By Liz Raftery,
David Beckham has announced his retirement from football, Britain's Daily Mail reports.
The athlete, 38, played his last season with Paris Saint-Germain, which won the league title recently for the first time in 19 years. PSG offered Beckham an extended one-year contract,
By MELISSA MURPHYAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Venus Williams and Andy Roddick were just kids when they got their first taste of World Team Tennis.
Williams was 8, having met WTT co-founder Billie Jean King at a clinic in Long Beach, Calif. At 17, Roddick played for the Idaho Sneakers.
Scott Parson was the first athlete to cross the finish line at the 37th Bloomsday race on Sunday morning.
"It feels like a real accomplishment," he said. "I turn 54 this month and I feel I'm getting stronger. This race will do it to you. It will test your skills."
The 53-year-old from
Bloomsday brings some of the best runners in the world to Spokane annually.
This year, the expected field of about 51,000 runners might hold the most talent it has ever seen. In a press conference on Tuesday held to announce the top seeds for the 2013 edition of Bloomsday, it was revealed that four
By Liz Raftery,
Jason Collins has become the first male athlete to come out while being active in a major professional sport, writing in this week's Sports Illustrated, " I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."
Collins, who played for the Washington Wizards for the
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website. The 34-year-old Collins has
By ALLEN G. BREED, ERIC TUCKER and JEFF DONNAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Tamerlan Tsarnaev ranted at a neighbor about Islam and the United States. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, relished debating people on religion, "then crushing their beliefs with facts."
The older brother sought individual
By RODRIQUE NGOWIAssociated Press
HOLLAND, Mass. (AP) - The year was 1992, and Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, wanted to run and bike across the country to raise funds for a charity for cerebral palsy - a condition 30-year-old Rick developed at birth.
But the charity didn't want anything to do