Australia batsman Steve Smith dampened down talk of his retirement on Friday after suggesting it was by no means certain that he would be still playing test cricket next season.
In a world that is full of economic uncertainties, one can never know for certain how much money they would need in order to retire early and still live comfortably, but financial experts now say that there is a number that can be calculated, which can take you close. The FIRE (financial-independence-retire-early) number is a concrete figure that can tell one the amount of money that they would need, if they were to leave their job right now and retire.
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.
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.
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.
Philipp Lahm, Germany's World Cup-winning captain and Bayern Munich's current skipper, hinted that he may retire from football
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.
Argentina great Diego Maradona criticises Lionel Messi, suggesting that the Barcelona star's retirement from international football, and subsequent change of heart, was "staged".
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.