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Colts announce 53-man roster

Among those released were 6 players who played for the Colts last season – Aromashodu, Charleston, Condren, Keith, Toudouze and Worsley. Devin Aromashodu caught seven passes for 96 yards last season, while Jeff Charleston started three games and had a sack. Tatt'd-up Brannon Condren, last year's 4th round selection, had 2 INTs this month but just 2 tackles total last season. Keith, a former CFL stud, rushed for over 500 yds and scored 3 TDs. All 9 players selected in the 08 Draft – G Mike Pollak, LB Philip Wheeler, TE Jacob Tamme, DE Marcus Howard, RB Mike Hart, WR Pierre Garcon, G Steve Justice and C/G Jamey Richard – made the 53-man roster, as did 4 rookie free agents: DE Curtis Johnson, LB Jordan Senn, safety Jamie Silva and DT Eric Foster. Wide receiver Courtney Roby, the former Indiana Hoosier and Tennessee Titan, also made the 53-man roster.

Beijing, Da Luc and motivational posters

Colts vs. Bills

Indianapolis Indians' Nyjer Morgan steals 5 bases

Last night's Indy Indians game was a picturesque, serene August evening complete with postgame fireworks, but Nyjer Morgan provided the real fireworks. Approaching the plate as leadoff in the first inning, the outfielder drew a walk - then proceeded to steal 2nd base, 3rd base and eventually home. The next inning Morgan doubled and stole 3rd. Two innings later he recorded his FIFTH stolen base of the game, matching a club-record dating back to 1936. The former hockey player hit .305 last year with Indy and .299 with the Pittsburgh Pirates in September. Eric Gordon Jr will be throwing out the first pitch tonight at Victory Field in a game also featuring future star Andrew McCutchen.

The largest sporting event in the world isn't the Olympics

Gotta love this guy's enthusiasm as he experiences the Indy 500 for the first time: This Memorial Day, VBS and a few hundred thousand other folks crowded into the Indianapolis Speedway to watch cars whip around in circles. It's the largest single-day sporting event in the world. I certainly didn't understand why the Indy 500 drew nearly half a million folks to Indianapolis each year. We'd always kind of assumed car-racing of any sort was lame and boring, but then we took an RV out to the middle of the the Rust Belt and found ourselves in the midst of one of the biggest, most out-of-control parties of our lives. The Indy 500 is a four-day-long bender cleverly disguised as a sporting event. People show up from all over the damn place, throw their RV in a reserved spot in the endless mudpit/lot, and immediately get gravely serious about having a great time. These folks have been waiting for this weekend all year, and all the built-up excitement instantly bubbles over into

I-69 to link Mexico & Canada

Ground finally broke on the final link to North America's transcontinental superhighway, directly connecting Windsor to South Padre. And in case you were wondering, that's about a 30 hr drive.

33 Olympians with Indiana ties, including 15 from IU and ND

DIVING David Boudia • Age: 19. • Hometown: Noblesville • Note: Performing world's most difficult list, he won World Cup bronze medal in February. • Schedule: Synchro platform Aug. 11, platform prelims and semifinals Aug. 22, platform final Aug. 23. Kelci Bryant • Age: 19. • Hometown: Carmel • Note: Illinois native was state champ for Harrison High. She and Ariel Rittenhouse won World Cup bronze in synchro springboard. • Schedule: Synchro 3-meter Aug. 10. Mary Beth Dunnichay • Age: 15. • Hometown: Elwood • Note: Youngest U.S. Olympian won Pan Am Games bronze in synchro platform with Haley Ishimatsu. • Schedule: Synchro platform Aug. 12. Thomas Finchum • Age: 18. • Hometown: Indianapolis • Note: Nearly made Olympics as tiny 14-year-old. He has grown (to 6-1), and so has his skill. • Schedule: Synchr