David Beckham

Beckham stampede injures five in Shanghai

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

Soccer

Nikolai gets a chance to star

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Nikolai Topor-Stanley poses during the A-League All Stars jersey launch at Carriageworks on June 25, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton A-League All Star Nikolai Topor-Stanley has not given up on his dream of playing at the World Cup next year.

Football

Business first, game a close second for Man U

Official Manchester United Lunch press conference - The guests of honour will be the Manchester United Manager, David Moyes, along with four (4) Manchester United Legends pictured; Dwight Yorke, Bryan Robson, Andy Cole & Dennis Irwin.
Photography Brendan Esposito
SMH,2013,18th July

Sebastian Hassett Even in Australia, Manchester United pretty much do as they please. Call it a perk of being bigger than big.

Football

ACCC looks at football body deals

KAZ PATAFTA

David Polkinghorne Consumer Commission is investigating Capital Football for alleged ''issues of exclusive dealing''.

A-League

Wearing the red and black sets Ono's star rising again

Shinji Ono

IT SEEMS impossible to fathom now, but the Western Sydney Wanderers went within a whisker of never calling Shinji Ono one of their own.

The whistle finally blows

(FILE PHOTO) Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he will retire at the end of the season after 26 years in charge. ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12:  Sir Alex Ferguson looks on during the pre-season friendly, match between Aberdeen and Manchester United at Pittodrie Stadium on July 12, 2008 in Aberdeen, Scotland.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

You can still see the boy in Sir Alex Ferguson, even now we have reached the end. The elder statesman who called a halt after 27 years at Manchester United needs a hip replacement and feels he has...

Football

Is this the best XI of Fergie's 26-year reign?

Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson kisses the Premier League trophy at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on May 12, 2013. Ferguson said farewell to Old Trafford with a typically passionate speech after his side's 2-1 victory over Swansea in his final home match in charge of the team. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES 

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Shane Brady Picking a best first XI from Fergie's 26-year dynasty at Manchester United might appear easy at first - until you get down to the nitty gritty. But here goes.

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Football

Beckham calls time on glittering career

Becks

Football megastar David Beckham announced on Thursday that he is to retire after a glittering 20-year playing career in which he became one of the most widely recognised figures in world sport.

Football

The truth about Becks

David Beckham

Henry Winter DAVID Beckham was a good footballer, very good at times, but he will not be remembered as a great footballer.

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Football

He'll always have Paris: Beckham bids tearful farewell

David Beckham.

David Beckham bade a tearful farewell to Paris on Saturday as the former England star made his final home appearance for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain before heading into retirement.

Manchester United visit massive for local game - Slater

Manchester United's Dutch forward Robin van Persie

Socceroos great Robbie Slater says a visit to Australia by Manchester United would be the next big step for a game on the move.

Mixed messages on Becks

Angela Habashy Speculation about former Manchester United star David Beckham's potential move to the A-League has been shot down less than 24 hours after it started.

Soccer

Don't give up on Becks: Gallop

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 11: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy waits to take acorner kick against the Seattle Sounders in Leg One of the Western Conference Championship at The Home Depot Center on November 11, 2012 in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 3-0.   Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

DAVID BECKHAM has denied suggestions he could be bound for the A-League, but Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop believes there's still hope the superstar could play in...

Soccer

Gallop hails waking giant as boom TV deal looms

FFA Chairman Frank Lowy and FFA CEO David Gallop.

Dominic Bossi, Robert Dillon FOOTBALL FEDERATION Australia is set to unveil a new TV deal on Monday that will deliver an expected $160 million over four years, more than double the value of the previous broadcast rights.

A-League

No joke as five clubs join hunt for Beckham

David Beckham?

Dominic Bossi THE battle to pull off one of the biggest coups in Australian sport has begun as five A-League clubs kicked off the race to sign David Beckham.

Football

Hands up who wants Becks?

David Beckham

Sebastian Hassett Where to next for Goldenballs?

Football

The race is on: six clubs set to swoop on superstar

David Beckham

Sebastian Hassett THE race to bring David Beckham to Australia is officially on after the former England international declared he would play one final match for his American side LA Galaxy before seeking ''a new...

Soccer

A-League clubs in mix to secure Beckham

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20: David Beckham of England

David Beckham dismissed talk of retirement saying he has some ''exciting options on the table'' as he gets set to wrap up his six-year Californian adventure.

Soccer

FFA warns Beckham could cost the big one

FILE - 20 NOVEMBER 2012: David Beckham has announced he will quit the American Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy in December 2012. COMMERCE CITY, CO - APRIL 21:  David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy looks on as he warms up prior to facing the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 21, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin David Beckham's profile would be a coup for the A-League, but winning a championship with the English star would be difficult, Football Federation Australia technical director Han Berger says.

Football

Clubs wait for green light to throw money at Beckham

David Beckham

Dominic Bossi DAVID BECKHAM could cost as much as $200,000 a game but his price tag hasn't deterred three A-League clubs from ramping up their bids to sign the superstar on a 10-match guest stint.