Men's figure skating

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, Kristi Yamaguchi attends the Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party held at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco. Unable to stage its annual major fundraiser due to the coronavirus pandemic, Figure Skating in Harlem is going from the ice to the internet.The Figure Skating in Harlem Champions in Life Virtual Gala will be held on May 14 and will feature Olympics champions Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi and Meryl Davis. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, FIle)
May 09, 2020 - 12:46 pm
Unable to stage its big fundraiser because of the pandemic, Figure Skating in Harlem is going from the ice to the internet. The Figure Skating in Harlem Champions in Life Virtual Gala will be held May 14 and will feature Olympic champions Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi and Meryl Davis. The 23-...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2007, file photo, Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton arrives for Figure Skating In Harlem's annual gala "Skating with the Stars" at Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York. Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday, April 17, 2020, to help healthcare workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus. Such Olympic and world champions as Hamilton, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, Kurt Browning, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Evgeni Plushenko have compiled videos as part of the one-hour event “Blades for the Brave.” (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
April 14, 2020 - 9:21 am
Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday to help health care workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus. Such Olympic and world champions as Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, Kurt...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, the Golden State Warriors championship banners hang above the seating and basketball court at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors will play the Brooklyn Nets at home Thursday night, March 12, 2020, in the first NBA game without fans since the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
March 12, 2020 - 1:10 am
The NBA became the first major American sports league to suspend play because of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions Wednesday night about the future of college basketball's March Madness and other pro sports. It looked as if the NBA might be moving toward playing in empty arenas before it...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2007 file photo, former Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton arrives for Figure Skating In Harlem's annual gala "Skating with the Stars" at Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York. Scott Hamilton gets goosebumps at the mention of Lake Placid. Forty years later, Hamilton will be among an array of athletes returning to celebrate the Olympics of the “Miracle on Ice” — when the U.S. hockey team upset the mighty Soviet Union — as well as Eric Heiden's five speedskating gold medals, all in record time and outside in the elements. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
February 13, 2020 - 1:39 pm
Scott Hamilton gets goosebumps at the mention of Lake Placid. He was a 21-year-old Olympic newcomer and sitting in a darkened theater when he felt a tap on his shoulder. “Halfway through the movie I get pulled out by our team captains," the figure skating great recalled. "They tried to make me...
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Nathan Chen performs his men's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)
February 11, 2020 - 3:28 am
There are times when Brian Boitano marvels at what he sees on the ice. And there are times — far too many times nowadays — when he shakes his head and wonders where figure skating is headed. Boitano was one of the sport's greats as a competitor, winning four straight U.S. titles, two world...
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Nathan Chen performs his men's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)
January 26, 2020 - 11:10 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rocketman has launched — straight to a fourth national title. With stratospheric jumps and the sort of stage presence that even Elton John would appreciate, Nathan Chen won his fourth consecutive U.S. Figure Skating Championships men's gold medal Sunday. Skating to the score...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Nathan Chen celebrates after winning the men's free skate of the figure skating Grand Prix finals at the Palavela ice arena, in Turin, Italy. Chen, master of the quad, is on the verge of skating off with his fourth consecutive title at the U.S. Championships this week. He says such an achievement is not front and center in his mind. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
January 22, 2020 - 2:33 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Long stints atop U.S. men's figure skating were common for decades. No fewer than eight skaters, including Dick Button, Scott Hamilton and Brian Boitano, have reigned for at least four straight years. Boitano was the most recent American to manage the feat, though, and that...
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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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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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