Skating

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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January 19, 2020 - 9:35 am
Jan. 19 1937 — Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker and Cy Young are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the second year of voting. 1952 — The Professional Golfers Association approves the participation of blacks in golf tournaments. 1972 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the youngest...
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January 16, 2020 - 9:22 am
Jan. 19 1937 — Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker and Cy Young are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the second year of voting. 1952 — The Professional Golfers Association approves the participation of blacks in golf tournaments. 1972 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the youngest...
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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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January 09, 2020 - 9:31 am
Jan. 10 1920 — Newsy Lalonde scores six goals to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto St. Pats 14-7 at Montreal's Mount Royal Arena. The 21 goals are an NHL record that is not matched for 65 years. 1931 — The Philadelphia Quakers defeat the Montreal Maroons 4-3 in overtime to end their 15-...
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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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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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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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