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Scoring changes afoot because of Hanyu

You knew it was inevitable: International Skating Union technical committees are all abuzz with what to do with the scoring system after Yuzuru Hanyu’s record-breaking exploits from his past two competitions. In an R-Sport interview in Russia, Alexander Lakernik, a Russian who is chairman of the technical committee for everything but ice dancing, said that […]

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If lightning strikes, it's probably Yuzuru Hanyu

At the end of a busy December Saturday, Shae-Lynn Bourne finally had a chance to watch history unfold at the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona. On her Smartphone, Bourne could see just enough from the tiny little figures to know that Yuzuru Hanyu, for whom she had created the free skate, could make no errors. […]

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If lightning strikes, it's probably Yuzuru Hanyu

At the end of a busy December Saturday, Shae-Lynn Bourne finally had a chance to watch history unfold at the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona. On her smartphone, Bourne could see just enough from the tiny little figures to know that Yuzuru Hanyu, for whom she had created the free skate, could make no errors. […]

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love

About 24 years ago, Freddie Mercury died of AIDS. But he’s far from forgotten. He’s everywhere, even in television commercials for a pet mart.  Playing in the background as pug-nosed, bow-legged little dogs chow down on kibbles, is one of Queen’s early hits: “You’re my best friend.” Honestly, Queen is like wallpaper, stuck firmly to […]

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