Latest Athlete retirement News

Retired Ted Ligety finds path to Beijing Olympics as analyst

Dec. 01, 2021 19:20 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — If two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety gave even a moment of consideration to returning to ski racing less than a year after retiring, the persistent numbness in his left foot would deflect such thoughts. “Surprisingly enough, I feel pretty...

Reliever Wade Davis retires after 13 major league seasons

Nov. 24, 2021 17:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Wade Davis, a three-time All-Star, is retiring after 13 major league seasons at age 36. His retirement was announced by his agency, Jet Sports, the Kansas City Royals said Wednesday. Davis played for the Royals in 2021 and...

Mavs retiring Nowitzki's 41 in January when Warriors visit

Nov. 19, 2021 15:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are retiring Dirk Nowitzki's No. 41 when Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors visit in January. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to attend the Jan. 5 ceremony honoring the only player in league history to play 21 seasons...

Russell Wilson wants to play 20-plus years and own NFL team

Nov. 16, 2021 15:03 PM EST

Russell Wilson wants to play another decade and hopes to buy an NFL team after he retires. The seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback is focused on helping the Seattle Seahawks (3-6) turn their season around but he also has big plans for the future. “I...

Former US defender Besler retires after 13 years in MLS

Nov. 10, 2021 13:16 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. men's national team defender Matt Besler, who spent 13 seasons in Major League Soccer and was a five-time All-Star, announced his retirement Wednesday. Besler played 47 matches for the national team from 2013-2017, including all four...

Tomlin stays the course as Steelers' win streak hits 3

Nov. 01, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin approached the throng of Pittsburgh Steelers supporters standing outside the tunnel to the visiting locker room on Sunday, sunglasses unable to hide his gleeful intensity. “What's up? What's up!" the longtime Steelers coach said over and...

After decorated career, Lloyd will savor final game with US

Oct. 25, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Reality is starting to set in for Carli Lloyd, who plays her last game for the United States on Tuesday night. Lloyd, who memorably scored three goals in the opening 16 minutes of the U.S. victory in the 2015 Women's World Cup final, is retiring from soccer after a...

Baker on etiquette: 'Too late for me to change the world'

Oct. 19, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Old-school Astros manager Dusty Baker is happy to stay out of the latest kerfuffle over players showing each other up on the field, saying on Tuesday: “It's too late for me to change the world.” The latest flare-up over baseball's unwritten rules came...

Washington announces Taylor jersey retirement amid scandals

Oct. 14, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Football Team announced Thursday it is retiring late safety Sean Taylor's number this weekend, last-minute timing that sparked criticism while the organization is dealing with multiple off-field scandals. Washington has previously...

Manila mayor formalizes bid for Philippine presidency

Oct. 04, 2021 04:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital registered his candidacy for the presidency in next year’s elections on Monday, promising to ease coronavirus outbreaks, fix the country’s battered economy and heal deep political divisions. ...