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Nobunari Oda wins short program

Updated: November 13, 2010, 2:41 AM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Japan's Nobunari Oda skated cleanly to edge spirited countryman Daisuke Takahashi in the men's short program at Skate America on Friday night.

Oda, who is a new father, fist-pumped and smiled broadly after his routine -- which featured a triple flip-triple toe loop combination -- to the majestic composition "Storm."

"I was nervous, but I didn't make any major mistakes on the jumps," he said afterward, adding that he did feel he erred slightly going into a spin.

Takahashi, ...

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