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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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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) looks to pass in the first half of a NCAA college football game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
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Published March 27, 2015Sports Network Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings and veteran cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to a contract. Terms were not disclosed, but NFL.com reports it to be a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with $750,000 guaranteed. Newman spent the last three seasons with Cincinnati and played his first nine years in...
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch celebrates after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) works against the San Francisco 49ers NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.
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Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands on the sidelines late in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The Seahawks won 31-17.
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before the start of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md.
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.
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