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Redskins retire Bobby Mitchell’s number, remove ex-owner’s name from seating level

Redskins retire Bobby Mitchell’s number, remove ex-owner’s name from seating level

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June 21 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins are retiring the number worn by the late Bobby Mitchell and renaming the lower level of the team's FedEx Field in his honor, the club announced Saturday. Mitchell -- the first African American player in the franchise's history -- will become only the second player in the Redskins' 88-year history to have his jersey number retired. Sammy Baugh's No. 33 previously was the only retired number. Advertisement Mitchell, who wore No. 49 with the Redskins, died in early April at age 84. "There is no one more deserving of these honors than the late Bobby Mitchell," Redskins owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. "Bobby was one of the most influential players not only in our team's history, but in the National Football League. "He excelled on the field, in t...
Tom Brady ‘unlikely’ to retire after New England Patriots lose to Tennessee Titans in NFL play-offs

Tom Brady ‘unlikely’ to retire after New England Patriots lose to Tennessee Titans in NFL play-offs

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Tom Brady says he is unlikely to retire from playing American football. The New England Patriots quarterback played in his side’s NFL play-off loss to Tennessee Titans and the 42-year-old, who won the Super Bowl last season, is set to become a free agent for the first time in his storied career. Retirement, though, was not on his mind after the 20-13 loss. Getty Images - Getty Brady was not willing to discuss his immediate future after the Patriots’ loss “I would say it’s pretty unlikely… Hopefully unlikely,” Brady said, adding he wasn’t going to discuss his future yet. “Who knows what the future holds? We’ll leave it at that.” Brady has won a record six Super Bowls, including three of the last five, and is widely regarded as the greatest quarterbac...
Former Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski to retire after 19 seasons

Former Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski to retire after 19 seasons

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April 28 (UPI) -- Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is retiring from the NFL after 19 seasons. Janikowski, 41, told ESPN on Sunday that his body couldn't handle another season in the league. "It was a good run," Janikowski said. "I still think of the Super Bowl -- it still hurts." Janikowski and the Raiders lost 48-21 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII during the 2002-03 season. The Raiders originally selected Janikowski in the first round (No. 17 overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft. The kicker's retirement leaves New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as the last remaining active player from the 2000 draft class. Janikowski earned more money in his professional career than any other kicker in league history. He made $ 53.29 million duri...
Danny Rose: England and Tottenham left-back ‘can’t wait’ to retire from football due to racism problems – ‘I just want to get out of it’

Danny Rose: England and Tottenham left-back ‘can’t wait’ to retire from football due to racism problems – ‘I just want to get out of it’

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GET ME OUT Rose has suffered from racial abuse on occasions throughout his career, most recently during England's Euro 2020 qualifier at Montenegro last month England and Tottenham defender Danny Rose is so sick of football’s failure to tackle racism that he ‘can’t wait’ to retire from the game. The full-back has been victim of abuse multiple times in his career, most recently during the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 qualifier at Montenegro last week. Danny Rose was subjected to racist abuse when he was booked towards the end of the 5-1 win Rose, alongside teammates Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi were chanted at by some of the home crowd, in a game where the defender was cautioned by the referee late on. The incident is not an isolated one t...