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.
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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.
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Those tipping their caps to Derek Jeter include former Yankees manager Joe Torre and his former teammates Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Tino Martinez, in a new ad by Nike.