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  • 07 May 2019
    Historically reticent when it comes to retirement talk, Venus Williams finally opened up about when she might call it a career.Appearing on the Hallmark Channels Home & Family, Williams said she hopes to play long enough for another opportunity at gold: Im kind of targeting the next Olympics [Tokyo 2020], and thats in, what, three-and-a-half years ... and Im not counting!Williams, 36, finished this season ranked No. 17 and won one title, in Taiwan. She played surprisingly well at the majors, highlighted by a run to the semifinals at Wimbledon and the fourth round of the US Open.Despite a lackluster fall, Williams was steadfast in her belief that she can still compete on tour. After a heartbreaking, third-set tiebreaker loss to?Karolina Pliskova in New York, Williams spoke of the positives she took from the season.Where theres a will, theres a way, she told the press. I definitely have the will, so I think I will keep finding the way. I feel like Im going to get more [wins] as the future goes on.Five years ago, Williams was diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes debilitating joint pain, swelling and numbness. She saw her year-end ranking plummet to No. 103, and Williams was more or less an afterthought on tour.Still, she refuted any retirement rhetoric and began to play regularly -- with encouraging results. A year ago, she won three titles, her most in a season since her halcyon days in 2008. Williams is a seven-time Grand Slam champion, and her 49 career titles rank ninth all time.If she does indeed compete on tour until the 2020 Games, she will be 40 years old. She is a four-time Olympic gold medalist (one singles and three doubles with sister Serena). This season, after falling in the first round in singles and doubles in Rio, Williams teamed with Rajeem Ram to win a silver medal in mixed doubles. Zapatillas Adidas Baratas Chile . 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The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. WASHINGTON (6-5-1) at PHILADELPHIA (5-7)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE -- Redskins by 1RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Washington 7-4, Philadelphia 5-7SERIES RECORD -Redskins lead 85-73-5LAST MEETING -- Redskins beat Eagles 27-20, Oct. 16LAST WEEK -Redskins lost to Cardinals 31-23, Eagles lost to Bengals 32-14AP PRO32 RANKING -- Redskins No. 13, Eagles No. 24REDSKINS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (2), RUSH (11), PASS (2)REDSKINS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (23T), RUSH (22), PASS (18)EAGLES OFFENSE -- OVERALL (20), RUSH (10), PASS (23)EAGLES DEFENSE -- OVERALL (11), RUSH (16), PASS (13)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Redskins seek fifth straight win over Eagles for first time since six-game streak from 1981-84. ... Redskins seek consecutive road wins vs. Eagles for first time since 2007-08. ... Redskins have scored 72 points in last two games in Philadelphia. ... QB Kirk Cousins has six 300-yard passing games, one shy of his team record set last year. Cousins has thrown TD pass in 11 straight games and 16 in a row on the road. ... WR Jamison Crowder needs two catches to set career high. ... TE Vernon Davis needs three receptions to become 12th tight end with 500 in NFL history. ... WR Pierre Garcon has catch in 98 consecutive games. ... LB Ryan Kerrigan has 10 sacks. ... LB Trent Murphy has 3 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles in last four games vs.dddddddddddd NFC East. ... Eagles are 4-1 at home and have outscored opponents 121-65. ... Eagles rank second in NFL in time of possession (31:48). ... Offense has scored five TDs in last five red-zone trips. ... Defense has held opponent to under 3.0 yards per carry in past two games. ... QB Carson Wentz tied NFL rookie record with 36 completions last week. Hes second among rookies with 2,901 yards passing and 12 TDs. ... Eagles TE Zach Ertz has 20 catches in last three games and one TD. ... WR Jordan Matthews has 14 receptions for 163 yards and three TDs in past two home games vs. Redskins. ... Defense had 20 sacks in first five games and only six in past six games, including none in past two. ... Eagles have two kickoff returns for TDs, by Josh Huff and Wendell Smallwood. Kenjon Barner had career-long 61-yard kickoff return last week and also had 52-yarder earlier this year. ... Fantasy Tip: WR DeSean Jackson went to three Pro Bowls with Eagles from 2008-13. He has 17 catches for 338 yards and one TD in four games against them.---For more NFL coverage: and - ' ' '