Factbox on David Beckham

2013-05-17 16:49:43

Here is a look at the life and career of former England captain David Beckham who announced his retirement on Thursday.

Soccer-Beckham brand built to withstand retirement

2013-05-17 13:35:32

David Beckham's easy charm and image as a family man will ensure the brand built up by Britain's richest sportsman prosper long after the end of his playing days.

Farewell to David Beckham, footballer

2013-05-17 13:24:43

Even as he announced his retirement at the age of 38, four years after his 115th and last cap, David Beckham probably scoured Roy Hodgson's latest England squad for his name, proudly and defiantly "available for selection" to the end.

Maradona accused of attacking journalists

2013-05-16 11:17:32

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona insulted reporters and kicked a photographer after arriving home in Buenos Aires on a visit from Dubai, where he works as a sports ambassador.

10 years on, Fukuhara faces same situation in Paris

2013-05-13 13:24:35

Ten years after she shocked table tennis world by reaching the last eight at the 2003 Paris worlds at the age of 14, Japan's Fukuhara Ai finds that she will face the same situation again at the Bercy Arena.

Schlager to play in table tennis worlds

2013-05-13 10:06:27

Austrian star Werner Schlager on Wednesday said he would participate in the upcoming World Table Tennis Championships in Paris next Monday.

Yao Ming in Manila for friendship games

2013-05-04 23:17:23

Former Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming arrived in Manila Saturday evening for friendship games at the invitation of the Philippine Sports Commssion.

Mayweather vows jail and ring rust will not weaken him

2013-04-30 09:01:54

American boxing star Floyd Mayweather says neither jail time nor ring rust from a one-year layoff will diminish him this week when he returns against compatriot Robert Guerrero.

Van Persie return hurt like 'love' - Wenger

2013-04-30 09:00:20

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Robin van Persie's equalizer for Manchester United on his return to the Emirates Stadium had left the fans of his former club nursing feelings of "disappointed love".

Liverpool's Suarez charged with violent conduct for bite

2013-04-24 14:12:21

Liverpool's Luis Suarez was charged with violent conduct by the Football Association on Monday after biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in a Premier League match on Sunday.

Baby joy for star pair

2013-04-18 00:35:35

Chinese figure skating fans will be treated to the annual gala - Artistry On Ice - in June. A few months later, Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, will have a special treat of their own when they become parents.

Kobe out for season after quick operation

2013-04-15 08:02:22

Kobe Bryant had surgery on Saturday on his torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season with two games left in the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff chase.