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Sklar brothers offer up the latest sports news: NFL playoffs and basketball star Yao Ming's turn to politics




China's former NBA superstar Yao Ming (C) attends as newly elected member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Shanghai, and takes part in a meeting for the CPPCC in Shanghai on Jan. 15, 2011. Ming has been busy since he left professional basketball in July – he's gone back to school, launched a wine label, and been elected onto this committee.
China's former NBA superstar Yao Ming (C) attends as newly elected member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Shanghai, and takes part in a meeting for the CPPCC in Shanghai on Jan. 15, 2011. Ming has been busy since he left professional basketball in July – he's gone back to school, launched a wine label, and been elected onto this committee.
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The Sklar brothers, Randy and Jason join Madeleine to talk about the NFL playoffs coming up this weekend, and offer the latest news from Yao Ming. The former NBA star is back in his native China, and dipping his (very large) toe into politics. Chairman Yao?