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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger departs after speaking to the media following the AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the the Steelers 36-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger departs after speaking to the media following the AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the the Steelers 36-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Steelers QB Roethlisberger not ruling out retirement

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t sure he’ll be back in 2017. Roethlisberger said during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is going to take some time to evaluate whether he wants to keep playing. The two-time Super Bowl winner will turn 35 in March and has […]
  • Matt Kenseth answers a question during a news conference at the NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Kenseth doesn’t understand Edwards’ retirement

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth has had several conversations with Carl Edwards, and none has given him any insight into why his teammate suddenly retired. Edwards abruptly walked away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing two weeks ago. Team owner Gibbs informed his drivers of Edwards’ decision on a […]
  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and teammates practice Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers meet the New England Patriots for the NFL football AFC championship Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

    Durability of NFL’s final 4 QBs vital to Super Bowl run

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The numbers are staggering. Over 182,000 yards passing (more than 103 miles worth), nearly 1,300 touchdowns and seven championships, with an eighth guaranteed for whoever parties in the confetti in Houston next month. Yet the numbers that might define Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan as much as any […]
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal answers a question during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Australian Open quotes: Rafael Nadal says no plans to retire

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal isn’t planning to give up tennis anytime soon. Johanna Konta won’t take too seriously her dominating win in the Sydney International last Friday. And Sam Stosur, who has never done well at her home Grand Slam tournament, isn’t getting too down on herself after her preparation — or lack […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. talks to a fan while sitting court side during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Orlando, Fla. Mayweather Jr. wants attention more than he wants a fight. And, really, let's be truthful here. It wouldn't be much of a fight if Mayweather and Conor McGregor met in a boxing ring. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    Column: Mayweather in search of attention, not a fight

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants attention more than he wants a fight. And, really, let’s be truthful here. It wouldn’t be much of a fight if Mayweather and Conor McGregor met in a boxing ring. Put them in a UFC cage and it might be different. Mayweather has never had to fight while rolling around on […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (19) greets fans during driver introductions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring. Joe Gibbs Racing has scheduled a pair of news conferences Wednesday. Jan. 11, 2017, in which Edwards is expected to announce he is giving up the sport immediately. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    AP Sources: Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Joe Gibbs Racing scheduled a […]
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 file photo, Russia's Yana Kudryavtseva performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Russian rhythmic gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva has retired from competition aged just 19 following a brief but dazzling career, it was announced on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Kudryavtseva won 13 world championships from 2013 to 2015, making her the early favorite for the all-around gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but a foot fracture disrupted her preparations. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)

    Russian gymnast Kudryavtseva retires aged 19

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian rhythmic gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva has retired from competition aged just 19 following a brief but dazzling career. Kudryavtseva won 13 world championships from 2013 to 2015, making her the early favorite for the all-around gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but a foot fracture disrupted her preparations. She had […]
  • Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a shot to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico during their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    Former No. 1 Wozniacki beats Olympic champion Puig in Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — Former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki stepped up her preparations for the Australian Open with 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig at the Sydney International on Monday. Wozniacki, who finished back-to-back years at No. 1 in the rankings in 2010 and ’11, has never won a major and is […]
  • FILE - In this March 7, 2014, file photo, United States' Ashton Eaton, left, talks to his wife Canada's Brianne Theisen Eaton as they compete in the heptathlon and pentathlon during the Athletics Indoor World Championships in Sopot, Poland. Two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist Ashton Eaton and heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton have announced their retirements, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in side-by-side essays on their website. Considered the first family of multi-events, the couple met at the University of Oregon as teenagers and married in July 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)

    2-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton retiring

    Two Olympic decathlon gold medals. Rewriting the world record not once but twice. Ashton Eaton really can’t envision accomplishing much more in an event that comes with the label of world’s greatest athlete. So, he’s stepping away less than three weeks shy of his 29th birthday. Eaton and heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton announced their retirements Wednesday […]
  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant (30) runs out of a tackle of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Christopher Milton (40) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Mathis, Colts finally celebrate with 24-20 win over Jags

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis left football the way he wanted Sunday. He got one more strip-sack for the record books, one more football for his family, and one more win for his personal resume — even if he did have to thank a quarterback for making it possible. Andrew Luck threw […]