MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS FOR BECKS

STEVE BRENNER IN MIAMI

There was no name. No badge. Not even a mention of a stadium. Yet just the mere presence of David Beckham was enough to get the MLS party started in Miami.

“It is with tremendous pride that we welcome Miami to Major League Soccer,” Commissioner Don Garber said.

And with that, the 300 members of the Southern Legion, a very excitable fan group who’ve been dreaming about this moment ever since Beckham first went public with his intentions on February 5th 2014, boomed out their delight, serenading the former England captain and members of his ownership group. In 2020, they will finally see this team take to the field.

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BECKHAM’S MIAMI PROBLEM

 

STEVE BRENNER IN MIAMI

It’s approaching four years – 1,454 days to be exact – since David Beckham flashed that knowing smile and announced his intentions to bring Major League Soccer to Miami.

What has transpired since, however, has been a severe kick in the Golden Balls.

Beckham is poised to announce here in the “Magic City” on Monday that he’s finally ticked all the boxes to become the owner of MLS’s 25th franchise.

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TEARS FOR THE HISTORY MAKER

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FROM STEVE BRENNER IN BOSTON

Tears of joy flowed on Saturday night.

As James DeGale and trainer Jim McDonnell hugged in the changing room after completing their quest to create history, the magnitude of the situation simply overwhelmed them both.

Becoming the first Briton to follow up winning Olympic gold by scooping a world title was a wonderful achievement in itself.

Yet to be crowned the IBF super-middleweight champion was the coup de grace not only for the 29 year-old but for McDonnell, the 56 year-old Londoner who tried yet failed to reach the heights his beloved protégé scaled here at the Agganis Arena.

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DEGALE’S MOMENT OF TRUTH

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FROM STEVE BRENNER IN BOSTON

The moment of truth has arrived for James DeGale.

When the 29 year-old was a troubled teenager growing up in London, watching Prince Naseem Hamed light up Madison Square Garden sparked a dream which will be realized this evening here in Boston.

DeGale’s first professional fight in the United States is also his biggest.

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