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Chomping at Bits: Joakim Noah, our star of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game

Joakim Noah was not the MVP of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. But he was one of its stars.

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Joakim Noah makes All-Star Game his own: Jo opened with his weird fan-hand dance thing in the lineup intros, then went about his typical work of hustling for loose balls, grabbing offensive rebounds, pleading with refs about no-calls, finding Chris Paul's face with his elbow, and crossing Zach Randolph up. I'm so glad he was and is ours. (Tom Ziller, SB Nation | Mike Prada, SB Nation)

Florida baseball wins its opening series: After an uninspiring opening loss and a close game on Saturday, Zack Powers' two grand slams helped the Gators win the rubber match with Duke on Sunday. (GatorZone)

Softball Gators continue dominance: It's scary how good this team is despite losing its best player and a few other talented players from 2012. (GatorZone)

How a lawsuit could change college sports for the worse: I think this is a bit on the pessimistic side. (John Infante, College Sports Scholarships)

How a sports blog scooped the world on Russia's meteorite strike: Goes to show you how weird the world has become. (Garance Franke-Ruta, The Atlantic)

Why don't we wonder if the NBA has PEDs? Because, here's a hint: We don't care about PEDs until people tell us to care about them. (Patrick Hruby, Sports on Earth)

A treasury of football links: I may be leaving this here for myself as much as y'all. (Chris Brown, Football)

Meet Latipha Cross: Caught this Jeremy Schaap-reported feature on Eastern Michigan runner Latipha Cross last night on SportsCenter. I advise you not to miss it.

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