Australia opener Chris Rogers to retire after Ashes
Australia opener Chris Rogers to retire after Ashes

Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers said Monday he plans to retire from Tests after this year`s Ashes series in England.

Veteran keeper Brad Friedel to retire
Veteran keeper Brad Friedel to retire

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel is to retire at the end of the season, bringing down the curtain on a career spanning three decades, the English Premier League club announced Thursday.

Gebrselassie announces retirement for second time

Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie on Sunday announced his retirement from competitive running following a career spanning 25 years after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run.

Floyd Mayweather vows to retire after September bout
Floyd Mayweather vows to retire after September bout

 Floyd Mayweather earned a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday and reaffirmed his plan to retire after his next bout in September.

Brendan Taylor admits 'dearth of money' behind Zimbabwe retirement
Brendan Taylor admits 'dearth of money' behind Zimbabwe retirement

Zimbabwe's retired cricketer Brendan Taylor has admitted that the lack of financial security was the reason behind his decision to quit international cricket after the World Cup.

Didier Drogba dismisses retirement talk
Didier Drogba dismisses retirement talk

Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba insisted Monday he intended to play for at least one more season.

Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu retires
Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu retires

Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu announced his retirement Friday after making his mark as one of the league`s premier safeties over a dozen NFL seasons.

Not expecting Australia's ODI captaincy: George Bailey
Not expecting Australia's ODI captaincy: George Bailey

Australia batsman George Bailey on Sunday said he is ready to resume his place in the middle-order following the retirement of Michael Clarke. But he added he's not expecting captaincy on a permanent basis.

Pakistan name Azhar Ali as ODI captain
Pakistan name Azhar Ali as ODI captain

Inexperienced top-order batsman Azhar Ali was on Monday named as the new Pakistan ODI captain in a surprise move by the cricket Board, succeeding Misbah-ul-Haq who retired from the 50-over format after the cricket World Cup.

Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive
Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final.

Test cricket the pinnacle, says outgoing Michael Clarke
Test cricket the pinnacle, says outgoing Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke accepted he may be running against the tide of public opinion but insisted he had no regrets about putting Test cricket above one-day and Twenty20 in his list of priorities in order to prolong his playing career.

Michael Clarke quits, who`s next? Three contenders
Michael Clarke quits, who`s next? Three contenders

AFP Sports looks at the main contenders to be Australia`s next one-day captain following Michael Clarke`s decision to retire from ODIs after Sunday`s World Cup final against New Zealand:

Rocky road for skipper Michael Clarke to World Cup final
Rocky road for skipper Michael Clarke to World Cup final

Skipper Michael Clarke has shrugged off fitness fears, talk of rifts with team-mates, coach and selectors and form concerns to guide Australia through to Sunday`s World Cup final against New Zealand.

Australia captain Michael Clarke to quit ODIs after World Cup final
Australia captain Michael Clarke to quit ODIs after World Cup final

Australia captain Michael Clarke will quit one-day international cricket after Sunday`s World Cup final against New Zealand, bringing the curtain down on a 12-year career.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni avoids retirement talk
Indian skipper MS Dhoni avoids retirement talk

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to give an indication whether he will retire from one-day cricket after his team lost the World Cup semi-final to Australia in Sydney on Thursday.

Pakistan`s retiring Misbah-ul-Haq slams critics
Pakistan`s retiring Misbah-ul-Haq slams critics

Pakistan`s normally mild-mannered cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday launched a blistering tirade against his critics as he confirmed his retirement from one-day internationals.

I haven't retired from any format as yet: Chris Gayle
I haven't retired from any format as yet: Chris Gayle

A recurring back injury will certainly keep Chris Gayle out of the upcoming home Test series against England, but the destructive West Indies batsman insists that he is not retiring from any format of the game.

Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bid adieu to ODI cricket
Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bid adieu to ODI cricket

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi's ODI careers came to an end on Friday following their World Cup quarterfinal defeat against Australia but the two players will continue to play Test and Twenty cricket respectively.

Misbah-ul-Haq quits with regrets over lack of century
Misbah-ul-Haq quits with regrets over lack of century

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq admitted not scoring a century will remain a lifelong regret as the curtain fell on his 162-match, one-day career following defeat in the World Cup quarter-finals.