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Beckham makes pitch for Miami MLS franchise

David Beckham speaks during a news conference, Monday, March 24, 2014 in Miami. Beckham's architects and advisers have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team that will be owned by the former English national team captain. The plan announced Monday would have an open-air stadium with views of the bay and the downtown skyline. The capacity could be as low as 21,000 or as high as 35,000. AP

David Beckham brought his international star power to the halls of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, trying to rally support from the governor and legislators for the Major League Soccer franchise he plans to bring to Miami later this decade.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Beckham hears sad tale of Leyte couple

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David Beckham. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

International football superstar David Beckham showed his soft side when he spent almost 30 minutes listening to the experience of a grieving couple Tanauan, Leyte, who lost their 4-year-old daughter to the storm surge created by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Headlines,Multimedia,Other Sports,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Football icon Beckham ‘humbled’ by Tacloban trip, visits Tanauan

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David Beckham  AP FILE PHOTO

International football icon David Beckham said that he was humbled by his trip to Tacloban, the worst-hit town by super typhoon “Yolanda” on Thursday.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

David Beckham to spend Valentine’s Day in Tacloban City

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FILE This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo shows England's David Beckham applauding the crowd after their World Cup group 6 qualifying soccer match against Belarus at Wembley Stadium, London. Former England captain David Beckham has failed to make the British football team for the London Olympics. The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder made Britain coach 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 games. "Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me, so I would have been honored to have been part of this unique Team GB squad," the 37-year-old Beckham said Thursday June 28, 2012 in a statement to The Associated Press.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Hearts will melt. After Super Typhoon Yolanda brought Taclobanons to their knees, football superstar David Beckham would give love and joy on Valentine’s Day as the former English captain would visit the area on Friday.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Soccer star Beckham will promote casinos in China

David Beckham  AP FILE PHOTO

Retired soccer star and sometime underwear model David Beckham has signed on to help promote Las Vegas Sands’ properties in Singapore and the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Beckham joins United legends for London film premiere

David Beckham. AP FILE PHOTO

Six Manchester United icons including David Beckham on Sunday attended the London premiere of a film celebrating the youth team that would go on to transform the English football club into a global phenomenon.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Beckham roots for Pacquiao

David Beckham. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will not only have the support of a Filipino-packed crowd when he fights Brandon Rios on Sunday, but also a phalanx of celebrity cheerleaders, led by David Beckham.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Beckham rooting for Pacman

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MACAU—British football icon David Beckham blew into town Friday and professed his admiration for Manny Pacquiao.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

LeBron on MLS in Miami: ‘We’re working on it’

Miami Heat forward LeBron James.  AP FILE PHOTO

LeBron James spoke out again Wednesday about his involvement with David Beckham and the retired superstar’s plan to bring an MLS team to Miami.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

AP source: Beckham picks Miami for MLS franchise

David Beckham. AP FILE PHOTO

With his playing career over, former England captain David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ferguson: Beckham’s mission was to be famous

David Beckham AP FILE PHOTO

A decade after kicking a boot at David Beckham’s head, Alex Ferguson is using his autobiography to criticize the star’s apparent pre-occupation with fame.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Stampede over David Beckham injures 5 in China

David Beckham, center, and Tang Wensheng, left, chairperson of China's Soong Ching Ling Foundation, walk with Chinese officials upon arrival for a charity event in Beijing Monday, June 17, 2013. Retired Beckham donated his teams' jerseys he worn during his career and a Jaguar F-Type Sport car to the foundation to sell them for a charity in China. Beckham will be joined by his wife Victoria during his seven-day visit to China, and will attend a Chinese Super League soccer match as part of his role as ambassador to China's top league. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

At least five people have been injured in a stampede after fans stormed a stadium gate upon the arrival of superstar David Beckham at a Chinese university Thursday afternoon.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Beckham tours Miami stadiums; city hopes for team

David Beckham AP FILE PHOTO

David Beckham may be setting his sights on a new sports venture: a professional football team in Miami.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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