End It Like Beckham: Soccer Star to Retire


By MATTHEW FUTTERMAN and JOSHUA ROBINSON David Beckham, the soccer star and one of the most famous athletes in the world, announced his retirement from the sport Thursday. “I think I’m ready,” said the 38-year-old Beckham, arguably the world’s most famous active athlete, in an interview with Sky Sports in Paris on Thursday. “Obviously, it’s a difficult decision because I still feel like I can play at the top level and still have done over the last six months. But I always particularly said to myself that I want to go out at the top.” View Slideshow Beckham’s…

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