Tony Dungy spoke with Colts owner Jim Irsay before he released Peyton Manning and believes the prospect of drafting Andrew Luck was the key factor in the decision. "Peyton would definitely be there if they didn't have the Number 1 pick," Dungy said.... Speaking of Manning, former Steelers coach Bill Cowher shared his strategy for trying to defend against the future Hall of Famer: "You can't show him anything until there's less than 10 seconds left on the play clock. At that point we figured it was too late [for him] to change the play." ... The Suns' Grant Hill, 39, said his mid-career injuries actually have extended his days on the NBA court. "If I had played those years, I would have [lost the desire]," Hill told me. "I still have that itch, and I'm still running around after guys half my age." ... I asked 49-year-old Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer the last time he hit a batter intentionally. "Maybe in the minor leagues," Moyer said. "With my velocity, they would pick it up and say, 'Hey, you dropped something.'"