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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.

February 8, 2017
February 8, 2017

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.

December 30, 2016
December 30, 2016

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.

December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016

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.

November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016

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

September 4, 2016
September 4, 2016

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.

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

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".

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

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.

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

Is Messi the new Afridi?

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

August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016

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.

July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016

‘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.