NEW YORK - US alpine ski star Bode Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist preparing to defend his only gold medal next Valentine's Day, is caught in a child custody fight with a former lover. The case, seen in legal circles as a rights issue for pregnant women regarding travel and life choices, has made headlines worldwide for the involvement of Miller, who is training for his fifth Winter Olympic appearance next February at Sochi, Russia. Miller, 36, and former girlfriend Sara McKenna, 27, were in a New York Family Court hearing on Monday regarding custody of the baby boy born last February. The fight adds an off-slope distraction for Miller, the 2005 and 2008 World Cup overall champion, as he returned last month from a 20-month break from the circuit following left knee surgery.–AFP