Shoma Uno collects silver medal at Four Continents

Figure Skating Jan 27, 2018

Shoma Uno collects silver medal at Four Continents

Less than two weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Shoma Uno captured the men's silver medal at the Four Continents Championships on Saturday. Uno, a silver medalist at last season's worlds and at this season's Grand Prix Final, entered Saturday with a ...

Uno, Higuchi take leads with personal-best scores

Figure Skating Sep 15, 2017

Uno, Higuchi take leads with personal-best scores

World silver medalist Shoma Uno began his Olympic season by scoring a personal best of 104.87 points at the Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo, Italy, on Thursday. Uno will take a massive lead of more than 20 points over second-place American Jason Brown (83.01) into Saturday's ...

Brown claims men's title at U.S. Figure Skating Classic

Figure Skating Sep 17, 2016

Brown claims men's title at U.S. Figure Skating Classic

American Jason Brown won the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic on Friday night. Brown had 254.04 points. Japan's Takahito Mura was second at 252.20, and American Adam Rippon, the leader Thursday after the short program, was third at 248.24. Satoko Miyahara topped the women's short program ...

Figure Skating Nov 22, 2015

Brown withdraws from NHK Trophy

Reigning U.S. champion Jason Brown has withdrawn from the NHK Trophy after straining his back during training. U.S. Figure Skating announced Saturday that Brown will keep training with restrictions from the medical staff at the Olympic Training Center. He's scheduled to defend his title at the ...

Figure Skating Jan 24, 2015

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 to lead Joshua Farris by 2.96. Four-time U.S. champ Jeremy Abbott was third. Brown landed his ...

Editorials Dec 17, 2011

Cruel treatment of the elderly

The health and welfare ministry announced Dec. 6 that fiscal 2010 saw a record 16,668 cases of cruel treatment of elderly people by family members or other relatives, a rise of 6.7 percent from the previous year. The cruelty by nursing home workers resulted ...