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  1. Tennis - Streaking Maria Sharapova ready for WTA Finals

    Greg Garber

    The field for the WTA Finals has been set for some time, but that hasn't stopped the elite eight players from trying to gain some momentum heading into the year-end event.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2014
  2. Retiring Paul Konerko Bids Farewell To White Sox Fans

    D'Arcy Maine

    While some dude in the Bronx seems to be hogging all the retirement glory lately, Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will also hanging up his glove in a few days after 18 seasons in the big leagues. But before the 38-year-old walks away and...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  3. Tennis World Salutes Li Na, Over And Over And Over Again

    Susie Arth

    Tennis players from across the globe sent well wishes to Li Na, who announced her retirement on Friday. Li, who takes two Grand Slam trophies into the next chapter in her life, was respected for her hard work and skill but beloved for her humor and ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. Say It Ain't So! Li Na Reportedly Set To Retire

    D'Arcy Maine

    Two-time Grand Slam champion and beloved tennis star Li Na reportedly is set to announce her retirement on Friday. I will now give you a minute to try and collect yourself. Ranked No. 6 in the world, Li has been hobbled by a knee injury and has ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Ready for whatever future holds

    Ruth Riley

    "Do you play ball?" It's a question I have heard most of my life, so when the waiter in the Atlanta airport posed it to me, I gave him my default answer: "Yes." It was the follow-up question that, for the first time, made my retirement a reali...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. espnW -- Venus Williams reflects on promising loss to Petra Kvito...

    Melissa Isaacson

    She looked as good as she has in years in her third-round loss at Wimbledon to Petra Kvitova. So Venus Williams silenced the retirement talk before continuing her pursuit of a doubles title with Serena.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  7. espnW -- Ernests Gulbis comments at 2014 French Open about women ...

    Jane McManus

    If you can't go any bigger than that, Ernests Gulbis, it's time to go home. The Latvian's remarks about professional tennis players and motherhood were insensitive, but not even Maria Sharapova could take them seriously.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  8. espnW -- Venus Williams remains an inspiration on tennis court, e...

    Jane McManus

    Her best days are behind her, but Venus Williams remains a true inspiration every time she steps onto the court.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  9. espnW -- Team USA softball legend Jessica Mendoza announces retir...

    Graham Hays

    One of softball's most popular players and perhaps its greatest hitter, Jessica Mendoza has decided to retire at 33 with two small children at home and a broadcast career burgeoning. Graham Hays chronicles a career unlike any other.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  10. espnW -- NCAA gymnastics -- Georgia Bulldogs former coach Suzanne...

    Amy Van Deusen

    Georgia's controversial former gymnastics coach Suzanne Yoculan talks about her rivalry with Alabama counterpart Sarah Patterson, her uneasy retirement and the Gymdogs' recent slide down the NCAA rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  11. The more Michael the merrier

    Jessica Hardy

    I have to admit: It's not often that the whole world is talking about swimming in the spring of a non-Olympic year. That's what happens when the most decorated Olympian of all time decides to come out of retirement. The return of Michael Phelps is a ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  12. espnW -- U.S. skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace slides into retire...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    With a long journey to the Olympic podium behind her, U.S. skeleton star Noelle Pikus-Pace focuses on endurance training and family time.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  13. espnW -- Sarah Spain says Major League Baseball is back -- are yo...

    Sarah Spain

    From the Derek Jeter and Bud Selig retirement tours to expanded replay to tougher drug rules, Sarah Spain has 14 things to watch for in a change-filled 2014 baseball season in That's What She Said.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  14. Happy Birthday, Mia Hamm!

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Mia Hamm! The legendary soccer star turns 42 today. A member of the U.S. national team from the age of 15 in 1987 until her retirement from the sport in 2004, Hamm helped the U.S. women win two Women's World Cups (1991 and the iconic ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  15. espnW -- Dominika Cibulkova, Li Na poised for surprising, delight...

    Melissa Isaacson

    They weren't supposed to be here, but we're glad they are. An Australian Open full of surprises has left us with a delightful final matchup between Li Na, who considered retirement last summer, and No. 20 seed Dominika Cibulkova.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  16. Marion Bartoli wins Wimbledon and then retires - ESPN The Magazin...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Shaun Assael talks with Marion Bartoli about her Wimbledon win and subsequent retirement.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013