- Nathan Chen landed five quadruple jumps in a near perfect free skate programme to capture the men's title at the US National Figure Skating Championships. The 17-year-old Chen became the youngest US men's champion in more than five decades and the first in the world to land five clean quads during his free skate to the music of "The Polovtsian Dances". Chen delivered an epic performance that not only tagged him as a favourite at the upcoming World Championships in March but also a skater to watch at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Pop open the nearest window, and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch the stench of an NFL billionaire owner before he flees town, or fleeces the town. Speaking of which, how is it possible that, in a sprawling nation that spans nearly 3.8 million square miles, two of these billionaire crumb bums — Stan Kroenke and Dean Spanos — can wind up in the same city on the same block? Los Angeles is not La La Land, it’s a Botoxed Billionaire Boys Club. Kroenke didn’t get the new stadium of his dreams in St. Louis — public funding was muddled — so he took his Rams to L.A. Spanos didn’t get the new stadium of his dreams in San Diego — public funding was denied — so he took his Chargers to L.A. Mark Davis also
In the first conference championship game Sunday, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan put on a 392-yard show that legitimized his likely MVP season, as if there were any doubt. Then in the second game, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had to remind everyone that he’s just as good as ever