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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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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis (52) celebrates after the 49ers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-17 in an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Published November 09, 2014Sports Network Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will miss Sunday's game against New Orleans. Willis is inactive for the third game in a row because of a toe injury which kept him out of practice all week. The eight-year veteran has 34 tackles and one interception in six games this season....
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Published November 09, 2014Sports Network Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will start Sunday's game against Jacksonville despite two broken bones in his back that kept him out of last week's contest. Romo was hurt during a Week 8 game on Monday night against Washington, which Dallas lost in overtime, and missed last Sunday's...
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) walks on the field before an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Published November 09, 2014Sports Network Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills will have both running back Fred Jackson and wide receiver Sammy Watkins in the lineup for Sunday's game against Kansas City. Jackson is active for the first time since being hurt in a game on Oct. 19 against Minnesota. He practiced this week for the first time since...
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Published November 07, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print RENTON, Wash. – Safety Jeron Johnson is expected to get his first career start in place of the injured Kam Chancellor this Sunday against the New York Giants. Chancellor is likely to miss his second straight game after injuring his groin in practice prior to last week's 30-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders....
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FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2011, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago. After enduring the fallout from child abuse allegations against star running back Adrian Peterson, the Vikings first-year coach Mike Zimmer might benefit from visiting an old friend in the football business. He'll do so this Sunday when he sees Saints coach Sean Payton in the New Orleans, though the timing is far from ideal.
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Peterson agreed to a plea deal on child abuse charges Tuesday, according to NFL. Though accused of striking his small child several times severely enough to leave marks, Peterson’s deal will allow him to avoid jail time. That won’t send him back to the locker rooms quite yet, though: the NFL is asking Adrian Peterson to submit further information and evidence, and as of Thursday, was...
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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, serves against Serena Williams during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York.
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Adrian Peterson at the final NFL Pro Bowl practice held at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - January 30, 2010
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Peterson stands accused of child abuse in Texas and was free on $15,000 bond. But now prosecutors in Montgomery County, Texas, have filed paperwork to have his bail revoked after Peterson reportedly told a drug tester that he had “smoked weed.” “In light of this statement, and the fact that it was made during the urinalysis testing process, and the term ‘weed’ is a...
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Temple head coach Matt Rhule, center, talks to offensive linesman Dion Dawkins (66) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in East Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Temple won 36-10. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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