Yuka Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia topped the Skate America pairs short program on Saturday. It was a strong start for Kavaguti and Smirnov, who took fourth at the 2010 Olympics but were non-qualifiers for Sochi this year.
Manchester City and Liverpool endured Premier League frustration on Saturday following Champions League setbacks. Having thrown away a winning position to draw at CSKA Moscow in midweek, City was stunned 2-1 by West Ham at Upton Park.
The Ottawa Senators hope they can do their part in the process of mourning Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on Saturday night and help the nation's capital come together after this week's shooting on Parliament Hill.
In a show of solidarity, the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will honour Canadian soldiers Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo, who lost their lives this week in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., and the nation’s capital.
After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.
Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time fulfilling her ambition to start winning giant slaloms this season, clinching her first GS win Saturday, sharing victory with overall World Cup champion Anna Fenninger in a tense season-opening race.