Sports News Briefs: Beckham Scores Down Under; Johnson Honored in NYC
David Beckham by Scott Clarke/ESPN
Sydney FC, an Australian soccer team partially owned by
Without a Trace
, defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy in an exhibition in Sydney earlier today.
's presence helped attract 80,295 fans - including LaPaglia - to Telstra Stadium. Beckham scored one of his trademark bending free kicks, but it wasn't enough, as Sydney won, 5-3. According to Sydney FC's website, "a series of three Beckham [corner kicks] in four minutes looked like the Christmas illuminations as flashes went off repeatedly in the nearby crowd...."
ESPN Classic will air the
NASCAR Nextel Cup Awards
live on Friday from the (very un-NASCAR-like) Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan (Nov. 30, 9 pm/ET).
will perform and driver
will be honored for his second straight Nextel Cup title. The show will replay at midnight/ET on ESPN2....
The New England Patriots' nail-biting 31-28 win over the Philadelphia Eagles gave NBC's
Sunday Night Football
a season high 21.81 million viewers, making it the second-most-watched program of the week (behind, of course,
Dancing with the Stars
CSTV: College Sports TV is rebroadcasting Arkansas' triple-overtime college football upset of previously top-ranked LSU this Friday (Nov. 30, 8 pm/ET)
Highlights from the Houston Dynamo's second-consecutive Major League Soccer championship season will be featured in the special
on Thursday (Nov. 29, 11 pm/ET, Fox Soccer Channel). Houston beat the New England Revolution to win MLS Cup 2007 on Nov. 18.