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Glenn Howard wins the curling world championship

Glenn Howard from Canada won the curling world championship over Germany.

Canada took a 4-0 lead in the first end over Andy Kapp's Germany team and was never threatened. Germany eliminated Todd Birr and the United States in a semifinal Saturday.

It's the third world championship for Howard. He was on brother Russ's team in 1987 and 1993.

It's the first time since 2000 that the Canadian men and women's teams swept the gold medals at the world curling championships. Kelly Scott's team beat Denmark in the final of the women's event in Japan last month.