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Celebs from the digital, design, and "dude" world take the dance floor for the first time and creative chaos ensues. I JUST WALK AWAY At least Betsey Johnson probably made Lolo Jones feel a little bit better about her major mess up.
The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., underwent surgery on Friday at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton. She was hurt during a practice session when she swerved around another skater and fell, fracturing the fibula in her leg.
Colleen De Neve/ Calgary Herald CALGARY, AB --FEBRUARY 25, 2014 -- Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond showed off her silver medal for the team skating competition as she arrived at the Calgary International Airport on February 24, 2014. 00053199A SLUG: OLY RETURNEES The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., underwent surgery on Friday at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton.
Olivia Oliver, 11, is only in grade six but she is attempting to shatter a world record originally set by a figure skater in her 20s - Olivia wants to become the fastest spinner on ice skates. Currently, the world record is held by Natalia Kanounnikova , who reached 308 rotations per minute; in a recent practice, Olivia just passed 300 rotations per minute.
Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees.
Running back Ray Rice was cut by the NFL's Baltimore Ravens earlier this month and suspended indefinitely by the league. Those measures came after video from a casino elevator showed he delivered a knockout punch to his then-fiancee and current wife, Janay, in February.
Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice, a nationally televised skating and music show, returns to Jacksonville in November, this time with a rock 'n'roll theme and five Olympic gold medalists. Among the skaters scheduled to appear are Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who won gold at the 2014 Olympics and two world championships; Evan Lysacek, who won gold at the 2010 Olympics and a world championship in 2009; Brian Boitano, who won gold at the 1988 Olympics and the world championship in '85, '86.
The team of USA figure skaters carried away the gold medal in all four disciplines competing at the United States International Classic in Salt Lake City during September 10-14. Polina Edmunds was first in the ladies competition with a score of 63.27 in the short and 113.08 in the long.
Dubbed the "Moment of Truth", the German will be joined by journalist Glenn Greenwald at the Auckland Town Hall for the release of a report based on US National Security Agency Documents, leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden. Dotcom is the classic Bond Villain.
Madeline Edwards of Port Moody, B.C., and Zhao Kai of Pang of Burnaby, B.C., were second in the short program Saturday at an ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating event. Americans Rachel Parsons and Michael Parson were first with 55.71 points, just ahead of Edwards and Pang with 55.33.
"The School of YouTube will see top YouTube stars learning something completely new," the organization states. "From figure-skating to salsa dancing, baking a cake to landing a plane, you'll be able to watch a whole range of weird and wonderful lessons during this exciting week.
Two-time Canadian figure skating champion Kaetlyn Osmond suffered a foot injury during a routine choreography session in Edmonton on Thursday, Skate Canada corporate communications director Barb MacDonald confirmed to CBC News. But the Canadian champion's sister, Natasha Osmond, revealed on Facebook that her sibling was scheduled to have surgery Friday.
For the second year in a row, the 22-year-old American figure skater dominated at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic winning the men's short program event Thursday evening at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex. Aaron finished with a 78.96, over 10 points ahead of second place Daisuke Murakami of Japan, who finished with a 68.56.
After half a century and countless hours of hockey, figure skating and ringette, the Shannon Park arena shut its doors this week. The sudden loss of a Dartmouth rink days before a new ice season starts has left several groups in the lurch.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:43 am
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