Skating

Nathan Chen performs during the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 05, 2018 - 12:18 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Chen made it look easy on the ice and in the standings Thursday night, running away with the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The defending champion and America's best hope for an Olympic gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Games, the 18-...
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Maame Biney reacts during a medal ceremony after winning women's 500-meter A final race during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 16, 2017 - 5:16 pm
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team with a pair of victories in the 500 meters. The 17-year-old native of Ghana cruised to victory in the first 500 final Saturday, beating Olympians Lana Gehring, Jessica Kooreman and Katherine...
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Alina Zagitova of Russia performs during Ladies Free Skating of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya central Japan, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 09, 2017 - 8:04 am
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Alina Zagitova performed a near-flawless free skate on Saturday to win the figure skating Grand Prix Final. Skating to Don Quixote, the 15-year-old world junior champion from Russia placed all seven of her jumps in the second half of her routine and made no major mistakes to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. When the International Olympic Committee board prepares to vote Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 on whether to ban Russia from February’s Winter Olympics, its members will decide the fate of numerous medals yet to be won. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
December 03, 2017 - 12:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — When the International Olympic Committee board prepares to vote Tuesday on whether to ban Russia from February's Winter Olympics, its members will decide the fate of numerous medals yet to be won. If there's a blanket ban on Russia for its doping offenses at the 2014 Olympics — or...
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Satoko Miyahara, of Japan, performs during the ladies short program at the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
November 25, 2017 - 11:10 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Japan's Satoko Miyahara topped the Skate America short program Saturday night, a promising sign for the 19-year-old Olympic hopeful following a hip injury this year. The three-time national champion missed Four Continents and worlds because of her hip, then finished fifth...
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November 25, 2017 - 6:22 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — American skater Nathan Chen locked up a spot in his second straight Grand Prix Final, winning the men's competition at Skate America despite a disappointing free skate Saturday. Countryman Adam Rippon finished second and also qualified despite falling and dislocating his...
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Alina Zagitova of Russia competes her ladies free program during the ISU French Grand Prix figure skating event at Pole Sud Indoor skating rink in Grenoble, southeastern France, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 18, 2017 - 11:08 am
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — World junior champion Alina Zagitova recovered from a disappointing performance in the short program with a series of flawless jumps in the free to win the Internationaux de France on Saturday and qualify for the Grand Prix final. The 15-year-old Russian, who won the Cup of...
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Nathan Chen, of the United States, skates his free program to win the Rostelekom Cup ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
October 21, 2017 - 12:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Nathan Chen's technique trumped Yuzuru Hanyu's superiority in program components to win the men's figure skating event at the Rostelecom Cup on Saturday. Chen, the U.S. champion, reeled off four quads including a spectacular opening quad Lutz-triple toe opening combination and a quad-...
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May 10, 2017 - 1:01 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has filed papers in Rhode Island seeking divorce days after her husband, Clay Pell, filed for divorce in California. The Providence Journal ( http://bit.ly/2pjXNoH ) reports both listed irreconcilable differences in their divorce papers...
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In this April 10, 2017 photo released by ABC, former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan appears with her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev as photos of Kerrigan with her children appear on a screen during the competition series, "Dancing with the Stars." Kerrigan opened up about her personal struggles after having six miscarriages in an eight-year span. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)
April 12, 2017 - 2:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Kerrigan is opening up about her personal struggles after having six miscarriages in an eight-year span. The Olympic figure skating star emotionally revealed the miscarriages to her dance partner during Monday's episode of "Dancing with the Stars." In an interview on ABC's...
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