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Betting news on David Beckham, Stuart Broad and today’s racing

by Josh Powell | November 20, 2012

Football

Sir David Beckham has said he will leave LA Galaxy after the MLS Final in December. England’s most capped outfield player has been at LA since 2007 and has helped the sport grow over in the States.

The 37-year-old has scored 20 goals in 116 starts for the Galaxy and is ‘looking for one last challenge before he retires’.

Paris St Germain were interested in him before he signed his latest deal in America or the big money on offer in the Chinese Super League could attract Becks. The midfielder has also been linked with several A League clubs in Australia to join Alessandro Del Piero and fellow England legend Emile Heskey.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Celtic all face tricky away ties in tonight’s Champions League matches. Roberto Di Matteo’s side have to avoid defeat against Juventus in Turin whereas Celtic will be eager to get a result against Benfica which would almost guarantee them qualification.

United’s game is practically a dead rubber as Alex Ferguson’s men have qualified, but the United youngsters are sure to be in for a treat against Galatasaray. Expect an intense atmosphere in the stands to say the least.

Cricket

Ah cricket, the gentleman’s game. Well former England star Ian Botham and current vice-captain Stuart Broad have had a bit of a barney on Twitter following England’s nine wicket loss to India in the first test.

It wasn’t a big spat at all in fairness but it does add a bit of spice to a game marginally more clean-cut than dominoes. England have lost seven of their 12 tests this year and will need to improve dramatically in the second test if they want to stop the slump.

Racing

Racing today comes from Fakenham, Folkestone and Southwell.

The meeting at Wexford has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

The Sun newspaper’s top tipster Templegate has picked out a potential winner in the 1.50pm maiden at Southwell.

Mandy The Nag can give the bookies a headache. She has shown promise in two starts at Wolverhampton but is bred to love the switch to today’s different all-weather surface. Ed Dunlop has a fine strike-rate at this track and he also has a fine record when teaming up with jockey Graham Lee’.

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