Coach Says Beckham Is Too Old to Play

Not the best way to find out you're out of a job: England’s soccer coach delivered the news to longtime star David Beckham by telling the Galaxy player that he’s gotten too long in the tooth to join the national side on the pitch. "I say thank you very much for helping me at the World Cup but probably he is a little bit old," Fabio Capello told reporters before his team played Hungary Thursday. After a poor showing in South Africa, many players were expected to be placed on the chopping block, but no one expected Beckham’s firing to be as icy.