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Colts' Pagano receives warm welcome

Image: Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano (© AJ Mast/AP)
The Colts welcomed back Chuck Pagano on Sunday after his battle with leukemia.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP)

Colts coach Chuck Pagano received a warm welcome in his return to the sideline Sunday.

BALD IS BEAUTIFUL

Colts cheerleaders recently shaved their heads in support of coach Chuck Pagano.

With drums playing and the Colts cheerleaders lining up both sides of an inflatable horse, Pagano walked to his usual spot on the sideline, put on his headphones and hugged his assistants. It was his first appearance on the sideline since he began treatment for leukemia Sept. 26.

Some fans brought signs to show their support for Pagano, and the team welcomed him back with a 1-minute video just before kickoff. Afterward, an emotional Pagano waved to the crowd.

During pregame warm-ups, Pagano hugged his wife and was followed by a large group of cameras. He shook hands with Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and chatted with Colts GM Ryan Grigson.

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