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Category: David Beckham

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Are goals from the halfway line overrated?

Long-range goals are remarkably popular but are these big hoofs worthy of such high praise?By Tom Lines for WSC, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkIt took exactly 2.8 seconds for David Beckham to become a household name. The time between the ball leavi…

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David Beckham avoids speeding prosecution on technicality

The footballer’s speeding notice arrived a day later than the statutory 14-day windowDavid Beckham will avoid prosecution over a speeding charge, after his lawyer Nick Freeman, who calls himself Mr Loophole, argued that it had arrived a day after the l…

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David Beckham’s new MLS team will be called Inter Miami

Franchise’s name is a nod to Spanish-speaking communityClub have name but are still finalising plans for stadiumFrom the league that brought you exotic names such as LA Galaxy, Miami Fusion, Tampa Bay Mutiny and, um, DC United a new power has arisen. D…

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David Beckham appointed ?ambassador of British fashion

British Fashion Council hopes to leverage Beckham’s fame to attract young talent and global investmentDavid Beckham is to take on a leadership role in the fashion industry, a move that consolidates the standing of Beckham and his wife, Victoria, who is…

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Alex Ferguson still in serious condition after brain haemorrhage

Former Manchester United players David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo among those sending messages of supportSir Alex Ferguson remains in a serious condition at the Salford Royal Hospital following a brain haemorrhage as the football world rallies to hi…

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Another line in the David Beckham tattoo saga | Brief letters

Michael Martin | Sajid Javid’s pose | Crossword clue | David Beckham’s tattoo | SpellcheckerYou report that Lord Martin (Obituary, 30 April) was the last Speaker of the House of Commons to resign “since Sir John Trevor in 1695”. This is, to put it kind…

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David Beckham’s tattoos are just fine in Hindi | Brief letters

David Beckham’s Sanskrit | Apple autocorrection | Street names | Keeping meetings brief | Windrush alePlease can we sink for ever the notion of David Beckham’s “misspelt Sanskrit/Hindi tattoo” (Inking big: is Becks “addicted” to tats?, G2, 2 May)? Both…

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MLS failed in Miami before. Will David Beckham’s team be any different?

The Miami Fusion flickered and died at the start of the century. But the league – and soccer in the US – is in a very different place these daysDuring the darkest hours of his four-year quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami, which was fina…

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David Beckham announces launch of his MLS Miami team

Former England captain has endured long journey to found clubBeckham paid $25m for rights to new expansion franchiseDavid Beckham finally has his Major League Soccer team. After a process that has taken years to complete, the MLS commissioner, Don Garb…

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England’s under-17s: ‘We can show we are as good as anyone’

Following their World Cup victory over Spain, the young team’s future is generating real excitement in the game“The future is bright,” tweeted the former England striker Gary Lineker and his view was shared by many. Related: How Howard Wilkinson set En…

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England’s under-17s: ‘We can show we are as good as anyone’

Following their World Cup victory over Spain, the young team’s future is generating real excitement in the game“The future is bright,” tweeted the former England striker Gary Lineker and his view was shared by many. Related: How Howard Wilkinson set En…

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England’s under-17s: ‘We can show we are as good as anyone’

Following their World Cup victory over Spain, the young team’s future is generating real excitement in the game“The future is bright,” tweeted the former England striker Gary Lineker and his view was shared by many. Related: How Howard Wilkinson set En…

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Rory McIlroy’s childhood home offers few clues to his sporting genius | Simon Burnton

Bricks and mortar hold some fascination for fans and offer sentimental appeal but for real insight into what inspired the greats we need to look a little deeperIt is, the estate agent promises, a “beautifully presented red brick semi-detached property …

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Romelu Lukaku makes debut as Manchester United see off LA Galaxy

  • LA Galaxy 2-5 Manchester United
  • Mourinho rules out bid for Cristiano Ronaldo

After this stroll of a victory Jose Mourinho became the latest Manchester United manager to rule out a move for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Mission impossible” was how the Portuguese billed it. “We have never thought about it because he is such an important player for his club, of great economic power. I am not a defender of my club once you waste time on players who are mission impossible,” he said, and so United fans will have to put on hold their dreams of a romantic return of a player they still adore again.

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Beckham’s Miami soccer dream inches closer – but glitz is in short supply

A crucial vote from local politicians has restored life to Beckham’s stalled venture, but it’s not quite the show-stopping product he envisaged at the beginning

Barely a month ago, the final whistle was set to blow on David Beckham’s long-held dream of launching his own professional football club in Miami, the glitziest of American cities.

What was to have been a lucrative retirement project for the former England captain appeared thwarted by a series of broken stadium deals, the snail’s pace of Miami’s complicated political machinery and resistance from locals keen to block progress of Beckham’s investment group.

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David Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium land sale gets approval

  • Commissioners vote nine to four in favor of sale to Beckham’s group
  • Beckham’s looks to bring MLS to Miami in city’s Overtown district

The Miami-Dade Commission voted on Tuesday to approve a deal to sell David Beckham’s group nearly three acres of county land, representing a major hurdle cleared in the former England and Manchester United star’s push to bring a Major League Soccer team to the city.

The commissioners voted nine to four in favor to ratify a recommendation by the mayor to sell Beckham’s partnership a county truck-depot at the corner of Northwest Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue, which would become the last piece in a nine-acre site for a planned 25,000-seat stadium on the Miami River.

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Cruz Beckham’s workout: should 12-year-olds be hitting the gym?

Whether it makes him a poster-boy for fitness or you think he’s missing out on a childhood munching doughnuts, the youngest Beckham boy’s gym snap is provoking debate

Pictures of a Beckham working out would normally be cause for celebration, but when 12-year-old Cruz (the third child of David and Victoria) posted a clip of himself at the gym on Instagram this week, there were disapproving tuts from a certain sort of internet user.

“It’s actually bad to work out when you’re a kid; your muscles get damaged,” warned one, below the video of Cruz on a rowing machine, viewed almost 200,000 times. “You are too young for this,” wrote another. A third suggested he “eat a donut and have a childhood”.

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‘This is our last chance’ says Beckham group ahead of MLS Miami stadium vote

Former England skipper now has $500m investment in place, but still needs local approval on the stadium plot required to secure MLS franchise

David Beckham’s protracted bid to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami now rests on the fate of a small plot of disused, contaminated, county-owned land.

Tim Leiweke, Beckham’s top negotiator, this week told residents in the Overtown district where it plans to build a 25,000-seat arena “this is the last chance to get a stadium or soccer team”.

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How to be a professional footballer, by some of the best players in the game

We sat down with some modern greats – including Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Gascoigne and David Beckham – to ask them what it takes to make the grade

By Copa90 for the Guardian Sport Network

After numerous interviews with some of the best footballers on the planet, we have gained some insight into their careers and how they made it as professionals. We’ve spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Cesc Fàbregas, David Beckham, Deli Alli, John Stone, Joe Hart, Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, Kevin De Bruyne, Renato Sanches and many more. What is apparent from every player interviewed is that self-belief, hard work and enjoying the game are key ingredients to becoming a successful footballer. Watch the short film to see what the players have to say about their careers, but we’ve also picked out a few lines below:

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Publication of hacked David Beckham emails renders injunction worthless

Beckham team left frustrated after ‘stolen information’ about celebrity’s tax affairs and failure to get knighthood made public

A high court injunction blocking the publication of David Beckham’s hacked personal emails has been rendered worthless after a consortium of European media outlets from Romania to France published anyway.

Beckham’s team expressed deep frustration that “stolen information”, which had been prohibited from publication by the high court, had come to light, and that it was no longer possible to keep the information confidential.

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