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/6 Jun 2001: David Beckham of England celebrates scoring the second goal of the match with a brilliant free-kick during the World Cup 2002 Group Nine Qualification match against Greece played at the Olympic Stadium, in Athens, Greece. England won the match 2-0. \ Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster /Allsport

4. Spectacular free-kick against Greece
Beckham saved England with a dramatic and magnificent free-kick in the final seconds against Greece, securing a 2-2 draw that meant the side would qualify for the 2002 World Cup.
  • PGA Championship: Fed Up McDowell Fires Back at Shouting Fans

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  • Carmelo Anthony predicts Knicks-Bulls on Christmas or opening night

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  • Young Red Sox fan takes a bow after snaring line drive foul ball

    Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was at the plate in the eighth inning facing Los Angeles Angels reliever Joe Smith. Pedroia sent a line drive foul ball into the stands behind the first-base dugout where a boy raised his mitt and snagged the ball, undoubtedly saving someone in the crowd from either being hit or coming close to a painful experience. The catch was nice enough but what made this moment even better was the crowd giving the young Boston fan a nice ovation and him soaking it in with a bow.

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  • In case you missed it on Friday

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  • 2016 Federal Rebate Package Pays Off Your Mortgage

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  • Did NHL teams suck fun out of 3-on-3 OT? (Trending Topics)

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  • Giants turn a 5-4-3 double play

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  • The Warriors are inviting trusted veteran JaVale McGee to camp

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  • Cubs fan will donate to domestic-violence charity for each Aroldis Chapman save

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    Dr. Saturday
  • Chobra given run of League of Legends at IEM events, more teams, regions, and matches this season

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  • Former gold-medalist gymnast says a subtle move in a routine by Simone Biles proved why she's so 'untouchable'

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  • The staffer Blake Griffin punched no longer works for the Clippers

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  • Back in Chicago, Dwyane Wade hits stage in Lollapalooza surprise

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  • Sano breaks bat on his knee

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  • Steve Spurrier joins Florida athletics as ambassador and consultant

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  • MotorSportsTalk’s Predictions: 2016 German GP

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