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July 20, 2012 | Associated Press
Defending Olympic champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the London Games on Thursday, leaving the tennis competition without one of its leading stars and robbing Spain's team of its flag bearer for the opening ceremony. Nadal won the French Open for a record seventh time this year but has struggled with left knee problems at times during the season. Shortly after winning his 11th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, he lost to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon. Nadal has not played since.
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November 17, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An MRI exam conducted Tuesday on Andrew Bynum's knees revealed even more problems for the 76ers center, Bynum said. The results showed new developments: cartilage swelling in both knees and a bone bruise in his left knee, he said. Bynum previously had been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. On Tuesday, Bynum visited David W. Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before Friday's game with Utah, Bynum said he had experienced a setback in his rehab, which the Sixers hope will make him available to play by the middle of January.
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November 1, 2007 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Derian Hatcher's season is about to be interrupted. The Flyers defenseman is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today and will miss two to four weeks. Hatcher has a fluid buildup and possible damage to his cartilage. "Hopefully, it's just as simple as it sounds," he said. "I think it is. It was feeling pretty good. I think I injured it in the weight room after a game this season. " Hatcher said he experienced a weird feeling in his knee after doing leg presses.
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August 27, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Some people outside the locker room of the West Chester University football team may not have heard of Joe Wright. They probably don't know that he's one of the best quarterbacks in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Perhaps, if they're casual college football fans, folks are not aware of his multiple knee injuries and subsequent surgeries - and his drive to overcome them. Wright is an NCAA Division II football player, which could account for the lack of recognition in a state in which Division I power Penn State reigns supreme.
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October 25, 1994 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Kristen Sells sat in the stands and iced down her left knee. The Ridley senior has devoted a lot of time to her knees the last two years, so the scene after yesterday's battle with Upper Darby for the Central League volleyball title was not unusual. But for once Sells could look at her knee problems and smile. The Green Raiders had beaten the Royals, 16-14, 13-15, 15-1, and all of Sells' hard work to come back from tears of the anterior cruciate ligament in both knees was worthwhile.
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December 11, 2009
MY CONCERN is with SEPTA. Why won't the buses come to the curb? They are stopping in the middle of the street. They won't let the step down for the elderly. I'm starting to have knee problems. I ask the driver to let down the step, and they reply, what for, you can climb the step. That's not all, but some of them, especially the women drivers, are the worst. I think they need anger-management classes to deal with the public. Lila Beckett, Philadelphia
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January 16, 2013
Q: I'm only 25, but since I started running outdoors I have been experiencing knee pain. I currently need to lose about 30 pounds. Should I continue running? Will the pain eventually go away? - Lauren Smith A: First, you should get to your doctor to be sure you do not have any underlying orthopedic problems. If you don't, it's likely that running is just too much stress on your body. (Even the most svelte runners tend to develop knee problems eventually.) A walking program can be just as effective without causing any strain on your legs.
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January 10, 2013
Q: What's the best piece of cardiovascular gym equipment: the bike, elliptical or treadmill? - Roland Masters A: All three are excellent. Your choice depends on personal preferences and whether you have any conditions that might contraindicate use. For example, if you have knee problems, you may want an upright bike. It's nonweight- bearing, low-impact and uses full range of motion; this improves knee strength and stability. If lower back issues are a concern, try a recumbent bike, because biking in a reclined position takes stress off the lower back.
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January 16, 2013
DO IT RIGHT The seated head-to-knee stretches the back and hamstring muscles. This exercise is contraindicated for those with back or knee problems. Sit on the floor with your right leg extended in front of you, toes up, knee facing the ceiling. Bend the left leg and rest left foot on the right inner thigh. As you inhale, life the arms up, then pivot slightly to reach out over the extended leg as you exhale, flattening the back and drawing the chest down. Try to reach your foot, but don't force it. If you have tight hamstrings, keep a slight bend in the right knee.
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May 6, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sixers center Theo Ratliff, who said late this season that his health - and not his pending free-agent status - was his number-one priority, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his inflamed right knee today in Alabama, the team announced yesterday. James Andrews will perform the operation at the Alabama Sports Medicine Center in Birmingham. Andrews, the founder of the center, is the doctor who performed ankle surgery on Sixers point guard Doug Overton in February. "Forget the contracts and all the stuff . . . I just want my knee to feel better," Ratliff said April 11, a week before the Sixers' season ended.
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November 9, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Bynum emerged from the weight room Thursday at Temple's basketball facility in Pearson-McGonigle Hall. Wearing a white T-shirt and white Cleveland Cavaliers shorts, he walked into the Owls' practice gym to meet the media. The massive 7-foot, 285-pounder sat down for a six-minute news conference. With strands of gray in his hair, the soft-spoken Bynum resembled a player who was near the end of his basketball career. He is 26. The former 76ers center still is dealing with chronically injured knees that sidelined him for his lone season in Philadelphia.
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August 10, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chase Utley was late. A Thursday morning physical examination, needed to finalize his two-year, $27 million contract extension, forced him to hurry. He whisked through the Phillies clubhouse with a dress shirt on a hanger. It was 10:35 a.m. The Phillies gave 42,510 fans a "Pride of the Phillies" poster that showed Utley's sweet lefthanded swing. He was awarded with something called the "Heart And Hustle" award in a pregame ceremony. He scampered around the diamond in a 12-1 victory with two doubles and two runs scored.
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August 9, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
CHASE UTLEY probably did not leave as much money on the table as Roy Halladay did a few years ago, but the veteran second baseman left enough to make the Phillies' decision to extend his contract seem reasonable. The $25 million in guaranteed salary the Phillies will pay Utley in 2014 and 2015 is similar to what the Cardinals gave Carlos Beltran, another veteran with a history of knee problems, a couple of years ago. Aside from a $2 million buyout, the rest of the contract is protected by provisions tied to Utley's health: According to FoxSports.com, only $10 million of his 2015 salary is guaranteed, with another $5 million subject to the condition that he miss no more than 15 days with the knee condition that delayed the start of his 2011 and 2012 seasons.
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July 8, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryan Howard hobbled up the dugout steps Saturday afternoon and into the oppressive heat at Citizens Bank Park to take some swings. He hid the pain in his left knee with a brief smile. But whenever Howard moved, it was obvious. Howard was scratched from Charlie Manuel's lineup at 5:18 p.m. Less than an hour later, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He cannot return until July 21 at the earliest. The decision facing the Phillies and Howard is whether to operate on what is believed to be a torn meniscus or attempt to rest the bothersome knee.
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May 5, 2013 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
TELL ME when this sounds familiar: Cut your losses. He doesn't really want to play here. He's not a leader. The franchise would be better off not re-signing him as a free agent and just concentrating on building for the future instead. If I were talking about Philadelphia, it would be easy to identify such thoughts with respect to crestfallen 76ers center Andrew Bynum, whose disastrous 2012-13 season sank the Sixers the way the iceberg sank the Titanic. But for those of you who think the Los Angeles Lakers pulled a fast one on the Sixers when they sent Bynum and his degenerative knees to South Philadelphia last August in a blockbuster four-team trade, there is a bit of consolation in the fact that things aren't exactly working out well in "Tinseltown" either.
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March 24, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
As his Creighton teammates bounced all around him and interviewers gathered up the statistical stars of Friday's second-round, 67-63 slugfest over Cincinnati, Grant Gibbs walked off the court the way a middle-aged man walks from his bed in the morning, each step made as if stepping into a hot bath, body bent over just slightly. There would be no television interview for him. No podium appearance, either. The box score wasn't particularly kind - noting only five points and four rebounds for the 6-5 senior, and one more turnover than assist.
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March 20, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Any chance that the 76ers had at having Andrew Bynum play for them this season - or perhaps ever - is gone. Bynum will undergo surgery on both knees Tuesday that will prevent him from playing. "After many months of rehabilitation and consulting with numerous doctors, Andrew and the doctors treating him determined that this is the best course of action at this point," general manager Tony DiLeo said in a statement. The 25-year-old Bynum, who will have part of his $16.5 million salary defrayed by insurance, may never play for the Sixers, despite the fact that the team holds his Larry Bird rights and can pay him more than any other team.
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February 16, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Somebody asked Domonic Brown Thursday whether this was his last chance to win a job with the Phillies. It's funny because the 25-year-old outfielder who was once considered the best minor-league prospect in the game by Baseball America has just over one year of big-league service time. He has stepped to home plate only 492 times in the big leagues. The numbers - a .236 batting average, 12 home runs, 58 RBIs, and a .703 OPS - have not translated to the superstardom expected from the hype he received earlier in his professional career.
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January 16, 2013
Q: I'm only 25, but since I started running outdoors I have been experiencing knee pain. I currently need to lose about 30 pounds. Should I continue running? Will the pain eventually go away? - Lauren Smith A: First, you should get to your doctor to be sure you do not have any underlying orthopedic problems. If you don't, it's likely that running is just too much stress on your body. (Even the most svelte runners tend to develop knee problems eventually.) A walking program can be just as effective without causing any strain on your legs.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2013
DO IT RIGHT The seated head-to-knee stretches the back and hamstring muscles. This exercise is contraindicated for those with back or knee problems. Sit on the floor with your right leg extended in front of you, toes up, knee facing the ceiling. Bend the left leg and rest left foot on the right inner thigh. As you inhale, life the arms up, then pivot slightly to reach out over the extended leg as you exhale, flattening the back and drawing the chest down. Try to reach your foot, but don't force it. If you have tight hamstrings, keep a slight bend in the right knee.
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