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Jun 1, 2013

Soccer-Beckham says prospect of owning Miami MLS team “exciting”

MIAMI, June 1 (Reuters) – David Beckham said the prospect of owning an Major League Soccer team in Miami was “exciting” after he was urged to help bring a new franchise to Miami at a meeting with key political leaders on Saturday.

Beckham, accompanied by Bolivian born billionaire Marcelo Claure, who wants to team-up with him in owning a new franchise, visited two potential stadiums and met with the mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Gimenez, who handed him the keys to the county.

Jun 1, 2013

Miami leaders urge Beckham to create MLS team

MIAMI (Reuters) – David Beckham was urged to help bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami at a meeting with key political leaders and sports business representatives on Saturday.

Beckham, accompanied by Bolivian born billionaire Marcelo Claure, who wants to team-up with him in owning a new franchise, visited two potential stadiums and met with the mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Gimenez, who handed him the keys to the city.

Jun 1, 2013

Soccer-Miami leaders urge Beckham to create MLS team

MIAMI, June 1 (Reuters) – David Beckham was urged to help bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami at a meeting with key political leaders and sports business representatives on Saturday.

Beckham, accompanied by Bolivian born billionaire Marcelo Claure, who wants to team-up with him in owning a new franchise, visited two potential stadiums and met with the mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Gimenez, who handed him the keys to the city.

May 29, 2013

Germany score in nine seconds against Ecuador

BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) – Lukas Podolski scored one of the fastest goals in international football when a largely second string Germany beat Ecuador 4-2 in a friendly on Wednesday.

The Arsenal striker netted after only nine seconds as the Germans once again showed their impressive strength in depth.

May 29, 2013

Soccer-Germany score in nine seconds against Ecuador

BOCA RATON, Florida, May 29 (Reuters) – Lukas Podolski scored one of the fastest goals in international football when a largely second string Germany beat Ecuador 4-2 in a friendly on Wednesday.

The Arsenal striker netted after only nine seconds as the Germans once again showed their impressive strength in depth.

May 28, 2013

Beckham to visit Miami in quest for MLS team ownership

MIAMI (Reuters) – Former England captain David Beckham will visit Miami this week as he steps up his interest in owning a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

Beckham, who played for L.A. Galaxy in the MLS, has an option to create a new franchise in the North American league.

May 28, 2013

Soccer-Beckham to visit Miami in quest for MLS team ownership

MIAMI, May 28 (Reuters) – Former England captain David Beckham will visit Miami this week as he steps up his interest in owning a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

Beckham, who played for L.A. Galaxy in the MLS, has an option to create a new franchise in the North American league.

May 25, 2013

Pacers turn up Heat in Miami to level series

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Indiana Pacers threw open the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Friday, upsetting the Miami Heat with a 97-93 victory to level the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

LeBron James scored 36 points for Miami but gave up two crucial turnovers down the stretch that cost the Heat, while Roy Hibbert top-scored for the Pacers with 29 points and Paul George added 22 and produced some outstanding defensive work.

May 24, 2013

Pacers, Heat bring playoffs to life with overtime thriller

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Indiana Pacers fell just short in the Eastern Conference finals opener but their gritty display pumped life into the NBA playoffs and let the defending champion Miami Heat know they have a battle on their hands.

The ease with which the top-seeded Heat have brushed aside opponents during the regular season and playoffs has given an air of inevitability to this year’s postseason, resulting in falling television ratings and plummeting interest.

May 23, 2013

Holden thrilled at U.S. return after injury woes

MIAMI (Reuters) – Midfielder Stuart Holden will return to the United States national team next week, ending over two years of injury nightmares and with the World Cup finals in Brazil as his goal.

Holden, who plays in England for Bolton Wanderers, was seen as a central part of the rebuilding of the U.S. team after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before a serious knee injury forced him out of the game.

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