BORMIO, Italy -- Bode Miller's breakaway ski squad was in pieces Saturday when practically his entire staff resigned for family reasons.
Miller split from the U.S. Ski Team before this season to train and race on his own, and he clinched his second overall World Cup title Thursday.
Resigning to spend more time at home were: Miller's head coach, John McBride, and his assistant, Mike Kenney (Bode's uncle) and Robbie Kristan, Miller's ski technician the last six seasons. The only coach left is Forest Carey.
"It's obviously a concern of mine for next season if I continue to race, which is still up in the air on its own," Miller said. "But with the right program in place, I think it would be a great opportunity for me to race further."
Never miss a local story.
Phil McNichol, the U.S. team's head coach for men, also resigned Saturday after American skiers wrapped up their best season. He, too, wanted more family time.
Miller and Lindsey Vonn became the first Americans to sweep the men's and women's overall titles in the same year since Phil Mahre and Tamara McKinney 25 years ago. Also, Miller took the men's combined title, Ted Ligety won the giant slalom title and Vonn got the women's downhill crown.
Miller skipped Saturday's men's slalom at the World Cup finals due to an injured hand. Vonn had her second-best giant slalom finish of the season, coming in seventh.
Italy's Manfred Moelgg nabbed the men's slalom title in the final race of the season, then his sister Manuela took second in the giant slalom behind Austria's Elisabeth Goergl.
Moelgg led after the first run and finished tied for sixth, good enough for the title after pre-race standings leader Jean-Baptiste Grange slipped in the second run and placed last.
Georgie Boy beat Gayego by three-quarters of a length in the $200,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita in Arcadia. Ridden by Michael Baze, Georgie Boy covered 1 1-16 miles in 1:42.35.
David Beckham finally appeared in Dallas as a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy, but Dario Sala's six saves helped FC Dallas tie the Galaxy 0-0 in a friendly. ... The directors of Mexico's first division clubs will meet March 31 to decide the fate of national team coach Hugo Sanchez.
Manny Pacquiao's rematch victory over Juan Manuel Marquez was worth every minute of the four-year wait. Pacquiao won a narrow split decision to claim Marquez's WBC 130-pound title at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in a sensational fight that left two of the world's best boxers bloody and triumphant. Though Marquez landed more punches at a higher percentage, Pacquiao knocked down Marquez in the third round and persevered through a nasty cut. Their first matchup ended in a draw in May 2004. ... WBC lightweight champion David Diaz (34-1-1, 17 KOs) won a majority decision over Ramon Montano, keeping himself in line for a big-money matchup with Pacquiao. ... Ex-welterweight champs Sugar Shane Mosley and Zab Judah will meet May 31 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Host San Jose defeated Arizona 63-43 in Arena Football League action. ... Chris Greisen threw seven TD passes and host Georgia cruised past Los Angeles 58-34. ... Raymond Philyaw threw a 17-yard TD pass to Robert Redd late in the game and Cleveland held on to beat host Columbus 59-57.
Track and Field
Arizona State's men finished third in the 1,600-meter relay -- the final event of the meet -- to win the NCAA Indoor title. They clocked 3 minutes, 6.34 seconds -- about a second faster than Florida State, which entered the race tied for first with ASU. Arizona State also won the women's title with 51 points. Stanford's Erica McLain won the triple jump at 46-7¼.