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Alex Rodriguez to fight 211-game ban

...failures have often overshadowed his feats at the plate.The Yankees are now saddled with an aging star slowed by two hip operations. They still owe him around $94 million, raising questions about whether his dwindling production is worth that...
Rodriguez is trying Yankees' patience

...Rodriguez to be treated by Dr. Anthony Galea, who said he prescribed anti-inflammatories to A-Rod following the first hip operation. Indicted in part for illegal possession of human growth hormone with intent to distribute, the Canadian doctor pleaded...

...quarterback Brett Favre , who wants to be released in his bid to come back. - Denver receiver Rod Smith , who has had two hip operations in the past year and a half, retired. He's the franchise's career leader in every major receiving category...
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Bears open camp, but minus Hester

...published reports that he will retire. Smith, 38, has been on the reserve/retired list since February and has had two hip operations in the past year. SAINTS: Wide receiver Marques Colston got his reward for playing far beyond the expectations for...
Suit seeks damages from alleged taping

...throwing a football in a couple of months. BRONCOS: Rod Smith isn't ready to walk away from the NFL despite two hip operations in the last year. He did, however, provide Den-ver with some salary cap relief by agreeing to go on the reserve...
Panthers' Meadows retires because of shoulder pain

...pick in 2003, was expected to fill one of those spots, but he will miss at least six games after undergoing a second hip operation last week. The 6-foot-8, 318-pound Willig spent last season with the Panthers but played exclusively on special...
Krzyzewski lands third title with young team

...Connecticut. "We don't have any signs, but I've been in this long enough to know. The last time I went in for a hip operation, our whole program went zip." Krzyzewski lost underclassmen Elton Brand, William Avery and Corey Maggette that...
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Saints to name Ditka

...the Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Cowboys. Ditka has had some health problems, including heart trouble and three hip operations. His right hip was replaced in 1984 and his left hip was replaced in 1992.
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Munchak will try to 'pick up the pieces' as new Titans coach

...statement, Caraway said the key was "ceremonial."BRONCOS: Wide receiver Eddie Royal is recovering from an offseason hip operation. Team spokesman Patrick Smyth says the Broncos are hopeful Royal "will be ready for OTAs (organized team activities...
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Marshall in camp, Moreno not

...first day of the Denver Broncos' training camp Monday after skipping all offseason workouts while rehabbing from a hip operation and protesting his contract and what he feels was a misdiagnosis of his injury by the team's medical staff. After...