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Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup race

Updated: December 20, 2012, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

ARE, Sweden -- Mikaela Shiffrin showed that the American ski team can live without Lindsey Vonn, at least for a little while.

In the first World Cup race since Vonn said she was taking a break from the circuit, the 17-year-old Shiffrin picked up the slack quite nicely. She won a night slalom, edging Sweden's Frida Hansdotter for her first World Cup victory.

Shiffrin has been touted as the next American ski star, and she performed like one under the floodlights on Are's Olympia course. ...

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