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Philadelphia Flyers star Briere retires after 17 years (AFP)

Former Philadelphia Flyers star Danny Briere brought the curtain down on his 17-year professional hockey career on Monday, confirming his retirement from the sport after nearly 1,000 NHL games. Briere, 37, a member of Canada’s World Championship-winning teams in 2003 and 2004, said he was stepping down to spend more time with his family. “After taking a few weeks to think about it, it’s time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home with the family,” Briere said in a statement.