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Report: Russia tabs Euro champ Lipnitskaia for figure skating team event

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15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia, the newly crowned European figure skating champion, will compete for Russia in the inaugural Olympic figure skating team event that begins on Thursday. R-Sport relays word from a source that Lipnitskaia is slated to skate both the short program on Saturday and the free skate on Sunday for the Russians, who are [more]

Mao Asada wins Skate America; more records for Russian pair

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Shaky Olympic silver medalist Mao Asada held on to win the first Grand Prix figure skating event of the season, beating a field that included U.S. champion Ashley Wagner. Asada, a two-time world champion, scored 204.55 points at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Wagner looked like an Olympic medal threat Sunday, totaling 193.81 for second place (full [more]