Maia and Alex Shibutani did nothing to dispute their claim as America's best hope for an ice dance gold medal at the world championships in March or the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Madison Chock and Evan Bates made for a few nervous moments, though. After performing a technically proficient
Hyped as the future of men's skating, Nathan Chen put the sport on notice that his time is now. The 17-year-old Chen delivered a stunning performance that seemed to defy gravity and had the Sprint Center crowd clapping along with his routine and earned him the only standing ovation of the night.
LeBron James might make another run at Olympic gold with Gregg Popovich. James, who already has two gold medals, said that Popovich taking over as coach of the U.S. team will influence his decision on whether to play in the 2020 Tokyo Games. ''It factors a lot,'' James said Saturday
Karen Chen held off 20-something veterans Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold to put a teenage twist atop the short program leaderboard. Gold came to Kansas City trying to erase a lackluster Grand Prix season, but the two-time and reigning U.S. champion had said her confidence was ''surprisingly high