Bode Miller takes downhill points lead
BORMIO, Italy -- Ted Ligety owns a solid lead in the World Cup giant slalom standings and Bode Miller has taken the lead in downhill. With both Americans in the mix for the overall title, U.S. men's coach Sasha Rearick is satisfied heading into the circuit's short New Year's holiday.
"We've got two guys in red bibs and two guys in there for the overall, so that's pretty good," Rearick said Thursday after Miller finished fifth behind Swiss winner Didier Defago on the demanding Stelvio course.
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