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Vahe Gregorian

Nathan Chen: The future of U.S. men’s figure skating?

U.S. men’s figure skating is amid a long international drought, both in terms of the Olympics and World Championships. Daredevil 17-year-old Nathan Chen, who is doing unprecedented things with quad jumps, may be just the force to change that -- even if he comes from an entirely improbable background.

Vahe Gregorian

Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016

Because of her background in the state, two-time defending U.S. champion Gracie Gold will have a sense of familiarity when she competes in Kansas City in the U.S. Figure Skating championships beginning Thursday at the Sprint Center. And maybe that will help her get her mojo back after a rough 2016 triggered by an agonizing free skate at the World Championships.

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Chiefs offseason preview with Terez A. Paylor and Sam Mellinger

Terez A. Paylor and Sam Mellinger were live on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, to recap the Chiefs’ season and preview offseason moves on The Star's Facebook page.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Chiefs offseason preview with Terez A. Paylor and Sam Mellinger 53:41

Chiefs offseason preview with Terez A. Paylor and Sam Mellinger

KU forward Carlton Bragg on his resurgence 0:59

KU forward Carlton Bragg on his resurgence

Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016 1:20

Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016

Kim Anderson discusses Mizzou's latest road loss 5:09

Kim Anderson discusses Mizzou's latest road loss