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San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers are in the NFL playoffs for the first time in almost a decade. Jim Trotter of the San Diego Union-Tribune joins us to explain how they did it.

The Surprising Sonics

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Cleveland, Miami and Phoenix are atop their respective NBA divisions for the first time in a while. The Seattle Supersonics currently rest atop the Northwest Division with a 23-8 record, the fourth best in the league. On Monday, Seattle snapped the Miami Heat's 14-game winning streak, prompting the question, "Who are these guys?" We dispatched KUOW's John Moe to find out.

Soccer Takes a Stand

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A spanish soccer team finds an unusual way to fight racism. Let's just say the NAACP would not approve.

Unforgivable Blackness

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In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first African-American to win the heavyweight boxing championship, but that considerable achievement only begins to suggest how remarkable Johnson's life was. We'll talk with Geoffrey C. Ward, the author of "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson".

Roundup

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Bill has the latest on Rutgers basketball, Tyler Hamilton and the Baseball Hall of Fame.

National Championship Blowout and More With Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: An Orange Bowl cakewalk, a big pin-stripped unit and NBA players scoring for tsunami aid.

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Bill ponders the relationship between football and war.

U.S. Women's Hockey

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Bill visits with the U.S. women's hockey team as it prepares to try to end the domination of Canada in the upcoming world championships.

This program aired on January 8, 2005.

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