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Our editors examine the excruciating minutiae of all things D.C. sports.

Redskins-Seahawks: Two thoughts on Sunday's game

Two discourses -- one brief, one not-so-brief -- on the loss that ended Washington's 2012-13 season.

RGIII asks Shanahan how he spent New Year's Eve

Yep, Robert Griffin III seems really nervous before his first playoff game.

Redskins announce playoff ticket sellout

The Redskins announce that they have no more tickets available for Sunday's game.

Ovechkin announces engagement to Kirilenko

The Capitals left winger puts a ring on it.

Redskins-Cowboys gives NBC record ratings

Washington D.C. gives the NBC telecast a 44.6 overnight rating and a 68 (!) share.

Redskins fan tackles Christmas tree to celebrate

Well, at least one Redskins fan will honor his promises.

Two Dallas games, three seasons apart

What a difference 841 days make.

This is what delay of game looks like

Walt Anderson's crew makes a big boo-boo and it leads to the only Dallas score of the game so far.

ESPN 980 starts pregame coverage at noon Sunday

This must be one of the longest pregame shows for a regular-season game in the history of the NFL.

RGIII carols and Bryce Harper's ugly sweater

A good year for D.C. sports is capped by some holiday cheer.

Did Hall threaten to kill official in Pittsburgh?

In the Washington Post, Mark Maske reveals the reasons behind Hall's ejection October 28.

Ovechkin shows up in Nike 'Hockey Is Ours' ad

The Capitals star has a way with a hockey stick, especially around produce.

Kirk Cousins apologizes for his haircut

The Redskins back-up quarterback no knows what his follicle future holds.

RGIII fined 10K for postgame Adidas outfit

Yup, this actually happened.

Va. Tech unveils helmets for Russell Athletic Bowl

The Hokies unveil their helmets for the Dec. 28 bowl game against Rutgers.

Seraphin won't celebrate birthday while Wiz lose

Another depressing chapter for Washington's NBA franchise.

Redskins linemen protest Black suspension

Chris Chester, Josh LeRibeus, and others say that Jordan Black is a clean player.

Redskins announce playoff ticket sale plans

Season ticket holders have until December 27 to purchase playoff tickets.

NBC4's Maloney rides in Morris' 'Bentley'

You probably have a nicer car than a 1,000-yard NFL running back.

Andray Blatche: Most Improved Player?

No, we're not kidding.

SBJ: B1G might keep Maryland off BTN without deal

The Big Ten is prepared to tell cable companies, "OK, this is a stick-up."

Bovada: Nats favorites to win '13 World Series

Bovada puts the Nationals, Dodgers, and Tigers as 17/2 favorites to win the World Series in 2013

Maryland Football joins 'Gangnam Style' bandwagon

Happy Holidays, everyone.

D.C. would swap FBI for Redskins?

The latest harebrained scheme from the D.C. Council is a doozy.

Debbie Yow mocks Maryland's Big Ten move

The former Maryland AD cracks wise about the Terps' Big Ten decision, doesn't seem to grasp the reason behind it.

CSN's Michael Jenkins tools on LeBron James

Another instant classic from one of Bethesda's finest.

Davey Johnson's cattle-based play for Adam LaRoche

We're starting to get a little concerned.

Nats announce January Fanfest, but let some down

"Major offseason announcement," eh?

Report: FOX wanted part or all of MASN

Sports Business Journal reports that Orioles owner Peter Angelos wouldn't sell.

20 Questions with Robert Griffin III

Redskins rookie reveals questionable taste in TV, candy.

Wizards Press Box: The Victory Edition

Washington's first victory of the 2012-13 season is the backdrop of another edition of "Press Box."

Gary Williams to coach Wizards? What?

John Feinstein's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea.