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Linebacker says risk of head injury not worth it

Linebacker says risk of head injury not worth it

Chris Borland, 24, of the San Francisco 49ers walks away from big money "to do what's best for my health." Studies suggest that the hard knocks of football can lead to debilitating head injuries.

Senh: Wow. Borland's thinking long term. In his brief NFL stint, he's probably made enough to last him a lifetime if he spends it wisely. It's courageous of him to make a stand, especially after most of his peers became depressed and committed suicide shortly after their retirement because of head injuries sustained during their careers. This will change football.


Knicks' Rasheed Wallace retires again from NBA

New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace has retired again from the NBA after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury....


AP source: Barbara Walters to retire next year

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters plans to retire next year, ending a television career that began more than a half century ago and made her a trailblazer in news and daytime TV....


Cuba's Raul Castro mentions possible retirement

Cuban President Raul Castro today unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying he is old and has a right to retire. But he did not say when he might do so or if such a move was imminent.


Ray Lewis to retire after playoffs

Ray Lewis spent 17 seasons instilling fear in his opponents while serving as an inspirational leader for the Baltimore Ravens.


Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis set to retire at end of season

Ray Lewis' 17-year career in the NFL looks like it's finally coming to an end. The 37-year-old linebacker told teammates "this will be my last ride," according to the team's official Twitter account.


Intel CEO Paul Otellini to Retire in May

Paul Otellini

Chipmaker Intel just announced that CEO Paul Otellini, who has been on the job for eight years, will be retiring in May. People are going to wonder if Intel’s board is forcing Otellini out. They’ll point to Intel’s mandatory retirement age of 65. Otellini is only 62, and his predecessor Craig Barrett retired from the CEO job at 65 or 66. But apparently there’s no hard-and-fast rule at Intel. The legendary Andy Grove, the company’s third employee, served as its CEO from 1987 until 1997, retiring closer to age 61.


More Americans Delaying Retirement Until Age 80


As they struggle to save for retirement, a growing number of middle-class Americans plan to postpone their golden years until they are in their 80's. Nearly one-third, or 30%, now plan to work until they are 80 or older -- up from 25% a year ago, according to a Wells Fargo survey of 1,000 adults with income less than $100,000. "It is so tough for Americans to save for retirement that the answer seems to be to work longer," said Joe Ready, director of Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust.


Social Security benefits to rise 1.7 percent next year

Social Security retirement benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will go up 1.7 percent next year, the Social Security Administration said on Tuesday, a small increase that may not cover rising premiums for the Medicare elderly health insurance program.


Roddick’s Career Ends With Loss to Del Potro

Andy Roddick

Always a fan favorite at the United States Open, and the 2003 champion, Andy Roddick headed into retirement with a 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 loss to Juan Martin del Potro... More than an hour after hitting one last shot as a professional tennis player, then delivering one last, voice-wavering speech to an adoring U.S. Open audience, Andy Roddick exited the locker room one last time.


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