Latest Athlete retirement News

Champion Max Verstappen ends F1 season with 15th win

Nov. 20, 2022 12:41 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A year after one of the most controversial finishes in the history of Formula One, Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was anything but. Max Verstappen, as usual this season, was far ahead of the rest on his way to a record-extending 15th win of...

Perez, Leclerc battle for 2nd in F1, Vettel in last race

Nov. 18, 2022 03:10 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two drivers are level on points ahead of the Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi. This time it's only for second place. Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez are both on 290 points going into the final race Sunday at the Yas Marina circuit. It's...

Raiders place TE Waller, WR Renfrow on IR

Nov. 10, 2022 18:44 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders placed tight end Darren Waller and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow on injured reserve, leaving Derek Carr and the struggling offense without two of their biggest playmakers. The team announced the moves Thursday. Waller has...

Series saver Robertson gets 2nd Phils chance 3 years later

Oct. 30, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Robertson walked off the mound after retiring Miami’s Miguel Rojas in April 2019. He wouldn’t throw another big league pitch for nearly 2 1/2 years. He was a big bucks bust, his elbow shot less than a month into a $23 million, two-year contract with...

Hamilton opens talks with Mercedes on multiyear extension

Oct. 28, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has just three races remaining to avoid the first winless season of his illustrious Formula One career — a mark that might force other drivers to question if it's time to get out of the car. Not the seven-time champion. He has...

Column: Brady may join top 10 who should've stayed retired

Oct. 28, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

An athlete's decision to retire has long been a perplexing one, especially for those who've been at the top of the game. The passion and relentlessness that pushes someone to succeed at the highest levels can make the real world feel so unfulfilling. Even if one does muster the...

Gonzalo Higuaín voted MLS Comeback Player of the Year

Oct. 27, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Retiring Miami striker Gonzalo Higuaín was voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year. The 34-year-old from Argentina scored a team-record 16 goals, including 14 in the final 16 regular-season games after returning from a knee injury. He...

Perry Kitchen retires from soccer after nerve damage in leg

Oct. 26, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Midfielder Perry Kitchen is retiring at age 30 after nine years in Major League Soccer and a season as captain of Scotland's Heart of Midlothian. Kitchen last played on July 24 last year, entering for the last 15 minutes of the Columbus Crew's match at...

Brady not thinking about retirement, so time to speculate

Oct. 21, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady says retirement isn’t in his future, so let the 2023 speculation begin. Brady’s comment Thursday doesn’t mean he’s coming back for a 24th season but anything is possible for the 45-year-old, seven-time Super Bowl champion. Right...

Walker retires after 14 NFL seasons with Niners, Titans

Oct. 18, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delanie Walker knew his broken ankle was bad when he didn't feel any pain while on the field in Miami. Not because of shock. The nerve-endings had been severed. “At that point, I kind of felt like this is going to be a tough one to come...