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This Week in Sports :: March 3-7, 2008

One of the greatest quarterbacks ever announced his retirement and the Rockets stay red hot. See what else happened this week!

Favre Retires

After an incredible career that stretched 17 seasons, Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers announced his retirement on Wednesday. On Thursday, he held a press conference where he said he felt he was still physically able to play but was tired mentally. He stated that he is happy with his career and has no regrets. The press conference also got emotional as he teared up a few times. Favre was a three-time league MVP and led the Packers to a Super Bowl in 1997. He had a remarkable 2007 season where he led his team to the NFC Championship Game where they lost to the eventual champions, the New York Giants.

LeBron Drops 50

MVP candidate LeBron James made another case for himself on Wednesday night as he torched the New York Knicks for 50 points in a 119-105 win. Playing inside the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden, King James put on one of the best performances of the year. On top of scoring 50, LeBron also had 10 assists, four steals and hit seven three-pointers. This was LeBron's second 50-point game of the season and only Kobe Bryant has scored more with a 52-point game. As of Friday, the Cavs are on a three game winning streak and are fourth in the Eastern Conference standings.

Sapp Calls it Quits

Brett Favre is not the only major NFL player who called it quits this week. Warren Sapp, who was the 1999 Defensive Player of the Year, retired from the NFL after 13 years. He played nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before finishing out the final four years with the Oakland Raiders. Sapp was seven-time Pro Bowl selection and was an All American at the University of Miami. His defense helped carry the Bucs to a Super Bowl victory in 2003.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • Former NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson announced on Wednesday his intention to run for Mayor of Sacramento.
  • Andy Roddick defeated Rafael Nadal 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the Dubai Tennis Championships on Thursday.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed tackle Maurice Williams to a four-year, $16 million contract on Thursday.
  • Even without the injured Yao Ming, the Houston Rockets are still red hot as they have won 17-straight. The Rockets have also won four straight victories without Yao.
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