Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

Sports 05/21/19, 13:44

One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period.Coughlin, who committed suicide in January, "hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody ...

Canada’s Osmond, 2018 world champion, retires from skating

Sports 05/02/19, 16:29

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada, the 2018 world champion and Olympic bronze medalist, is going out on top.The 23-year-old Osmond announced her retirement from competitive figure skating on Thursday. She leaves the sport as Canada's most decorated women's singles skater.Osmond won the world title last March in Milan, a few weeks ...

Olympic medalist Goebel honored by Figure Skating in Harlem

Sports 04/17/19, 11:59

Sharon Cohen believes Figure Skating in Harlem represents a microcosm of the sport itself. That's one reason the organization is honoring 2001 U.S. champion and 2002 Olympic bronze medalist Tim Goebel at its April gala.Cohen founded FSH 22 years ago, seeing a need in the inner city for a program ...

Yalie and world champion Chen finds time for Stars on Ice

Sports 04/16/19, 01:30

Somehow, in the midst of his freshman season at Yale, Nathan Chen has found time to escape the classroom and the study hall and the tests.All he's done since becoming an Ivy Leaguer is win the Grand Prix Final, a third straight U.S. figure skating championship, and repeat as world ...

US wins skating’s World Team Trophy in Japan

Sports 04/13/19, 11:09

Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the women's free skate but the United States held on to its huge overnight lead to win figure skating's World Team Trophy for the fourth time on Saturday.The U.S. topped the team standings with 117 points, with one-two finishes in the men's short and free programs ...

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir takes break for fundraiser

Sports 03/31/19, 08:05

How dedicated is Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir to his hometown training rink, The Skating Club of Wilmington?When the Delaware resident was recently cast in a new Netflix ice skating drama called "Spinning Out," he was to be in Canada filming the show's first season next weekend when the skating ...

Papadakis and Cizeron win ice dance gold medal at worlds

Sports 03/23/19, 03:11

Defending champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won the free dance on Saturday to win gold in the ice dance competition at the figure skating world championships.Papadakis and Cizeron, first after the rhythm dance, received 134.23 points for their free dance for a total of 222.65 and their ...

Zagitova wins at worlds, Tursynbaeva lands 1st quad jump

Sports 03/22/19, 09:58

Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships on Friday.Skating to "Carmen," the 16-year-old Russian built on her lead from the short program with a strong free skate that included a triple-lutz, triple-toeloop combination in the first half of ...

‘No evidence’ that American skater intended to harm rival

Sports 03/21/19, 18:21

The International Skating Union says there is "no evidence" that American figure skater Mariah Bell intentionally harmed a South Korean rival in an alleged incident during a warmup on the opening day of the world championships.South Korean management agency All That Sports published a statement on Wednesday saying Bell had ...

Chen leads after short program at figure skating worlds

Sports 03/21/19, 07:34

Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu on Thursday to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships.Skating to "Caravan" by Duke Ellington, Chen performed a lively program that featured a triple axel, a quad lutz and a quad toeloop-triple toeloop combination for a season-best ...

China claims gold in pairs at world figure skating

Sports 03/21/19, 04:35

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China won the free skate to claim the gold medal in pairs at the figure skating world championships on Thursday.Skating to "Rain in Your Black Eyes" by Ezio Bosso, Wenjing and Cong produced a near-flawless free skate and received 155.60 points for a total ...

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu ready for worlds

Sports 03/18/19, 22:55

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered sufficiently from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating championships."I may not be 100 percent recovered but I'm ready for this competition' Hanyu told a news conference Tuesday, on the eve of ...

Americans Chock and Bates win ice dancing at Four Continents

Sports 02/10/19, 19:05

Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States captured the first major international title of their career Sunday, winning the ice dancing competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.Chock and Bates, who were second at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships two weeks ago, scored 126.25 points during their ...

China’s Sui and Han narrowly win pairs at Four Continents

Sports 02/09/19, 20:55

China's Wenjing Sui and Cong Han edged Canada's Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro by six hundredths of a point to win the pairs competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.The 2018 Olympic silver medalists won Saturday's free skate with 136.92 points and finished with a total of 211.11. Towers ...

Japan’s Kihira rallies for ladies’ title at Four Continents

Sports 02/09/19, 02:16

Japan's Rika Kihira put together a flawless free skate and landed a triple axel to win the ladies' title on Friday night at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship.Kihira was fifth after Thursday's short program but scored 153.14 points in the free skate and finished with 221.99 points, easily outdistancing ...

Mariah Bell hopes home ice helps at Four Continents meet

Hockey 02/06/19, 19:27

Mariah Bell has a slight advantage going into the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. The international meet is basically being held in her backyard.Bell trains in Lakewood, California, which is 22 miles (35 kilometers) from the Honda Center. It is the first time since the 2009 World Championship in Los ...

Can Nathan Chen, Alysa Liu lead an American skating rebound?

Sports 01/28/19, 18:07

The present and future of American figure skating were on display at last week's national championships.Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu were captivating, but it remains to be seen how much they can help the U.S. rebound on the international stage.Chen, the reigning world champion, is rolling right along after winning ...

Chen wins third straight national title with ease

Sports 01/27/19, 18:04

Nathan Chen lived up to his own impressive standard at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday, wrapping up his third consecutive national title with a sensational free skate.Chen, the reigning world champion, finished with a score of 342.22, defeating runner-up Vincent Zhou by over 58 points. Jason Brown was ...

Cain and LeDuc win US title, Chen 1st after short program

Sports 01/26/19, 18:58

Moments after winning the U.S. pairs championship, Timothy LeDuc started talking about last month, when partner Ashley Cain fell on her head at an event in Croatia and had to be hospitalized.Then Cain took over the story."I was laying on a stretcher in the same costume I wore tonight, staring ...

Fernandez retires with 7th European figure skating title

Sports 01/26/19, 07:40

Javier Fernandez ended an illustrious figure skating career with his seventh consecutive European title on Saturday after Russian rival Mikhail Kolyada floundered in the free skate.Fernandez had been third after Thursday's short program but stormed into the lead with two quadruple jumps and 179.75 points in the free skate for ...

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