Quote of the Day

"If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over 100 times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy."
-- David Beckham, reflecting on his career after announcing his retirement. (LONDON TIMES, 5/16)
Friday May 17, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 239 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Leaving The Game

    David Beckham retires after winning the league title in France with PSG.

    David Beckham "has retired from football," according to Sarah Ebner of the LONDON TIMES. The 38-year-old, who "transcended the sport," has decided "to call it a day after winning the league title in France with Paris Saint-Germain." He is the first British player to win such a title in four different countries.

  • 'Fergie' Factor

    Ferguson brought $1.5B boost to Manchester enonomy, experts estimate.

  • Willing To Talk

    Barça, Real Madrid open to collective bargaining as long as their cut stays the same.

  • Another Round

    Cricket Australia, Carlton & United sign $64M naming-rights deal for One-Day-Internationals.

  • Growing Pains

    Man City proposes $76.5M expansion of Etihad Stadium.

  • A Tight Spot

    Indian cops arrest IPL players for spot-fixing, dealing with mobsters.

  • The Minimum

    FA votes to suspend players for at least five games for racist actions.

  • The Old Once Over

    La Liga champ Barcelona plans nearly $2.5M in facilities upgrades.

  • Worth The Wait

    Record price tag for tickets doesn't prevent Copa del Rey from selling out.

  • Top Of The Heap

    Beckham unseats Federer atop SI's annual list of top int'l money earners.

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