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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-08-05/alex-rodriguez-fight-211
Overtime

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/25/oth_466993.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/24/pro_466838.shtml
NFL
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/16/pro_187581.shtml
NFL
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/27/oth_203180.shtml
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Overtime

...the first round of the Cincinnati Women's Open. - In Stuttgart, Germany, Gustavo Kuerten's comeback from two hip operations faltered when American qualifier Hugo Armando beat him 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the Mercedes Cup. Golf...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/20/oth_459157.shtml
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Sorenstam casts long shadow

...four in third place at 5-under. Purtzer won five times on the PGA Tour in a 26-year career, but after three hip operations and a back problem he was looking forward to being able to ride carts. But next year the senior tour is banning carts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/26/gol_420226.shtml
Golf
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