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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.

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.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

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...

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

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.

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

‘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...

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

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.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

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.

September 9, 2015
September 9, 2015

Haddin retires from Test matches

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has retired from Test cricket.