WINNIPEG -- Sherry Middaugh is a Canadian curling veteran with a hard-luck streak getting to the big game, but she will be playing Jennifer Jones Saturday for the right to represent Canada at the Olympics. Middaugh fed off Rachel Homans mistakes to cruise to a 10-4 win at the womens semifinal at the Olympic Curling trials Friday night. "In the past its been normally like a missed shot on my behalf, maybe nerves, but the fact (is) that maybe all those experiences have helped," Middaugh said of her record of stumbling before the finish line was in sight. "Id certainly give all of those away to win tomorrow." On the mens side, Kevin Martin and John Morris will be playing Saturday in the semifinal to see who will compete against Brad Jacobs Sunday. At 47, Middaugh is the oldest female skip at the trials. Shes won many provincial championships but had trouble getting out of the national semifinals. Her biggest national win to date has been the 2003 Canada Cup of Curling. Ironically, although she started with the hammer, she missed her attempt to blank the first end and benefited from the change in tactics that dictated. Homan, the youngest skip at the trials and reigning national champion from Ottawa, threw a disastrous runback attempt that gave Middaugh her second three of the game in the sixth end. She said she didnt even forsee that as a possibility. "It just wasnt our night," she said. "Youve got to sum it up like that. Theres not much to say about it." After exchanging singles in one and two, the first few ends werent the same mistake-free, careful curling that Middaugh and Winnipegs Chelsea Carey played earlier in the day in the tiebreaker. Instead, their front ends traded half shots and misses that opened opportunities and Middaugh took an early lead, thanks to a three she scored in the third end. But Homan came back with a deuce in the fourth to keep it close. The veteran then scored a deuce of her own in five to make it 6-3, with two perfect draws to the button behind cover and a thin hit by Homan that failed to move Middaughs first counter far enough. Then came Homans runback attempt in six that could have netted her two but instead handed Middaugh another three. "I didnt even think we could do that. I thought at worst case . . . wed take one." Middaugh was deadly with her hits and near perfect with her draw. After Middaughs rink scored another point in the eighth, Homan shook hands. Homan said she had trouble with the ice. "The right side of the sheet was just a mountain . . . and the other side was just a valley." But Middaugh said she has found the ice consistent all week, which has helped her with her draws. "The ice has been the same all week which is a credit to the ice crew. . . The ice isnt patchy, its consistent right from the first end all the way through to the end," Middaugh said. "That certainly builds the confidence because you just throw what youve been throwing all week." Shes married to three-time world champion Glenn Howards third Wayne Middaugh. They live in Victoria Harbour, Ont. Theyre just one of four couples at the event. Edmonton skip Heather Nedohin is married to Martins third Dave Nedohin. Winnipeg skip Mike McEwen is married to Jennifer Jones lead Dawn Askin and Jones is in a relationship with Glen Howards second Brent Laing. Earlier Friday, Martin defeated Morris 7-6 in an extra end to clinch second in the mens standings. But Morris also advanced to the semifinal after Kevin Koe beat Mike McEwen 5-4, guaranteeing Morris a third-place finish. Martin is hoping he can repeat the feat en route to a fourth Olympics berth. He won gold in 2010 and silver in 2002 and also went to the 1992 Games. "It will be a tight game again but it was good to get through that one and the hammer in the semi and well hopefully play another good game (Saturday)," he said after Fridays win. "I would have to say we have to play a little better than (Friday) as a team. We were a little bit sloppy on a couple of ends." Morris was happy with how his team played. "I think we had a real sound strategy and kept control most of that game," he said. The exception was the sixth end when Martin scored three. "If we can just pick it up maybe just a half notch then we can win this thing . . . I like our chances," said Morris, who was born in Winnipeg but has made his name curling for both Ontario and Alberta. The former two-time world junior champion joined Martins Edmonton-based rink in 2006 but abruptly left in April to sign with skip Jim Cotters squad out of the Vernon and Kelowna curling clubs in B.C. Cotter moved to third. 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Not only did his team post a comeback 3-2 victory in a shootout over the Montreal Canadiens, but the rival Washington Capitals were beaten 5-1 in Buffalo.LONDON - Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham overwhelmed Chelsea 5-3 in an electrifying London derby on Thursday to enhance its top-four credentials while ensuring its neighbours English Premier League lead was wiped out.The New Years Day capitulation was only Chelseas second loss of the season and the first time that a Jose Mourinho Chelsea side had conceded so many times in the league, including his 2004-07 reign.Such was the frenzied nature of the game, the most significant result of Mauricio Pochettinos first season at Tottenham looked uncertain until the closing stages, with goals gifted by both teams. Even sweeter for Spurs was the win taking them above north London rival Arsenal into fifth place, only two points from the top four.With a victory like today you can improve quicker, Pochettino said. We have improved a lot in the last months. We are stronger now.Having started 2015 with a three-point lead, Chelsea became level with Manchester City after the champions beat Sunderland 3-2, separated in the standings only by alphabetical order.Although Diego Costa put Chelsea in front, Kane levelled with his first goal on the half-hour, while Danny Rose and Andros Townsends penalty gave Tottenham a halftime lead.Either side of Nacer Chadlis fifth for Tottenham, Eden Hazard and John Terry scored for the visitors but they couldnt prevent Chelsea losing for the first time since 2010 to their north London rivals.We made some defensive mistakes, said Mourinho, whose side was held by Southampton on Sunday. Plus we were unlucky in every rebound and deflected shot.Chelsea had led in the 18th minute. Hazard darted past Rose and was denied by the post, but Oscar sent the ball back across the face of goal and Costa was primed to tap into the net.But the impetus was soon with Tottenham again after another moment of individual quality from this breakthrough season for Kane. The 21-year-old forward waltzed in from the left facing little resistance before powering the ball past goalkeeper Thiibaut Courtois.ddddddddddddWith the turn of the year, Chelseas usual solidity at the back appeared to have been left in 2014.The visitors were behind after Christian Eriksen slid the ball through for Nacer Chadli to clip it past the onrushing Courtois. Although Chadli hit the post, the left back Rose ran into an advanced position and resisted Cahills sliding challenge to bury the follow-up in the net.Tottenham wasnt finished before the break.Kane, so troublesome for the Chelsea defence to contain, was tripped by Cahill on a woeful day for the England centre back. And Townsend netted the resulting penalty kick, prompting Mourinho to storm down the tunnel before the teams could leave for halftime.When Mourinho re-emerged for the second half, he was having words with referee Phil Dowd. What Mourinho was complaining about was unclear.What was clearer was Chelseas inability to contain Kane, who cut inside in the 52nd and put the ball between Terrys legs to score his 16th goal of the season.We need to be careful with him, Pochettino said of Kane. He is still young. Its impossible to hide him because of his performances.Tottenhams defence was less impressive.On the hour, Federico Fazio was dispossessed near the halfway line, Hazard seized the ball, and played a one-two with Cesc Fabregas before dispatching the ball low past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.Mourinho was getting increasingly irate on the touchline, berating fourth official Andre Marriner with an expletive. And Marriner faced further fury from Mourinho after a penalty was not awarded for Fazios push on Hazard.There could be no complaint about Tottenhams fifth. Kane worked the ball down the left flank and passed to Chadli, whose deflected shot beat Courtois in the 78th.But Chelsea was gifted a third when Hazards cross was turned on by Branislav Ivanovic for the unmarked Terry to score the goal that kept his team on top of the league. Chelsea and City have the same goal difference, and both have 44 goals in 20 games. ' ' '