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Lineker: Becks 'a wonderful player and global superstar'

Former team-mate Phil Neville and ex-England striker Gary Lineker have paid tribute to David Beckham who has announced his retirement:

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David Beckham-what an unbelievable career-4 titles in 4 countries over 100 caps for eng and the best ambassador this countries has had!

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David Beckham has retired. A wonderful player, global superstar and a magnificent ambassador for England and football.

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Lineker pays tribute to Beckham as 'great ambassador'

Former England striker Gary Lineker has paid tribute to David Beckham after he ended his career in the United States by helping LA Galaxy retain the MLS Cup.

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I see David Beckham bowed out by winning another trophy. He's been a great ambassador for football and his country.

Lineker accepts Twitter 'troll' apology

Gary Lineker said he has accepted the apology of a Twitter user who taunted his son over his childhood leukaemia.

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Hear the twitter troll has said sorry. We accept that apology. I'm sure he will learn from his idiocy. No need for this to go further IMO.

George Lineker was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 1992.

The BBC Sport presenter said he did not plan to take any further action over the incident.

Earlier this week a 17-year-old boy was arrested and later issued with a harassment warning after offensive comments were sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.

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Gary Lineker to carry Olympic torch

Gary Lineker will carry the Olympic torch through his home town Leicester today as the flame continues its journey around the country.

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Back from Ukraine to news I'm in Leicester for the Olympic torch relay at 5.30 am. Travel up tonight or kip with Mrs L and get up at 3?

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Anyone in Leicester interested in watching me carry the torch, then I'm sure you'll change your mind when I tell you it's 7.32 am.

The 51-year-old, who played for Leicester City Football Club between 1978 and 1985 and who was born in the city, will be among the first torchbearers on Day 46 of the relay.

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