Athlete retirement

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018 file photo Shalane Flanagan of the United States reacts after crossing the finish line third in the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan says she is retiring from competitive running to become a coach. She made the announcement Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 saying she has only one regret: "I regret I can’t do it all over again." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
October 21, 2019 - 3:53 pm
Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, who ended a 40-year American drought when she won the New York City Marathon in 2017, is retiring from competitive running to become a coach with the Nike Bowerman Track Club. "I have felt my North Star shifting," the 38-year-old Flanagan said Monday on social...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018 file photo Shalane Flanagan of the United States reacts after crossing the finish line third in the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan says she is retiring from competitive running to become a coach. She made the announcement Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 saying she has only one regret: "I regret I can’t do it all over again." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
October 21, 2019 - 1:34 pm
Four-time Olympian and New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan says she is retiring from competitive running to become a coach. Flanagan made the announcement on social media on Monday, saying she has only one regret: "I regret I can't do it all over again." A native of Marblehead,...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates with teammates after his walk-off home run against the New York Yankees during the 11th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 14, 2019 - 2:38 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Yankees went to the bullpen early and kept a parade of relievers going to the mound — even CC Sabathia. But New York's bullpen buckled in the 11th inning when Carlos Correa led off with a home run off J.A. Happ, the Yankees' ninth pitcher, to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 win...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' David Freese celebrates after his home run against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. Freese is retiring after a 10-year career that included a World Series title in 2011 with the St. Louis Cardinals when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, on his verified Twitter account. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 12, 2019 - 3:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Freese retired Saturday after an 11-year career in the majors in which he shone brightest in the postseason, winning a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement on Twitter. He was a career .277...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' David Freese celebrates after his home run against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. Freese is retiring after a 10-year career that included a World Series title in 2011 with the St. Louis Cardinals when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, on his verified Twitter account. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 12, 2019 - 3:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Freese is retiring after an 11-year career that included a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder announced his decision Saturday on Twitter. He made his final appearance Wednesday in a deciding Game 5 of an NL...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Russell Martin (55) celebrates with David Freese (25) after hitting a two-run home run off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Hunter Strickland during the ninth inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. At left is Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 12, 2019 - 2:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Freese is retiring after a 10-year career that included a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement Saturday on Twitter. He made his final appearance Wednesday in a deciding Game 5 of an NL...
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Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle celebrates after the Nationals' 7-3 win in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 10, 2019 - 2:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals got down again but were never out — and they finally ended their streak of playoff series futility in grand fashion. Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the 10th inning and the Nationals, boosted by a lightning rally against...
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Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle celebrates after the Nationals' 7-3 win in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 10, 2019 - 2:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals got down again but were never out — and they finally ended their streak of playoff series futility in grand fashion. Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the 10th inning and the Nationals, boosted by a lightning rally against...
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Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran and catcher Brian McCann walk to the dugout after St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina hit a sacrifice fly to score Kolten Wong for the winning run during the 10th inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo, Charlie Riedel)
October 09, 2019 - 10:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann's Atlanta homecoming didn't end the way he hoped. McCann is retiring after a 15-year career that included two stints with his Atlanta hometown Braves, making the announcement Wednesday after the 13-1 loss to St. Louis in the decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series. "It...
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Former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle drives away from PNC Park after being fired before the final baseball game of the season between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 29, 2019 - 7:44 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle's booming voice and unrelenting optimism helped shake the Pittsburgh Pirates out of two decades of misery. His charisma gave the moribund franchise an identity, one that reconnected the club with a fan base worn down by a generation of losing. Yet over the years, as...
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