Noah headlines list of five Bulls on All-Star ballot

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Noah headlines list of five Bulls on All-Star ballot

The NBA season may be in only its second week, but the All-Star ballots have already been released.

Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich were selected to represent the Bulls on this year's ballot, while starting shooting guard Rip Hamilton and injured star Derrick Rose were not. Rose is to be expected, as he may not even be back from his ACL injury by the time the game is played in mid-February.

Voting began at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon for the 62nd All-Star Game, set to be played Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.

Fans can vote every day via Bulls.comVoteBulls, through their mobile phones, by visiting NBA.comASB or on social media networks including Facebook and Twitter. On Twitter, fans are allowed to tweet a vote for one player each day throughout the All-Star balloting period by including the player's first and last name along with the hash tag NBABALLOT.

Voting ends Jan. 14 with starters announced Jan. 17 on TNT.

Morning Update: White Sox beat Tigers; Cubs shutout in LA

Morning Update: White Sox beat Tigers; Cubs shutout in LA

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons tonight on CSN+

Avisail Garcia busts out of mini-slump in White Sox win

Jake Arrieta not at his sharpest in Cubs shutout loss to Dodgers

Could Derrick Rose reunite with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota?

Why Jim Callis thinks Luis Robert is going to have a gigantic impact on White Sox

The ‘friendly rivalry’ between Theo Epstein and Andrew Friedman with Cubs, Dodgers becoming NL superpowers

Red Sox ace Chris Sale doesn't have time to get emotional in return to Chicago

Cubs: Is Joe Maddon turning Kyle Schwarber into a platoon player?

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito: No-hitter 'special' after early struggles

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

The White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers on Saturday in a doubleheader, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 12:30 p.m. The second game is scheduled after the conclusion of the first. Be sure to stick around after the final out of the second game to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchups: Derek Holland vs. Buck Farmer for Game 1, and Tyler Danish vs. Michael Fulmer for Game 2.

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