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David Beckham, 40, is retired but still in spotlight

...remains a captivating figure of worldwide interest.When he ended his playing career on an unglamorous field in northwestern France two years ago, it brought the curtain down on the career of one of the world's biggest sporting icons.Since retiring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-01/david-beckham-40-retired-still-sp
Talladega Superspeedway has always stood out among the Sprint Cup Series stops

...Superspeedway for the track's first race in 1969, most went home with concerns over tires and safety. NASCAR founder Bill France quickly broke the walkout by bringing in drivers from the ARCA Racing Series.Nothing has been normal at the mammoth 2.66-mile...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-29/talladega-superspeedway-ha
Iran solution workable

We may have achieved a diplomatic solution with Iran. We, along with Germany, France, China and Russia, have agreed with Iran on a way to allow them to develop their nuclear facilities solely for peaceful purposes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-23/iran-solution-workable
Summer assignment for GRU cadets takes them overseas

...she said. "It really is like a camaraderie. It's a huge family."With her family, Dowds has traveled to England, France, Germany, Wales, Mexico, Argentina and Russia. She said she's not nervous at all, but excited, about her upcoming mission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-04-22/summer-assignmen
Column: Colorful cyclist Bradley Wiggins at the end of his road

...KORTRIJK, Belgium - Dust off the cut-out-and-wear sideburns. Just one last time. In honor of Bradley Wiggins, a Tour de France champion unlike any other who ends his road-racing career this weekend. His sport ? all of sports, in fact ? will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-04-11/column-colorful-cycl
Nokia in advanced talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent

...creation of a "European champion" with "no job cuts" in France, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said following the meeting...undergone repeated rounds of restructuring since the 2006 merger of France's Alcatel and U.S.-based Lucent Technologies, said in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-14/nokia-advanced-talks-buy-a
A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01

...keeping some business travelers home, helping lower fares for vacationers. Fares are down to airports in Spain, Italy and France. However, cities in Germany and England, whose economies are stronger, are still higher this summer compared to last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-20/small-victory-fliers-summe
Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets

...a bubble, and now it wants to slow down. It's trying to rein back risk."Germany's DAX index dropped 2.6 percent. France's CAC 40 shed 1.6 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.9 percent. Investors piled into German government debt, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-17/greek-day-reckoning-shakes
Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's run again in clay-court event in Monaco

...in the opening match.? In Ostrava, Czech Republic, defending champion Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over France in the World Group semifinals after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches.Safarova saved five match...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-18/novak-djokovic-ends-rafael-nadals
Overtime

...Conference doubleheader, losing the first game 3-2 and the second 9-0. CyclingGerman records rare racing featIn Roubaix, France, John Degenkolb achieved a rare double, outsprinting rivals in the Roubaix Velo drome to win the Queen of Classics after triumphing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/gru/2015-04-12/overtime-monday-april