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Retirement

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Before We Begin Derek Jeter’s Final Season, We Remember The First Sports Farewell Tour: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

There was a time when athletes just road off into the distance. Kareem changed all that, paving the way for Derek Jeter’s 2014 whirlwind tribute tour, which started today.


NBA

Why Is Jason Kidd’s Number Getting Retired During A Freakin’ Preseason Game?

He’s an NBA legend who’s getting a second rate tribute. Why?


TennisVideo

Watch Marion Bartoli’s Stunning, Painful, Tear-Filled Retirement Announcement

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She nearly went out on top. A little more than a month after winning her first Grand Slam title in 47 attempts — the most ever GS appearances before obtaining a title — French tennis player Marion Bartoli surprised assembled media, and even un-assembled media, by suddenly retiring from the sport. Video after the jump.


BasketballNBAWeird But True

Metta World Peace Retired On Twitter Because He Has A Painful, Talking, Ugly-Faced Bunion

Ron Artest, or Metta World Peace, or whatever you want to call him, has seemingly retired. He took to Twitter last night to inform the world of his decision, which comes after he was amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers. Let’s see what Artest had to say.


MLBVideo

Chipper Jones Gives Swagged-Out Gesticulation-Filled Speech At Jersey Retirement Ceremony (VIDEO)

Two fun facts about Chipper Jones. His real name is Larry Wayne, and he talks like Master P. Seriously, I was blown away at how much swag this old dude is rocking…


MLB

Mariano Rivera Will Announce His Retirement Following This Season, So Let’s Talk About When Players Should Announce Their Retirement

When Mariano Rivera tore his ACL last season shagging fly balls, there was a moment when we all assumed his hallowed career had come to an unceremonious end; no playoffs, no glitz, no glory. Just a guy holding his knee in the outfield and mercifully fading into the background. Rivera came back, however, and was not quite ready to hang it up. Not that he isn’t close.


TennisWeird But True

Female Canadian Tennis Player Retires Because People Said Mean Things About Her On The Internet

At her peak in 2011, Canadian tennis player Rebecca Marino was ranked No. 38 in the world and made it to the third round of the French Open. But earlier today, she released a statement announcing her retirement from the game.


NFLThey Said What?

Ray Lewis Announced His Retirement Early So He Could Bask In The Glory Of Other People Celebrating Him

Four days before the Baltimore Ravens opening round playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, Ray Lewis announced that he was retiring after the season. The news cued an onslaught of praise upon praise upon praise, with Lewis lapping up the rewards of 17 years of tackles and dancing and preaching. And now that he’s in the Super Bowl, retiring off into the sunset, it’s all gone to plan.


NFL

Ray Lewis To Retire At Season’s End, Ending 17 Years Of Hitting You In The Mouth And Shouting About It

Ray Lewis, man of the motivational word, is retiring at the conclusion of this season. Though he returned to practice on December 5th in anticipation of his return from a torn triceps injury suffered earlier in the season, it is unclear as to whether or not he will play against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday in the AFC Wild Card round.


MLBWeird But True

Hideki Matsui To Retire To His Gratuitous Pornography Collection

Hideki Matsui is retiring…to his Godzilla-sized porno collection of over 55,000 films. Don’t act like you’re not impressed.


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