SOCHI, Russia — The United States stayed alive in the tournament by picking up an 8-6 win over Japan in an evening session game. Erika Brown's rink is 1-4 and still could qualify by winning its final four games.
The Americans will play Denmark during Friday's afternoon session at the Ice Cube.
Embedded owg_slideshow: Preparing Sochi's Ice Cube for curlers
Canada moved to the brink of the semifinals in women's Olympic curling by beating Denmark and Switzerland on Thursday to remain undefeated after five games of round-robin play.