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Peyton Manning Says Goodbye To Indianapolis

After 14 seasons, Peyton Manning will no longer be the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. The team released Manning from his contract Wednesday. Manning was out all of last season with a neck injury.
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Indianapolis Colts Release Manning From Team

Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts are parting company. The team released the star quarterback Wednesday, rather than pay a $28 million bonus required by his contract. Manning missed last season with a neck injury and any teams interested in signing him will look closely at his health.
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Brazil Moves To Ease Soccer Beer Ban, As World Cup Spat With FIFA Grows

Brazil moved toward relaxing its strict ban on alcohol at soccer games Tuesday, responding to World Cup organizers' concerns. Soccer's governing body is pushing for the change so it can make Budweiser the "Official Beer of the FIFA World Cup" when Brazil hosts the event in 2014.
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What Baseball Really Needs: Mr. Personality

In baseball, there were always a fair complement of coaching characters: old cracker-barrel philosophers, feisty wise guys and even a few sardonic intellectuals. But the oddballs are diminishing — with the exception of Bobby Valentine of the Boston Red Sox.
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How Do You Ship A Horse To The London Olympics? Carefully, And Via FedEx

The elite athletes who travel to London for this summer's Olympic Games will include petite gymnasts, huge wrestlers — and elite horses, which compete in dressage and other events. The man whose job it is to get 50-60 horses to England says, "It's quite a logistical feat."
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Colts Will Release Peyton Manning, Making Him A Free Agent, ESPN Says

An announcement is due Wednesday, the network says. Manning, who has spent his entire 14-year career with the Colts, missed the 2011 season with a neck injury.

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