• NBA: Memphis 87, LA Clippers 91. All-Star power forward Pau Gasol: 16 points, 9 boards. All-Star power forward Elton Brand: 44 points, 9 boards. Some All-Stars are a little more All-Star than others.

• College Basketball: Mayville State 67, North Dakota State, 93. Archie Witherspoon IV, quickly making us all forget Archie Witherspoon III, led the Mayville State Comets with 12. North Dakota State ensures their fourth straight winning season.

• Torino: Opening Ceremonies. They were beautiful, moving, inspirational, and just a little bit weird. If you missed it, Every Two Years live-blogged it in staggering detail.