Athlete retirement

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) calls a play against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 30, 2018 - 9:53 pm
The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL's regular season (all times Eastern): 9:50 p.m. The Indianapolis Colts lead the Tennessee Titans 17-10 at halftime in the race for the AFC's final playoff spot. Andrew Luck has thrown for 196 yards and two touchdowns compared to Blaine Gabbert who has 73 yards...
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File-This Dec. 9, 2018, file photo shows Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) warming up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Williams is in no rush to discuss his future. And the Bills aren't going to push the defensive tackle into making a decision about returning for a 14th season any time soon in what's become an annual game of wait-and-see when it comes to the team's respected leader and longest-tenured active player. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
December 28, 2018 - 12:11 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Defensive tackle Kyle Williams is retiring at age 35 after 13 seasons, a decision that leaves the Buffalo Bills without their most respected leader and longest-active tenured player. Buffalo's season finale against Miami on Sunday will be his last game, he said Friday. "...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, smiles at Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 11, 2018 - 4:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife's acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood. LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and...
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November 20, 2018 - 10:27 am
Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers is retiring after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits. The 39-year-old third baseman announced his decision Tuesday in a statement released by the Rangers. The four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner says his decision came after "careful consideration and many...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in California's 39th District, speaks during a campaign stop in Buena Park, Calif. Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 17, 2018 - 9:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat...
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November 09, 2018 - 6:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A published report says Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has decided to retire after 15 seasons. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Mauer has taken out an ad in its Sunday paper to announce his retirement. The newspaper reports that Mauer says in the ad that his decision "...
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October 19, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Jamie Greubel Poser, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and was a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team, retired Friday. She announced her decision through USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Greubel Poser started bobsledding 11 years ago, narrowly missed making the 2010...
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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his cap to the Seattle Mariners bench after being relieved at third base during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
September 24, 2018 - 2:58 am
It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball's distinguished sluggers. Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers' home finale Sunday. The star third baseman's future is uncertain, but the fans showed their appreciation in case this turns out to be his final season. There was...
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Mike Bryan, left, of the US returns a shot to Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic during the Davis Cup semifinal double match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 15, 2018 - 1:03 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Doubles specialist Mike Bryan's decision to come out of Davis Cup retirement gave the United States a much-needed lift. Bryan teamed with Ryan Harrison for the first time and helped the Americans outlast Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 7-5, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) over nearly...
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September 04, 2018 - 7:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard has officially retired nearly two years after he last played in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies. The 2006 NL MVP spent 13 seasons with the Phillies and helped them win five division titles and the 2008 World Series. He hit 382 homers and had 1,194 RBIs with...
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