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LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will undergo hip replacement surgery before Christmas, which could put a premature end to his career. Air Max 97 Gold Comprar . The 53-year-old says he doesnt yet know whether he can return to riding next year.Stevens announced the surgery in a statement released this week by his wife Angie. He says hes been having problems with his hip in recent months and underwent tests on Monday that indicated surgery should be done soon.Stevens is coming off a successful year in which he won 40 races from 316 mounts and had earnings of $5.9 million. He rode Beholder to a nose victory in the Breeders Cup Distaff at Santa Anita last month.I wasnt ready to hang it up and I still dont know if Im ready, he said in the statement. All I can do is have it done and hope for the best. I hope Im in a position in a few months where I can make the choice if I want to go back to riding or not.Stevens has battled knee problems in recent years that led to temporary retirements. He made a comeback in January 2013 after being away for seven years and won the Preakness and Breeders Cup Classic that year.In 2014, he underwent knee replacement surgery that resulted in a four-month break.Stevens has won 5,083 races in his career that began in 1979. He won the Kentucky Derby in 1988, 1995 and 1997. Air Max 97 Undefeated España . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. Nike Free Rn Distance 2 Negro Fluor . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Liam Neeson is backing Irelands bid to host the Rugby World Cup 2023.The Hollywood star narrates a short film being used to pitch the country against South Africa and France for the tournament.Launching a final push for what would be the biggest event ever put on in Ireland, rugby chiefs revealed the 12 venues that would host the matches.Derrys Celtic Park was a surprise inclusion while uncertainty hangs over Belfasts Casement Park, which has yet to be built. Flagship venues include Croke Park -- one of Europes largest stadiums and home to the Gaelic Athletic Association -- as well as rugby HQ Lansdowne Road in Dublin.Irish premier Enda Kenny said the all-Ireland bid, supported by the governments in Belfast and Dublin, showed how sport could bind up wounds and heal difficulties.Kenny said: This is not going to be easy. But we have every reason to believe we will win the right to host World Cup 2023.Mr Kenny said he was excited about the bid and urged Irelands 80 million strong diaspora to pull on the green jersey to get behind the push.The winning bid will be announced in November next year. Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said he was confident about Irelands prospects.If it does come it will be massive for our economy, it will be massive for tourism, it will be massive for our sport and massive for our people, he added.Noting the inclusion of his native Derrys Celtic Park, he added: Wouldnt it be wonderful to see a Rugby World Cup match played in that city. And wouldnt it be even more wonderful to see Casement Park built. Air Max 97 Undefeated Comprar. He joked: I hope whatever judge is in charge of whatever appeal goes to the courts is a rugby fan.Philip Browne, chief executive of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), confirmed the Irish government has underwritten the £120m tournament fee.But he said with two million tickets to sell and a knock-on impact on the economy, the six-week competition would be worth €800m (£692m) to Ireland.Because of the close proximity to England, Scotland and Wales, Mr Browne predicted an Irish World Cup would be the best ever attended.It is probably the biggest event Ireland could ever hope to host, he added.One of Irelands biggest selling points is that the 12 long-listed venues are all central locations and fans would not need to travel far from their lodgings.World Cup bosses will ultimately choose the venues which would probably be whittled down to between eight and 10, Mr Browne said.Others include Belfasts Ravenhill, Dublins RDS, Kilkennys Nowlan Park, Corks Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Killarneys Fitzgerald Stadium, Limericks Thomond Park, Galways Pearse Stadium and Castlebars McHale Park.When you match up the big GAA stadia with the big rugby stadia we have an ideal mix of venues, said Mr Browne.Sports Minister Shane Ross admitted work is needed on some stadiums but added: We have got seven years still to do this, it is a long run-in and we will be well prepared for it. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '