Chan takes men's short program at Four Continents


COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) -- Patrick Chan overcame a stumble on his first jump to win the men's short program at the International Skating Union Four Continents Championships on Thursday night.

The reigning world champion from Canada scored 87.95 points despite the miscue, with Japan's Takahito Mura finishing second with a mark of 83.44. Vancouver Olympics bronze medalist and defending Four Continents champion Daisuke Takahashi of Japan fell on his first jump and settled for third (82.59).

Ross Miner, the 2012 U.S. bronze medalist, was sixth (76.89), and Adam Rippon, the 2012 U.S. silver medalist and 2010 Four Continents champion, was seventh (74.92) after falling on his third jump.

Scores from the men's short program will be combined with scores from Friday's free skate to determine an overall champion.