# retires

Last year
# Wave Goodbye
Veteran Irish jockey Manning retires at 55
He ended his career on a high, riding Vocal Studies to victory at Galway.
# Legend
After 9 titles and a Champions League win, Franck Ribery retires
The winger was also a World Cup runner-up with France in 2006.
# Wave Goodbye
Ex-world champion Amir Khan retires from boxing
The 35-year-old British fighter hangs up his gloves with a record of 34 wins from his 40 fights.
All time
# Wave Goodbye
Springbok World Cup winner retires at 34
JP Pietersen announced his retirement on Friday.
# Thanks
'I've had such an amazing career' - Former Connacht man Eoin McKeon retires
The 29-year-old helped his native province to their Pro12 title in 2016.
# Wave Goodbye
Ex-Crystal Palace and Aston Villa star retires from football
Mile Jedinak is calling it a day.
# Wave Goodbye
Irish jockey Donnacha O'Brien retires at 21
He said he wanted to focus on training from now on.
# Champion
Happy Springbok hooker retires again
Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.
# Hanging up the boots
Ex-England captain Hartley retires at the age of 33
The hooker is the nation’s second-most capped player, having made 97 appearances.
# safe keeping
Ex-Everton and Man United goalkeeper Tim Howard ends 21-year playing career
The 40-year-old earned 121 caps for the US, hung up his gloves on Sunday night.
Ex-Man United and Spurs striker Berbatov announces retirement at 38
The former Bulgaria captain also had spells with the likes of Bayer Levekusen, Fulham and Monaco.
# He loves this game
Ex-Man United and France defender Evra retires and explains coaching plans
The 38-year-old enjoyed a glittering career, and most recently played in the Premier League with West Ham.
# Wave Goodbye
'Rugby hurts' - 83-time France international retires
Dimitri Szarzewski will finish the campaign early and miss the end-of-season play-offs as Racing host La Rochelle on Friday.
# suftum
Ulster and Ireland wing Andrew Trimble announces retirement from rugby
The 33-year-old says it is ‘probably the toughest decision that any professional sportsman will make.’
# 8
Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards
The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement from the game after a superb career.
# A joy to watch
One of the all-time greats, Ronaldinho, officially hangs up his boots
The former Brazilian and Barcelona superstar is finally retiring from the professional game at the age of 37.
# Hanging up the boots
Gaelic football's longest-serving inter-county player calls it a day after 17 years
Sligo forward Mark Breheny has announced his retirement this morning.
# Calling Time
Ex-Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips to retire from rugby at end of season
The 34-year-old is calling it a day after the current Premiership campaign.
# Controversy
Racing 92 launch legal proceedings against Goosen over 'blatant fraud'
The Springbok has left the Parisian club despite having signed a four-year contract last season.
# Accident
Finn Harps player retires after losing finger in freak accident
Kevin McHugh was originally planning to hang up his boots at the end of the season.
# Magic Mike
Scrum-half Phillips retires from international rugby after 94 Wales caps
The 33-year-old helped the Welsh to two Grand Slams during his Test career.
# End of the road
Former Munster and Leicester man Murphy calls time on his career
The 30-year-old played 91 times for the southern province.
# Legend
Triple Grand Slam winner Jones forced to retire with immediate effect
The 34-year-old back row has called time on his playing career.
# calling it quits
'It's not the way I would want to finish' - Wales' Adam Jones retires from international rugby
The veteran prop’s last appearance for Wales was the 38-16 defeat by South Africa.
# wednesday
We'll Leave It There So: Irish supporters' group angry, Declan O'Sullivan retires and all today's sport
Meanwhile, England boss Roy Hodgson has expressed his disapproval of the England fans’ IRA chants last night.
# oh hell no
Bad news wrestling fans, 'Good Ol' JR' has announced his retirement from WWE
The 62-year-old confirmed the news on Twitter.
# Looking Back
In pics: Kerry legend Paul Galvin's career in GAA
The star announced his retirement today, so we recall his many memorable years in football.
# Perfect 10
Ronan O'Gara's incredible Munster career in 40 brilliant pictures
With his retirement from the game confirmed, we look back at ROG’s unbelievable contribution to his province.
# Wave Goodbye
Three-time All-Star Hickey retires from inter-county hurling
Aside from Henry Shefflin and Noel Skehan, no one has won as many All-Irelands as him in the GAA’s history.
# misfortune
Wales's Morgan Stoddart retires due to injury
A double leg fracture suffered in a World Cup warm-up match has ended the career of the Llanelli Scarlets man.
# Sean Óg
'This time it's for good': Sean Óg Ó hAilpín retires from inter-county hurling
The Cork star announced that he is finally calling time on his 16 years with the Rebels.
# Wave Goodbye
VIDEO: Roberto Carlos retired today, so here's one of his finest moments
The veteran left-back has finally hung up his boots, following a distinguished career.
# Hero
So long, Shaggy: Horgan announces retirement from rugby
The 33-year-old Leinster winger has been forced to hang up his boots due to a persistent knee problem, the province confirmed this afternoon.