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Matawan’s Hurtault third in NCAA 400

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first_img What better way for Erison Hurtault to bring his record-setting collegiate career to a conclusion than to go out setting another record. The Colombia University senior gained All-American honors in his final race for the Lions when he finished third in the 400 meters at the NCAA Championships held in Sacramento, Calif. His time, 45.40, lowered his own school record and is the fastest fully automatic time ever run by an Ivy League sprinter, and puts him in the running for the U.S. Olympic Trials next year. “Everything went so well at the nationals and we’re really proud of Erison,” said Columbia’s head track and field coach Willy Wood. “He finished his career on a strong note and we couldn’t be happier for him.” The third place at the NCAAs, the best finish for the Matawan High School graduate at the championships, was just the latest in a long line of accomplishments for Hurtualt. During the indoor season, he became the first Ivy sprinter to win four-straight 400 championships. He also earned All-Ivy honors in the 200 and 4×400 relay and made All-America for the first time at the NCAAs. Hurtault followed that up this spring with his fourth straight outdoor 400 title for another Ivy League record, making it eight championships in the same event. At the Penn Relays, Hurtault was part of the 4×800 relay team that captured the Championship of America race, becoming the first Lion team to win an event at this meet since 1938. Now that he has established himself as one of the country’s best 400 runners, and with a promising start in the 800 (a 1:50 at the Penn Relays without training for the event), Hurtault said he is going to sit down with Coach Wood and weigh his options for this year and the looming Olympic Trials. “I’m looking to compete throughout the summer,” said Hurtault. Matawan’s Alexander 11th at national championships The Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., closed the door on the 2007 high school track and field season. For area athletes, last weekend was one last chance to compete, and this time it was against the nation’s best. Matawan’s Donna Alexander, the Shore Conference record holder and State Group III champion, was 11th in the girl’s triple jump. The Husky’s best jump at the NON was 38-2 3/4. Her teammate Eric Scurry was 20th in the javelin throw, 115-10. Holmdel sophomore George Galasso, who enjoyed a breakout season, turned in a 4:18.07 in finishing fifth in the boy’s Emerging Elite one-mile run. – Tim Morris Ex-Husky star sets Ivy League record, earns second AA honor last_img read more

Naomi Osaka battles back to reach Porsche Grand Prix semifinals

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first_imgJapan’s Naomi Osaka serves to Croatia’s Donna Vekic during their Porsche tennis Grand Prix match in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday April 26, 2019. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)STUTTGART, Germany — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka came from behind in the final set to beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4) on Friday and reach the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix.Osaka easily won the first set before Vekic looked to have seized control of the match by winning the second and building up a 5-1 lead in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Third-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic came from behind to beat Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 and reach the semifinals for the third time.“It’s nice to be in the semifinal again. It’s still a lot of work to do,” Kvitova said. “I didn’t reach the final here yet, so hopefully this time will be better.”Kvitova will play Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, who beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber, a two-time champion in Stuttgart, 6-3, 6-4.___ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US LATEST STORIES But Osaka, who twice was two points from defeat, regrouped to win five straight games and force the tiebreaker, which she wrapped up after two early mini breaks. The win sends her into her first semifinal since winning the Australian Open in January.“It means a lot I think, especially since it’s clay,” Osaka said. “I spent a really long time after Miami just training on clay, trying to get comfortable with it, and I’m really happy that that paid off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOsaka will next face eighth-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estona, who moved on when Victoria Azarenka retired with an injury.Kontaveit led 3-0 in the third set when Azarenka was forced to quit with an injury that affected her service motion. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far View comments Mexico’s Estrada dethrones Thai champion Srisaket for super flyweight belt Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Shaw OUT, Kane IN – England Under-21 squad announced for European Championship

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first_img Harry Kane Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named in the England squad for the European Under-21 Championship finals.Spurs had reservations about their star striker going to the tournament in the Czech Republic after a long season, but coach Gareth Southgate named him among a 27-man party at a press conference on Wednesday.Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has been left out of the squad which will be reduced to 23 players for the tournament.Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal said Shaw needed to rest this summer after an injury-plagued season, and the Red Devils full-back was left out of Southgate’s party for the tournament.Kane’s situation is complicated by the fact that Spurs play a friendly in Malaysia on May 27 and in Sydney three days later. The Under-21 squad is due to meet in early June, but Kane will join up later on.Everton defender John Stones is included in the squad for the tournament, which takes place in the Czech Republic from June 17-30.Senior internationals Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were eligible but have not been selected.England’s initial 27-man squad is as follows…GoalkeepersMarcus Bettinelli (Fulham)Jonathan Bond (Watford)Jack Butland (Stoke City)DefendersCalum Chambers (Arsenal)Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)Luke Garbutt (Everton)Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough)Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, loan to West Ham United)Michael Keane (Burnley)Liam Moore (Leicester City)John Stones (Everton)Matt Targett (Southampton)MidfieldersTom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur, loan to Swansea City)Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea)Will Hughes (Derby County)Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion)Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur)Nathan Redmond (Norwich City)James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)ForwardsBenik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, loan to Middlesbrough)Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion)Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)Danny Ings (Burnley)Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) 1last_img read more

Video: How has he done that? Liverpool target nets UNBELIEVABLE backheel lob

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first_imgMateo Kovacic has underlined why Liverpool are reportedly tracking him so intently after a sublime moment of inspiration for Croatia.The Inter Milan midfielder, who is building a reputation for stupendous goals, improvised to score a backheel lob when played through on goal during his country’s friendly with Gibraltor.If you believe some reports, the Reds have already agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old, and their interest will only be reinforced by this magical finish.You can watch Kovacic’s strike above…last_img

All 20 Premier League teams’ transfer business ranked from worst to best

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first_img 5. West Ham – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – The Hammers have gone big as they look to survive in the Premier League and ensure the Olympic Stadium plays host to top flight football next season. Alex Song returns, Angelo Ogbonna joins for Juventus, and Dimitri Payet arrives too. Taking Carl Jenkinson and Victor Moses on loan seems like good business. 20 20 2. Liverpool – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – James Milner, despite his large wages, is already looking key for the Reds, while Joe Gomez looks like he could be an inspired acquisition from Charlton. Nathaniel Clyne, Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino are also good buys, and Brendan Rodgers has also loaned and sold players the club desperately needed to get rid of. The one area that Reds fans might have hoped to see change was at centre back, but on the whole it looks a stronger squad than last season. 8. Leicester City – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Losing Esteban Cambiasso this summer was a huge blow for the Foxes but acquiring Christian Fuchs and Robert Huth on the cheap seem wise arrivals. Shinji Okazaki adds goals and experience in attack, Gokhan Inler should be a good signing, while N’golo Kante could be a surprise hit. 11. Tottenham – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – A trio of defensive stars joining early in the summer see Spurs looking better at the back but leaving moves for Clinton N’Jie and Heung-Min Son so late, has undoubtedly cost them at least one win. Erik Lamela should have been loaned, at least, while failing to sell Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor leaves them with unwanted players. 16. Swansea City – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Landing Andre Ayew on a free transfer appears to be one of the best signings of the summer but there doesn’t seem much else to their business other than squad players to boost numbers at the Liberty Stadium. 20 20 Premier League sides have been buying and selling players all summer but, when it comes to the crunch, how good has their business actually been.Here at talkSPORT we’ve taken a look at all the moves which have taken place at each club and ranked every team’s trades.You can see how we’ve placed them all by clicking the right arrow above… 17. West Brom – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – The Baggies are another side going for solidity over style and substance. Tony Pulis looks like he’s building a team who only want to finish just above the relegation zone and Salomon Rondon is the only man to get excited about, unless loanee Serge Gnabry can spice things up in attack too. 20 4. Crystal Palace – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – The Eagles’ move for Yohan Cabaye was a huge shock and is already paying off. Alex McCarthy and Bakary Sako should also prove shrewd signings. 12. Watford – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – They’ve pretty much signed a whole new team at Vicarage Road, leaving them with a deep squad. It’s an ageing group though which could hinder them against younger and quicker teams. 20 1. Manchester City – They may have cost the club a fortune but Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne will take Manuel Pellegrini’s side to another level and they’re already favourites for the Premier League title. Nicolas Otamendi’s arrival will give Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala excellent competition, while they’ve also ditched deadwood too. 13. Manchester United – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Matteo Darmian and Morgan Schneiderlin are solid signings, although they won’t do the Red Devils’ disciplinary record any good. Bastian Schweinsteiger adds experience, although you have to wonder why Bayern let him go, and Memphis Depay should come good but they’ve sold and loaned out a plethora of players who had something to offer. Louis van Gaal could regret the departures of Adnan Januzaj, Javier Hernandez, Angel di Maria and Robin van Persie. The David De Gea scenario is a mess and spending so much on Anthony Martial is a huge risk. 18. Sunderland – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Signing Younes Kaboul appears foolish, while Yann M’Vila has the potential to be either a huge success or a controversial figure. It’s all a bit average. 20. Norwich – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Alex Neil has strengthened his midfield with Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu, while Andre Wisdom (on loan) and Robbie Brady have been brought in at full-back. Striker Dieumerci Mbokani signing on loan represents their most exciting piece of business. 20 9. Bournemouth – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – They’ve kept the core of their Championship winning side together, which is a huge feat. Their additional signings can only go on to complement and add to the Cherries and their survival hopes. The returning Max Gradel will definitely hand them some excellence going forward. 20 10. Chelsea – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – The signing of Pedro from Barcelona is a huge coup, while Radamel Falcao and Asmir Begovic add some real depth and adequately replace Didier Drogba and Petr Cech. Baba Abdul-Rahman could be an expensive bench-warmer but Kenedy seems like he might inject some excitement into the first-team. A huge number of players have left on loan, leaving the squad weak, though. And the failure to land target John Stones appears to have left Jose Mourinho short. 20 6. Aston Villa – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Tim Sherwood has signed some top talent from abroad with Jordan Amavi and Idrissa Gueye performing already. Adama Traore has been bright so far too, while Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair are shrewd free transfers. The squad has also been handily trimmed of some players on high wages. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 3. Stoke – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Xherdan Shaqiri, Ibrahim Afellay, Marco van Ginkel and Glen Johnson are selection of really good signings, while Philipp Wollscheid and Joselu are competent players signed from the Bundesliga. Steven Nzonzi is a huge loss but getting the likes of Wilson Palacios, Robert Huth and Asmir Begovic off the wage bill is superb business from Mark Hughes. 14. Newcastle – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Georginio Wijnaldum and Florian Thauvin are looking like adding plenty of pace and flair to their attack, while Chancel Mbemba seems like an excellent acquisition. Aleksandar Mitrovic though, could be a mistake given his ill-disciplined start to life at St James’ Park. 20 19. Arsenal – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – We’re not sure what Arsene Wenger is up to but they really need another defensive midfielder and a world class striker. If they get them they’re title challengers, if they don’t it’s more of the same for the Gunners. Petr Cech was a brilliant signing but he won’t win them the title on his own. 15. Everton – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Roberto Martinez has got rid of some deadwood and kept hold of John Stones, but signing just Tom Cleverley, Gerard Deulofeu and £9.5m defender Ramiro Funes Mori leaves them a little light. 20 20 20 7. Southampton – Click the right arrow to find out which club we believe has done the best transfer business – Cedric Soares is impressing at right-back in place of Nathaniel Clyne and Jordy Clasie should be a fine replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin, along with Oriol Romeu, and Virgil van Dijk bolsters the backline. The Saints have also managed to shift deadwood like Jos Hooivled, Artur Boruc and Dani Osvaldo. last_img read more

VISIT MCKINNEY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC AND RELIEVE PAIN THE NATURAL WAY

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first_imgVisit McKinney Family Chiropractic Clinic 46 Port Rd Letterkenny, and quit being a victim of the pain that affects your nervous system. Their philosophy and design for great health care begins with our highly trained chiropractor Dr Victoria McKinney, American trained and qualified, 18+ years’ experience.Has back pain, neck pain or headache stopped you in your tracks? Are you frustrated and depressed because of the pain in your body?We understand that a life with pain could cause immense frustration, and painkillers might not always be the best solution.Not just that, surgery and medication could turn out to be costly and risky for certain conditions as well.That’s why we want to introduce you to the chiropractic approach of dealing with pain. Eliminate pain and banish stress with chiropractic treatment for the various conditions we treat including spinal disc syndrome, neck pain, back pain, pinch nerve, spine injury, and many more conditions.The common types of pain (as reported in a National Institute of Health Statistics survey) are low-back pain (28.1 percent), severe headache/migraine (16.1 percent) and neck pain (15.1 percent).The health care discipline of chiropractic gives particular attention to the neurological and structural components of your body and can help deal with the common types of pain in an effective manner.Chiropractic care has the potential to improve a wide variety of complaints.Spinal column adjustments are commonly used together with therapeutic exercises and lifestyle counselling for a particular condition. Chiropractic Care: Safe and Effective Means to Treat PainDo you agree that the nervous system is the master control system of the body?Then, you will know that taking good care of your spine will help you live a healthier life.So make your appointment today at McKinney Family Chiropractic Clinic Letterkenny, and relieve the pain you’re feeling the natural way. Call for an appointment and come visit us today!Tel 074-91-67007/086 2393535VISIT MCKINNEY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC AND RELIEVE PAIN THE NATURAL WAY was last modified: August 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Featureshealthnewslast_img read more

Board OKs jail plan

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first_imgA $257-million plan approved Tuesday to reduce overcrowding in Los Angeles County jails could add about 1,000 inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center. Los Angeles County Supervisors voted unanimously to back the plan, which includes building a medium-security facility for women at Pitchess and reopening the Sybil Brand Institute – an East Los Angeles women’s jail that closed in 1998 – where another 1,000 females will be housed. The measure is less drastic and cheaper than some presented to the board last month by the Sheriff’s Department and the county’s chief administrative officer. Ranging up to $1 billion, those plans also could have delivered up to 2,400 more inmates to the Castaic jail complex, now home to 9,000 inmate. With more county jail space, Sheriff Lee Baca on Tuesday said the department can reevaluate its early-release program. With fewer beds than inmates, the department says it has been forced to release inmates early, with many serving just 10 percent of their sentences. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“We can re-prioritize the early-release program, and keep offenders in for much longer,” Baca said. Doors to the new facility planned for Pitchess are expected to open by 2010. Meanwhile, there will be public hearings and environmental impact reports conducted for Sybil and Pitchess. Eventually, female inmates will be moved to both facilities from Lynwood’s Century Regional Detention Facility, a high-security jail with about 1,460 cells, where county officials hope to transfer male inmates from other jails who need more isolation. Women were moved to the previously closed Lynwood facility in March from Twin Towers to make more room for men there, following violent clashes in the county jails that left two dead and hundreds injured. Although supervisors unanimously approved the expansion proposal, some wondered if the plan goes far enough to address the county’s future prison needs. First District Supervisor Gloria Molina said that the county is putting a lot of money into this solution but was still skeptical. “We’re treading water here,” she said. Baca was cautious too, saying the faces inside the county’s jail system have changed significantly over time and that many of today’s jail inmates are hard-core criminals who belong in prison. He said that about 95 percent of the county’s jail convictions are the result of plea bargaining and that if judges feel strongly about that, then they should send these people to prison – but that would require trials on an already overburdened criminal court system. The sheriff’s proposal on Tuesday also included canceling a contract with California’s prison system that housed prisoners in county jails. The move will open up an additional 1,290 beds. Those prison inmates living in county jails will be transferred to state prisons incrementally over the next six months, said Anna Pembedjian, justice deputy to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The county has earmarked funds in this year’s budget to cover the cost of jail expansion and construction. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lancers, Cardinals clash for DRL lead

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first_img4:45 p.m. Whittier and La Serna, both 3-0 in league play, square off Tuesday in boys water polo for the Del Rio League and a major step toward the league championship. Game time is 3;15 p.m. Since the DRL teams play each other just once, the winner of Tuesday’s game would be assured of at least a share of the league’s title. Whittier is the defending league champion. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

MTA wins in court

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system “In hindsight, the consent decree was a less than perfect document. As a result, it is impossible to achieve absolute compliance,” Hatter wrote. “Despite an increasing ridership, increasing traffic congestion and fiscal constraints, MTA has substantially complied with the consent decree while maintaining fares at reasonable levels,” the judge’s ruling states. “The consent decree has served its purpose and will not be extended.” An attorney for the BRU had argued that the consent decree should be extended and the MTA held in contempt for failing to comply with all of its aspects. “We’re surprised \. We certainly have a different view of MTA’s lack of compliance,” said attorney Richard Larson. “It’s a surprise because we’ve litigated for 10 years and we’ve won virtually everything, and so, at the end, it is quite a surprise to take a big loss.” Larson and the BRU have 30 days to consider appealing the ruling to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The MTA has spent $1 billion in the last 10 years complying with the terms of the decree. Manuel Criollo with the Bus Riders Union said the group was “deeply disappointed” and expressed concern that bus service would now be cut. But Supervisor Gloria Molina, the current MTA chair, said the transit agency will continue to improve service. “We’re not about to lower our standards. Nobody at Metro wants to turn back the clock and undo all the progress we have made,” Molina said. “At the same time, Metro now will have more local control and flexibility in allocating resources to all mobility programs in L.A. County.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by the Bus Riders Union to extend the consent decree under which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has operated for the last 10 years. Although he will allow the consent decree to expire Oct. 29, U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter did rule that the court will retain authority over the MTA in regard to ongoing service improvements that are scheduled to taken effect prior to Nov. 30, 2010. The consent decree resulted from a lawsuit filed by the Bus Riders Union in 1996 to improve bus service. In his ruling, Hatter applauded the efforts of the MTA, while acknowledging that the agency had not been in compliance with the decree 100 percent of the time. last_img read more

LA Galaxy to unveil statue in David Beckham’s honour

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first_imgDavid Beckham will have a statue unveiled next month in his honour by former club LA Galaxy. The Major League Soccer side are paying tribute to the ex-England captain ahead of their season’s opener against Chicago Fire on March 2nd.Galaxy confirmed the news after an email to season-ticket holders showed there will be a Beckham statue, and it is the first such honour to be bestowed among a player in the American top flight. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED He won two MLS Cups as well as helping Galaxy claim Supporters Shield crowns in his time at the club.The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star made 122 appearances for Galaxy, scoring 19 goals before finishing off his career with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013. REVEALED As well as his project with Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami, Beckham purchased a stake in Salford City, the non-league club run by fellow Class of ’92 members Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt. no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Beckham completed his lucrative move to LA in July 2007 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Liverpool legend Gerrard had a spell in LA between 2015-16 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 huge blow BEST OF 2 RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won So uhhh 🐼 & 🦆 @GalaxyPodcast did we miss something there @jguesman @kbaxter11 @DelmyBarillas ? pic.twitter.com/1VuD6b0sFc— OptimistPrime24 (@OptimusE24) February 6, 2019Beckham, 43, who is launching his own MLS side, is expected to attend Galaxy’s opening game.The Manchester United legend was the first superstar name to join the league via its Designated Player Rule – which has now been branded “The Beckham Rule” – allowing high-profile players to earn more than the standard salary cap.‘Golden Balls’ moved to Los Angeles in 2007 which paved the way for star-studded names including Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard to follow suit.last_img read more