Ted Ligety takes GS in season opener

Updated: October 27, 2013, 11:16 AM ET
Associated Press

SOELDEN, Austria -- Ted Ligety maintained his dominance in the giant slalom by winning the season-opening World Cup race Sunday while Bode Miller finished 19th in his return to the circuit following a 20-month injury layoff.

Ligety, who won six of eight races last season and defended his world title in the giant slalom, won by 0.79 seconds. The American led by 0.90 seconds after the first run and had a total time of 1 minute, 59.50 seconds.

Alexis Pinturault of France was second ...

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