Miller leaves Team USA 

Olympic medalist and former World Cup
champion Bode Miller is leaving the U-S ski team.
Miller told men’s coach Phil McNichol of his decision following
a meeting at the headquarters of the U-S Ski and Snowboard
Association this week.
The fiercely independent Miller has often been at odds with the
association and there had been rumblings that he would leave the
team for several years.
He has been a part of the U-S team for 11 years, but will travel
and train independently if he competes in the 2008 World Cup