Skating

January 10, 2020 - 11:38 am
Jan. 12 1918 — Montreal's Joe Malone scores five goals in the Canadiens' 9-4 win over the Ottawa Senators. Malone becomes the NHL's first 20-goal scorer. 1921 — Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis takes over as Commissioner of baseball. Landis is given wide-ranging powers. He replaces a three-man...
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FILE- In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Kaetlyn Osmond, of Canada, reacts after completing her women's free skating program at the Figure Skating World Championships in Assago, near Milan, Italy. For the better part of two decades, Osmond knew exactly what she'd be doing every day. Her world revolved around figure skating. She retired last May and hasn't competed since winning gold at the 2018 world championships. And while she's at peace with her decision, the months since haven't been all that smooth. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
January 09, 2020 - 3:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — For the better part of two decades, Kaetlyn Osmond knew exactly what she'd be doing every day. Her world was figure skating. She retired last May and hasn't competed since winning gold at the 2018 world championships. And while she's at peace with her decision, the months since haven...
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January 06, 2020 - 1:23 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Skate America will return to Las Vegas in October after the first of six stops on the Grand Prix schedule was met with big crowds and rave reviews following its first visit to the sports and gaming mecca last year. U.S. Figure Skating announced the decision Monday...
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Russia's Alina Zagitova competes in the women's free skating program during the figure skating Grand Prix finals at the Palavela ice arena, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
December 14, 2019 - 3:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova is skipping the rest of this season to find her motivation again. That means that the 17-year-old Russian won't defend her world title in the spring. She hasn't set a date for her return to competition. Zagitova told Russian state TV...
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United States' Nathan Chen reacts after competing 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 - 9:05 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, a number that was almost...
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December 04, 2019 - 2:41 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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Alena Kostornaia of Russia competes in the Ladies Free Skating during the ISU figure skating France's Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, France, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
November 02, 2019 - 5:46 pm
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Alena Kostornaia left no doubt there's a new era in women's figure skating by a convincing win over Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova at the Internationaux de France, while Nathan Chen won the men's event on Saturday. In a battle between the two Russians, 16-year-old...
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This combination photo shows sibling Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani, and a cover of their middle grade book "Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist," scheduled for release on May 12. (AP Photo, left, Razorbill via AP)
October 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Shib Sibs are writing Kid Lit. Maia and Alex Shibutani, the sibling ice dancers and Olympic bronze medalists, are collaborating on a middle grade book series, Penguin Young Readers announced Thursday. The first book is called "Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist." It's...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Nathan Chen, of the United States, performs his men's short program routine during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan. Chen, who has won the last two world titles, is one of 18 athletes who will compete Friday and Saturday at Skate America in the first event of the season at the Orleans Arena. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 17, 2019 - 2:33 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen would love little more than to become the first man to win four straight U.S. figure skating championships since Brian Boitano achieved the feat in the mid-1980s. But with nationals still three months away, and an entire Grand Prix season on the horizon, the 20-year-old...
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