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Japan captain retiring after World Cup dream dashed

TOKYO: Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has announced his retirement from the national team, on the heels of the squad's heartbreaking ejection from the World Cup in a match against Belgium. "I have decided to end the chapter of my career…

CJP vows not to accept any post after retirement

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday stated in clear terms that he will not accept any post after he calls it a day. The chief justice said this while hearing a case at the apex court's Lahore registry. He said…

Shoaib Malik says next World T20 will be his last

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has set his sights on playing at least until the 2020 World Twenty20 and the 36-year-old is aware that he will have to perform consistently to achieve that goal. The former Pakistan captain retired from…

‘I will be creative until the day I die’

NEW YORK: Elton John announced Wednesday that he is retiring from touring, with the consummate showman saying he wants to devote himself to his children -- but after a final, massive swing around the world. The 70-year-old British…

Saeed Ajmal announces retirement from all cricket

KARACHI: Former Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal announced retirement from all cricket formats. He told media that his ongoing National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi was his last event as a player. “This national event is my last tournament and I…

Light heavyweight champ Ward announces retirement

Unified light heavyweight world titleholder and former Olympic champion Andre Ward announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday. The 33-year-old American, who is regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer today, attributed…

Wayne Rooney announces end of England career

MANCHESTER: Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from the England national team on Wednesday, ending a 14-year stint in which he became the country's top goalscorer with 53 goals. Rooney said he had made the decision despite being told…