Latest Athlete retirement News

Bird ties WNBA wins record, leads Storm past Mystics 85-71

Jun. 24, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird scored 12 points and matched the WNBA record for victories in a career as the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 85-71 on Thursday night. Bird, playing at home for the first time since announcing last week that she'll retire at the end of the season,...

Brittney Griner chosen as honorary WNBA All-Star starter

Jun. 22, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner will have a place at the WNBA All-Star Game, being named an honorary starter Wednesday by Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17 after authorities at an airport outside of Moscow said she had vape cartridges...

Rob Gronkowski retires, won't join Tom Brady for 3rd season

Jun. 21, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski won’t be joining Tom Brady for a third season with the Buccaneers. The four-time All-Pro tight end announced his retirement for the second time in three years on Tuesday. In an Instagram post, Gronkowski thanked his teammates and coaches over the...

'From the very beginning': Nationals retire Zimmerman's 11

Jun. 18, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen years and 11 days after Ryan Zimmerman was the first player ever drafted by the new-to-town Washington Nationals, and a little more than eight months after he appeared in his last game for the franchise, his No. 11 became the first jersey number retired by the club. ...

4-time WNBA champion, 5-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird says she will retire after this season, her 21st

Jun. 16, 2022 12:15 PM EDT
SEATTLE (AP) — 4-time WNBA champion, 5-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird says she will retire after this season, her 21st.

Willis opts to retire from Colts, pursue ministry at age 26

Jun. 15, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Khari Willis found there was more to life than football. So on Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts' promising 26-year-old starting safety surprised many by retiring to join the ministry. “I am both humbled and excited to pursue the holy call that...

Verstappen wins in Azerbaijan after Leclerc engine failure

Jun. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Max Verstappen once again pounced when rival Charles Leclerc faltered in their race for the Formula One title. Verstappen extended his F1 championship lead by winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday — his fifth victory of the season — following yet...

Buffalo Sabres to retire goalie Ryan Miller's No. 30

Jun. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — It will be Miller Time once more in Buffalo. The Sabres are honoring their franchise goalie leader in wins and games played by retiring Ryan Miller’s No. 30 jersey next season. The team made the announcement by releasing a video on Friday which...

Allyson Felix has 'no regrets' after placing 7th in Rome

Jun. 09, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Allyson Felix had “no regrets” after a seventh-place finish in the 200 meters of what was likely her final Diamond League meet Thursday. It made no difference to Felix — the most decorated female track athlete in Olympic history who plans to retire later this...

Rodgers unsure how long he will play beyond this season

Jun. 07, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he’s unsure how much longer he will keep playing football. But he’s definitive about at least one element of his playing future: The four-time MVP quarterback expects to retire with the Green Bay Packers. That scenario...