Brown tops field in short program

Olympian Jason Brown won the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Friday, setting himself up for his first national title. Brown posted a career-best 93.36 points Friday ...

Hanyu out after surgery

Dec 30, 2014

Hanyu out after surgery

by Jack Gallagher

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be hospitalized for two weeks and off the ice for one month following surgery for a bladder problem, the Japan Skating Federation announced on Tuesday. Hanyu, who won his third straight national title on Saturday night in ...

Dec 29, 2014

Machida announces retirement

Sochi Olympian Tatsuki Machida said Sunday he will retire from competition following the completion of the national figure skating championships. The 24-year-old Machida, who finished fourth in the men’s competition, was selected to compete at the upcoming world championships by the Japan Skating Federation, ...

Hanyu retains Grand Prix Final title

Dec 14, 2014

Hanyu retains Grand Prix Final title

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu said he was happy with his “almost perfect” skate as he continued his recovery from serious head injuries by easily defending his title at the ISU Grand Prix Final on Saturday. The superstar, whose collision with a rival ...

Hanyu sets stage for grand finale

Dec 13, 2014

Hanyu sets stage for grand finale

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu took the first step toward defending his title at the Grand Prix Final on Friday, earning the highest score in the short program despite a fall. Hanyu nailed his opening quadruple toeloop, but then fell on the second ...

Russians take GP Final lead

Dec 12, 2014

Russians take GP Final lead

Russia dominated the women’s event on the first day of the Grand Prix Final with Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leading the way ahead of three compatriot — Julia Lipnitskaia, Elena Radionova and Anna Pogorilaya — in the six-woman field. Tuktamysheva, gave a near-flawless performance to Ravel’s ...