Figure skating

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue perform their free dance program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 26, 2019 - 10:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Competitors but not exactly rivals, the top two ice dancing teams at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships put on a stirring show for all their fans in Michigan. In the end, the order of finish was no real surprise: Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue in first place, with Madison Chock...
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Alysa Liu reacts after performing her women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 25, 2019 - 11:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Alysa Liu became the youngest individual winner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, stealing the show Friday night with two triple axels and taking the title more than six months before her 14th birthday. Defending champion Bradie Tennell fell during her free skate, and Liu,...
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Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea perform their pairs short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 24, 2019 - 9:20 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea lead the pairs competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after Thursday's short program. Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc were second, followed by Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier. Alexa and Christopher Knierim, who beat Kayne and O'Shea for the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Caydee Denney, right, and John Coughlin, left, of the United States, perform in the pairs free skate at the ISU Figure Skating Eric Bompard Trophy, at Bercy arena in Paris. Two U.S. Figure Skating executives urged a full investigation into abuse allegations against former skater and coach Coughlin, who killed himself last week. Anne Cammett, president of the federation, and David Raith, USFS executive director, held a news conference at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Thursday. Cammett mentioned abuse allegations against Coughlin, but she and Raith did not go into detail. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. Figure Skating executives urged a full investigation into abuse allegations against former skater and coach John Coughlin, who killed himself last week. Anne Cammett, president of the federation, and David Raith, USFS executive director, held a news conference at the U.S...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2013, file photo, Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, of the United States, perform during their Pairs Short Program during the ISU Figure Skating Eric Bompard Trophy at Bercy arena in Paris. Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, has died. He was 33. U.S. Figure Skating released a statement Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, and cited his sister, Angela Laune. The sister said in a Facebook post that her "wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life. ... I have no words." There were no further details. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
January 19, 2019 - 2:56 pm
John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33. U.S. Figure Skating released a statement Saturday and cited his sister, Angela Laune. The sister said in a Facebook post that her "wonderful, strong, amazingly...
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Nathan Chen, of the United States, skates during the men's free skate at figure skating's Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 3:05 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nathan Chen made some mistakes at the Grand Prix Finals, yet was good enough to win the gold medal. Chen, the first American men's world champion since 2009, overcame a fall on his quad Lutz in Friday's free skate, but still took the top spot with a combined score...
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US' Nathan Chen competes in the Men Free skating program during the ISU figure skating France's Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
November 24, 2018 - 5:25 pm
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — World champion Nathan Chen won the last round of figure skating's Grand Prix series and secured a spot in next month's final with a pulsating free skate at the Internationaux de France on Saturday. Oozing confidence despite an untidy short program on Friday, the American...
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Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs his routine during the men's short program at the figure skating ISU Helsinki Grand Prix event in Helsinki, Finland , Saturday Nov. 3, 2018. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu started his Grand Prix season with a commanding victory by almost 40 points at the Helsinki round on Sunday. With a 13-point lead from Saturday's short program, the Japanese skater scored 190.43 points in the free skate to win with a...
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Nathan Chen performs during the men's short program at Skate America, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 20, 2018 - 2:57 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nathan Chen is picking up right where he left off last year. The 19-year old American star topped the men's short program with room to spare on Friday night at the opening session of Skate America. Chen, who won gold at last year's World Championships and was fifth in the 2018...
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