Soccer • David Beckham on Sunday officially became his sport's most famous new retiree.
A thigh injury prevented Carlo Ancelotti from picking Beckham for Paris Saint-Germain's final match of the season. The Italian coach had previously suggested that the artificial turf in Lorient's stadium might be too taxing for Beckham's 38-year-old legs.
Beckham announced his retirement May 16. He shed tears two days later at his last home game for PSG, getting a rousing sendoff and standing ovation in Paris. That, as it turned out, was the last match of his career.