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Puyol to leave Barcelona at end of season

FC Barcelona's Carles Puyol arrives for a press conference to announce his retirement as a FC Barcelona's soccer player at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi, Spain, Tuesday, March , 2014. The 35-year-old Puyol has spent his entire career with the Spanish league champions, having debuted in 1999. But he has made just 12 appearances this season after battling knee injuries in recent seasons. Puyol has been essential figure in Barcelona and Spain’s recent achievements, as the center back helped Spain win the 2010 World Cup two years after its European Championship triumph. Despite helping take Spain to the top of world football, Puyol has been the warrior defender center to Barcelona’s success, helping the club to 21 trophies including three Champions Leagues. AP

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has decided to leave the club at the end of the season, preferring to take some time off after several injury-filled seasons and putting his football future in doubt.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

76ers retire Allen Iverson’s no. 3 jersey

Former Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson salutes the crowd during a retirement ceremony at halftime of an NBA basketball game between the 76ers and the Washington Wizards, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Allen Iverson cupped his hand to his left ear and asked to hear his favorite tune one more time.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Talk ‘N Text’s Ali Peek announces retirement

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After 16 fruitful seasons in the PBA, Ali Peek has decided to call it a career.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

2002 Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian retires

Argentina's former tennis world number three David Nalbandian announces his retirement because of a persistent problem with his right shoulder during a press conference in Buenos Aires on October 1, 2013. The 31-year-old -- whose most prestigious victory was in coming from two sets down to beat Roger Federer in the 2005 Masters final -- will play a final exhibition match against Rafael Nadal on November 23 in Buenos Aires.  AFP

David Nalbandian, the 2002 Wimbledon finalist who caused an uproar a decade later by injuring a line judge at another tournament, retired from professional tennis Tuesday because of a shoulder injury.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

McGrady announces retirement from the NBA

In this file photo from May 8, 2013, San Antonio Spurs' Tracy McGrady, left, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili of Argentina, right, react on the bench against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 2 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff seriesin San Antonio. McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, ending a 16-year career that included two scoring titles, seven All-Star appearances, injuries to his knee and back and zero playoff series wins while he was leading the way. AP

Those sleepy eyes always betrayed Tracy McGrady.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Wimbledon champ Bartoli retires after latest loss

Marion Bartoli, from France, returns against Simona Halep, from Romania, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Mason, Ohio. AP

Just weeks after winning the Wimbledon title, Marion Bartoli retired from tennis on Wednesday, tearfully conceding that the pain from a series of injuries was too much to bear.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Jason Kidd retiring from NBA after 19 seasons

In this July 12, 2012 file photo, Jason Kidd speaks during a news conference at the New York Knicks training facility in Tarrytown, N.Y. The New York Knicks say Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File

Jason Kidd became one of the best by making others better.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Grant Hill retires from NBA after 19 seasons

Grant Hill. AP File Photo.

Seven-time All-Star Grant Hill retired from the NBA on Saturday after 19 seasons, ending a career interrupted by injuries that included an Olympic gold medal.

The Los Angeles Clippers announced the news, which came as no surprise since Hill had been mulling his future after the team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. He had one season left on his contract.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Beckham walks off in tears after last home game

Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham after scoring during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.   AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD

David Beckham hugged his teammates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation — for the last time in front of a home crowd at a football game.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Roddick not ready to call it a career just yet

Andy Roddick returns a shot to Australia's Bernard Tomic in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Andy Roddick served notice he will not go gently into retirement, blasting into the third round of the US Open on Friday by dispatching Australian teen Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in only 87 minutes.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ex-champ Antonio Margarito retires

Antonio Margarito. File photo

Mexico’s Antonio Margarito, the former world welterweight champion who was suspended for 16 months after plaster was found in his gloves, retired on Thursday after an 18-year pro boxing career.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

God told me to retire—Pacquiao

MANNY PACQUIAO.   AP FILE PHOTO

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said on Monday that he had been told by God in a dream to retire soon, potentially raising doubt over hopes of a fight with American Floyd Mayweather.

Posted: March 19th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

‘It’s not gonna be long,’ says Pacquiao on his retirement

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DEEP THOUGHTS. World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is considering retirement, telling a press conference in New York, "It's not gonna be long" and because he wants to run for an elective post in 2013 so that he can continue serving the people. ELTON LUGAY/INQUIRER.net contributor

“I don’t really need this fight. I’m already satisfied with what I have done in boxing.” The pronouncement was made by Manny Pacquiao on September 6 in a press briefing announcing his forthcoming bout with Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12 in Las Vegas.

Posted: September 7th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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