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FILE - A Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 file photo showing Ted Ligety, of the United States, competing during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria. World champion Ted Ligety will undergo back surgery and is not seeking a fourth straight giant slalom gold medal at St. Moritz next month. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
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  • FILE - A Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 file photo showing Ted Ligety, of the United States, competing during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria. World champion Ted Ligety will undergo back surgery and is not seeking a fourth straight giant slalom gold medal at St. Moritz next month. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)

    Ligety, Svindal miss ski world championships with injury

    GENEVA (AP) — Two of skiing’s biggest stars will miss next month’s world championships because of season-ending surgery. Ted Ligety of the United States and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway — each with five career world titles — both announced in Instagram posts on Tuesday they will now focus on returning for next season. Ligety’s […]