Canadian skip Rachel Homan opens with loss at world women's curling championship

Associated Press

RIGA, Latvia - Canada's Rachel Homan is off to a slow start at the world women's curling championship.

She dropped a 6-4 decision to Scotland's Eve Muirhead today at the Volvo Sports Center in the round-robin opener for both teams.

Homan and her teammates from the Ottawa Curling Club are making their first appearance at the tournament.

They won their first Scotties Tournament of Hearts title last month in Kingston, Ont., by defeating Manitoba's Jennifer Jones in the championship game.

Canada is scheduled to play Denmark and host Latvia on Sunday.

Round-robin play will continue through Thursday, with the medal games set for March 24.

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