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Redskins Clinch NFC East With Win Over Cowboys, 28-18

The Washington Redskins are heading to the playoffs for the first time in 5 years after clinching the NFC-East division title last night with a win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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Construction Starting Soon On Redskins Training Camp In Richmond

With the approval of Richmond's city council, construction of a $10 million training camp facility for the Redskins may begin in earnest as soon as next week.

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Calculating The College Bowl Matchups

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about college football bowl matchups. Pesca's talked to the analysts who calculate the matchups to find out if one team should be as fortunate as it has been.
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Week In Sports: NFL Playoffs Taking Shape

Weekend Edition Saturday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about how the NFL playoffs and which teams looked poised to go all the way.
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Is 'Django Unchained' The 'Blackest Film Ever?'

Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained has sparked controversy about his portrayal of slavery. Also, a dispute continues over whether gun owners names and addresses should be made public. And, what are the most underreported stories of 2012? The Barbershop guys weigh in with host Michel Martin for the last time this year.
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Ski Resort Makes Snow With Treated Wastewater, After A Long Dispute

An Arizona ski resort is making snow for the first time this year, ending more than seven years' worth of legal battles over its snowmaking system, which relies entirely upon treated wastewater to coat its slopes when the snowfall has been uneven.
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R.A. Dickey On 'Winding Up' As A Knuckleballer

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is currently the only knuckleball pitcher in the major leagues. His memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, explains how his life — and career — have mimicked the unpredictable trajectory of the difficult pitch he throws game after game.
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Peace Tops Sporting Wish List For 2013

At Christmastime, it's long been the fashion for sports columnists to write an annual column about what various people in sports want to find under their tree. Let's celebrate some of the peace and good will we'd like to find in sport in the year ahead.

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