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Ligety emerges as contender for overall title

Updated: December 3, 2012, 2:07 PM ET
Associated Press

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By PAT GRAHAM

AP Sports Writer

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- So efficiently, Ted Ligety weaved his way through a giant slalom course filled with deep ruts ready to swallow up his skis.

And so effortlessly, the U.S. skier gained speed with each gate he buzzed by on his way to the finish line at Beaver Creek.

Lately, it's not a matter of whether he will win a GS race, but by how much. That's how dominant he's been in the discipline, ...

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