Athlete retirement

File-This Dec. 9, 2018, file photo shows Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) warming up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Williams is in no rush to discuss his future. And the Bills aren't going to push the defensive tackle into making a decision about returning for a 14th season any time soon in what's become an annual game of wait-and-see when it comes to the team's respected leader and longest-tenured active player. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:06 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Williams knows he's more than capable of returning for a 14th season. What the Buffalo Bills defensive tackle wasn't sure he can handle is spending another spring and summer of practice and training camp watching his children play T-ball and soccer on FaceTime. The...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, smiles at Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 11, 2018 - 4:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife's acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood. LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and...
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Adrian Beltre laughs with his wife Sandra before being introduced in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Beltre, who spent the last eight seasons of his Hall of Fame-caliber career with the Texas Rangers, formally said goodbye in a laugh-filled news conference at the ballpark where the four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove third baseman joined the 3,000-hit club in 2017. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
November 30, 2018 - 3:01 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre went into this offseason pretty sure he had played his last game after 21 big league seasons. "I just waited a little longer than I wanted to," Beltre said, explaining Friday he wanted to make sure he wasn't one of those players who retired and then had desire...
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FILE- In this July 30, 2017, file photo, Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his helmet as he acknowledges cheers after hitting a double for his 3,000th career hit, that came off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre has decided to retire after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits in the majors leagues. Beltre announced his decision in a statement released by the Rangers on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 20, 2018 - 4:10 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had a sometimes-imposing stare and plenty of quirky habits. He also had a genuine love for the game, and a lot of fun in a Hall of Fame-caliber career. After 21 big league seasons in which Beltre hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in California's 39th District, speaks during a campaign stop in Buena Park, Calif. Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 17, 2018 - 9:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer acknowledges a standing ovation as he donned catcher's gear and caught for one pitch against a Chicago White Sox batter in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Mauer began his career as a catcher before switching to first base. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Mauer has taken out an ad in its Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, paper to announce his retirement. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
November 09, 2018 - 6:58 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 major league seasons, six All-Star games, three Gold Glove awards, three batting titles and 2,123 career hits, all with his hometown Minnesota Twins. "Thank you, Minnesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for making my career as special and memorable as...
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October 19, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Jamie Greubel Poser, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and was a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team, retired Friday. She announced her decision through USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Greubel Poser started bobsledding 11 years ago, narrowly missed making the 2010...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after losing a point to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during their men's singles match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 11, 2018 - 10:22 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer was stretched to three sets for a second consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. Nevertheless, the top seed insisted he was content with how he's playing. Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, a day after...
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Houston Astros' Tony Kemp, right, high-fives teammate George Springer after scoring on Springer's two-run home run in the sixth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 02, 2018 - 2:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year's World Series between the Astros and Dodgers was a thriller, ending in Houston's Game 7 victory for its first championship. Might they have an encore in store? Perhaps one with a Hollywood ending this time? Time to find out. After two tight NL division races stretched the...
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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his cap to the Seattle Mariners bench after being relieved at third base during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
September 24, 2018 - 2:58 am
It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball's distinguished sluggers. Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers' home finale Sunday. The star third baseman's future is uncertain, but the fans showed their appreciation in case this turns out to be his final season. There was...
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