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Eddie Wineland considering retirement after loss


Following the first clean KO loss of his career, and his second broken jaw, Eddie Wineland is considering hanging up his gloves and focusing on his second career, as a firefighter.

Diabate retiring after fight with Ilir Latifi


Following his bout on March 7th at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa, former Pride vet and current UFC light heavyweight Cyrille Diabate will be taking his retirement from the sport of MMA.

The End of Martin Brodeur


Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium felt like the symbolic end for one of the all-time greats.


GSP and the Spider: Facing Up to Fight Mortality

There comes a point in every fighters life when they are forced to choose whether or not they can continue to face the pain.. "Nobody’s indestructible…." Words uttered recently by Dana White...

Why Was Orb Retired?


While writing my Fanpost about Groupie Doll last night, I struggled over whether to include Orb as an example of a horse retired too early. I considered it because I was coming from the perspective of keeping newer fans engaged in the sport -- and who better to keep newer fans engaged than a Derby winner? I opted against it, however, because there were so many outstanding questions about the circumstances of Orb's retirement, especially in light of his disappointing Jockey Club Gold Cup performance. I'm glad I am not the only one who has a head full of questions about Orb's retirement, and am glad that Steve Haskin wrote this.

No mas: Kingsbury et al explain early retirement


MMA Fighting's Mike Chiappetta talks to Cole Konrad, Kyle Kingsbury, Nick Denis and other mixed martial artists who are walking away from the sport at relatively early ages.

Paul Hamm retires from gymnastics


U.S. Olympic gymnast Paul Hamm announced his retirement yesterday, as he tried to make it back to the Olympics for the first time since 2004; He missed 2008 with an injury. Hamm said his body, at...

Gareth Thomas retires from rugby


Openly gay pro rugger Gareth Thomas has retired from rugby, he announced today. Thomas said in a statement: I have listened and discussed this decision with many of my family and close friends. My...

Big Brown out, Casino Drive in


We horse lovers who have worried about Big Brown continuing to race on that problematical hoof can now breathe easy.  The other day, the colt was pulled from preparation for the Breeders Cup...

Is This Chris Mason's Swan Song?

Journeyman netminder Chris Mason returns to the Nashville Predators this season, the club that gave him his start in the NHL. After three other NHL cities, is this the year Mase hoists the Cup? Or...

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