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Alison Riske sends great David Beckham tweet after losing match at Wimbledon

David Beckham Wimbledon

Alison Riske lost to Maria Sharapova in the third round at Wimbledon Saturday 6-3, 6-0, but at least she scored a victory with a great tweet she sent shortly after her defeat.

David Beckham was in the Queen’s box to watch the match on Centre Court at the All England Club, and that did not go unnoticed by Riske, who tweeted the following:

No doubt about it, Riske. At least her head is in the right place.

David Beckham hints at possible comeback

David BeckhamDavid Beckham is in the process of starting his own MLS franchise in Miami. The 39-year-old retired from soccer in May 2013, but is he thinking about making a comeback to play for his own team?

In a recent documentary on BBC One, Beckham made some remarks that have ignited speculation across the soccer world.

“There’s never been a player-owner, but maybe?” Beckham said.

Beckham’s documentary, which airs on Monday, follows him on an 800-mile travel by motorcycle, canoe and plane into the Amazon rainforest. He admitted he has been tempted to come out of retirement but has been “enjoying the rest.”

“Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game and I start thinking to myself ‘Could I play again?’” Beckham asked. “Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?’”

Beckham is exploring the possibility of building a 75,000-seat stadium in Miami, though his team could begin playing games elsewhere as early as 2016. That means he would be over 40 by the time he had a chance to suit up for his club, so it seems unlikely.

Having said that, Beckham returning for a season or even a few games would be a great business move. It would certainly help him sell more tickets.

H/T USA Today

David Beckham reportedly looking to build 75,000-seat stadium for Miami MLS team

David-Beckham-Super-Bowl-UnderwearIt appears all but certain that David Beckham is going to start his own Major League Soccer franchise in Miami at some point in the near future. Last month, a report indicated that Beckham was in the process of working out a deal with MLS and could have his team playing games as early as 2015. One of the remaining unknowns is where the team will play its home games. According to the Sunday People, Beckham intends to build a stadium.

Beckham is reportedly looking to build a 75,000-seat venue that will be surrounded by shops and a hotel. The team will supposedly play its home games at Sun Life Stadium, the former home of the Miami Marlins, until the new stadium is completed.

“It’s such an exciting project, he has found some land and it’s pretty much all ready to go,” a source reportedly told the Sunday People. “It will be a special stadium, really up to date. Hopefully it will be used for concerts too. David wants it to be a real spectacle in Miami.”

That seems like an awful lot of seats for a soccer stadium in America.

Beckham, who was given the option of buying an MLS franchise at a discount price when he signed with the LA Galaxy, is currently in talks with potential sponsors to fund his new project. As we mentioned before, Miami was once the home of an MLS franchise that failed due to a lack of interest and poor attendance. It will be a challenge for Beckham to make it work, though he seems like he would be the perfect man for the job.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

David Beckham reportedly looking to start MLS team in Miami

David-Beckham-Helps-Stranded-MotoristDavid Beckham has retired from playing soccer, but he intends to remain very involved with the sport. So involved, in fact, that the former English national team captain is reportedly looking to start his own Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.

The MLS has been looking to expand to 24 teams by 2020, and Beckham has reportedly considered locations including Montreal, Orlando and San Diego. He had the option of becoming an MLS owner written into his massive contract that he signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, meaning he would pay less to start an expansion team than other owners would have to pay. According to The Telegraph, Beckham has settled on Miami.

“We know that Miami is one of the most passionate soccer markets in North America,” MLS executive vice president Dan Courtemanche told The Telegraph. “We have met with David Beckham regarding ownership of an expansion franchise, and we look forward to David one day owning an MLS club.”

Beckham is said to be looking for investors to help cover the costs of starting the franchise and building a stadium, though the team could begin playing its home games in an existing venue as early as 2016. Sun Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins, has been mentioned as a possibility.

[Related: Sir Alex Ferguson says David Beckham chose fame over his soccer career]

“I think Miami fans are very passionate about their sports and very passionate about winning,” Beckham said over the summer while visiting Sun Life Stadium. “It’s definitely exciting.”

Miami briefly played home to an MLS team from 1997 through 2001, but the franchise ultimately failed because of poor attendance. The MLS has yet to approve Beckham’s plans, though it would be tough to imagine the league blocking one of the world’s most recognizable sports icons from owning a team. If Beckham can’t make it work, no one can.

H/T Deadspin

Sir Alex Ferguson: David Beckham chose fame over soccer career

David BeckhamFormer Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has written a new biography and questions former star player for the Red Devils David Beckham for choosing a life of fame over soccer.

“He lost the chance to become an absolute top-dog player. He wanted to give it all up for a new career, a new lifestyle, for stardom,” Ferguson says about Beckham, who left Old Trafford in 2003 to join Real Madrid, in his new book “Alex Ferguson: My Biography.”

Beckham was a Manchester United fan growing up and signed with them as a youth. He debuted with the team when he was 17 and played there from 1993-2003, but left after having problems with Ferguson.

After an FA Cup loss to Arsenal, Ferguson called out Beckham for failing to track back on a play that resulted in a goal. He kicked his boot at Beckham after the game and it hit the player above the eye.

Ferguson writes in the book that he was worried Beckham thought he had become bigger than the coach. Ferguson believes that if Beckham put soccer ahead of the fame, he could have been playing at Manchester United up until last year.

“He could still have been at Manchester United when I left.”

Instead, Becks left for Real Madrid from 2003-2007 and then played in MLS from 2007-2012. Now the 38-year-old is with Paris Saint-Germain.

David Beckham has new tattoo of wife Victoria’s name on his hand

David-Beckham-Victoria-BeckhamDavid Beckham is a man of many tattoos. It seems only right that he should have a few of them that are dedicated to his beautiful wife Victoria.

A seemingly new tattoo was recently spotted on Beckham’s right hand. We can clearly tell by this photo that it wasn’t there over the summer. And wouldn’t you know, it says his wife’s name in pretty cursive letters.

Unlike the other tattoo he has of Posh Spice, this one probably isn’t going to cause a stir among schools in the United Kingdom. Then again, the other tattoo is typically hidden unless he takes his shirt off to thrill the ladies. The one on his hand kind of has to be more tasteful.

David Beckham reportedly considering role in spy movie

David-Beckham-Elle-MagazineDavid Beckham has one of the most recognizable faces in the world, and as a result he has become much more than just a successful soccer player. The 38-year-old has starred in underwear commercials and countless other advertisements. Now, Beckham may be setting his sights on the film industry.

Sources reportedly told the Daily Mail over the weekend that Beckham is mulling over a role in a new spy thriller movie called “The Secret Service.” The ladies may never believe it, but the role Beckham is considering is supposedly that of a villain.

Beckham has had several movie offers since he officially announced his retirement from soccer. According to The Sun, he has not yet fully committed to the spy movie and is not looking to make a new career out of acting.

“He loves movies and fancies appearing on the big screen – but just as a one-off, not a full-time career,” a source told The Sun.

Samuel L. Jackson has already signed on to play the villain in “The Secret Service,” which will also feature Michael Caine and a cameo from Elton John. Victoria Beckham is said to be in favor of David starring in movies, noting that she enjoyed her role in the movie “Spice World.”

Well-known Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein said Beckham would have his pick of the film industry if he decided to break into acting.

“David can be anything he wants, including becoming a movie star,” Weinstein said. “He doesn’t need any advice from me, he can do anything he wants.”

We don’t know if Beckham can act, but we can certainly say with confidence that there are plenty of people who would see a movie simply because he’s in it.