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Yankees Captain Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

That sound you hear? That’s the sound of 29 teams other than the New York Yankees groaning after learning they’re going to have to come up with another parting gift to give to another Yankee legend and first-ballot Hall of Famer. One year after greatest-closer-of-all-time Mariano Rivera completed his farewell tour of Major League Baseball, […]

Kevin Faulk Retired: A Look Back at his 13-Year Career

Kevin Faulk, one of the all-time Patriots’ greats, retired Tuesday at a press conference at The Hall at Patriot Place. Faulk hangs up his cleats at the age of 36 after 13 seasons playing for the Patriots. This offseason, the Patriots officially lost the last of the players who had three Super Bowl rings (other than […]

Matt Light Made Patriots Offensive Line Much, Much Better

When the 2012 New England Patriots kick off their season in a few months, many of the faces will look familiar. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker will still be there, picking apart defenses. Jerod Mayo will still blow up any receiver foolhardy enough to run across the middle of the field. Stephen Gostkowski […]

Jason Varitek to Announce Retirement Thursday

After fifteen seasons, three All-Star appearances, and two World Series trophies with the Boston Red Sox, Jason Varitek will retire at the age of 39, Peter Abraham reports.

Red Sox Waiting on Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek

The Red Sox have openly invited both veterans Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek to spring training, but it remains to be seen if either is willing to play again or lean towards retirement. They are two of the limited number of players remaining from the legendary 2004 championship team, and may choose retirement because of […]

Manny Ramirez Seeks Return: Should He Still Serve Steroids Suspension?

The name ‘Manny Ramirez’ has significant implications in this area. Every New England sports fan can recall some grand memory of the days of Manny patrolling left field at Fenway. The bathroom break in the Green Monster during the non-pitching change, the dugout fight with Kevin Youkilis, the high five to a fan in Baltimore […]

Randy Moss Announces His Retirement

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has retired from the NFL, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday. “After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he’s decided to retire.” Moss’ agent Joel Segal stated. Moss played parts of four seasons in New England, asserting himself as one of the best receivers in […]

Shaq at Retirement Press Conference: ‘Call Me The Big AARP’

Shaquille O’Neal has now played his last game in the NBA, officially making the announcement at a Friday press conference near his home in Orlando. Shaq, who said nice things about former coaches Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers, revealed that if he wanted to play for one last season with the Celtics, he would need surgery and face […]

Video: Shaq Retires After 19 NBA Seasons

Finally after 19 NBA seasons, The Big Shamrock, The Big Aristotle, Superman, Diesel, or just plain old Shaq is calling it quits. Shaquille O’Neal announced via his twitter account with a video from Tout.com that his Hall of Fame career is finally over. The 15-Time All-Star said: “We did it. Nineteen years baby. I want […]

Fred Taylor Uncertain About Playing Status For Next Season

Will he or won’t he? In the latest ‘hold your breath Brett Favre moment,’ Patriots running back Fred Taylor tells Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald that he hasn’t decided anything on his playing status for next season. This is contrary to what Taylor told the Gainesville Sun’s Pat Dooley on Monday where Taylor assured […]

Pedro Martinez Looking To Return With The Red Sox

Pedro Martinez spent seven seasons with the Red Sox, made four trips to the playoffs, and won it all in his final year with the team in 2004. He then went on to sign with the Mets after that season, had one good season, and had three other injury-riddled years in New York. Pedro returned […]

Don’t Look Now: Tiki Barber to Make NFL Comeback

Amongst all the talk of a potential lockout and the prospects of new CBA deal, there was some actual football news to announce Tuesday. Tiki Barber — yes, that Tiki Barber — filed paperwork to the NFL to come out of retirement, according to the New York Times. Barber, 36, last played in the NFL in […]

Poll: Andy Pettitte Retirement

Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees will reportedly announce his retirement Friday. After 16 years in the majors, he finishes with a 240-138 record and a 3.88 ERA. We have to ask…

Yanks Lefty Andy Pettitte to Announce Retirement

As if the awesome offseason grabs by the Sox and the losing bid for Cliff Lee wasn’t enough, some salt to the Yankees’ wounds is about to be added when lefty Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement on Friday, according to WEEI’s Jerry Spar. The 16 year vet has a career ERA of 3.88, and […]

Injuries Force Tayler Twellman Into Early Retirement

One of the greatest careers the MLS has ever seen came to an abrupt (although not unexpected) ending earlier this week. Throughout eight seasons with the Revolution, Tayler Twellman has had to battle through seven diagnosed concussions, sinus problems, broken cheekbones, broken feet, and innumerable muscle tears and strains.  When, earlier this year, Twellman was […]