Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, 71, announced Wednesday that he is retiring at the end of the season, bringing a close to a trophy-filled career of more than 26 years at Old Trafford that established him as the most successful coach in British soccer history.
With his 13th English Premier League title and 38th major trophy at United already secured, Ferguson is going out on his own terms. He will remain as a club director.
Since taking charge at Manchester United in 1986, Ferguson has compiled a trophy collection that also includes two Champions League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, and the 2008 FIFA World Club Cup.
Manchester United, which is owned by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer and family, did not immediately announce a successor. The club is valued at about $3.2 billion.
In London, Gylfi Sigurdsson scored in the 80th minute, and Tottenham twice came from behind for a 2-2 tie at third-place Chelsea that left fifth-place Spurs needing help in the race for a Champions League spot.
NFL: Defensive back Ronde Barber is retiring after a 16-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that included a Super Bowl title and five Pro Bowl appearances.
HORSE RACING: Kentucky Derby winner Orb returned to the track for the first time since his win at Churchill Downs, taking a muddy one-mile jog at Belmont Park in New York.
Orb will gallop Thursday and work out Monday before heading to Baltimore for the May 18 Preakness.
HOCKEY: Craig Smith had a hat trick and 19-year-old goalie John Gibson made 31 saves to lead the United States to a 4-1 win over Finland at the world championships in Helsinki.
GOLF: Vijay Singh filed suit against the PGA Tour for exposing him to "public humiliation and ridicule" during an investigation of his use of deer antler spray that ended last week when the tour dropped its case.
COLLEGES: Penn State and Pitt will renew their basketball rivalry in the 2013 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, meeting for the 145th time, and first since 2005, on Dec. 3 in Pittsburgh.
Mount Union football coach Larry Kehres, who won 11 national titles at Division III, is stepping down.
Arizona State unveiled a new version of its Sun Devil mascot after the incarnation introduced on March 1 was called "creepy" and likened to a cross between the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee, Buzz Lightyear, and Aladdin villain Jafar.
- Staff and wire reports