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April 29, 2011

Prince William marries Kate Middleton—live updates

Prince William marries Kate Middleton—live updates

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September 26, 2010

David Beckham arrives in Trinidad and Tobago amid security fears

David Beckham arrives in Trinidad and Tobago amid security fears

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British footballer David Beckham has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago amid fears of kidnapping. Beckham travelled to the island of Trinidad to watch the final of the FIFA women’s Under 17s World Cup final and to launch a football festival for children. The stars arrival is also speculated to help England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup.

Beckham’s safety has come into question while he is visiting the island. Trinidad and Tobago have one of the highest murder and kidnap rates in the world. Beckham, who is reported to have a 125m fortune, could be a high target for a ransom kidnap. Upon his arrival, there were a numerous amount of police on scene as well as Beckham’s own personal security team.

Along with FIFA president Sepp Blatter, Beckham watched the women’s Under 17s World Cup final which saw South Korea defeat Japan to win the cup. The football festival he will host on Monday has gained criticism from officals. The host of the festival is the Marvin Lee Stadium; Lee was the captain of the Trinidad and Tobago national football team and died during a match in 2003 when he collided with Landon Donovan, a current teammate of Beckham.

Critism was also brought up over the choice of Beckham to host the festival. Trinidadian footballer Dwight Yorke is reported to have been upset with the choice of Beckham over himself or cricketing legend Brian Lara. The Trinidad Star newspaper said “If we are talking about inspiring youths, then why do we have to turn to Beckham when we already have someone from here who has achieved everything in the game.”



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July 18, 2010

Jonathan Ross departs from BBC

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Jonathan Ross (right) with his wife Jane Goldman.

Jonathan Ross presented his final episode of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on the BBC after more than nine years. He also finished hosting his programme on BBC Radio 2. Ross announced his departure from the BBC in January 2010, having decided not to renew his contract with the broadcasting organisation.

The guests that appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on Friday were English football player David Beckham, American actor Mickey Rourke and Jackie Chan, an actor from Hong Kong. Ross has stated that he was “ashamed of” few programmes and that “[t]he vast majority are shows I am proud of.” He felt “grateful, lucky and honoured” to have been able to work at the BBC.

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When talking about his programme on BBC Radio 2, during his final pre-recorded three-hour-long edition broadcast yesterday, Jonathan Ross commented: “It has been a tremendous experience for us – obviously I like to think that the place has always been a little livelier while we are around. There were certain periods when it was a little too lively, but it’s been a great experience and a learning experience, bizarrely for people of our age.” The final song to be played at the end of the show was “Drive-In Saturday“, performed by David Bowie.

Jonathan Ross is expected to present a new television chat show on commercial British channel ITV at some point in the future. It is believed that Graham Norton will be the replacement for Jonathan Ross as of 2011.



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March 15, 2010

David Beckham to miss World Cup with injury

David Beckham to miss World Cup with injury

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Soccer player David Beckham has had surgery for an injury to his Achilles tendon. As a result, he has been ruled out of playing in this summer’s World Cup.

Beckham, a 34-year-old midfielder who would have played for the English national team, snapped the tendon on his left leg, and underwent surgery today in Finland. The injury will end his season, and rehabilitation for the wound is expected to take up to six months. The doctor performing the operation said that training could not begin until June, and it would be at least another month before Beckham could return to playing competitively.

Despite early speculation that the injury could mark the end of Beckham’s 18-year career, a spokesman rejected the claims, saying, “This is not the end of his playing career as has been suggested.” In the same statement, it was said that even if Beckham is unable to play in the World Cup, he will continue to play as a member of an American team, the Los Angeles Galaxy, during the end of the season.

Beckham sustained the injury near the end of a game on Sunday night, when he suddenly stopped running and limped from the field on his healthy leg before collapsing on the sidelines. He was treated on the field for about five minutes before being carried off on a stretcher.



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December 14, 2009

Ryan Giggs named BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Ryan Giggs named BBC Sports Personality of the Year

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Welsh footballer Ryan Giggs was named as the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year in a ceremony Sunday night. The 36-year-old Manchester United and Welsh international player has won a record eleven Premier League titles in his career, and made over 800 appearances for his club.

Giggs holding the Premier League trophy in 2008

The award is given in December each year to a British sportsman or woman, and is voted for by the public. Giggs is only the fifth footballer to win since the award started in 1954, the most recent being David Beckham in 2001.

Formula One driver Jenson Button was runner-up, and heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis came in third.

Giggs said that winning came as a shock. “I grew up watching this programme. To see the people that have won it and to be here is unbelievable,” he said in his acceptance speech.

“I am playing for the greatest manager that has ever lived and I’m playing for the greatest club,” Giggs said. “Perhaps I’ve become more appreciated as I have got older. It’s unusual for a 36-year-old to be playing with a team like Manchester United for 20 years but I am enjoying it and long may it continue.”

Through his career United is the only club Giggs has played at. This year he made his 800th appearance and scored his 150th goal, and in April he also won the PFA Player Of The Year award.

Seve Ballesteros won the event’s Lifetime Achievement award. The Spanish golfer, who is suffering from a brain tumour, was unable to attend the event, but received a standing ovation. His award was presented at his home in Padrena by fellow golfer José María Olazábal.

“It’s a pity I’m not there. I’m very sorry, I know I’m missing a good show, thank you very much to everyone,” Ballasteros said.

15-year-old diver Tom Daley won Young Sports Personality of the Year for the second time, as well as being one of the ten contenders for the main award. “It’s been a good year for me and I would just like to thank everyone who has helped me,” Daley said.

Comedian Eddie Izzard received a special award for his contributions to the charity event Sport Relief. Earlier this year he completed 43 marathons across the United Kingdom in 51 days, running a total of 1,100 miles. Izzard said that he decided on the challenge as “a health idea”. He trained for only five weeks before setting out.

“Everything was painful. People asked me if I enjoyed the running, but I enjoyed the stopping! I staggered, I ran and I crawled,” he admitted when accepting the award. His efforts netted over £200,000 for charity.

The awards were presented at the Sheffield Arena, in front of 11,000 people.

Full list of awards

Sports Personality of the Year Ryan Giggs, footballer
Team of the Year England cricket team
Coach of the Year Fabio Capello, England football coach
Young Sports Personality of the Year Tom Daley, diver
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Usain Bolt, sprinter
Helen Rollason Award Major Phil Packer, for charity work
Sports Unsung Hero Doreen Adcock, swimming coach
Special Award Eddie Izzard
Lifetime Achievement Seve Ballesteros, golfer



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November 22, 2007

Euro 2008 Qualification: England vs. Croatia

Euro 2008 Qualification: England vs. Croatia

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

November 21, 2007
20:00 (UTC)
England Flag of England.svg 2 – 3 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 88,091
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt
Wright-Phillips Substituted off after 46 minutes 46′
Beckham Substituted on after 46 minutes 46′
Barry Substituted off after 46 minutes 46′
Defoe Substituted on after 46 minutes 46′
Lampard Scored after 56 minutes 56′ (pen)
Crouch Scored after 65 minutes 65′
J Cole Substituted off after 80 minutes 80′
Bent Substituted on after 80 minutes 80′
Scored after 8 minutes 8′ Kranjčar
Scored after 14 minutes 14′ Olić
Booked after 32 minutes 32′ Kovač
Booked after 50 minutes 50′ da Silva
Substituted off after 69 minutes 69′ da Silva
Substituted on after 69 minutes 69′ Petrić
Substituted off after 75 minutes 75′ Kranjčar
Substituted on after 75 minutes 75′ Pranjić
Scored after 77 minutes 77′ Petrić
Substituted off after 84 minutes 84′ Olić
Substituted on after 84 minutes 84′ Rakitić

England failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 2008 after a 2-3 defeat to Croatia at Wembley Stadium, London.

Needing to avoid defeat to secure qualification, England got off to a bad start as Niko Kranjčar’s shot came off goalkeeper Scott Carson to give Croatia the lead after just eight minutes. Soon afterwards Ivica Olić doubled Croatia’s lead.

England scored when Josip Šimunić pulled back Jermaine Defoe, with Frank Lampard converting the resulting penalty. David Beckham, winning his 99th cap for England, set up Peter Crouch who equalised with a volley. However Croatia continued to push England back, and substitute Mladen Petrić scored the winner from 25 metres with just under fifteen minutes remaining.

Croatia finished at the top in Group E, while Russia also qualified after their 1-0 victory over . England finished third in the group, missing out on their first major tournament since the 1994 World Cup. Manager Steve McClaren’s job is in doubt, having been criticised during the qualification campaign and dropping regular goalkeeper Paul Robinson in favour of newcomer Scott Carson for the vital final match.

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August 4, 2007

Major League Soccer: Beckham will miss game against Toronto

Major League Soccer: Beckham will miss game against Toronto

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Saturday, August 4, 2007

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David Beckham and his son, Brooklyn, in Manchester United colors.

David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy will miss his scheduled Major League Soccer debut tomorrow when the Galaxy will face Toronto FC.

Beckham signed a five year contract with the Galaxy in January 2007, but due to injuries, was only able to play for 12 minutes so far in a friendly match against the English team Chelsea.

On June 6, he sprained his left ankle in England’s game against Estonia. Four days later, Beckham pulled several ligaments while he played for Real Madrid in the team’s final game of the season on June 17. At the time of the accident, he was on three injections of painkillers. Teammate Landon Donovan said about Beckham’s ankle, “When he got here, it was like a balloon.”

Beckham was greeted by about 20 video cameras and 100 media at a news conference in Toronto. He handled all 13 questions in stride, deflecting fan criticism by stating that he would be with the Galaxy for five more years.



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March 7, 2007

Quick goal sees Bayern advance over Real Madrid

Quick goal sees Bayern advance over Real Madrid

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Bayern Munich 2(6) 1(5) Real Madrid

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Attendance 69500
Goalscorers for Bayern Munich Makaay (1′), Lucio (66′)
Goalscorers for Real Madrid van Nistelrooy (83′)
Bookings (Bayern Munich) van Bommel, Podolski (Yellow (3)), van Bommel (Red (1))
Bookings (Real Madrid) Ramos, Guti, Diarra (Yellow (4)), Diarra (Red (1))

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Bayern Munich hosted Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena today in the second leg of the Champions League round of sixteen. The first leg saw Real coming out on top 3-2, but the two away goals by Bayern gave them a good chance in the second leg. Madrid were without David Beckham for the game, who orchestrated all 3 goals in the first leg, and he was replaced in the midfield by Raúl. Bayern played a strong side, with Lucas Podolski and Roy Makaay in attack, and Owen Hargreaves in the midfield.

Any plans Real had made for the game went immediately out the window when Roy Makaay scored the fastest ever goal in a Champions League match after only 10 seconds. Real took the kickoff, and Roberto Carlos was immediately dispossessed by Salihamidzic, who passed in the ball to Makaay. The German striker neatly finished passed Iker Casillas to stun the Galacticos, and give the home side the lead. Bayern continued to press, and Real looked listless, as shots from Podolski and Makaay were saved by Casillas. Real coach Fabio Capello was quick to make changes in his team, and sent on Guti in place of Emerson. Casillas was again forced into action as van Buyten headed Sagnol’s free kick towards the goal, but the keeper got down well to make the stop. Madrid finally began to play like a team, and substitute Guti had a chance after a neat backheel by Higuain found him, but the shot flew wide. Real continued pressing, and Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy headed a ball towards the net, but Oliver Kahn was easily able to cope with the low power effort. Raúl then struck an acrobatic effort towards the goal, but found only the side netting.

After the restart, Real looked shaky at the back again as van Bommel found his way in on goal, but Casillas was again on hand to snuff out the danger. Oliver Kahn was then forced into action at the other end, as he pushed out a van Nistelrooy header off of a cross by Raúl. Bayern had a penalty claim, but were denied by referee Lubos Michel. It didn’t matter however, and the resulting corner was met by Lucio’s head, doubling Bayerns lead. Bayern had another chance minutes later, but a open header by Salihamidzic went wide. Raúl then had a chance for Real, but his header was directed straight to Kahn. Ruud van Nistelrooy was then denied a run on goal after a mistaken offside call was given by the linesman. On 80 minutes, Robinho was hauled down by van Bommel in the penalty area, and Real was awarded a penalty. Marco van Bommel was consequently given his second yellow of the match for arguing the point, and was sent off along with Diarra of Real for his part in the confrontation. Once everything settled, van Nistelrooy stepped up to the spot and sent the ball into the net, cutting the lead in half, but still leaving Real behind on aggregate. The game finished dramatically, as Ramos thought he had scored to tie the game, but the referee correctly judged that a hand had been used in the build up, and the goal was not counted. The game ended in a win for Bayern, and they will go on to the next round, while Real is left to focus on domestic play.

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March 6, 2007

Lineup coming together for Manchester United charity match

Lineup coming together for Manchester United charity match

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Manchester United will be taking on eleven of the top players in Europe in a celebration match next Tuesday at Old Trafford, and the lineup for the European XI is coming together nicely. The game is a UEFA-Manchester United collaboration created to commemorate not only the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, but also the 50th anniversary of Manchester United entering into European club competitions. Funds raised in the match will go to support the Manchester United Foundation, which works with local charities as well as UNICEF to aid children in need. Italian Marcello Lippi will be in charge of coaching the European XI side, and his assistant will be Andy Roxburgh. Confirmed players have slowly been filing into the team, but with current Manchester United on-loan striker Henrik Larsson confirmed, the XI is now complete.

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Henrik Larsson:
Current Club: Manchester United (loan)
Age: 35
Currently on loan to Manchester United from Helsingborg, Larsson has been in sharp form as of late. This charity match will act as a farewell for the Swede, as he is due back in Sweeden to play for his home club after his loan contract expires on March the 12th.

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David Beckham:
Current Club: Real Madrid
Age: 31
The former Manchester star will be returning to Old Trafford to play against his former club. Beckham has been playing strong for Real Madrid in recent weeks. An injury will keep him out of Real’s next game in the Champions League, but if all goes well he will be back to match fitness for the March 13th charity match.
Update: Beckham has been removed from the squad due to his knee injury. No replacement has yet been announced.
Update: It is confirmed that Beckham will not be participating in the March 13th charity match, but Beckham will still travel to Old Trafford and be announced onto the pitch in order to say goodbye to the fans.

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Ronaldinho:
Current Club: Barcelona
Age: 26
Winner of both European and World player of the year awards, Ronaldinho is arguably one of the best players in the world currently. After nearly signing with United, the Brazilian has won 2 La Liga titles and the Champions League trophy with Spanish giants Barcelona.

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Carles Puyol:
Current Club: Barcelona
Age: 28
Another player from Barcelona, Puyol is one of the best central defenders in Spain, he was the first of his position named to Lippi’s squad. His shaggy hair makes him easy to pick out on the football pitch, but his dominance from the back lures much more attention.

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Gianluca Zambrotta:
Current Club: Barcelona
Age: 30
A member of the Italian World Cup winning team, Zambrotta is equally comfortable on either defensive wing, or in the midfield. He is also a Barcelona player, and joined the Spanish team after winning two Italian domestic championships with Juventus. Zambrotta has history with coach Lippi, as he played on his Italian International side while Lippi was in command.

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Lilian Thuram:
Current Club: Barcelona
Age: 35
Thuram is most capped player on the French International team, and he was with the French side for their European and World Cup victories in 1998 and 2000. Thuram has also won domestic league trophies in 3 countries with Monaco, Parma, Juventus, and Barcelona, his current club.

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Steven Gerrard:
Current Club: Liverpool
Age: 26
Though Gerrard plays for one of Manchester United’s biggest rivals, Liverpool, he is an amazing football talent in the midfield. Gerrard won the 2006 PFA Player of the Year award, and has won several other medals including the European Cup, 2 FA cups, two league cups, a UEFA cup, and a Super Cup.

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Jamie Carragher:
Current Club: Liverpool
Age: 29
Another Liverpool player, Carragher is well known for his grit and determination in defence, and is sure to cause the United forwards some problems, like he did this past Sunday in a match between the two.

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Juninho:
Current Club: Lyon
Age: 32
The second Brazilian player on the team, Juninho is well known for his free-kick prowess, and is regarded as one of the best in the world for that purpose. Juninho has played at Lyon in France for all 5 of their consecutive league titles.

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Eric Abidal:
Current Club: Lyon
Age: 27
The French International plays alongside Juninho at Lyon after moving there from Lille in 2004. He has won 2 league titles with the French giants, as well as a Champions Trophy, France’s equivalent to the FA Cup.

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Gregory Coupet:
Current Club: Lyon
Age: 34
Coupet is the keeper named to the European XI side, and plays alongside Juninho and Abidal at Lyon. He, like Juninho, has been with the club for all 5 of their consecutive league championships.



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February 24, 2007

Champions League round of sixteen—first leg results

Champions League round of sixteen—first leg results

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The first leg of the round of sixteen in the Champions League was completed on Wednesday, with at least one controversial result, and a bag full of ties. The leg began on Tuesday with four games, and the other four were played the next day, including reigning champions FC Barcelona of Spain.

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Real Madrid (Spain) 3 – 2 Bayern Munich (Germany)

David Beckham.

English star David Beckham started the game for the Galácticos, while Canadian/Englishman Owen Hargreaves started his first game back after injury for Bayern Munich. Madrid came out fast, with David Beckham passing it to Ruud van Nistelrooy, who slid in a tidy pass to Raúl, who slid the ball past Oliver Kahn in the bottom right corner of the net. Bayern struck back within 13 minutes, after a Willy Sagnol free kick was headed home by Lúcio. Madrid kept up the fight, and 5 minutes later, Raúl was on the score sheet again after heading home a David Beckham corner kick. Real increased their lead 5 minutes later, when Ruud van Nistelrooy slotted home a redirected Beckham free kick. Bayern was able to grab a crucial late away goal via Mark van Bommel.

PSV Eindhoven (Holland) 1 – 0 Arsenal (England)

Jens Lehmann.

Arsenal were without several key players due to their upcoming Carling cup final against Chelsea this weekend, but star Thierry Henry was in the squad along with Emmanuel Adebayor as a strike partner. The only goal came in the 61’st minute, when Edison Méndez shot a low screamer past Jens Lehmann from around 25 yards from goal.

Lille (France) 0 – 1 Manchester United (England)

In a game ripe with controversy, Manchester United walked away with a crucial away win after a Ryan Giggs free kick gave them the lead. Lille protested the goal, saying the team was setting up its wall at the time Giggs took the kick, and the team nearly left the pitch. After goading by officials, the game was resumed, but Lille said it would be making a stake for a replay with UEFA. UEFA has rejected the claim and declared the goal valid, as well as deciding to “instigate proceedings against Lille for the improper behaviour of their players immediately after the goal.”

Celtic (Scotland) 0 – 0 A.C. Milan (Italy)

A spirited draw both sides played competitively, but neither had a finishing flourish to seal the points.

Roma (Italy) 0 – 0 Lyon (France)

Another goalless draw, this game lacked discipline. English referee Mike Riley issued 11 yellow cards, 8 for Roma alone.

Inter Milan (Italy) 2 – 2 Valencia (Spain)

Santiago Cañizares.

Inter came into this game on a 15 game winning league in domestic play, while Valencia as also been hot in the Spanish league as of late. Inter struck first with Cambiasso pouncing on a rebound after Ibrahimović redirection of a Figo freekick was fabulously saved by goalie Cañizares. Valencia replied in the second half with a free kick by David Villa Sanchez form 30 yards. Inter restored their lead just over 10 minutes later, as Maicon slotted home a Julio Cruz pass. As the game wound down, Valancia pressed, and were rewarded with a goal by Silva, a volley ensuing from a corner.

Porto (Portugal) 1 – 1 Chelsea (England)

Both goals happened early in this game, with the home side taking the lead after 12 minutes. Raúl Meireles volleyed a ball towards the net, and after a deflection of Frank Lampard’s knee, the ball beat Petr Čech low. Chelsea leveled only 4 minutes later, when Arjen Robben jetted down the sideline and crossed the ball into the middle, where Andriy Shevchenko slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

Barcelona (Spain) 1 – 2 Liverpool (England)

This game saw the current champions taking on the champions of the year previous. Barcelona came out strong, and Brazilian Deco scored early, heading in a Zambrotta cross. Liverpool leveled just before half time, with Craig Bellamy heading a ball across the net, and out of the reach of Víctor Valdés. After the break, John Arne Riise gave Liverpool a crucial away win, as he cleared home a Bellamy pass after some poor defending by Barcelona.



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