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Jacobs leads Canada into curling final with win over China

Brad Jacobs of Canada releases the stone during the men's semifinal match between Canada and China on Feb. 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. GETTY IMAGES/Paul Gilham

Canada will play for a third straight gold medal in Olympic men’s curling.

The Brad Jacobs team from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., advanced to Friday’s championship game with a 10-6 win over China’s Rui Liu in the semifinal.

Kevin Martin’s Edmonton foursome won gold four years ago in Vancouver. Brad Gushue from St. John’s, N.L. won Canada’s first men’s curling gold in 2006.

Canada’s curlers will attempt double gold in Sochi as Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones beat Britain’s Eve Muirhead 6-4 in a women’s semifinal.

Jones and company will face Sweden for the women’s gold Thursday.