Leslie Ingram-Brown reports from Saint Paul, Minnesota:
"Late on Wednesday evening at the World Senior Men's Curling Championship, Ken Horton, Gordon Butler, Angus Storrie and Eddie Binks defeated Japan's Nobuyuki Kato.
Japan led 3-1 at the interval but, from the fifth end onwards, Horton had total control of the game, running a triple of twos over ends five through to seven for a 7-3 lead, when Japan conceded.
The Blue Section is headed by USA, on six straight wins. Scotland is in second place having beaten Japan and stands on four wins. Only one team separates Horton and a direct place in the quarterfinals - ENGLAND - and these teams play at 14.30 local time today (Thursday).
England defeated France 8-1 and would need to beat Scotland to have any chance of reaching the quarterfinals.
In the Senior Women's Championship, Linda Young's team went down to the USA's Margie Smith 9-3 in seven ends, and realistically the Scottish women are out of these Championships unless Sweden, Switzerland and USA slip up."
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