Alex Rodriguez has hip surgery

Posted: January 17, 2013

ALEX RODRIGUEZ had surgery on his left hip Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break.

The New York Yankees said Dr. Bryan Kelly repaired a torn labrum and impingement and the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York "went as planned and without complication."

The 37-year-old third baseman is expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday and the anticipated time for a full recovery is 6 months. The Yankees signed free agent Kevin Youkilis this offseason to play third base while Rodriguez is out.

Also, righthander Phil Hughes and the Yankees agreed to a $7.15 million, 1-year contract, a raise of $3.75 million.

In other baseball news:

* Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alan Farina has been suspended for 50 games under minor league baseball's drug program.

Colleges * 

San Diego State said it is staying in the Mountain West and backing out on the Big East, just like Boise State did last month. Recent defections from the Big East caused Boise State to reconsider and strike a deal to stay in the Mountain West. Without a western partner, San Diego State retreated, too.

* The Southeastern Conference isn't No. 1 in one category: revenues. Forbes released a list of the estimated annual revenues for the top conferences in college sports. The SEC, boasting the reigning national champions in football and men's basketball, is fourth. The Big Ten is No. 1 with revenues of $310 million, followed by the Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference.

Sport Stops * 

Bode Miller said he will skip the remaining portion of the World Cup ski season, along with the world championships, to give his surgically repaired left knee more time to heal as the 2014 Sochi Olympics approach.

* Following criticism of its investigation into the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, cycling's governing body said it is willing to offer amnesty to riders and officials who provide information to its independent panel on doping, as long as the process is in line with the world anti-doping code. The International Cycling Union has been under attack in recent days from anti-doping groups over the terms of its independent inquiry into its own links with Armstrong.

* Four-time Olympic diving medalist Emilie Heymans of Canada, 31, is retiring.

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