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Rulon Gardner took off his shoes to symbolize his retirement after defeating Sajad Barzi, of Iran, during the men's Greco-Roman 120kg wrestling bronze medal bout at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

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Derek Jeter smiles during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 18. The Yankee captain, who retires at the end of this season, joined the 3,000-hit club in 2011. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Jeter The Hero: Yankee Shortstop Plays His Final Home Game Tonight

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Derek Jeter says the upcoming baseball season will be his last. Jeter has played his entire career with the New York Yankees. Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, and Christian Lopez at a news conference on Saturday (July 9, 2011) at Yankee Stadium. Bill Kostroun/AP hide caption

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