Athlete Retirement

Keith Jackson, 89, announcer with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies

Jan 13, 2018

Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89

After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

Jan 12, 2018

With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open

Former Czech Republic, Arsenal midfielder Rosicky retires

Dec 20, 2017

Former Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky, known for his playmaking qualities as "The Little Mozart," has retired from soccer

Kick return star Devin Hester retires from NFL

Dec 12, 2017

Devin Hester, the all-purpose speedster who holds the NFL record for kick return touchdowns with 20, has announced his retirement from the NFL

Boone knows he's a rookie who has to prove himself to Yanks

Dec 7, 2017

Aaron Boone knows he's a rookie again with the New York Yankees, where he quickly will have to show his players he has what it takes to be a major league manager

Cotto's farewell bout ends in unanimous decision loss to Ali

Dec 3, 2017

Sadam Ali ruined the Garden party for Miguel Cotto by sending the Puerto Rican star into retirement with 12-round defeat by decision

Former US Open finalist Vinci announces retirement plan

Nov 30, 2017

Former U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci says she will retire from tennis after the Italian Open in May

Sumo wrestler Harumafuji retires over assault allegations

Nov 29, 2017

Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji announced his retirement from sumo on Wednesday, taking responsibility for allegations he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler and tarnished the image of Japan's national sport

Ze Roberto announces retirement at 43

Nov 25, 2017

Former Brazil midfielder Ze Roberto retiring at age 43

High jumper Barshim and heptathlete Thiam win IAAF awards

Nov 24, 2017

High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the IAAF's world athletes of the year, while retiring great Usain Bolt was given the president's award


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