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Hanyu aiming to secure GP Final spot at NHK Trophy

In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, Gracie Gold of the United States blows a kiss to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. USOC chief marketing officer Lisa Baird said the deal, announced Monday, Nov. 24, is even more valuable because of Nike's worldwide reach and its advertising campaigns that use Olympic athletes. Some athletes in Nike's most recent ad launches include Alyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross and Gold. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu just needs a podium finish at the NHK Trophy this weekend to secure a spot in figure skating’s Grand Prix Final.

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Radionova wins Trophee Bompard to reach GP final

Elena Radionova of Russia, competes in the Ladies' Free Skating event, during the ISU figure skating 2014 Eric Bompard Trophy competition,  at Bordeaux's skating arena, western France, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — Two-time junior world champion Elena Radionova of Russia landed all her jumps in the free skate to win the Trophee Bompard on Saturday and qualify for the Grand Prix Final.

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Machida, Wagner look to clinch spots for GP Final

Silver medalist Russia's Anna Pogorilaya performs during Exhibition Program at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — World championships runner-up Tatsuki Machida of Japan and Ashley Wagner of the United States hope to clinch spots for the Grand Prix Final when they compete at the Trophee Bompard, which starts Friday.

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