“And because of the way I made those comments in the ’60 Minutes’ interview it caused a lot of confusion and pain for all those people and obviously that’s not something I want to do so, firstly, I’d like to apologize to them,” he added. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Earlier, two-time champion Johnny Weir won the men’s short program with 83.28, almost six points ahead of Michael Weiss. Skeleton troubles: In the U.S. team’s worst showing at a major international race in at least five seasons, no American man finished in the top 10 at a World Cup race in Konigssee, Germany. Chris Soule’s 15th-place finish was as good as it got for the U.S. in its first race since the suspensions of Olympic gold-medal hopeful Zach Lund and coach Tim Nardiello. Sorry about that: World Cup champion downhiller Bode Miller apologized for his comments about skiing and drinking during a TV interview, regretting the “confusion and pain” he caused. “The most important thing is that I wanted to come straight out and apologize to mostly my family, friends,” Miller said during a news conference at an elementary school in Switzerland. “But also we have a lot of people who supported me along the way, through my team and even just family and friends who have supported me, who I think are subject to only what the media puts out in America. Granada Hills’ Bebe Liang, the last of 19 skaters for the night, took advantage of mistakes by two others ahead of her to grab third place after the women’s short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Thursday night at St. Louis. Liang ended up with 58.82 points, just .29 points behind Emily Hughes, the younger sister of 2002 Olympic champion Sarah. Sasha Cohen, the 21-year-old two-time world silver medalist and considered a lock for the national title with Michelle Kwan out, scored 65.15 points to easily win the short program. Simi Valley’s Danielle Kahle finished 15th with 38.74 points. Cohen is well-positioned for Saturday’s free skate – and the one guaranteed spot on the U.S. team for next month’s Olympics.