Nathan Chen dominates again in Skate America short program

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen easily won the short program at Skate America with a personal best score. Performing to Flamenco music in a spicy routine, the two-time world gold medalist and four-time national champion looked very much at home even without any fans at Orleans Arena. He hit a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop combination, a superb quad flip and showed off masterful footwork. His 111.17 points beat his short program high of 110.38 in last year’s Grand Prix final. Earlier, Mariah Bell and Bradie Tennell finished on top of the women’s short program.