Beckham provides support to quake-hit Kumamoto U-16 players

Soccer Sep 29, 2016

Beckham provides support to quake-hit Kumamoto U-16 players

David Beckham handed out signed soccer balls Thursday to the players of an under-16 select team from Kumamoto Prefecture, which was hit by two huge earthquakes in April that took the lives of 50 people. Beckham, who captained England during the 2002 World Cup campaign ...

Olympics / Summer Olympics Sep 10, 2016

Original idea: Have athlete play Mario

The director of the Japanese portion of the Rio Olympic closing ceremony said Friday that Mario, the video game character that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played in the event, was initially planned for a distinguished Japanese athlete. Hiroshi Sasaki said he intended to choose someone ...

Soccer May 20, 2016

Beckham backs Real manager Zidane, calls for patience at club

David Beckham believes Real Madrid should give his former teammate at the club, Zinedine Zidane, time to succeed even if the French great fails to inspire it to victory in the Champions League final later this month. Zidane fell just short of steering the club ...

Beckham's impact was immense

Soccer | PREMIER REPORT May 18, 2013

Beckham's impact was immense

by Christopher Davies

The England coach was pulling away after a training session when suddenly David Beckham asked the driver to stop. Beckham stepped out of the coach and signed autographs for two fans he had missed earlier. Sometimes it is the small things that define a person. Sorry Jose, ...

Beckham 'excited' to help promote soccer in China

Soccer Mar 5, 2013

Beckham 'excited' to help promote soccer in China

David Beckham will help promote soccer in China by taking a role as a global ambassador for the game in the world's most populous country. The former captain of England's national team, who joined French club Paris Saint-Germain in January, will visit China this year ...