SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Erika Brown and the U.S. women's curling team could be out of the Olympic tournament after a 9-2 loss to Denmark on Friday left the Americans 1-5.

No team -- men's or women's -- in the three previous Olympic tournaments featuring a 10-rink lineup has qualified for the playoffs after five losses.

In other action Friday, Britain set an Olympic record by stealing five points in one end en route to a 12-3 win over Japan, securing back-to-back wins for the world champions at the women's curling tournament.

The Japanese conceded the game after seven ends because of the large point differential, and the British (3-2) boosted their chances of reaching the semifinals.

China has the same record after needing only eight of the allotted 10 ends to beat South Korea 11-3.