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Football pundits' mixed reactions to Di Canio's exit

Football pundits had mixed reactions on Twitter to head coach Paolo Di Canio's exit from Sunderland AFC:

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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:

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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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.

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.

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.

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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