Latest Athlete retirement News

Michigan State retires Draymond Green’s No. 23

Dec. 3, 2019 11:02 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — On the night Michigan State retired his number, Draymond Green told a funny story about a recent pickup game. At issue was Green’s No. 23, which is also worn by current Spartans standout Xavier Tillman. “He was talking junk, and I said, ‘You’re going...

Soldier reaches max scores on new Army Combat Fitness Test

Dec. 1, 2019 9:05 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Maj. Carpaccio "Pace" Owens was into about the seventh year of his Army career, he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. His personal, civilian insurance company has denied him term life insurance based on the preexisting condition. At 43, Owens is in "stage three" of...

Oklahoma tight end Calcaterra retires from football

Nov. 21, 2019 11:57 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra has retired from football because of concussions. He made the announcement in a video on social media Thursday, and a school spokesman confirmed the decision. An All-Big 12 selection last season, Calcaterra finished his career with 41 catches for 637...

7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

Nov. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson sat down next to Jeff Gordon at a 2001 driver meeting and asked the champion if he had time to offer any career advice. Gordon was so impressed with the fellow California native that he encouraged Rick Hendrick to start a team built specifically for the 25-year-old...

16-time major champ Bryan twins to retire after 2020 US Open

Nov. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan say they will retire after the 2020 U.S. Open, closing a professional tennis partnership that includes a men’s doubles record of 16 Grand Slam championships. The 41-year-old American twins announced their plans at the season-ending ATP Finals, which they qualified...

Former Australian Open finalist Cibulkova retires at 30

Nov. 12, 2019 11:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominika Cibulkova says she has retired from tennis. The 30-year-old Slovak, who reached the 2014 Australian Open final and won the WTA Finals in 2016, announced her retirement on Tuesday. WTA president Micky Lawler praised Cibulkova's "extraordinary finesse, speed and feel of the court."...

Pence a free agent after comeback year with hometown Rangers

Oct. 31, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Pence has become a free agent after a comeback season with his hometown Texas Rangers. Texas utility infielder Logan Forsythe and retiring right-handed pitcher Edinson Vólquez also became free agents Thursday, a day after the World Series ended. Relievers Shawn Kelley...

Broncos haven't found playoff QB since Manning

Oct. 30, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — When Brandon Allen takes his first NFL snap against the Browns on Sunday he'll become the sixth QB to start for the Denver Broncos since Peyton Manning retired four years ago, demonstrating once more the degree of difficulty in replacing an iconic quarterback. That's something John...

Veteran CB Robinson abruptly retires amid 8th NFL season

Oct. 30, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran cornerback Josh Robinson abruptly retired Wednesday, leaving the Jacksonville Jaguars in the middle of his eighth NFL season. Robinson told coach Doug Marrone about his decision before the team's morning meeting. The Jaguars (4-4), who travel to London to play AFC South...

New York Red Bulls D Connor Lade retires after 8 seasons

Oct. 23, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — New York Red Bulls defender Connor Lade has retired after eight seasons with the MLS team. The 29-year-old New Jersey native announced the retirement Wednesday. He has been a part of the club since December 2007 when he joined Red Bulls Academy during his senior year of high school....