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Top American Ligety finishes eighth

Updated: November 29, 2009, 6:51 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta -- Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis won the season-opening super-giant slalom Sunday for his second career World Cup victory.

Osborne-Paradis, from Invermere, British Columbia, finished in 1 minute, 32.93 seconds. He also won a downhill event last season in Norway.

"Wow. Did anybody else expect this? Because I didn't," Osborne-Paradis said. "I just pushed it. I made lots of mistakes, but I made sure the skis were always running cleanly and down the fault line and ...

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