Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Canada continued to keep pace and the U.S. team earned a split as Olympic curling action continued on Friday.
Canada rolled past Norway 10-4, while Team USA beat Germany 8-5 in an early matchup before later falling 7-6 to Russia in the men's second session of the day.
With the win, Canada improved to 4-2, right behind a trio of 5-1 teams from China, Great Britain and Sweden.
Sweden created the jam at the top with a 6-5 win over China on Friday, with the Chinese rebounding to top Norway 7-5 later in the day.
In other men's action, Great Britain topped Denmark 8-6 and Germany earned a split on the day with an 8-7 decision over Switzerland.
At 2-4, the U.S. is ahead of only Germany and Switzerland, both 1-5, in the men's standings.
The women had four matches on the schedule Friday, none by front-running 5-0 Canada.
The U.S. lost for fifth time in six games in these Olympics, falling 9-2 to Denmark, while Great Britain and China won big as both improved to 3-2 in these Games.
Great Britain notched a 12-3 triumph over Japan, while China got past South Korea 11-3.
Also, Russia defeated Switzerland 6-3.