July 14, 2009 |
Just when we thought the David Beckham experiment -- to borrow a popular phrase -- would soon be coming to an end, there were signs Monday that it could be a longer-running production than expected. So don't be surprised if Beckham and his Galaxy teammate and new best pal Landon Donovan appear together in Major League Soccer's All-Star game in Sandy, Utah, on July 29. It might well happen. Although they have not exactly kissed and made up, their mini-feud is history. At least for now.
August 6, 1997 |
The phenomenal success of the Senior PGA Tour has spawned many imitators. Too many, if you ask us. Count among them the Legends of Triathlon series, for the 40-and-over swim-bike-run and write-on-your-leg- with-a-grease-pencil set. Now as you age, you can go from Ironman to Rust Man. Scott Tinley, 40, has won all three of this year's "Legends" races, but the September issue of Outside magazine reports he has earned only $6,000, with only one race remaining.
July 9, 2009 |
One week from today, on the threadbare carpet of Giants Stadium against a New York Red Bulls team that has won only two of 19 games this season, David Beckham returns to Major League Soccer. Three days later, at the Home Depot Center, Beckham will play in a friendly for the Galaxy, which holds his contract, against AC Milan, which holds his heart. For Beckham, both are unpleasant propositions.
February 12, 2009 |
On the same day that David Beckham tied a decades-old record by playing in his 108th game for England, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber on Wednesday said he wanted Beckham's future resolved by Friday or he would not approve any transfer between the Galaxy and AC Milan. Garber also confirmed that Beckham has a clause in his five-year contract with MLS and the Galaxy that would allow the English midfielder to leave at the end of the 2009 season. Speaking at a World Cup function in Columbus, Garber said that he had sent a letter to AEG, which owns the Galaxy, telling it to resolve the situation within 72 hours.
August 23, 2009 |
Want a prediction? Here's one: Juventus will win the Serie A title in Italy this season. Who says? Well, I do, but so does Marcello Lippi , Italy's World Cup-winning coach of 2006 and the man who has hopes of taking the Azzurri all the way again in 2010. Lippi, needless to say, has better credibility, but that did not stop Jose Mourinho , the coach of four-time defending champion Inter Milan from lashing out at him. "Even if in his mind he wants this, I think just saying it is a lack of respect," Mourinho said on Inter's in-house television channel.
October 31, 2008 |
David Beckham's move from the Galaxy to AC Milan was finalized Thursday, with the England national team midfielder set to join the Italian club on loan for January and February. The exact starting and ending dates of the loan were left unclear, however, as were most other pertinent details. For example, neither club would reveal who would pay Beckham's $541,667-a-month salary during his absence from Los Angeles.
February 9, 2007 |
After nine cacophonous months with a sprawling soccer match-fixing scandal, World Cup celebrations in streets and piazzas, punishments and appeals from the match-fixing scandal, and a tragic soccer riot in Sicily, Italy will harbor a surreal sound come Sunday afternoon. Silence.
August 31, 2010 |
Alabama tailback Mark Ingram will sit out No. 1 Alabama's opener against San Jose State on Saturday after injuring his left knee late in practice Monday, Coach Nick Saban said Tuesday. Saban said in a statement that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner had an arthroscopic procedure and should make a full recovery in a "relatively short time. " "Mark will definitely be out for this week's game against San Jose State and we will manage this on a week-to-week basis beyond this week," Saban said.
May 25, 2002
Mike Penner's crass characterization of Italian soccer as dirty ["Mexico Defeats Little Italy," May 20] is insulting to soccer fans everywhere. Italy's Seria A is a world-class league, considered by many tops in the world. Italy is among the favorites to win the World Cup again, which would be its fourth world championship. The World Cup warmup Mexico played with AC Milan was with a "C" Milan team not only without many of its starters (who were training with their national teams for the World Cup)
January 16, 2001 |
The world's richest soccer clubs: *--* Rank Club (Country) Annual Turnover in Millions 1. Manchester United (England) $177.4 2. Bayern Munich (Germany) $133.6 3. Real Madrid (Spain) $121.76 4. Chelsea (England) $94.56 5. Juventus (Italy) $93.6 6. Barcelona (Spain) $89.12 7. AC Milan (Italy) $86.56 8. Lazio (Italy) $80.0 9. Inter Milan (Italy) $78.56 10. Arsenal (England) $77.76 11. Liverpool (England) $72.48 12. Newcastle United (England) $71.52 13. Parma (Italy) $71.04 14.