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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland -- Tina Weirather owes her immense skiing talent to her parents, who were both Alpine world champions. Only fitting then that the Liechtenstein racer should deliver a perfect birthday present to her mother, two-time Olympic gold medallist Hanni Wenzel. Weirather won a World Cup super-G race in St. Moritz on Saturday on her mothers 57th birthday -- and at the same resort where Wenzel became the slalom world champion in 1974. Weirather timed 1 minute, 17.38 seconds to finally climb atop the podium after finishing runner-up three times already this season. Kajsa Kling of Sweden was second, 0.31 seconds back, and Anna Fenninger of Austria trailed by 0.39 in third. Mother and daughter shared a celebratory hug in the finish area after the victory on a near-perfect still, sunny day in the Swiss Alps. "I had a parcel for her but this first place will be a bigger present," Weirather said at her winners news conference. Weirathers flair for speed certainly follows her father, Harti Weirather, who won downhill gold at the 1982 World Championships staged at Schladming in his native Austria. St. Moritz seems like the familys favourite place though, after Wenzels slalom gold and combined silver here when the 1974 worlds were held at the high-end resort just 120 kilometres (75 miles) from the border with tiny Liechtenstein. "I think its an awesome story because she was world champion," the 24-year-old Weirather said. "Now shes here and its her birthday." Weirather has podium finishes in three disciplines this season, suggesting she can challenge for the overall World Cup title her mother won in 1978 and 80. Weirather earned 100 race points Saturday and moved up to second overall, trailing 37 behind Lara Gut of Switzerland. Gut was the pre-race favourite on a course where she earned her first World Cup win as a precocious 17-year-old in 2008, but placed seventh, 1.12 back. Gut also retained her lead in the super-G standings. Lindsey Vonn of the United States, who won this race last year, skipped the St. Moritz meet which concludes with a giant slalom on Sunday. Vonn has chosen a lighter World Cup schedule to manage a knee injury before the Sochi Olympics. Kling almost spoiled the family party, continuing her breakthrough season at age 24. She never had a top-10 finish in a World Cup race before the downhill last Saturday at Lake Louise, Canada, and now has three in eight days. "Ive been working a lot with the physical training and mentally, because Im really nervous and now Ive learned to handle it at the start," Kling said. After a stellar 2013 season, the U.S. team is still seeking a first podium finish after six speed races in this World Cup campaign. Stacey Cook was best-placed in 16th, 1.74 behind, and Julia Mancuso was 20th, 1.92 back. Weirathers second career World Cup victory was also her second in super-G. She won in March at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. She still has a long way to go to equal her mothers 33 World Cup wins, eighth on the all-time list. Wenzels Olympic record will also take some catching: Four medals including slalom and giant slalom golds at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. It is still early in the Sochi Olympic season, but Weirather is pointed in the right direction. ... Benwikere Womens Jersey . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Sam Mills Youth Jersey . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. http... .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. 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What started as a matchup of NBA Finals hopefuls quickly turned into a rout, with Oklahoma City leading by as many as 29 points in the first half before finishing with stars Durant and Russell Westbrook -- who added 26 points and 13 assists -- resting comfortably on the bench. It was also a largely one-sided affair -- particularly early -- in the matchup between Durant and Indiana All-Star Paul George. George finished with 32 points, but he had only six at halftime as the Thunder surged ahead and never looked back. "I take everything personal, no matter who Im playing," Durant said. "Im always grateful for the opportunity to play, so I never want to take it for granted. "... Of course, playing one of the best teams in the league, youve always got to bring it a little bit more, I guess, and tonight I think we all did that." While George was quiet offensively in the first half, Durant opened the game with a point to prove against last years Eastern Conference finalist. 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