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With Playoff Expansion, Baseball Goes Wilder

Major League Baseball will add two more wild-card teams to the playoffs starting this fall. It's the first playoff expansion since 1995, and it will create a wild card play-in game between the two teams with the best records that didn't win their divisions. For the first time, a third-place team could win the World Series.
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D.C. Leaders Pushing To Move Redskins To District

The District is making a push to bring the Redskins back home, at least for practice, but councilmember Jack Evans is stressing that the talks are still very early.

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Canoer Hopes To Follow In Dad's Olympic Shoes

Devin McEwan is trying to qualify to represent the U.S. in the Olympic "whitewater slalom" canoeing event. He's got a close role model in the sport — his father Jamie competed in the event in the Olympics in 1972 and 1992.
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Virginia's 'Tebow Bill' Dies In Committee

A bill that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate on sports teams at public schools has died, after a committee voted it down 8-7 Thursday.

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Asian American Basketball Leagues About Survival

Well-established Asian American youth basketball leagues paved the way for Knicks star Jeremy Lin. That's according to Jamila King, news editor for Colorlines.com. She discusses the leagues with host Michel Martin.
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U.S. Men's Field Hockey Team To Skip Olympics

Men's field hockey is an Olympic sport, but you wouldn't know it judging from the U.S. team's lack of participation. The U.S. national team chose not to take part in last week's Olympic qualifying tournament in India.

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