Beckham might be recalled by England’s national team

first_img Liverpool rallied for a 2-1 win at defending champion Barcelona and Inter Milan was held to a 2-2 tie by visiting Valencia in the Champions League. Chelsea gained a 1-1 tie at Porto and AS Roma was held to a 0-0 tie by visiting Lyon. GOLF: One year after he set a tournament record with a 9-and-8 victory in the opening round, Tiger Woods relied on a big par save early and a near ace on the 14th hole to put away Ryder Cup teammate J.J. Henry 3 and 2 at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. Fourth-seeded Phil Mickelson got a scare, not taking the lead against fellow lefty Richard Green until the 14th hole. Mickelson won 1-up. FOOTBALL: Defensive tackle Vonnie Holliday signed a $20 million, four-year contract to stay with the Miami Dolphins. The deal includes a signing bonus of nearly $7 million. Peyton Manning has agreed to restructure his contract with the Indianapolis Colts to save the team nearly $8 million in salary-cap space. “That’s all you’ll get from David Beckham. The reaction from every adversity he’s ever gone through in his career, he’s always bounced back and been professional and got on with his job,” McClaren said Wednesday. McClaren suggested Beckham, who will join the Galaxy of Major League Soccer this summer, would have to maintain his form to stand any chance of getting back on the team for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Israel and Andorra. David Beckham’s recent performances for Real Madrid have improved his chances of a recall to the England team. The former captain was dropped by England coach Steve McClaren after last year’s World Cup. However, Beckham has played well since being recalled to the Madrid team and set up all three goals in Tuesday’s 3-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich. center_img HOCKEY: Philadelphia Flyers forward Mike Knuble had surgery to insert a plate in his face to fixate the broken bones in both his right cheekbone and right orbital bone. The Carolina Hurricanes said left wing Erik Cole could miss up to four weeks after tearing a muscle near his hip. The New York Rangers placed forward Brendan Shanahan on injured reserve. TENNIS: Sam Querrey (Thousand Oaks) advanced to the second round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, posting 17 aces in a 6-3, 6-2 win over Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic in Memphis, Tenn. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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