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10:01pm

Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

How Do You Ship A Horse To The London Olympics? Carefully, And Via FedEx

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 5:08 am

U.S. Olympic Equestrian rider Phillip Dutton jumps with Zeizos in West Grove, Pa., in this 2010 photo. Dozens of horses will fly from America to England for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

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. Getting these strong and delicate animals to the Olympics is no job for an amateur. In fact, it's the job of Tim Dutta, who owns an international horse transport company.

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10:01pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Sweetness And Light

What Baseball Really Needs: Mr. Personality

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 5:36 am

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine watches over a baseball spring training workout.
David Goldman AP

Coaches and managers, as a group, have always been pretty straightforward types. We don't think of generals or preachers as humorists — and, after all, that's pretty much what coaches are, a hybrid of the military and the pulpit.

But at least in the past, there were always a fair complement of coaching characters: old cracker-barrel philosophers, feisty wise guys and even a few sardonic intellectuals.

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4:34pm

Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Colts Will Release Peyton Manning, Making Him A Free Agent, ESPN Says

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 11:07 am

Peyton Manning.
Rob Carr Getty Images

ESPN is reporting that sources close to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts say the team is going to let star quarterback Peyton Manning become a free agent.

An announcement is due Wednesday, the network adds.

Manning, who has spent his entire 14-year career with the Colts and is a lock to be a hall of famer, "missed the entire 2011 season after having his third neck surgery in 19 months, a fusion of two vertebrae," as ESPN writes.

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9:33am

Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Alleged Saints Bounty Program Could Lead To Legal Troubles For NFL

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is the latest to sound off on the unauthorized New Orleans Saints "bounty" program that quietly rewarded players for devastating hits on opponents, including $1,000 payments for hits that forced opponents out of the game.

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2:00am

Tue March 6, 2012

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