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David Beckham teams up with Diageo on new scotch

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David Beckham has been criticized by Alcohol Concern for promoting a new brand of whisky. Becks and manager Simon Fuller have teamed up with company Diageo to launch Scotch whisky Haig Club.

Becks has been slammed for using his celebrity status to help sell alcohol, which could send "confusing messages" to young people.

David Beckham to be a global ambassador for Manchester United?

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Manchester United's American owners hope David Beckham will help boost United's already huge profile worldwide.

The problem is that he would be working alongside Sir Alex Ferguson — who flogged Becks to Real Madrid in 2003.

Becks has already signed up to Sky TV in a five-year deal that is said to be worth £20million.

David Beckham to be a global ambassador for Manchester United?

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Manchester United's American owners hope David Beckham will help boost United's already huge profile worldwide.

The problem is that he would be working alongside Sir Alex Ferguson — who flogged Becks to Real Madrid in 2003.

Becks has already signed up to Sky TV in a five-year deal that is said to be worth £20million.

Top 10 moments of David Beckham career

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Following the news that David Beckham is to hang up his boots at the end of the season, OTP explores some of the standout moments of the ex-England captain's career. 1. The free-kick against Greece Having already ran around like a man possessed to play Greece almost by himself for most of the match, Becks [.

Infographic: The finances behind David Beckham’s deal at PSG

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Love him or loathe him, there's no denying the impact that David Beckham has had on the global football stage. From his early days as a 17-year old with Manchester United, through his controversial signing with Real Madrid, and then his trip across the pond to act as a defibrillator for Major League Soccer, Goldenballs [.

Video: David Beckham confuses his PSG conference with a job interview

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Former England skipper David Beckham completed his move to Paris Saint Germain this afternoon but then appeared to think he was still applying for the job. To be fair he is an unpaid intern for now (his salary is being donated to a children's charity in Paris), so perhaps he is still angling for [...

David Beckham – Who would he be in Downton Abbey?

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Now that David Beckham has played his last act in an American soccer role, what is next for the Englishman abroad? Having spent the last five years in Hollywood making friends (Tom Cruise and Russell Brand are mates), casting agents must be wondering if Mr. Beckham desires the spotlight of the silver screen.

I’ll Have a Becks – Beckham Bows Out of US Soccer – MLS Cup Final

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MLS Cup Final

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Throughout the regular season, teams can take it or leave it when it comes to winning and losing. Not so in the Cup Final. The memory of loss in the big game hangs around necks heavier than the runners-up medals handed out to the vanquished.

Becks Still Most Popular MLS Jersey

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Love him or hate him, David Beckham is still the biggest star in Major League Soccer, at least if yo go by the number of jersey's sold.

Earlier this week, MLS released the list of the top-selling adidas player jerseys sold via either,, as well as MLS club websites.

David Beckham is voted sexiest man in a suit

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Becks has been voted the sexiest man in a suit. Beating off a host of other tailored gentlemen, including runner-up George Clooney and Daniel Craig.

A spokesman said: "Undoubtedly David Beckham is one of the most stylish men to grace the planet. "His allure is that he can pull off the casual scruffy look but transforms himself in to a dashing gent when he dons a sharp suit.

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Football glossary: Becks - famous footballer David Beckham's nickname.

Hyndman on LA: Even without Becks and Landon, They’re Still a Dangerous Team

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On Saturday night, FC Dallas will host the reigning MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Stadium. And it looks like the Galaxy will also be without David Beckham, who will be back in his native England to attend the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

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Video: Peek-a-boo! David Beckham ambushes unsuspecting Team GB fans

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Far from chaining up Stuart Pearce to a radiator in a disused warehouse for the next fortnight, Adidas have come up with another method of getting David Beckham back in the Olympics frame a superb viral which sees the former England captain jump out on Team GB fans posing for pictures in the Adidas [.

David Beckham deserved Team GB Olympic spot, says Alexi Lalas

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Team GB might have damaged their Olympic medal hopes by omitting David Beckham, reckons the man who helped to take him to the USA. Former LA Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas told OTP that Becks could have played a vital role for Stuart Pearce's side and thinks it was a mistake to leave him out [...

David Beckham Scores Couple Of Absolute Beauts vs Portland Timbers (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which rootin' tootin' Sarsaparilla-swiggin' Wild West barkeep David Beckham sticks a couple of gen-yoo-wine beauties into the score bag for the Galaxy against the Portland Timbers last night. First up, Beckaroo tonks one into the top corner from 25-odd yards.

Becks has no regrets after suspension

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After an incident in the Galaxy's loss to San Jose on June 30th, the MLS Disciplinary Committee decided to suspend Galaxy ace David Beckham for his actions.

Late in the match, Becks was frustrated with the time-wasting antics of the Earthquakes. He displayed his anger by kicking the ball at a San Jose player down in the Earthquakes' penalty box.

David Beckham Wins 2012 'Best MLS Player' ESPY

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David Beckham won the 2012 ESPY for "Best MLS Player." Becks also won the award in 2008, which was the only year that Landon Donovan did not win it: he won the first Best MLS Player ESPY in 2006 and won again in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Sebastian Coe working on Beckham roles

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The London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe has confirmed that David Beckham will have "two very clear roles" at the Olympic Games. Becks was a key figure in the bid team that secured the Games in 2005 and has been one of the most visible celebrity supporters of it in the years since.

Utd midfielder: Becks exclusion a “shame”

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Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes has expressed his surprise at the exclusion of David Beckham from the Team GB squad for the London Olympics but believes that the team remains strong nonetheless.

Scholes' club teammate Ryan Giggs was chosen as one of the team's three over-age players by manager Stuart Pearce and the 38-year old recently embraced the captain's responsibilities as well.

Opinion on LA v. San Jose, Beckham, and Other Junk

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I write this from a hotel in Segovia, where I'm forgoing a siesta in favor of updating this 'ere blog. In case you missed the end note in the last post, I'll be spending the next month or so in Spain and, for the record, watching the Spain v. Portugal match in a sea of 100k+ red-clad fanatics was exactly as sick as it seems.

Becks disappointed in Olympic snub

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With the 2012 London Olympics Games less than a month away, many Londoners have been awaiting the release of the Team Great Britain Olympic football squad.

One of the elder statesmen that was thought to be a lock for the club was former England captain David Beckham.

A report today from The Guardian, and also confirmed by Becks himself, is stating that Great Britain manager Stuart Pearce has decided to leave the Galaxy ace off the roster.

David Beckham not selected for UK's Olympic soccer team

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David Beckham has failed to make the British soccer team for the London Olympics.

Becks made Stuart Pearce's shortlist of 35 but was not selected for the final 18-man squad although he had been widely expected to be named as one of the three over-age players in Stuart Pearce's Under-23 squad for the London Games in July and August.

David Beckham campaigns again for Olympic team‎

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On July 1, Becks will find out if he is part of the team from Great Britain this summer in London. Great Britain hasn't even qualified for Olympic soccer since 1960 but the host nation gets an automatic bid. A soccer team can only carry three players older than 23 on its roster, and Beckham is hoping to be one of them.

QOTD: Barack Obama On David Beckham

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Image: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages.

"He is tough, it's a rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear."

The fact that the President of the United States is compelled to think about David Beckham's pants when he meets him makes us feel a little better about our own response towards those ads.

Critical Mention Update

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It has been far too long since we have looked at the Critical Mention website for references to MLS. Over the last year or so, we have discussed MLS' efforts to measure the value of its television exposure through various local and national broadcasts. Through the website, MLS tries to alert media to the "value" of its presence on various television programs.

VIDEO - Becks on BK

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"Handsome Man" David Beckham has sold a lot of things in his day on either side of the Atlantic, watches, fancy-pants underwear, fast cars, but these new Burger King smoothies are something we might actually be able to afford.

Given his benching by Bruce Arena this weekend put money on Becks sipping on one of these on the sidelines if he's there again this week.

Galaxy-Santos? Epic Storylines

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We're not daydreaming here at all. Well, maybe a little but we're looking ahead at the potential Galaxy-Santos matchup and, well, we like what we see.

That's not to say a Galaxy/Toronto-Seattle series wouldn't be grand. It would mean a lot to MLS to have another Champions League finalist, but the possible series between the Galaxy and Santos Laguna is brimming with storylines, possibly the grandest storylines of any potential matchup anywhere down the road in this tournament.

David Beckham showered in Toronto

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Every time David Beckham kicked a corner at Toronto's Rogers Centre on Wednesday night he was showered in red and white streamers. And while it looked like playful obstruction during the L.A. Galaxy's draw with Toronto FC in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League, Becks was not happy as he lifted armfuls of the stuff away from the ball.

Elche’s Xumetra scores a Beckham-esque 60-yard goal

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As a Wimbledon fan, it's not easy to recall the opening day of the 1996/97 season, when I sat slumped in disbelief as Davey Becks put away Manchester Utd's third goal of the afternoon from his own half. In the Spanish second league division tie between Elche and Almeria, unpronounceable midfielder Xumetra pulled a Beckham of his own with a tremendous long-range lob over the Almeria keeper.

London 2012 Olympics: David Beckham set for summer friendly with Great Britain

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David Beckham's first appearance in England in more than two years could be at the Riverside, Middlesbrough, this summer in a friendly for Team GB ahead of the London Olympics.

The Riverside Stadium has been identified as a potential venue for the games that the British Olympic Association and the Football Association, who are running the British sides at 2012, are planning, which will give valuable experience for the Olympic competition.

Desert Diamond Cup: LA Galaxy Advance to Final

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David Beckham and the LA Galaxy, have competed in the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson at Kino Stadium February 22 and 25, against the New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution and Real Salt Lake. In the finals Los Angeles Galaxy will be playing the New England Revolution on Saturday, March 3 at 6 p.

David Beckham backs Harry Redknapp for England

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WikipediaDavid Beckham believes that Harry Redknapp would be a great addition to England if the Tottenham Hotspur coach is appointed as manager. Becks is well aware of Redknapp's coaching style as he trained with his side during the Major League Soccer off-season.

"Harry is a great man, a great manager.

David Beckham: "My naked days are over"

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Launching his new underwear range for H&M, David Beckham said that his sons' reaction on glimpsing their dad in his latest unclad ad campaign was: "'Oh my GOD Daddy - not again. They were like: 'that's really good, but everyone's gonna see you in your pants." The underwear line goes on sale in 1800 H&M stores around the world on February 2.

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Beckham at his best: LA Galaxy overcome Portland Timbers, 5-3

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Take that Stuart Pearce, he seems to say. Becks at his best. An open field goal and a set piece with his trademark wicked Magnus effect. He had to be that good because Kris Boyd was in form playing in front of MLS's most avid fans.

Would David Beckham be in your Team GB Olympics squad?

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There are lots of markets available for people to bet on football and millions of pounds are spent this way every week. But never before has the betting market on whether a 37-year-old man will represent a scratch international football team in a competition that isn't particularly valued at the upper echelons of the game [.

The MLS Grinder: Returns A King

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We're baaaaaack For the first time since November, the Grinder is up and running. Feels pretty good, donnit? Listen to the eponymous song from the 300 soundtrack at right on repeat as you read this. MLS suddenly takes on an Odyssean quality, I find. If you'll remember, the Grinder trudged off into its cave for winter hibernation after watching Donovan and Becks engage in a bro-hug for the

(Finally) The Last-Minute 2012 Preview

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Today I looked at my calendar and realized that MLS First Kick is only hours away. I also realized, though, that I hadn't written any sort of "preview" for the season. My bad. So, with today being a professional day at school, I figured I'd catch up on the 2012 prediction curve and look at what could happen in the coming season.

Top 5 MLS what-to-watch-fors

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So the soon-to-be MLS season is, believe it or not, fast approaching. Seems like just yesterday we were watching Landon and Becks engage in an epic bro-embrace. Wistful days, those. But upon is the longest MLS season ever undertaken, a startling five weeks hence. As somebody who still considers soccer a cold-weather sport, there's not a lot about 100+ degree mid-July games that entices me, but

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New England Revs paste LA Galaxy, 3-1

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This has to go down as one of the most pathetic expositions of defending. The Galaxy could have propped up cardboard cutouts of AJ DeLaGarza, Sean Franklin, Andrew Boyens, and Todd Dunivant to do a better job. For a number of seasons defending was the Galaxy's achilles heel and one of the reasons for last year's success was their water tight back four.

Beckham gets a beer can thrown at him

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This happened in the LA Galaxy vs Toronto FC match CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals 1st Leg. But Becks has the last laugh on the bunch of yahoos doing all the instigating. Not cool, folks.

That corner led to the equalizer as Toronto squandered a 2 goal advantage. By the way, Mike Magee has been a rock solid performer for the Galaxy over the years and his contribution to that team can never be understated.