David Beckham: How The Last English Winger Ordained Soccer In America

When the world's biggest sport's most beloved, most important player is finally gone, we'll all agree that David Beckham is far and away one of the most successful players to ever touch a soccer ball. Shortly after, we'll argue: was Beckham truly one of the greatest players of his generation, or just a guy lucky… » 5/21/13 4:45pm 5/21/13 4:45pm

Who Is The World's Most Recognizable Athlete?

Saw this photo over at TBJ, of Kobe Bryant making an appearance on his annual Nike tour of China, and it's no surprise. China loves Kobe. Loves him. That's a billion people who go nuts at the very sight of Bryant, a global superstar for 15 years now. It got me thinking: who's the most recognizable athlete in the world? » 8/17/12 4:50pm 8/17/12 4:50pm

David Beckham Cut From Olympic Team

In something of a shock, it's being reported that David Beckham will be left off Britain's Olympic team. The 37-year-old will not be among the three players over 23 on the roster—those places will go to Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, and in Beckham's presumed spot, Micah Richards, who was himself a surprise omission from… » 6/28/12 10:30am 6/28/12 10:30am

David Beckham Secures A Post-Soccer Future In Field Security With This…

English soccer clubs sometimes play "testimonials," in which they bring back their older stars for a friendly match of former rivals. Like parades or bowling parties, it's a nice way to make the old folk feel appreciated for still being around. Yesterday, with Man United playing Juventus in the Gary Neville… » 5/25/11 12:50pm 5/25/11 12:50pm