Duhamel, Radford win pairs event at NHK Trophy

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) Two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada won the pairs event at the NHK Trophy on Saturday to secure a berth in the figure skating Grand Prix Final.

Duhamel and Radford, who were in second place after Friday's short program, finished with a combined total of 205.56 points to add to their win at Skate Canada.

The GP Final will be held in Marseille, France, from Dec. 8-11.

Peng Cheng and Yang Jin of China were second with 196.87 points, and Wang Xuehan and Wang Lei, also of China, were third with 185.32 points.

The NHK Trophy is the sixth and final event in the International Skating Union's Grand Prix series. The men's and women's free skate events also take place on Saturday.