Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers announces his retirement from cricket. from: BBC News
A retiring lace-maker has recalled his role in making the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress. from: BBC News
Bryan Webb, 90, says he carried on working with Vauxhall in Gloucester because it kept him young.
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson retires from international cricket after deciding he is not able to push for an Ashes place. from: BBC News
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao retires from the sport to focus on running for president in the 2022 Philippines elections. from: BBC News
from: BBC News Former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor retires from professional football, saying he wants “a normal life” after extended periods of quarantine with A-League side Wellington Phoenix.
Hakuho has recorded more wins, titles and perfect championships than any other sumo wrestler. from: BBC News
England all-rounder Moeen Ali announces his retirement from Test cricket. from: BBC News
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, would love to fill the German chancellor’s shoes. But a Europe with no single, central figure may be more likely. From: New York Times
Kenya’s Mary Keitany, who holds the word record for a women-only marathon, retires from competing at the age of 39 due to a back injury. from: BBC News
Lasith Malinga, the most successful bowler in Twenty20 international history, retires at the age of 38. from: BBC News
from: BBC News Woodie the greyhound has given blood 22 times to help up to 88 other dogs.
from: BBC News The veteran crooner ends a seven-decade career after a final performance with Lady Gaga last week.
After a record eighth Olympic Games, 46-year-old Oksana Chusovitina says goodbye to the sport she has loved since the age of seven. from: BBC News