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Tuktamysheva wins free skate, US claims World Team Trophy

Members of the U.S. team, from left in front low, Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold, Alexa Scimeca, Madison Chock, from left in the background, Jason Brown, Max Aaron, Chris Knierm and Evan Bates pose for photographers as they celebrate their winning at the World Team Trophy of Figure Skating in Tokyo, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — World champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia was first in the women’s free skate on Saturday but the United States held on to win the World Team Trophy.

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Hanyu leads Japan to 2nd place at World Team Trophy

Jason Brown of the United States performs during the men's free skating at the World Team Trophy Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu won the men’s free skate Friday as Japan pulled to within four points of the United States at the World Team Trophy.

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Bass returns to Japan to mark Hanshin anniversary

Sen. Randy Bass, D-Okla., wearing Hanshin Tigers' uniform, poses with a bat for a photo during an event at Hanshin Department Store in Osaka, western Japan, Friday, April 17, 2015. Bass was back in Japan, recalling his standout baseball career with the Tigers. The 61-year-old Bass will attend a Tigers game against the Yomiuri Giants on Friday at Koshien Stadium where 30 years ago to the day he and two teammates hit three straight home runs in the seventh inning against their Central League rivals. (Shinji Kita, Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former Japanese league baseball star Randy Bass returned to his old team on Friday to mark the 30-year anniversary of one of its biggest moments on the diamond.

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Yamanaka beats Santillan to defend WBC bantamweight title

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Shinsuke Yamanaka knocked out Diego Santillan in the seventh round Thursday to defend his WBC bantamweight title.

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Gracie Gold leads US to 1st place at World Team Trophy

Gracie Gold of the United States performs during the figure skating ladies short program of the World Team Trophy Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo, Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Gracie Gold won the women’s short program at the World Team Trophy on Thursday to give the United States a five-point lead over Japan and Russia on the first day of competition.

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