Latest Athlete retirement News

Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13 at June 8 game

Apr. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Shortly after a news conference held...

Bears TE Zach Miller announces his retirement

Apr. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bears tight end Zach Miller has decided to retire after nearly losing his left leg on a gruesome play two years ago. Miller had nine surgeries to address his injuries after he dislocated his knee and tore an artery on a potential touchdown reception in New Orleans on Oct. 29, 2017. He had...

Verner signing one-day contract with Titans before retiring

Apr. 16, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cornerback Alterraun Verner is signing a one-day contract with the Tennessee Titans to retire with the team that drafted him. The Titans announced Tuesday that Verner is signing the one-day contract on Wednesday. Verner played for the Titans from 2010-13 after they drafted him in...

Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Mavs

Apr. 10, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki cried near midcourt when the second quarter was about to resume. The Dallas Mavericks star nearly jumped for joy with a huge smile on his face after a rare dunk prompted thunderous applause from a crowd celebrating the final home game of his record 21st season with the same...

Nowitzki retires after scoring 30 as Mavs top Suns 120-109

Apr. 10, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points and then announced his retirement in the 40-year-old's final home game, a 120-109 victory for the Dallas Mavericks over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Nowitzki told the crowd, "As you might expect, this is my last home game." That was after...

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki announces that he is retiring from the NBA

Apr. 9, 2019 11:36 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki announces that he is retiring from the NBA.

Meb will be in his element as part-owner of Carlsbad 5000

Apr. 5, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Meb Keflezighi hasn't slowed down a bit since retiring from competitive running. Among his latest ventures is being part-owner of the Carlsbad 5000, so he'll be in his element Sunday when he'll jump into one of the age-group races just for the fun of it and then hold the tape for the elite...

Darrell Waltrip starts victory lap on his 2nd NASCAR career

Apr. 5, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — In the shadows of the Darrell Waltrip Grandstands, ol' DW officially launched the second victory lap of his second NASCAR career. The Fox Sports analyst kicked off his retirement tour Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Waltrip is a 12-time winner and an entire grandstand is named...

Boogity! Boogity! Boogity! Waltrip set to retire

Apr. 4, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darrell Waltrip is set to take the checkered flag on his broadcasting career. The Fox Sports analyst will retire at the end of the network's portion of the NASCAR schedule following the June 23 race at Sonoma Raceway in California. It will likely be the last time the Kentucky native...

Tom Brady saves 1st tweet for April Fools' Day: I'm retiring

Apr. 1, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Don't. Even. Joke. New England Patriots fans who forgot that Monday is April Fools' Day might have been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted that he had decided to retire. The six-time Super Bowl champion has joined Twitter and his first post said simply: "I'm retiring. In...