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Daisuke Takahashi wins in Portland

Updated: November 14, 2010, 3:24 AM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Japan's Daisuke Takahashi was shaky with some of his jumps and even fell once but still edged countryman Nobunari Oda to win the Skate America men's title Saturday night.

In the pairs competition, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany nailed their opening throw and performed impeccably from there in the free skate for the gold medal.

Takahashi, the reigning world champion and bronze medalist in the Vancouver Games, rebounded from his errors with sheer artistry ...

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