Monday's intriguing people
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, or Ronaldo, as he is known world-wide, is a two-time World Cup champion.
February 14th, 2011
11:31 AM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

The Brazilian soccer legend, known simply as Ronaldo, is expected to announce his retirement from the sport Monday, according to media reports.

"I wanted to continue, but I can't," the Corinthians player said in Sunday's Estado de São Paulo newspaper. "I think of a play, but I can't execute as I'd like. It's time. But it was so damn beautiful."

At age 34,  the three-time FIFA player of the year and two-time World Cup champion may be seen as an old man in today's sport, but in his day he was all kinds of awesome.

Serene Branson

The CBS Los Angeles reporter and two-time Emmy nominee was treated by paramedics late Sunday after an on-air incident, shown on Youtube, where she was reporting on the Grammys but stumbled badly over her lines. She attempted to repeat them but her words became even more incomprehensible.

While the station has yet to release a statement on Branson’s condition, news reports have speculated that Branson may have suffered a stroke live on air.

A CBS colleague, Edward Lawrence, tweeted that the station is “looking into” the incident.

Marshall and Winnie Kuykendall

The Lordsburg, New Mexico, couple, both centenarians, mark their 82nd wedding anniversary on Monday, according to the Silver City Sun-News newspaper in New Mexico.

The couple, originally from Arizona, got married on Valentines Day 1929, the newspaper reported. Marshall Kuykendall, 103, and Winnie Kuykendall, 102,  were recently named the longest-wed couple in the United States by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a faith-based marriage enrichment program.

The couple's only child, Marilyn Miller, told the Sun-News the secret to her parents' union was that they took their vows seriously.  "My dad said they signed a certificate of marriage and made a commitment 'till death do us part,' and they believe in keeping their commitment," Miller was quoted as saying.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. AMERICA 1st

    Many more happy valentines to the Kuykendalls! God bless them and wish them as many as God blesses with!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Great couple, 102 and 103. Couples do live longer than singles.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. soccerisart

    Bring Ronaldo to the MLS!! One of the greats

    February 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Andy

    Simply the Best.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff

    That's not even him in the picture!!!!!!!!!!! How can the author of this article wake up on the morning and put up garbage on cnn.com?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. theMFtruth

    Jeff, you are joking right? That is Ronaldo, the Fat Ronaldo, the one who is retiring a few years too late.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andy

    Ronaldo the true Legend!!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    if i was married for 80+ years to the same woman i think i would pull my bottom lip over my head and swallow..

    February 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mohammad

    Where is my pet camel, Abu?

    February 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |