1. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"We have offered a contract extension to Beckham. I have spoken to him personally. He is happy here, with his children's school, the climate ... but he is not playing and he wants to wait a little [to decide]."
-- Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon on David Beckham, who joined the Spanish club from Manchester United in 2003 on a four-year, $41 million contract. Beckham, who is reportedly considering MLS as an option, earned $36 million last year from sponsorship deals, personal appearances and business ventures. (Ticker)
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