Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''
Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''

Former France defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for `personal reasons`.

De facto boss Bernie Ecclestone returns to F1 board
De facto boss Bernie Ecclestone returns to F1 board

The larger-than-life figure of Bernie Ecclestone once again wielded it's power on Thursday. Having successfully negotiated the retirement rumours, the de facto boss of Formula One was re-instated to the board that runs this lucrative sports as a business.

Kumar Sangakkara asked to review retirement: Reports
Kumar Sangakkara asked to review retirement: Reports

 Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has been asked to review his retirement plans after he had told national selectors in April of hanging up his boots post the 2015 World Cup in Australia.

Employees may have to write details of good work before retirement

The Centre is planning to make it mandatory for all its employees to write details of commendable work done by them during their service before they retire.

Employees with 2-year service left can be transferred in Punjab

 Employees who have only two years left in government services can now be transferred in Punjab as earlier they were getting immunity from transfer, a senior official said on Sunday.

Considered retirement on being dropped from ODI squad: Younis Khan
Considered retirement on being dropped from ODI squad: Younis Khan

Pakistan's man-of-the-series against Australia, Younis Khan, on Monday said he thought of retiring after being dropped unceremoniously from the one-day squad last month.

Departmental proceedings can go after retirement of govt employee: Supreme Court

Departmental proceedings against a government employee for grave misconduct and negligence do not come to an end with his retirement and can continue even after that, the Supreme Court has held.

Dept proceedings can go after retirement of govt employee: SC

Departmental proceedings against a government employee for grave misconduct and negligence do not come to an end with his retirement and can continue even after that, the Supreme Court has held.

China`s Li Na rules out retirement U-turn
China`s Li Na rules out retirement U-turn

Chinese star Li Na ruled out a return to tennis Sunday despite quitting the sport just months after winning her second Grand Slam title.

Former France defender William Gallas calls it quits at 37
Former France defender William Gallas calls it quits at 37

Former France defender William Gallas has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a decorated 19-year professional career, he said on Thursday.

Jack Wilshere studying Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo in his footballing education
Jack Wilshere studying Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo in his footballing education

England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been watching clips of Xabi Alonso and Andrea Pirlo as he bids to fill the holding midfield void created by the international retirement of Steven Gerrard.

Preeja Sreedharan to bid adieu to athletics
Preeja Sreedharan to bid adieu to athletics

Long distance runner Preeja Sreedharan is all set to bid adieu to athletics after the National Games to be held in Kerala next year.

Dirk Kuyt calls times on Netherlands
Dirk Kuyt calls times on Netherlands

Dutch international forward Dirk Kuyt announced on Friday he was calling time on his career with the Oranje after a decade playing for the national side.

Aussie cycling great Cadel Evans announces he will retire in February
Aussie cycling great Cadel Evans announces he will retire in February

Cadel Evans, the only Australian to win the Tour de France, announced on Thursday he will retire next February.

Asian Games: Abhinav Bindra bags bronze in 10m Air Rifle event

Abhinav Bindra gets bronze in 10m Air Rifle at the Asian games. With this victory, he also announced that he will be retiring.

`Sad day` for tennis, says Martina Hingis on Li Na`s exit
`Sad day` for tennis, says Martina Hingis on Li Na`s exit

Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis said Friday Li Na`s retirement was a loss to world tennis, crediting the Chinese star with raising the game`s profile in her home country.

Manny Pacquiao fight, ''let's make it happen'' says Floyd Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao fight, ''let's make it happen'' says Floyd Mayweather

It took just minutes after Floyd Mayweather Jr had scored a dominant win over Argentine Marcos Maidana on Saturday before the undefeated welterweight champion faced the inevitable question.

Franck Ribery's retirement is not my fault: Antoine Griezmann
Franck Ribery's retirement is not my fault: Antoine Griezmann

Rising star Antoine Griezmann denied claims that he was the cause of Franck Ribery's decision to retire from the French national football team.

Michael Clarke rules out ODI retirement
Michael Clarke rules out ODI retirement

Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed any suggestions he might quit one day cricket after returning home from the Zimbabwe tour with a hamstring injury.

Houses for 9,000 Maharashtra policemen soon after retirement

Around 9,000 police constables in Maharashtra would soon get a house of their own in adjoining Navi Mumbai after retirement.