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Nifty after 50: Athletes who played into their 50s

Updated: July 24, 2008, 7:43 PM ET
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The news that 50-year-old Nancy Lieberman was set to suit up for the WNBA's Detroit Shock on Thursday night brings to mind a number of athletes who competed into their 50s -- either in continuation of their careers, or as one-shot deals. Here's a look at some notable names who played after passing their 50th birthday.

Larry Holmes, boxingThe "Easton Assassin" and former heavyweight champ had a pair of bouts after turning 50. First, he defeated Mike Weaver by TKO in 2000. Then, at ...

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