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CP3 drops dimes and lands MVP

2/26/2013

Chris Paul is known for his high-tempo, fast-paced style of play, so what better platform to display his talents than the NBA All-Star Game? The Clippers guard helped set the tone by dropping 20 points and 15 assists, joining greats Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas as the only players to have at least 20 and 15 in the league's midseason contest. Paul's stat line was enough to win the game's MVP trophy, making him the first Los Angeles Clipper to win the honor.

Lionel Messi just doesn't know how not to be great. For the second consecutive week, the soccer sensation has landed in second position in the Cross-Sport Power Rankings; this time it's for netting his 300th and 301st career goals for Barcelona in just 365 appearances. That comes to an impressive 0.82 goals per match. Danica Patrick rounds out the top three for her history-making moment. In her No. 10 GoDaddy.com-sponsored car, Patrick won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to capture the top spot for any Sprint Cup race.

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2013 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman

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