Athlete retirement

FILE - In this July 23, 2017, file photo, Kasey Kahne (5) celebrates winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne announced his intentions Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, file photo on Twitter, saying “I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I’m at ease with the decision that I have made.”(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time racing in NASCAR and plans to focus on the sprint car team he owns. Kahne said in a Twitter post that he is at ease with the decision after 15 years racing in NASCAR. Kahne, from Enumclaw, Washington, made it to...
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Items left by visitors decorate the grave of George "Babe" Ruth and Claire Ruth at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Seventy years after Babe Ruth’s death, fans still flock to his grave with tributes: baseballs, bats, beer and more. The indelible slugger and larger-than-life personality died Aug. 16, 1948. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 16, 2018 - 9:12 am
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death. It's the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible slugger...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:58 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Danijel Subasic says he is retiring from international soccer, becoming the third Croatian player that reached the World Cup final to leave the national team. The 33-year-old Subasic joins defender Vedran Corluka and striker Mario Mandzukic in calling it quits. Subasic says "...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:46 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mario Mandzukic says he is retiring from international soccer after 11 years with Croatia's national team, with his decision coming a month after he scored a goal in the World Cup final. The 32-year-old Mandzukic made the announcement Tuesday on Instagram. In an emotional...
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CORRECTS MONTH TO AUGUST NOT JUNE Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve, left, and guard Lindsay Whalen announce Whalen's retirement during a news conference at Mayo Square, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. The gritty point guard announced her plans on Monday. She's led the Lynx to four WNBA championships and appeared in six All-Star games. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 6:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Lindsay Whalen retires from the WNBA at the end of this season, the gritty Minnesota Lynx point guard won't have trouble figuring out what to do next. She's already started the next stage, after all, as the head coach at her alma mater. Even before she was hired in the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 25, 2018, Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary deflects a penalty during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. In a social media announcement, the 45-year old Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary said he is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)
August 07, 2018 - 7:05 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt's backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team's final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts while playing Brazil during the women's beach volleyball bronze medal match of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. And the three-time Olympic gold medalist absolutely plans to go out with another gold around her neck from the 2020 Games after she and partner April Ross wound up with bronze at Rio in 2016, a heartbreaking disappointment that still stings for Walsh Jennings yet fuels her at the same time. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:43 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Kerri Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. She has big plans before her days on the sand are done, and for improving the long-term health and growth of the sport well into the future by creating new playing...
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Jimmie Johnson climbs into his car prior to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
July 28, 2018 - 11:37 am
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson had been plucked from NASCAR's farm system to drive for owner Rick Hendrick with a resume so ordinary the team wondered if it made the right call on the California kid. Until Johnson could join Hendrick Motorsports in late 2001, he plodded along for a second-...
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Former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis stands in front of a makeshift island at the main entrance to the team's training facility after a news conference officially announcing his retirement Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Florham Park, N.J. Revis leaves behind an 11-season career that included four All-Pro selections and a Super Bowl win with the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 24, 2018 - 8:25 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darrelle Revis officially shut down his dominant playing career by signing one final contract. The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback who routinely frustrated opposing receivers with his blanket-like coverage officially retired Tuesday as a member of the New York Jets — the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2015, file photo, New York Jets' Darrelle Revis speaks to the media after a Jets practice in Florham Park, N.J. Revis, a star cornerback with the New York Jets and a Super Bowl winner with their archrivals, the Patriots, has retired. Revis announced Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Twitter that he was ending an 11-season career that included four All-Pro selections. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 18, 2018 - 4:21 pm
Revis Island is closed for business. Darrelle Revis, a star cornerback with the New York Jets and a Super Bowl winner with their archrivals, the New England Patriots, has retired. Revis announced Wednesday on social media that he was ending an 11-season career that included four All-Pro selections...
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