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Fans have finished voting for the starters of the 2002 NHL All-Star Game. Here are the starting lineups for the North American and World All-Star teams.
North American Team
Vincent Damphousse, San Jose, Center
Brendan Shanahan, Detroit, Wing
Owen Nolan, San Jose, Wing
Rob Blake, Colorado, Defense
Chris Pronger, St. Louis, Defense
Patrick Roy, Colorado, Goalie
Sergei Federov, Detroit, Center
Teemu Selanne, San Jose, Wing
Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh, Wing
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit, Defense
Sandis Ozolinsh, Florida, Defense
Dominik Hasek, Detroit, Goalie
To see the entire World and North American teams, head to www.nhl.com.
The top men are dropping like flies at the Australian Open. The top five men's seeds including Andre Agassi and Leyton Hewitt were all knocked out in the first round. The women are doing just fine. Venus Williams, Martina Hingis and Jennifer Capriati have all advanced to the fourth round. Serena Williams isn't playing in this year's tournament - she has an ankle injury.
Shaquille O'Neal was suspended for three games for trying to punch Brad Miller of the Chicago Bulls on January 12th. Brad had fouled Shaq on purpose so Shaq came out swinging. He never connected because he throws punches about as accurately as he shoots foul shots. Losing Shaq was no big deal for the Lakers. In their first game without the all-star center, Kobe Bryant scored 56 points and the Lakers blew out the Memphis Grizzlies by 34 points.
The NBA's All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia will feature more than just your favorite hoops stars. Lil Bow Wow, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Frankie Muniz will all be providing the entertainment for the NBA's Read to Achieve Celebration on Saturday February 9, 2002 - the day before the NBA All-Star Game. The stars will sing some of your favorite songs and talk about how important it is to read - like you didn't know that already. For more on the All-Star Weekend and to vote for your favorite players, click here.