Athlete retirement

February 19, 2019 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to "Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a...
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Denny Hamlin (11) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2019 - 7:49 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 7:35 p.m. Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological...
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Austria's Marcel Hirscher shows the gold and silver medals of the men's slalom and giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 17, 2019 - 11:38 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:30 p.m. Marcel Hirscher says he has likely skied in his last world championships and could even decide to retire at the end of this season. The Austrian says he will compete in 10 more races this season and then...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn holds a press conference after taking the bronze medal in the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 10, 2019 - 10:18 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Lindsey Vonn has no regrets about retiring after "pushing through the pain one last time" to win bronze in the final race of her career. Vonn says "every athlete has their own obstacles and I faced...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates after taking third place during the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 10, 2019 - 8:45 am
A look at the life of Lindsey Vonn, who has retired from skiing after winning bronze in downhill at the world championships: ___ 1984: Born Oct. 18 in Minnesota, as Lindsey Kildow. 1996: Moves with family to Vail, Colorado, to advance her skiing career. 1999: At age 14, becomes first American...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 09, 2019 - 3:34 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — What the world of skiing and beyond said about Lindsey Vonn, who is retiring from skiing after the downhill at the worlds championships on Sunday: ___ Bode Miller, retired U.S. skier "There are so many different ways to measure the best of all time and she basically checks every...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, Lindsey Vonn poses for a photo outside the New York Stock Exchange as she arrives for a visit. Lindsey Vonn is planning to “take on the world” after retiring from skiing after the world championships in Sweden. That is set to include becoming a businesswoman, getting into the movie industry _ both behind and in front of the camera _ and becoming a mother. She says one of the reasons she is calling an end to her sports career now is so she doesn’t damage her body even more, to the extent that she wouldn’t be able to go skiing with her own children.2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 07, 2019 - 11:03 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. "Next goal, take on the world," Vonn said, perhaps jokingly — but who'd put it past her? — when discussing what the...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn arrives at the finish area after crashing during the women's super G during the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 06, 2019 - 1:17 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The red marks around her puffed-up right eye made Lindsey Vonn look like a roughed-up boxer. And that was nothing next to the purple-colored bruises and scrapes on U.S. teammate Laurenne Ross' backside. All from one day's work as a downhill skier. "Downhill is not a healthy sport...
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Switzerland's Lara Gut competes during a women's downhill training at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
February 06, 2019 - 10:01 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4 p.m. Lindsey Vonn was all smiles as she showed off the shiner she got in her crash at the world championships. In pictures Vonn published on her social media accounts Wednesday, the American skier had a...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 1:37 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — One of the hallmarks of Lindsey Vonn's career has been the way she bounces back from major crashes time and time again. So perhaps it's fitting that the most successful female skier of all time will enter her last race before retiring following yet another tumble into the safety...
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