Athlete retirement

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto rounds third base on his two-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 02, 2019 - 10:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Joey Votto homered and drove in three runs, Alex Wood pitched 6 2/3 strong innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Friday night. Wood (1-0) was sharp in his second start since returning from a season-long back injury, allowing five baserunners and solo homers...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, right, works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 26, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)
July 27, 2019 - 2:48 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The red-hot San Francisco Giants keep playing — and winning — extra-inning games. Pablo Sandoval homered with two outs in the 11th and the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Friday night for their 18th victory in 22 games. Sandoval's drive on a 1-2 pitch from Logan Allen (2-3)...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2019 photo, New York Yankees' Troy Tulowitzki is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning of a baseball game in New York. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says he is retiring from Major League Baseball following injuries that limited him to 13 plate appearances since July 2017, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 25, 2019 - 8:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki, a five-time All-Star with the Colorado Rockies who has missed most of the past two seasons with leg injuries, announced his retirement on Thursday, more than three months after he played in his last game for the New York Yankees. "For as long as I can remember, my...
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Comedian Ha Ha Davis, left, announces the arrival of Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey to NFL football training camp as he steps from the back of an armored car outside TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 7:53 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey crouched in the back of an armored truck, peered through a small window and waited for his introduction. The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback then flung open both doors, revealing dozens of phony money bags and a huge smile. Ramsey put on quite a show as the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks with forward Tim Duncan (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in San Antonio. Duncan is back with the Spurs, this time as an assistant coach. Duncan won five championships in a 19-year career with the Spurs. Popovich, in a release distributed by the team, says “it is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:16 pm
Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich. Duncan, the Spurs' all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only player to be on all five of San Antonio's NBA championship teams — officially returned to the franchise Monday...
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Gael Monfils of France returns to Ugo Humbert of France in a Men's singles match during day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 01, 2019 - 3:42 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Gael Monfils had to retire with an injury during the fifth set of his first-round match at Wimbledon. The 16th-seeded Monfils held a two-set lead against Ugo Humbert but couldn't close out the win and had to quit with an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, hockey pucks are stacked on the boards as Vancouver Canucks players skate past during an informal NHL hockey practice at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. NHL free agency day began with two rivals helping each other out of a jam by way of a trade. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Cody Ceci, a 2020 third-round pick and minor leaguers Ben Harpur and Aaron Luchuk from the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Nikita Zaitsev, forward Connor Brown and minor leaguer Michael Carcone. The teams announced the trade early Monday, July 1, 2019, roughly 3½ hours before the start of free agency. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File)
July 01, 2019 - 3:01 pm
The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 2:45 p.m. The Montreal Canadiens have tendered an offer sheet to Carolina Hurricanes restricted free agent forward Sebastian Aho. The offer sheet is worth $42.27 million over five years, an annual salary cap hit of $8.54 million. If Carolina does...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) skates onto the ice after being awarded the number one star of the game after an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, in Sunrise, Fla. Luongo has decided to retire after 19 seasons. The 40-year-old Luongo made the announcement Wednesday, June 26, 2019, on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)
June 26, 2019 - 3:27 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo wanted to keep playing and keep chasing the elusive Stanley Cup, largely because he believes the Florida Panthers are finally in position to be a playoff contender. His body wanted otherwise. And Luongo ultimately listened. The most popular player in Panthers...
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June 17, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup— and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in. And there were many. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players' Tribune posted Monday that he is...
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FILE - In trhis Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Charlotte Hornets' Tony Parker laughs on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker has announced he's retiring after 18 seasons. The 37-year-old guard played 17 said on Twitter Monday, June 10, 2019, that it was an emotional decision and that it has been an "incredible journey." He played 17 seasons for the San Antonio Spurs and made the postseason every year of his career before joining the Hornets last season and missing the playoffs. He was selected to the All-Star team six times and was named second-team All-NBA three times. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
June 10, 2019 - 2:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker's impressive career is over. Parker announced Monday he's retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision. "It's with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it...
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