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Beckham is down and out

The curtain has come down early on the first act of the David Beckham show.

The English superstar, brought to Major League Soccer in July to inject new life into the league and soccer in the U.S., is done for the season. Beckham suffered a sprained right knee and will be sidelined for "approximately six weeks," the Los Angeles Galaxy said Thursday night.

It means that Beckham's first MLS season is essentially over, after playing only 310 minutes in six games at a guaranteed salary of $6.5 million a year.

His arrival in Los Angeles, with his wife, Victoria, the former Spice Girls singer, triggered vast publicity, partly because of Beckham's reputation as a world-class athlete, but also because of the hype that surrounds the celebrity couple. Beckham's first Galaxy game was attended by his friend Tom Cruise and televised nationally by ESPN, and he drew 66,237 fans this month to a

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Added: Aug-31-2007 
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