Miller's Winning Streak Ends

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BEAVER CREEK, Colo. Dec. 3, 2004 - (AP) Bode Miller's three-race winning streak ended Thursday, but the American still added to his commanding lead in the World Cup overall standings by finishing second to Austria's Stephan Goergl in a Super G.

Miller is trying to become the first U.S. man since Phil Mahre in 1983 to win the overall title. He had won the first three races this season, and now has 380 points to lead the standings by more than 200 points. Austria's Hermann Maier is second with 168.

``My streak wasn't going to last forever. I'm totally psyched with second,'' Miller said. ``I skied well. I just made a few mistakes.

Goergl, starting 11th, tore down the course in 1 minute, 13.40 seconds. Miller was second at 1:13.64, and Austrian Mario Scheiber was third at 1:13.72. Goergl had never finished higher than seventh in a World Cup race.

The World Cup weekend in Beaver Creek continues Friday with a downhill. There is a giant slalom set for Saturday and a slalom on Sunday, then the tour returns to Europe for the rest of the season.