Skating

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu competes in the men's free skating during the figure skating Grand Prix finals at the Palavela ice arena, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
December 07, 2019 - 8:17 am
TURIN, Italy (AP) — American figure skater Nathan Chen won the Grand Prix Finals for the third season in a row Saturday, beating Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu by a dominant 44-point margin. Chen and Hanyu both landed five quadruple jumps in their free skates, but Chen skated his program clean...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Yuzuru Hanyu, of Japan, performs during the men's free figure skating final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Hanyu, the world's most popular figure skater, and American Nathan Chen, his biggest rival, face off at the Grand Prix Finals this week in Turin, Italy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 04, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu owns the last two Olympic gold medals. No man has won three in a row. American Nathan Chen owns the last two world titles. No U.S. man has won three straight since Scott Hamilton in the early 1980s. Hanyu, the world's most popular figure skater, and Chen, his biggest rival,...
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Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro of Canada perform in the pairs free skating program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Sapporo, northern Japan, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)
November 23, 2019 - 11:25 am
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Teenager Alena Kostornaia captured her second title of the season Saturday at the NHK Trophy to complete a sweep of the Grand Prix series by Russian women. Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan breezed to victory in the men’s event, landing four quadruple jumps. "For...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997 file photo, figure skater Tara Lipinski with her coach Richard Callaghan receives a hug after it was announced she won the gold medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Nashville, Tenn. Richard Callaghan, who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold, has been banned from figure skating by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa, File)
August 21, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Richard Callaghan, who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold, has been banned from figure skating by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct. Callaghan, who also coached six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge, was ruled "permanently ineligible" on Wednesday for actions involving a minor...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi competes on the floor, earning a 10, during the Pac-12 gymnastics championships in Salt Lake City. The former UCLA gymnast has committed to performing in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women’s sports and entertainment festival. The Aurora Games will be held Aug. 20-25 in Albany, N.Y., and feature about 150 world-class athletes, including Olympic medalists and national champions. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 10:25 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi will perform in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival. It's the first professional competition for the 22-year-old Ohashi, who finished college with 11 perfect 10s. She helped UCLA win the 2018 NCAA team...
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Members of the U.S. team, from left in front low, Ashley Cain, Bradie Tennell, Mariah Bell, Madison Hubbell, from left in the background, Timothy Leduc, Zachary Donohue, Vincent Zhou and Nathan Chen pose with their gold medals for photographer during an award ceremony of the ISU World Team Trophy Figure Skating competition Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)
April 13, 2019 - 9:05 am
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the women's free skate but the United States held on to its huge overnight lead to win figure skating's World Team Trophy for the fourth time on Saturday. The U.S. topped the team standings with 117 points, owning to one-two finishes in the...
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Nathan Chen from the U.S. performs his men's short program routine during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 21, 2019 - 10:19 am
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships on Thursday. Skating to "Caravan" by Duke Ellington, Chen performed a lively program that featured a triple axel, a quad lutz, and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the men's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Hanyu is recovering from a right ankle injury that forced him to skip the Dec. 21-24 Japan nationals. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:35 am
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating championships. "Before the season, I wasn't in what I would say was an ideal 100 percent," Hanyu told a news conference Tuesday,...
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Shoma Uno, of Japan, performs during the men's free skate competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 10, 2019 - 3:15 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shoma Uno was the first skater in Saturday's final group of the men's free skate at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. He ended up executing a flawless program that no one was able to match. The Japanese skater won the men's title by successfully landing three...
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Nathan Chen performs in the men's free skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. Chen won the event. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 28, 2019 - 6:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The present and future of American figure skating were on display at last week's national championships. Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu were captivating, but it remains to be seen how much they can help the U.S. rebound on the international stage. Chen, the reigning world champion, is...
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