| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:51 PM
In any other sport, it would have been cause for celebration -- an unknown youngster pulls out all the stops to upset a legendary but aging star on the biggest stage of all. But when 17-year-old Russian Adelina Sotnikova unexpectedly captured the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:53 PM
When: Feb. 19, short; Feb. 20, free.
Best of the U.S.: Two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner was the top U.S. finisher at the last two worlds, placing fifth and fourth. Gracie Gold was the runaway winner at nationals, where Wagner tumbled to fourth....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:54 PM
When: Feb. 13, short; Feb. 14, free.
Best of the U.S.: Four-time and current national champion Jeremy Abbott, 28, and rising star Jason Brown, 19.
Best of the rest: Canada's Patrick Chan, winner of last three world titles and fifth-place finisher in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Over the past two decades, International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta began or ended nearly all of our many conversations and interviews by saying, “We are strong.”
Cinquanta’s (royal) “we” referred to the...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:53 PM
The summer season in Olympic sports has yet to end -- witness the Pan American Games, a multi-sports event of summer disciplines, which runs until Oct. 30 -- yet the winter sports season arrives this weekend.
The alpine ski World Cup has its...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Just before he began preparing for a comeback into competitive figure skating, reigning Olympic men's champion Evan Lysacek switched agents from International Management Group to Creative Artists Agency.
And CAA, long known as one of the most powerful...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:59 PM
LONDON, Ont. – Gracie Gold is plainly reverential toward Yuna Kim, whom the 17-year-old Gold came to idolize in the two years leading up to Kim’s victory at the 2010 Olympics.
It makes no difference she now is Kim’s competitor. This...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:26 PM
LONDON, Ontario. -- After covering figure skating for 33 years, you learn to accept the partly subjective nature of judging in the sport.
That does not make the “reputation judging” that falsified the men’s and pairs results at the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:02 PM
It’s about 15 months before the Feb. 7, 2014 opening of the next Winter Olympics.
So here are 15 thoughts on winter sports as the full gamut of sports on the program for the Sochi Games get into pre-Olympic-year action this weekend.
1. There is...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Mistakes on two jump landings left Gracie Gold fifth after Saturday's short program at the Four Continents Championship in Osaka, Japan.
But the Elk Grove Village-based skater still is within reach of everyone but runaway leader Mao Asada of Japan, whose...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
It was Feb. 20, 1988, a Saturday night in Calgary, where the first week of the Winter Olympics was ending. And the figure skating event called “The Battle of the Brians,” had reached its final round.
The champion would be whichever Brian...