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PLAYERS: David Beckham
They don't call Stuart Pearce "Psycho" for nothing. The manager of Great Britain's Olympic soccer team broke ranks and set out on his own. Pearce's refusal to select David Beckham for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London stunned many, upset sponsors and put him at odds with his bosses. The decision was certainly a gamble. Whether it was done with the intention of crossing swords with England's Football Association (the FA) as some suggest, or put Britain in position to win Olympic gold (as he says) is unknown. But Pearce's five-year tenure as manager of England's U-21 national team...

David Beckham kicks ball at opponent

David Beckham received a yellow card at the end of the Galaxy’s 4-3 loss to San Jose on Saturday after kicking a ball at one of his opponents. Quakes midfielder Sam Cronin was down on the ground after getting tangled with a Galaxy player on a corner kick in the 91st minute. Beckham may have been frustrated that his team was losing, or he felt like Cronin was...

Beckham fails to make Britain's Olympic squad

David Beckham says he has failed to make the British Olympic soccer team. The former England captain made Stuart Pearce's shortlist of 35 but wasn't selected for the final 18-man squad as one of three players over the age of 23 allowed to compete in the London Olympics. ''Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me, so I would have been...

David Beckham Shows Range of Talent With Incredible Free Kick, Yellow Card, Mascot Tussle (Video)

Make no mistake. David Beckham is a talented man. And although the 37-year-old won't get a chance to represent his country in this year's Summer Olympics, he's still making waves on the pitch -- in more ways than one. Beckham showed why he's considered one of the best at taking free kicks on Saturday, drilling a truly "bend it like Beckham" shot over the...

Beckham to be offered Olympic role

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe will offer David Beckham a role for the Games after the midfielder's dreams of playing for Great Britain in the Olympics were dashed. Beckham, 37, spoke of his bitter disappointment after confirming he misses out - Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards will be the three over-age players in the 18-man squad. Coe will discuss with Beckham...

Beckham omitted from Olympic squad

David Beckham has not been picked for the British Olympic football squad, the player revealed today. The 37-year-old had hoped to be named as one of three over-age players but has not been selected by Olympic team coach Stuart Pearce. It is understood Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards will be the three over-age players confirmed by Pearce next week. Beckham said: "...

Passing on Beckham good for team

For six years, Stuart Pearce lived with the ignominy of missing a penalty kick that led to England's exit from the 1990 World Cup. And then, when the opportunity arose again, during the European Championships, Pearce demanded he be given another chance. This time, with seemingly an entire nation swallowing hard, Pearce delivered memorably, rocketing his spot kick into the corner...

With Beckham out, all eyes on Giggs and Neymar

With David Beckham's Olympic dream over, it will be former teammate Ryan Giggs and young Brazilian star Neymar attracting all the attention at the men's football tournament in London. Beckham failed to make the British team, ending his chances to cap a successful career with an Olympic victory at home, so it will be up to the 38-year-old Manchester United veteran and the...

Beckham Olympic omission surprises Galaxy

David Beckham’s LA Galaxy team-mates are surprised the midfielder will not be part of the Team GB squad at the...

Beckham left off GB squad

Former England captain David Beckham has failed to make the British football team for the London Olympics.

Redknapp praises Pearce's bravery

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Great Britain Olympics football coach Stuart Pearce "can kiss goodbye to a knighthood" after he opted to leave David Beckham out of his squad, but hailed Pearce's bravery for selecting the side he wanted. Beckham had hoped to be named as one of three over-age players and had made it on to Pearce's extended list of...

According to poll, Beckham, Tebow and Brady are top athletes married women would cheat with

If you’ve never heard of, they are the extremely popular and profitable website designed to help married people cheat on their spouses, and they recently polled a group of 13,500 married women to see who would be their top choices for athletes they would most likely cheat on their husbands with. The results are in, and the list of ten includes all the names of...
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