Latest Athlete retirement News

Old-timers day: 30-somethings hanging on at US swim trials

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Amanda Weir just can't bring herself to say the word “retirement.” So, she's still at the pool, still toiling away against kids half her age — if that. “I don’t think I’ll ever officially end it,” said the...

Retired Washington QB Alex Smith wins Halas adversity award

Jun. 07, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

Retired Washington quarterback Alex Smith has won the George Halas Award, presented by the Pro Football Writers of America for overcoming adversity. Smith, who came back from a life-threatening leg injury and ended a nearly two-year absence by playing in eight games for...

49ers center Weston Richburg retires

Jun. 02, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers center Weston Richburg has retired after a knee injury derailed his career. The 29-year-old Richburg officially announced his retirement Wednesday. He missed the entire 2020 season recovering from knee surgery and remained...

Record-breaking kicker Adam Vinatieri plans to retire

May. 26, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri used his strong leg to become the NFL’s career scoring leader. A surgically repaired left knee apparently will force him out. The 48-year-old former Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots star told former...

Alex Ovechkin confident he will sign extension with Capitals

May. 25, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin said Tuesday he is confident he will sign an extension and play again next season for the Washington Capitals franchise he led to the Stanley Cup in 2018. Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie also hope to be back. After a third consecutive...

Augustus ready for next step in basketball career as coach

May. 20, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

Seimone Augustus knew it was time to retire from playing when during a tough preseason workout session she could barely finish it. Her trainer had asked her to run 48 sprints and her body said when she finished that “it couldn't go anymore.” “My...

3-time U.S. Olympic hockey medalist Kacey Bellamy retires

May. 18, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

Kacey Bellamy, a three-time Olympian who helped the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the 2018 Winter Games, announced her retirement Tuesday. Bellamy, who turned 34 in April, was a 15-year veteran with the U.S. women's national team. ...

Veteran catcher Tyler Flowers retires at age of 35

May. 14, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Veteran catcher Tyler Flowers has retired a week after signing a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves. MLB.com first reported Flowers’ decision and noted that he hurt his back last weekend. Braves manager Brian Snitker confirmed Flowers’...

Fresh start: Steelers rookies understand high expectations

May. 14, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kendrick Green grew up wearing No. 53. Still, the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie center wasn't so sure if it would be available after the team selected him in the third round of the NFL draft. The number, after all, belonged to...

Astros slug season-high 5 homers to rout Angels 9-1

May. 12, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — José Altuve and Yuli Gurriel homered early as the Houston Astros hit a season-high five long balls Wednesday night in a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Altuve launched a leadoff homer and Gurriel, who also went deep Tuesday, added his two-run shot...