Latest Athlete retirement News

Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94

Aug. 03, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94. Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills...

Ex-WNBA star Lauren Jackson savors each day of her comeback

Aug. 02, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Jackson is savoring every minute of her basketball comeback even though the battle-tested Australian hoops icon knows she can't do things that once captivated fans before retiring from the sport six years ago. No, that “LJ" is no more. This chapter belongs...

Jonathan Lucroy retiring as Brewers plan to honor him

Aug. 02, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy says he is retiring, more than a year after playing his last major league game. The Milwaukee Brewers said Tuesday that Lucroy will be inducted into the team’s wall of honor on Saturday. Lucroy played for the Brewers from...

Shanshan Feng got everything from golf but a proper farewell

Aug. 02, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Shanshan Feng never wanted to play more than 10 years of professional golf. She went longer than planned, and the only regret for China's happy-go-lucky major champion is the COVID-19 pandemic kept her from a proper farewell. Feng, 32, announced her retirement Tuesday with an...

Derek Wolfe signs 1-day deal to retire as a Denver Bronco

Jul. 29, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Derek Wolfe will happily spend his time chasing around his 3-year-old daughter instead of NFL quarterbacks. The 32-year-old defensive tackle retired Friday, saying a hip injury that required a second operation last month made it too hard to spend an 11th...

Chase Young won't play for Commanders in Week 1, Rivera says

Jul. 29, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chase Young will not be ready to play Week 1 for the Washington Commanders, coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday in ruling out the standout pass-rusher for at least the season opener. Young could miss more than just Washington’s first game, Sept. 11 against...

4-time F1 champion Vettel to retire at end of season

Jul. 28, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will retire at the end of the season to spend more time with his family, the German driver said Thursday. Vettel won his four F1 titles from 2010-13 with the Red Bull team. His last race victory came with...

K.J. Wright retires after signing 1-day deal with Seahawks

Jul. 27, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran linebacker K.J. Wright to a one-day contract on Wednesday so he could retire with the team that drafted him more than a decade ago. Wright, 33, was selected in the fourth-round of the 2011 draft out of Mississippi State and...

Titans report for camp healthy, playoff loss left in past

Jul. 26, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All that matters to the Tennessee Titans is having a healthy Derrick Henry, a driven Ryan Tannehill and one of the NFL’s best defenses back essentially intact to chase a third straight AFC South title. Earning the AFC's No. 1 seed last season despite...

Danny Amendola, 2-time Super Bowl winner with Pats, retires

Jul. 26, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Danny Amendola, who earned two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots and became one of Tom Brady’s favorite playmakers during his five seasons in New England, is retiring. The veteran 36-year-old receiver posted a video on social media that featured...