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  • Bayern captain Lahm to retire at end of season

    Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm, who captained Germany to their 2014 World Cup victory, will retire at the end of the season a year before his contract with the German champions expires, the 33-year-old defender said on Tuesday.

  • Ana calls it quits

    Former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis, admitting that the physical toll of the circuit had proved too much.

  • Alex hangs up his boots

    Former Brazil international defender Alex on Monday announced his retirement from football at the age of 34 due to a serious knee injury that requires surgery.

  • Lahm hints at retirement

    Philipp Lahm, Germany's World Cup-winning captain and Bayern Munich's current skipper, hinted that he may retire from football

  • Kyrgios quits US Open in tears

    A tearful Nick Kyrgios, a dark horse to win the US Open, retires from his third-round match against Ukraine's Illya Marchenko with a hip injury.

  • Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Maradona fans, Barcelona star Lionel Messi

    Maradona slates Messi

    Argentina great Diego Maradona criticises Lionel Messi, suggesting that the Barcelona star's retirement from international football, and subsequent change of heart, was "staged".

  • Football: Messi in, Higuain out

    Lionel Messi's return to Argentina duty has been confirmed by his inclusion in Edgardo Bauza's first international squad, while there is no place for Gonzalo Higuain up front.

  • Is Messi the new Afridi?

    Argentina fans receive a much-needed boost when Lionel Messi confirmed he would be available for selection.

  • La Albiceleste pick Bauza as coach

    Argentina, still reeling from the shock resignations of captain Lionel Messi and coach Gerardo Martino, choose Edgardo Bauza as their new coach.

  • ‘Retiring Messi has abandoned us’

    World Cup winner and Brazil legend Ronaldo feels "abandoned" by Lionel Messi and hopes he reneges on his retirement from international football.

  • Don't give up, Leo!

    Lionel Messi's retirement from the Argentina national team has turned the country upside down in the past few days, with an entire nation stunned by the news after Chile beat them in the Copa America final.

  • For Messi, retiring is a nonverbal apology

    It seems like a curse. There just aren't many footballing reasons to explain Argentina's latest failure in the Copa America Centenario final against Chile.

  • ‘More Argentina players may retire’

    Sergio Aguero and other Argentina players could follow the lead of captain Lionel Messi and retire from international football after losing the final of the Copa America on penalties to Chile for the second straight year.

  • Riise calls it quits

    Former Norway international left-back John Arne Riise, who played for top European clubs including Liverpool, Monaco and AS Roma, announces he is retiring from football.

  • Brendon McCullum to retire from int'l cricket

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will retire from all forms of international cricket at the end of the home series against Australia in February 2016.

  • Haddin retires from Test matches

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has retired from Test cricket.

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