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Andy Murray retirement: Rafael Nadal says former world number one is ‘suffering’

Nadal and Murray are friends off the court and posed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as part of New Year’s celebrations at the Brisbane Open last week Andy Murray’s impending retirement was a decision he had to take because he is “suffering”, says long-time rival Rafael Nadal. The 31-year-old Briton announced on Friday that he will quit this year, and next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. “When you are going on court without a clear goal because you cannot move well and you have pain, then…

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Andy Murray: Briton’s retirement will be ‘devastating’, says Sue Barker

Barker ‘devastated’ by Murray’s retirement plans Andy Murray is the “greatest we have ever had” says “devastated” BBC tennis presenter Sue Barker after the Briton revealed he plans to retire this year. Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, 31, is being forced to quit because of a hip injury. The Scot will play at next week’s Australian Open but admitted it could be the final tournament of his career. “To watch him this morning in tears in that media room, it just shows what it means to him,” Barker told the BBC.…

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Tennis-Reaction to Andy Murray’s impending retirement from the sport

(Reuters) – Following is reaction to Andy Murray’s announcement on Friday that this year’s Australian Open could be his last tournament as a professional: Tennis – Wimbledon Preview – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2018 Britain’s Andy Murray during practice REUTERS/Peter Nicholls FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE BILLIE JEAN KING “@andy_murray You are a champion on and off the court. So sorry you cannot retire on your own terms, but remember to look to the future. “Your greatest impact on the world may be…

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Jose Mourinho sacking: Where have Man Utd failed since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement?

Mourinho’s Man Utd ups and downs “Even if Sir Alex Ferguson had been handed the job of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, he would have failed.” Manchester United have played 207 Premier League matches since legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012-2013 season. Now, for the fourth time in less than six years, they are looking for a new manager. It is a remarkable situation given United used to be the template for longevity – the club having stood by Ferguson in the tough times to…

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Costs for early retirement of workers to slash Bezeq’s 2018 profit

The logo of Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd, the country’s largest telecom group, is seen outside their headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday its expected 2018 annual profit would fall by almost half after approving a cost cutting plan to retire 337 workers early at an expense of 512 million shekels ($136 million). The expense would be in addition to 90 million shekels set aside in the first and second quarters of 2018 for early retirement,…

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Early retirement of workers to slash Bezeq’s 2018 profit

The logo of Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd, the country’s largest telecom group, is seen outside their headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday its board approved an expense of 512 million shekels ($136 million) for a cost-cutting plan that will include the early retirement of 337 workers. This expense would be in addition to 90 million shekels it set aside in the first and second quarters of 2018 for early retirement, Israel’s largest telecoms group said…

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Tennis: Former world number two Agnieszka Radwanska announces retirement

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Singapore WTA Finals Round Robin Singles – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore – 26/10/2016 – Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in action against Garbine Muguruza of Spain. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska said on Wednesday that she has decided to end her 13 year-long career due to health reasons. “Unfortunately I am no longer able to train and play the way I used to, and recently my body can’t live up to my expectations,” Radwanska, 29, said in a post on Facebook.…

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Twins icon Mauer announces retirement

Longtime Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer announced his retirement on Friday in a letter to fans. FILE PHOTO: Apr 10, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (7) celebrates his run in the first inning against Houston Astros at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The 2009 American League MVP said health and family were the primary reason he was stepping away from the game after 15 seasons. “After much consideration, I have decided to retire from playing baseball,” Mauer said in the letter.…

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First ‘retirement home’ for showbiz beluga whales

UK-based company Merlin Entertainments says it does not want to keep beluga whales in its marine parks because they suffer in captivity. But it has been under pressure over a park in Shanghai, China, which it has owned since 2012 and where two belugas perform. It has long promised to move the marine mammals to a more natural home. But it had been saying that there was nowhere suitable – until now, that is. Video by Jasmine Taylor-Coleman and Jemma Cox. Source link

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Former 2,000-yard rusher Johnson announces retirement

FILE PHOTO: Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs in for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York December 4, 2011. REUTERS/Doug Benz/File Photo Former NFL running back Chris Johnson announced his retirement on Monday. He last played during the 2017 season. “After a great deal of thought and consideration, I have decided to close this chapter of my life and look forward to the new possibilities that have been afforded to me,” he wrote in…

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