Skating

Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, left, and Christopher Knierim react after winning the pairs free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 06, 2018 - 6:30 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alexa Scimeca-Knierim leaned forward nervously awaiting the score, hands clasped. She knew full well the previous pair had performed beautifully. Her own program with husband Chris featured a few minor mistakes. It also had a beautiful quadruple twist high above the ice with...
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Bradie Tennell, foreground, poses after winning the women's free skate event with second place finisher Mirai Nagasu, left, third place finisher Karen Chen, second from right, and fourth place finisher Ashley Wagner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 06, 2018 - 9:57 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected Saturday to the U.S. team for the Pyeongchang Olympics. Three-time U.S. champ Ashley Wagner, who complained vigorously about the marks after the free skate, was...
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North Korea's IOC representative Chang Ung speaks to reporters after arriving at Beijing airport Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Chang said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports. (Kyodo News via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 7:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's IOC representative on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports. Asked by reporters at Beijing airport, Chang Ung said the participation of a North Korean figure...
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Ashley Wagner smiles after performing during the women's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 06, 2018 - 12:40 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ashley Wagner called out judges at the U.S. figure skating championships Friday night for her scores in the free skate, which put in jeopardy her chances of returning to the Olympics. Wagner scored a 130.85 in her strongest event for 196.19, with Karen Chen beating her out...
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Bradie Tennell performs during the women's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 05, 2018 - 11:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rising star Bradie Tennell's near-perfect free skate Friday night earned her a national title and almost certainly a spot on the U.S. team for next month's Olympics. Tennell was spotless in the short program two days ago, then as the final skater in the long program she didn...
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January 05, 2018 - 10:00 am
KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Ronald Mulder of the Netherland won the 500-meter event at the European Speed Skating Championships in 34.80 seconds on Friday, 0.05 seconds ahead of the second- and third-place finishers. Mulder, who won Olympic bronze at the distance in Sochi, nosed ahead of Finland Mika...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, the official emblem of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games is seen in downtown Seoul, South Korea. With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to discuss Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 05, 2018 - 2:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to hash out Kim Jong Un's offer to send a delegation to next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Skeptics are calling the offer, floated by Kim during his annual televised New Year's address, a cynical tactic to drive a...
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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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