Latest Athlete retirement News

Washington announces Taylor jersey retirement amid scandals

Oct. 14, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Football Team announced Thursday it is retiring late safety Sean Taylor's number this weekend, last-minute timing that sparked criticism while the organization is dealing with multiple off-field scandals. Washington has previously...

Manila mayor formalizes bid for Philippine presidency

Oct. 04, 2021 04:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital registered his candidacy for the presidency in next year’s elections on Monday, promising to ease coronavirus outbreaks, fix the country’s battered economy and heal deep political divisions. ...

Osterman retiring after strong Athletes Unlimited season

Sep. 26, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

Cat Osterman plans to be just as busy in retirement as she was during one of the greatest softball careers of all time. The left-handed American pitcher is closing out a decorated career during which she won an Olympic gold medal and two silvers and last year became the...

Male tennis players surveyed on LGBTQ attitudes, environment

Sep. 24, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

About 60 players on the men’s professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ issues that ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli calls part of a “broader initiative” to create “an environment for players and staff that is inclusive, that is diverse and...

'It's time': After 15 NBA seasons, guard JJ Redick retires

Sep. 21, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

J.J. Redick, the sharpshooter who was The Associated Press college player of the year at Duke before embarking on a 15-season NBA career, announced his retirement Tuesday. The 37-year-old Redick played with six NBA teams — Orlando, the Los Angeles Clippers,...

Ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria retires

Sep. 21, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Ski jumping record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer retired on Tuesday, only a few months before trying to compete at his fourth Olympics. The 31-year-old Austrian, a two-time winner of both the overall World Cup title and the prestigious Four...

Soto's 454-foot homer helps Nationals beat Rockies 3-0

Sep. 19, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino, and the Washington Nationals beat Colorado 3-0 Sunday to end the Rockies' rare five-game road winning streak. Soto hit a 454-foot drive in the third inning off Jon Gray (8-11) for his 26th home run this season....

Slugger Ryan Braun retires after 14-year career with Brewers

Sep. 14, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewers' home run leader whose production was slowed by injuries during the second half of his 14-year career, announced his retirement on Tuesday. Braun hasn’t played all season and said during spring training that he was...

Albies, Freeman go deep in 7th, Braves win series over Miami

Sep. 12, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman each hit a solo homer off Anthony Bass in the seventh inning, Eddie Rosario went deep off Edward Cabrera in the fourth, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Sunday. The division-leading Braves, going for...

Newton believes COVID testing mishap contributed to release

Sep. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says he was caught by surprise by his release in New England and believes his weeklong absence near the end of training camp due to a mishap related to COVID-19 testing protocols contributed to coach Bill Belichick’s...