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    GARETH BALE has retired from ALL football aged just 33. The Tottenham and Real Madrid legend made the shock announcement on his social media accounts today. 2Gareth Bale has announced his retirement from footballCredit: Getty The Welshman is one of the most decorated British footballers ever. He has won five Champions League trophies, all with Madrid, while he also lifted three La Liga crowns, three FIFA Club World Cups, three Super Cups, the Supercopa de Espana and the Copa de Rey during his time in Spain. He posted on social media: "After careful and thoughtful consideration I announce my immediate retirement from club and international football. "I feel incredibly fortunate to have realised my dream of playing the sport I love. "It has truly given me some of the best moments of my life. "The highest of highs over 17 seasons, that will be impossible to replicate, no matter what the next chapter has in store for me. "From my very first touch at Southampton to my last with LAFC and everything in between, shaped a club...
    Harry and Meghan have shared the track they chose for their first dance -  as revealed in their latest trailer for their Netflix series - at their wedding in May 2018.  Wilson Pickett's cover version of Land Of A Thousand Dances saw the couple take to the dancefloor in a 'whirlwind'. The track, first released in 1966, was just one of many hits that Pickett racked up in a  glittering - yet often controversial - career.   Wilson, from Prattville, Alabama, was a major figure in the development of American soul music, recording more than 50 songs - including In the Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally and Don't Knock My Love. Yet he also had a troubled early life and went on to suffer addictions to alcohol and cocaine, dying aged 64 from a heart attack in 2006.  Wilson Pickett, who died in 2006, was a legend in the American soul music scene with many top hits - Harry and Meghan chose his track Land of A Thousand Dances for their first dance Some of his best known tracks were In The Midnight Hour,...
    FORMER England striker Mick Channon, who became a top-class trainer at the end of his playing career, will retire at the end of the year. Channon, 73, first took out a licence in 1989 and recently saddled the 2,500th winner of his career on the Flat in Britain. 3Mick Channon has announced his retirement from the training ranksCredit: PA:Press Association 3Channon had a successful football career, scoring 21 goals for EnglandCredit: Rex 3Channon's Youmzain (right) finished second in an incredible three ArcsCredit: Getty Not only did he reach the top as a footballer, bagging 257 career goals with Southampton, Norwich, Manchester City and England, he also cracked the top-level as a trainer. He won 19 Group 1's during his career, with the likes of Piccolo, Zafeen, Tobougg and Queen’s Logic, and banked millions through horse racing. And he came within inches of landing the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, with his star horse Youmzain finishing runner-up on an incredible three occasions. Bigger winners have been harder to come by in recent seasons, and he recently sold his £7 million stable...
    FRANK RIBERY has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39. The former Bayern Munich and France winger took to social media to reveal the news. 1Frank Ribery spent 12 years at Bayern Munich and won the Champions League with the German sideCredit: Getty Images - Getty He wrote: "The ball stops. The feelings inside me do not. "Thanks to everyone for this great adventure. ????????." THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY… The Sun is your go to destination for the best football, boxing and MMA news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSunFootball and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunFootball. Most read in SportBALL IS LIFE Brady says there's 'no retirement in my future' as divorce rumors continueRIP Tristen Nash dead at 26 as tributes paid to son of WWE legend Kevin after tragic newsSAD DEATH Oldest living NFL Hall of Famer Charley Trippi passes away aged 100NO LAUGHING MATTER Watch Mike Tyson's ice-cool reaction after fan pulls gun at comedy gig Topics Football Bayern Munich Franck Ribery YOU...
    Michael J. Fox touched the heart of thousands of Back to the Future fans when he made an appearance at New York City's Comic Con this weekend, reuniting on stage with co-star Christopher 'Doc Brown' Lloyd.  Fox shot to global fame at 24 after playing time-travelling teen Marty McFly in the 1985 sci-fi film - but since his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease, he's spent much of his career campaigning for better research and raising awareness on the progressive degenerative illness.   The Canadian-born actor, 61, revealed earlier this year that the condition has impacted his acting career and the roles he has taken on; he's now in retirement, with book writing his main source of income.   The Teen Wolf star, now a father-of-four, was diagnosed in 1991 aged just 29, and made the diagnosis public seven years later in 1998. He has spent half of his life funding research and spreading awareness about the condition, which affects the brain and motor functions, damaging them over time.  Michael J. Fox touched the heart of thousands of fans when he made an appearance at New...
    FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S boxing career generated a staggering £2.4BILLION from pay-per-views. That is according to World Boxing News, who calculated the numbers by working out the average price for a PPV bill - which was £58 thanks to high charges in the US - and the amount of sales. 6Floyd Mayweather's PPV fights are said to have generated over £2.4billion in revenueCredit: AP:Associated Press 6Mayweather's glittering 21-year career came to an end in 2017 after he beat Conor McGregorCredit: AFP or licensors They even stated that the 44-year-old's fights generated a whopping £1.4bn in the United States alone. And worldwide figures brought the figure to £2.4bn, proving Mayweather really is the 'Money' man after all. It has been claimed Mayweather's contract with Showtime made £776m alone, thanks to 14m PPV buys. In total, Mayweather had 16 PPV fights spanning 2005-2017, culminating in his tenth round stoppage win against Conor McGregor. His 2015 bout against Manny Pacquiao - dubbed the 'Fight of the Century' - earned the most buys. MAY PAY DAY With over 4.6m purchases, the contest is said to have...
    FORMER NFL star Peyton Manning has explained the real reason behind his infamous 'tight helmet' during his playing days. The two-time Super Bowl champion, 47, was famed for finishing matches with a red mark across his forehead. 2Peyton Manning won two Super Bowl titles during his careerCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2The former QB has now revealed why his forehead was always red after gamesCredit: Reuters Manning - known as The Sheriff - championed incredibly tight, form-fitting helmets throughout his near two-decade career. But far from being detrimental to his play, the tight helmet actually made him play better - according to the man himself. Manning revealed during the first 'Manningcast' of the 2022 NFL season why he put his lid under so much pressure. He revealed: "I liked [the helmet] snug. I wanted it tight so I could hear the play calls coming in. Read More on The US SunYE'S CLONE Kardashian fans shocked as Pete Davidson 'takes jab' at Kanye West at Emmys 2022'A VIOLATION' Rape victim whose DNA was used to charge her with a crime...
    Serena Williams joked that she intends to spend her first day post-tennis in the karaoke booth before insisting she is looking forward to exploring Serena 2.0.  The 23-time Grand Slam champion met her final match in World No. 46 Ajla Tomljanovic as she fell to defeat again the Australian in a three-set thriller 7-5 6-7 6-1 during the third round of the US Open Friday night.  Although the tennis legend will now not being taking stage on Arthur Ashe over the weekend, she revealed she will be performing in a rather different way. Karaoke tomorrow for @serenawilliams ???????? pic.twitter.com/oUjOeBJxB6— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2022 Serena Williams joked she was going to spend the day after her US Open loss 'karaoke-ing' The 23-time Grand Slam winner suffered defeat in the third round at Flushing Meadows Williamns was defeated by world No. 46 Tomljanovic in a three-set thriller on Friday night  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'These are happy tears': Serena Williams CRASHES OUT of the... 'She's the only reason Serena Williams existed': 23-time......
    As she prepares to play the final tournament of her illustrious career, Nike has provided a sneak peak at tennis star Serena Williams' look for the US Open, which fittingly pays homage to her previous six victories at the Grand Slam.  The 23-time Grand Slam champion us expected to retire following the US Open and her potential swansong could take place Monday night when she faces Danka Kovinic on Arthur Ashe on the first day of the tournament. Williams is known for her bold fashion statements on court at Flushing Meadow from the denim mini-skirt as the 2004 US Open to her Nike black catsuit at Roland Garros in 2018. And her potential finale in New York will be no different as Nike has revealed the latest look for the 40-year-old. Designed months ago through insights from Williams, she will take to court in an all-black outfit is inspired by figure skating competition apparel and incorporates a six-layer skirt, referencing Serena’s six prior Flushing titles, which began in 1999. The elegant silhouette is designed to allow Williams comfort and freedom of movement,...
    German filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen has died, his production company confirmed Tuesday.  He was 81.  Petersen is said to have passed away peacefully after battling pancreatic cancer last Friday at his Brentwood, CA, home and was in the arms of his wife of 50 years, Maria Antoinette, Deadline reported.  After breaking through with his World War II film Das Boot in 1981, the director went on to achieve huge success in Hollywood with blockbuster films including Air Force One, In the Line of Fire and Troy.  Air Force One director Wolfgang Petersen dead at 81: German filmmaker passes away after glittering career in Hollywood In 1984, his fantasy film The NeverEnding Story was the most expensive film produced outside of the United States, but also became a box office success and launched a film series.  Petersen - who was born on 14 March 1941 in Emden, Germany - began directing plays in the 1960s at Hamburg's Ernst Deutsch Theater.  He eventually attended the Film and Television Academy in Berlin, and produced films for German television after graduating.  His first feature film came in...
    GARY Lineker has sparked health fears by saying his memory is so poor he cannot recall goals he scored in a glittering career. There is rising awareness of ex-footballers with dementia linked to heading a ball in their playing days. 2Gary Lineker has sparked health fears by saying his memory is so poor he cannot recall goals he scoredCredit: Eyevine 2Lineker scored 48 times for England and hit 238 club goals but admits he can barely remember anyCredit: Bob Thomas Sports Photography - Getty The former striker scored 48 times for England and hit 238 club goals but admits he can barely remember any. And the Match of the Day host said he had questioned: “What’s wrong with me?" The tap-in specialist, 61, was asked how many of his goals he remembered during An Evening with Gary Lineker event at London’s Design Museum, He replied: “Hardly any.” READ MORE ON GARY LINEKERSNACKS OF THE DAY Gary Lineker celebrates latest spectacular goal — cooking for 300 peopleOUT OF LINE Gary Lineker launches X-rated blast at Burnley for 's*****' Sean Dyche sacking...
    Tom Brady has announced that he will be retiring from the NFL. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, 44, has made his announcement which had been widely anticipated. 1Tom Brady is to retire from the game Days before the Bucs Divisional Round game, Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, shared a post about enjoying things for the final time. The video collage shared on Instagram depicts Gisele, Brady, and their children at various locations around the world. The supermodel is seen bathing near a waterfall, dancing with boxing gloves on, meditating with her daughter in front of a sunset, playing the guitar, and jumping around on a trampoline with her son and daughter. One of the final flicks showed Brady and his three kids, Jack, Benjamin, and Vivan, horseback riding in what appeared to be a forest. Gisele added the following captions to the video collage: "Life is precious because you cannot watch it again. This is what makes life so magical. One day you will eat your less [SIC] meal. Smell your last flower. Hug a friend for the last time. Without knowing this will be the last time....
    A Very British Scandal actress Claire Foy is one of Britain's biggest film and TV stars. Claire, 37, has shunned social media platforms, only giving glimpses of her life through rare interviews. 5Claire Foy stars in A Very British Scandal, currently available on BBC iPlayerCredit: BBC 5ClaireCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5She won awards for her portrayal of the Queen in 2018's The CrownCredit: AP:Associated Press She was born in Stockport and grew up in Manchester and Leeds before moving to Buckinghamshire, and explored her love of acting and drama at Liverpool John Moores University. She trained for a year at the prestigious Oxford School of Drama and after graduating landed her first TV role as Julia, George’s former fiancé in the pilot episode of BBC drama Being Human. In 2008, Claire won the lead role of Amy Dorrit in the BBC production of Little Dorrit and starred in the film Season Of The Witch alongside Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage. She also appeared on stage with James McAvoy at the Trafalgar Studios in London in Macbeth, before returning to...
    THE Marvelettes singer Wanda Young has died at 78, years after her glittering Motown career. The singer's death was confirmed on Thursday by her former labelmate Claudette Robinson of The Miracles. 1Motown singing group The Marvelettes (L-R): Katherine Anderson, Wanda Young and Gladys HortonCredit: Getty Images - Getty A cause of death has been revealed. The Marvelettes were one of the most influential groups of the Motown era, thanks to their No.1 hit Please Mr. Postman. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sport news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun. We pay for your stories!Do you have a story for The US Sun team? Email us at exclusive@the-sun.com or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS
    SAMIR NASRI has called time on a glittering career he says was ruined by a doping ban. The France international lifted the Premier League trophy with Manchester City and enjoyed spells at the likes of Arsenal and Sevilla. 2Samir Nasri was a Premier League champion at Manchester CityCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2A picture of Samir Nasri and Drip Doctors founder Jamila Sozahdah went viralCredit: Social Media - Refer to Source But he admitted he still rues the day he was visited by a Drip Doctors medic in Los Angeles back in 2016. The France international was handed an 18-month ban for the intravenous drip treatment he received - an incident he says changed his view of football. Nasri told Le Journal du Dimanche: “It was an injection of vitamins because I was ill. “I found it more than unfair, I didn’t take any drug. This stopped me in my tracks.” Nasri was banned for 18 months as the scandal broke while he was on loan at Sevilla. Speaking earlier this year, he revealed the controversy ‘destroyed’ him and left...
    DAME SARAH STOREY savoured a moment of Sweet 16 at the Tokyo Paralympics as she became Britain’s greatest Paralympian. Sport rarely provides inevitable outcomes but Storey often proves to be the exception to that rule on her bike. 2Sarah Storey secured her place in Team GB Paralympic history once more with a record-equalling 16th gold medalCredit: Getty 2Storey swept aside the rest of the competition in the women's C5 time trialCredit: Getty As was overwhelmingly expected, the Manchester cyclist comfortably won the women’s C5 time trial race at the Fuji International Speedway, a title she had won at the previous three Paras. No-one can touch Storey in her disability category and the winning time of 36 minutes 8.9 seconds over the 24km distance was more than a minute-and-a-half quicker than British team-mate Crystal Lane-Wright. It is Storey’s second gold of these Games, following success on the track on the opening day, but crucially it is the 16th from eight games spread over an illustrious 29-year career. After much talk and anticipation, the 43-year-old has finally drawn level in the history...
    JASON KENNY produced an unbelievable ride to win the keirin in Tokyo on Sunday. The Brit went early and couldn't be caught by a stunned field as he secured a seventh gold medal of his career. 1Jason Kenny won the keirin in brilliant style on SundayCredit: Reuters It was Team GB's 21st gold medal of these Tokyo Games on the final day of competition. More to follow FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS Most read in Tokyo 2020NO SAINT German coach kicked out of Olympics for PUNCHING horse that refused to jumpDRUG PROBE 100m king Jacobs forced to split from nutritionist after probe into steroidsHISTORY MAKER Canadian star Quinn becomes first transgender athlete to win Olympic medalPicturedSAFETY FIRST Daley shows HUGE box of condoms given to athletes - despite plea to avoid sexPicturedHORSE PLAY Bizarre moment German finalist rides round in tears after horse refuses to jumpPicturedNO LOVE AT FIRST BITE Shock moment Olympic wrestler BITES rival leaving huge teeth mark   DREAM TEAM IS BACK! SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 21/22 SEASON WITH £100,000 PRIZE POT...
    Rudy Giuliani has described orders to raid his Manhattan apartment and office as 'a disgrace', ridiculing those behind the raid as being jealous of his career. Giuliani's home was surrounded by FBI agents at 6am on Wednesday morning, as part of an investigation into his dealings in Ukraine. Giuliani, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and former mayor of the city, told a caller to his radio show on Thursday that he was outraged at the raid, and described those behind it as 'crooks' jealous of his career.   'I've been fighting crooks all my life,' he said.  Giuliani, seen at a Trump rally on January 6, ahead of the riot, had his home raided Wednesday Giuliani pictured in June 1987, when he was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Giuliani made his name in the 1980s taking down the mob (pictured, with FBI Director William Webster) Rudy Giuliani's Upper East Side home was raided at 6am on Wednesday 'I'm fighting crooks again. The only tragedy of it is...
    CARLOS TEVEZ is set to retire at end of the season at the age of 36 following a glittering career, according to reports. The Argentine turned out for Manchester United, City, West Ham, Juventus and Boca Juniors amongst others during his near-20-year career. 4Carlos Tevez is set to retire from football, according to reports in ArgentinaCredit: AFP or licensors 4Tevez was part of a fearsome Man Utd front-three for two years of his careerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Now reports in the striker's home nation claim Tevez is set to finally hang up his boots following his third spell at his hometown team, Boca Juniors. El Destape claim Tevez is set to retire imminently for a number of reasons, including his father's ill health. The report also states the Argentine has aspirations of moving into politics after striking up a friendship with former president Mauricio Macri. Tevez first moved to England in 2006 as he joined Javier Mascherano in signing for West Ham in a shock double-swoop. The move was mired in controversy after the pair were found to be...
    FORMER Liverpool and Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement from football after a glittering 17-year career. The 36-year-old dad-of-three revealed his decision on Sunday after his current side, top-flight Argentinian team Estudiantes de la Plata, continued their poor start to the season. 6Javier Mascherano (right) won a staggering 19 trophies with BarcelonaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6The Argentine made his name as a tough-tackler at LiverpoolCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Mascherano, nicknamed Jefecito or ‘Little Boss’ in his homeland, left boyhood club River Plate for Brazilian side Corinthians in 2015. A spell with West Ham introduced the anchor man to European football although his switch became embroiled in the Hammers' third-party ownership saga that cost the club a £5.5million fine. He moved to Liverpool in early 2007 and went on to make 139 appearances and become a star of the side under Rafa Benitez, before signing for Barcelona three seasons later. At the Camp Nou, Mascherano quickly settled to become an integral part of Pep Guardiola's imperious side. A debut season LaLiga and Champions League double was followed...
    FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S boxing career earnings from pay-per-views have been revealed with the American's fights said to have collected £2.4billion. That is according to World Boxing News, who have calculated the numbers by working out the average price for a PPV bill (£58) with the amount of sales. 8Floyd Mayweather's PPV fights are said to have generated over £2.4billion in revenueCredit: AP:Associated Press 8Mayweather's glittering 21-year career came to an end in 2017 after he beat Conor McGregorCredit: AFP or licensors They even stated that the 43-year-old's fights generated a whopping £1.4bn in the United States alone. And worldwide figures brought the figure to £2.4bn, proving Mayweather really is the 'Money' man after all. It has been claimed that Mayweather's contract with Showtime made £776m alone, thanks to 14 million PPV buys. In total, Mayweather had 16 PPV fights spanning from 2005-2017, culminating in his tenth round stoppage win against Conor McGregor. His 2015 bout against Manny Pacquiao - dubbed the 'Fight of the Centuty' - earned the most buys. MAY PAY DAY With over 4.6 million purchases, the contest is...
    Disney voiceover actress Annie Cordy has died at the age of 92. The acclaimed screen star, who was known for voicing Pocahontas' grandmother Willow in the French translation of the children's classic, passed away following a cardiac arrest at her home in Vallauris, France. Annie was known for starring in an array of French films after making her debut in 1954, and was made a Baroness in 2004 in recognition of her achievements. RIP: Belgian actress Annie Cordy has died at the age of 92 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her home in Vallauris, France It's been reported by The Mirror that attempts were made to revive Annie after she suffered a cardiac arrest, but she was pronounced dead. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Irina Shayk zips around town in racy motorsport inspired... Vanessa Paradis cuts an elegant figure in a tie-dye peach... Brad Pitt's new girlfriend Nicole Poturalski draws more... 'I'm switching off for my mental health': Rita Ora and... Share this article Share The screen star had been...
    Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph Unfollow Each Other 3 Months After Breakup Who is Jacob Blake? Heres a profile of the man shot by police in Kenosha Goals, records, trophies: the glittering career of Lionel Messi Lionel Messi was the teenage prodigy who blossomed into Barcelona's record scorer and is still operating at the highest level at 33.  © Manu Fernandez Lionel Messi has enjoyed a record-breaking career at Barcelona After announcing he wants to leave the Catalan club, AFP Sport examines the career highlights of one of football's all-time greats. - Barca academy - Messi, from Rosario in Argentina, was a diminutive 13-year-old and suffering from growth hormone deficiency when he joined the academy at Barcelona, who agreed to pay for his $1,000-a-month treatment.  © FREDERIC J. BROWN Messi starred as Argentina won Olympic gold in 2008 Despite severe homesickness at the outset, Messi rose through the ranks and made his first-team debut aged 17 in 2004, becoming Barcelona's youngest goal-scorer later that season. - Olympic gold - Messi helped Argentina to their second straight men's football gold...
    MANCHESTER CITY have announced they will build a statue to honour their departing superstar David Silva. And a pitch at the City Football Academy will also be named after the Spanish World Cup winner – adorned with a mosaic of one of his finest moments. 1Man City have announced they will build a statue of legendary midfielder David SilvaCredit: AP:Associated Press Silva, 34, spent 10 years at the Etihad but his appearance off the bench in the Champions League defeat to Lyon on Saturday proved to be his farewell. Even so, City were determined his contribution – which saw him win 11 major trophies at the club – will be remembered for many years to come. His statue will be unveiled outside the stadium next summer alongside the one which is currently being built for former skipper Vincent Kompany. Meanwhile the dedication of the new pitch – featuring an image from the famous 6-1 derby win at Old Trafford in 2011 – will take place before then.   Chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak said: “David has put his stamp on the...
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