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Sports: Drawing of ballgame match

Sports have been a common practice amongst humans for thousand of years. The oldest form of sports were probabily what we now call martial arts, although this could be questioned because the objective of these early practices were not competition itself but to prepare for real hand to hand combat situations.

The first well documented team competitive sport is Polo. It was first played in India mostly by emperors and their courtiers and documents about it date back to 3000 BC. Polo is still widely played today - considered an active sport in 77 countries and played professionaly in 15. It was also originally conceived as a "war game" since it served as training for cavalry units. The basics of the game have been maintained to the present day although it was played at a much faster pace on the early days.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl winning quarterback. Brady has insisted he played no role in a...
Roger Goodell at the final NFL Pro Bowl practice held at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - January 30, 2010
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A federal court judge said Monday he will make a decision this week in the Deflategate scandal after the NFL and the Players Assn. representing Tom Brady failed to reach a settlement in the case. U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman met with both sides in his chambers for more than 45 minutes before emerging Monday morning. "We did not reach a settlement," Berman said. He...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves federal court Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in New York.
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BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady may get some playing time Thursday night after all. It was reported Wednesday that Brady would sit out New England’s preseason opener against the Green...
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New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass during practice at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Florham Park, N.J.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Jets linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali could face discipline from the NFL under its personal conduct policy after breaking quarterback Geno Smith's jaw with a punch in the team's locker room. Enemkpali (EN-um-PAL-ee) and Smith got into a dispute Tuesday before the team's morning walkthrough, .........
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.
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NFL has asked a judge to find that it acted legally when it suspended Tom Brady for four games after finding under-inflated footballs......
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton eyes an open receiver down field during the Panthers Game Against the Atlanta Falcons on September 30, 2012 at the Georgia Dome.
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a scuffle at training camp practice with cornerback Josh...
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New York Jets center Nick Mangold, center, directs the offensive line during drills at the Jets NFL football training camp in Cortland, N.Y.
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Sunday. An off-day for Jets training. Which makes it totally an on-day to take your questions. Ready? Via email, Ira from Staten Island: "I asked this question before camp and I still do not like what I see. I have concerns at right guard and I think the Jets should sign Evan Mathis. I think a two-year deal for $10 million, with $7 million guaranteed, is fair. Hard to tell from practices...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady responds to a reporter's question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009.
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View photo. (Shaun Best/Reuters) The NFL suspended Tom Brady for four games for his role in the Deflategate scandal, but his decision to not turn over his phone may have hurt his defense more than any actual evidence of footballs being deflated. Pro Football Talk has obtained a copy of the transcript from Brady's hearing to appeal his suspension. During the hearing, Brady flat-out denied ever...
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The NFL might be the country's No. 1 sport, but Los Angeles-area venues aren't scrambling to position themselves as temporary homes if one or more of the league's teams relocate. With a key date approaching Wednesday, only the Coliseum has publicly expressed interest in hosting a team. When it contacted five area venues in June, the NFL asked that proposal requests be submitted by Aug. 5. See the...
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tweeted Friday morning, 31 July 2015,  he has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks reportedly paying him $87 million over 4 years and keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft.
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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson tweeted Friday morning that he has agreed to a four-year...
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