Hanyu beats Chan to win Grand Prix FInal


FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) -- Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan held on to his lead and beat three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada in the men's free skate Friday at the Grand Prix Final.

Hanyu, who had a 12-point lead after Thursday's short program, fell on his opening quad salchow but completed all his other jumps, including seven triple jumps plus a quad toe loop for 293.25 points.

Chan also hit all his jumps but was unable to erase the deficit and finished with 280.08 points. Nobunari Oda of Japan was third with 255.96.

In ice dancing, world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States finished with 77.66 points after the short dance, seven-tenths of a point ahead of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada.

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia were first after the pairs short program with 82.65 points.