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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina acknowledges the audience after her routine on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chusovitina had considered retirement before but chose to carry on before qualifying for her eighth Olympics β€” breaking her own record in the sport. This time around, the 1992 gold medalist said Tokyo will be her last Olympics. β€œIt's already good that they have postponed. Everything will calm down and everything will be fine, and I think then the Olympics will go ahead as normal,” said the 44-year-old Chusovitina, who is training in restricted. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)

Record-setting Olympians stretch careers for games in 2021

Mar. 26, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Even if it takes an extra year, Nino Salukvadze will still be aiming for an Olympic record. The Georgian shooter has competed at every Olympics since 1988, where she won a gold medal for the Soviet Union. At the Tokyo Olympics — now postponed until 2021 because of the...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...

In this Dec. 15, 2019, photo, Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (72) plays in the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. Frederick is retiring from the NFL at 29. The surprising decision comes less than two years after Frederick was diagnosed with a neurological disorder that sidelined him for all of 2018. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Cowboys' Frederick retires, cites play after nerve disorder

Mar. 23, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

Travis Frederick said he thought he played well at center for the Dallas Cowboys after returning from a nerve disorder that sidelined him for an entire season. The 2016 All-Pro made it clear Monday it wasn't good enough. Frederick retired from the NFL at 29, saying he “could no longer perform at my highest...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady is an NFL free agent for the first time in his career. The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings said Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020, that he is leaving the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Column: Glorious era comes to a close for Brady and Patriots

Mar. 17, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

It didn’t have to come to this, and for that both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady deserve some blame. Patriots owner Robert Kraft does, too, but he’s been blamed for so many things that maybe we should give him a pass. The greatest quarterback of our time — OK, make that all time — is...

The Latest: Browns agree to deal with tackle Jack Conklin

Mar. 16, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL's free agency. Teams were required to use franchise tags on players by noon EDT Monday. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the next two days but cannot finalize any agreements. (all times EDT): ___ 5:40 p.m. Free agent tackle Jack Conklin has agreed to a three-year, $42...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) runs a play against the Arizona Cardinals prior to an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto outside linebacker Bud Dupree. The team placed the franchise tag on Dupree Monday, March 16, 2020, just hours before the NFL-mandated deadline for teams to use the designation.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Steelers place franchise tag on OLB Dupree as Foster retires

Mar. 16, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto outside linebacker Bud Dupree. Ramon Foster is walking away. The team placed the franchise tag on Dupree on Monday, hours before the NFL-mandated deadline for teams to use the designation. Hours later, Foster announced his retirement following an...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda, right, talks with quarterback Joe Flacco during practice at the NFL football teams training camp in Baltimore. Yanda retired from the NFL on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, with the satisfaction of knowing that he walked away before being kicked out the door. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

Ravens guard Yanda retires after 13 years on his own terms

Mar. 11, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Much thinner and chattier than during his playing days, Marshal Yanda retired from the NFL on Wednesday with the satisfaction of knowing he walked away before being kicked out the door. Yanda played his entire 13-year career with the Baltimore Ravens, who showed their appreciation...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda (73) blocks during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Yanda is retiring after 13 seasons in which he was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and helped Baltimore win the 2012 Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Ravens' Marshal Yanda to retire after 13 years, 8 Pro Bowls

Mar. 10, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens guard Marshal Yanda is retiring after 13 seasons in which he was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and helped Baltimore win the 2012 Super Bowl. The Ravens made the announcement Tuesday morning on Twitter. Yanda will formally step down in a news conference Wednesday in...

New York Giants TE Rhett Ellison announces his retirement

Mar. 9, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison has retired after eight seasons in the NFL. Ellison played at Southern California before being selected in the fourth-round of the 2012 draft by the Vikings. He spent five years in Minnesota before joining the Giants as a free agent in...

FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, goaltender Roberto Luongo warms up prior to an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers are going to send Luongo's No. 1 jersey to the rafters and make him the first player in franchise history to receive that distinction during a ceremony before a game against Montreal, Luongo's hometown team, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)

Roberto Luongo's jersey set to be retired by Panthers

Mar. 6, 2020 12:19 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — When the Florida Panthers were deciding whether the time was right to retire Roberto Luongo’s number, the initial vote was not unanimous. Luongo was the holdout. He needed convincing. Odd as this sounds for someone who has been in hockey’s spotlight for more than half his...