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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. http://www.max90sale.nl/dgadyt-nike-air-max-90-heren-dames-camo-zwart-wit-camouflage-hardlopen-schoenen.html . -- South Koreas Ji-Sun Kim made history at the womens world curling championship by making the playoffs for the first time in her countrys history. South Korea and Swedens Margaretha Sigfriddson were the first countries to claim playoff berths Thursday with 8-3 records. The remaining two playoff berths and a possible tie-breaker scenario were to be determined in the final round-robin draw. Canadas Heather Nedohin and Switzerlands Miriam Ott had the inside track on the remaining two berths at 7-3, but Allison Pottinger of the U.S. was still in contention for a tiebreaker at 6-4. South Korean women have appeared in four world championships and their debut was in 2005. Kim is skipping her country a third time. After going 3-8 in 2009 and 2-9 last year, she and her teammates took a monumental step forward in international curling. "First time. Very exciting. Unbelievable," Kim said. "Its very difficult to make playoffs. Korea sees we are a team and now is very good." The curling teams performance here indicates the South Koreans are already ramping up for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But the 25-year-old Kim is plotting Olympic success before that. "I want 2014," the petite skip declared. "I want to go to the Sochi Olympics." Their coach Min Suk Choi says Kim is gaining confidence as she plays more international games. Kims team also faced North American competition in two World Curling Tour events in both Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alta., last October. Kim is as intense and animated as Canadian skip Heather Nedohin, which would make any playoff game between the two entertaining. Swedens Sigfriddson could finish no worse than second, which means theyll play in the Page playoff between the top two seeds. The winner advances to Sundays final. The loser falls to Saturdays semifinal to face the winner of the Page playoff between the third and fourth seeds. The Page playoff games are scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. The order depended on the outcome of Canadas final game. The Canadians missed a chance to sew up a playoff berth early Thursday when they lost 6-5 to Italys Diana Gaspari, a team well out of contention. "We just want to make it to the playoffs, whatever that is, whether its a one-two game or three-four," Nedohin said. "We control our own destiny and thats the most important factor." Nedohins team out of the Saville Curling Centre in Edmonton has been a second-half team throughout the round robin. The skip, third Beth Iskiw, second Jessica Mair and lead Laine Peters habitually scored more points and played stronger defence in the back half of their games. "Today was probably the only game we didnt do that," Iskiw observed. "We need to go back to our other games and see what we did right at the end of the game when we really came through. "These teams are all really good so we need to play a full, strong 10 ends for sure. You cant have any hills and valleys." Sweden is a high-scoring team and led the field in ends scoring multiple points with last-rock advantage. Sigfriddson isnt afraid to give up two points to score three the next end with hammer. "You have to give up two sometimes, especially at the worlds," Sigfriddson said. "The ice is really made for being easy to score two on, so you have to accept that. Thats according to play sometimes." Her lineup is unusual in that Sigfriddson throws lead stones, but holds the broom and calls the play in the house for her teammates. Maria Prytz throws fourth stones. "Its what I like and that lineup is fast as well," Sigfriddson pointed out. "If I was second or third, we would play slower." The Swedes eliminated Denmarks Lene Nielson from contention with a 7-2 win, while the South Koreans capped their round-robin with a 7-3 victory against Russia. Teams with five losses or more fell short of the playoffs. Sigfriddson defeated two-time Olympic and four-time world championship Anette Norberg to win the Swedish womens title and book their trip to the world championship. Sigfriddson downplayed the significance of it. "I think that Anette is a little bit bigger all around the world and not in Sweden," Sigfriddson said. "Of course shes done a tremendous job for curling, but weve played her so many times and we know we can beat her." http://www.max90sale.nl/schoenen-dames-nike-air-max-90-purper-metal-zilver-roze.html . Get interactive with the TSN Community and get updates with TSN.cas Game Night blog right now. This best-of-seven series between the Rangers and Capitals was tied at 2-2 heading into Mondays Game 5 in New York. http://www.max90sale.nl/grijs-royal-blauw-heren-dames-nike-air-max-90-anti-fur-opleiding-schoenen.html . - Chicago and Anaheim had the NHLs two best records and a combined 15 Olympians on the ice at Honda Center. http://www.max90sale.nl/8-dames-nike-air-max-90-current-moire-opleiding-schoenen-fluorescence-groen-zwart.html . The Habs open up the 2013-2014 NHL season at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 1 and even though camp doesnt start until September 11, all players were on hand with the exception of Tomas Plekanec and Davis Drewiske.NEW YORK -- Aaron Harang knew the score, hed done this before: No hits, too many tosses. Harang didnt allow a hit for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wrights two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night. "It wasnt that tough of a decision, really," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. As Harangs pitch count increased on a chilly evening, it seemed doubtful he would go the distance. Harang walked six, including two in the sixth inning and another pair in the seventh. "I know how it works," he said. Sure does. In 2011, in his first start for San Diego after missing a month because of a foot injury, he pitched no-hit ball for six innings and was taken out after 95 pitches. Harang retired the first two Mets batters in the seventh, then went to full counts on the next three. He threw 23 pitches in the inning. "If Im through eight, Im going back out," Harang said. Harang (3-1) left for a pinch hitter during a long, four-run eighth. He was never in the on-deck circle -- the decision had already been made. Gonzalez had Harangs health in mind. The 35-year-old righty said he fought his manager, but not much. "I know its probably the hardest decision hes ever going to have to make," Harang said. "He reiterated multiple times, Man, I hate doing that." Gonzalez said it wasnt quite that difficult. "I want him pitching 27 more times," Gonzalez said. "If it was the ninth inning, maybe, think about it." "It gets to the point you chase that no-hitter, chase that dragon, youre up to 140 pitches," he said. "I think we made the right decision." Jordan Walden completed the combined one-hitter. The Mets hit few balls hard against the resurgent Harang, who lowered his ERA to an NL-best 0.70. The closest they came to a hit off him was actually on a check-swing tapper by Travis dArnaud in the second inning. Second baseman Dan Uggla charged, snapped a throw and dArnaud was called out. Television replays appeared to show dArnaud mightve been safe with an infield hit, and manager Terry Collins discusssed the call with first base umpire Eric Cooper. Nike Roshe Run Mesh Dames. But Collins didnt challenge it because Lucas Duda, who had been on first, tried to advance to third and was easily beaten by first baseman Freddie Freemans return throw. "I thought I was safe, but its the perfect reason to not challenge something because there was an out at third," dArnaud said. "I know that if you get it right, they give it back to you, but Terry went out, talked to the umpire and then explained the whole situation to me." Wright spoiled the combo no-hit bid with a clean single to left field. The 6-foot-7 Harang took a no-hit try into the seventh inning for the second time this year. He did it in his season debut, giving up a leadoff single in the seventh at Milwaukee. He has never pitched a no-hitter in 13 major league seasons. Harang struck out five. He fanned pinch hitter Andrew Brown with runners at first and second with his final pitch, protecting a 1-0 lead. Harang finished up last season with the Mets, then was let go by Cleveland in spring training. He kept up the Braves recent run of stellar pitching. Julio Teheran beat Philadelphia 1-0 on Wednesday and Alex Wood lost to the Phillies 1-0 Thursday. The Mets had their three-game winning streak snapped. Before the game, they traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to Pittsburgh and activated outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list. Freeman hit his fifth homer, a two-run shot in the eighth. The Braves got a run on a strange sequence that began with a double by Uggla -- Justin Upton was thrown out at home on the play, but Uggla headed to third and scored when dArnaud threw wildly into left field. Jordan Schafer added an RBI double beyond the reach of right fielder Curtis Granderson. Chris Johnson hit an RBI double off Jonathon Niese (0-2) in the second for a 1-0 lead. NOTES: RHP Ervin Santana (1-0, 0.64 ERA) starts for Atlanta on Saturday vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (1-2, 6.00). 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