top round-robin spot at curling championship

British Columbia skip John Morris signals a five-ender to the scorer in the third end as they play at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday.

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Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton and B.C.'s John Morris won their final round-robin games Thursday night to finish the Canadian men's curling championship at 9-2.

A final Alberta win Friday would guarantee Kevin Koe a No. 1 finish at 10-1 leaving Manitoba second and B.C. third.

B.C. downed Saskatchewan 6-3 and Manitoba came from behind to beat Ontario 8-6 at the Tim Hortons Brier.

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In other games, Newfoundland beat the Northwest Territories-Yukon 9-2 and Quebec beat Northern Ontario 7-4.

Saskatchewan and Quebec at 6-4 are leading the race for the fourth and final playoff spot but Newfoundland is hanging in at 6-5 while Ontario is out of the race at 4-6.

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