David Beckham

sent a curling free kick with laser precision toward

John Terry

for the go-ahead goal in the 38th minute, and England outclassed the United States, 2-0, in an exhibition soccer game yesterday at London's Wembley Stadium.

Steven Gerrard

scored the second goal in the 59th minute off a through-ball from

Gareth Barry

that exposed the U.S. defense. With 10 minutes to go, England fans were belting out choruses of "God Save the Queen."


Brian McBride

, 35, is leaving Fulham of England's Premier League to return to the United States.

Pro football

Former Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman

Thomas McHale

, who was found dead Sunday at a friend's home near Tampa, Fla., was using anti-depression medicine and cocaine the night before he died, authorities said.

According to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report released yesterday, a friend told deputies he saw McHale take several Xanax pills and use cocaine. McHale was found dead at the home of

Jackson Martin

in Wesley Chapel.

The 45-year-old was an offensive lineman for the Bucs from 1987 to '92, then spent two years with the Eagles and a year with Miami.


Federal jurors deliberating the fate of track coach

Trevor Graham

in San Francisco reached a verdict on one of three counts that he lied to investigators probing steroid use in sports, but told the judge they were "hopelessly deadlocked" on the other two.

U.S. District Judge

Susan Illston

read the panel instructions for a deadlocked jury and sent it back for further deliberations. The jury, which began deliberations late Tuesday afternoon, was set to resume today.


Suspended Howard University soccer coach

Joseph Okoh

, 40, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of using the Internet to solicit sex with a 13-year-old girl. Okoh entered his plea in Louisa Circuit Court in Virginia. Commonwealth's Attorney

Tom Garrett

said Okoh was returned to the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange without bond.


North Carolina A&T State University said senior

Chad Wiley

, 22, died from complications of heat illness after a voluntary football workout on Tuesday.


Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner

Big Brown

galloped 11/8 miles around Belmont Park's main track, his most strenuous exercise since he was found to have a quarter crack in his left front hoof last Friday.

Ian McKinlay

, the hoof-lameness specialist who has cared for Big Brown's quarter crack, looked at the horse's foot but did not do any work to the area. He said the injury was healing well on its own and he was happy with the progress.

Anthony Mundine

beat fellow Australian

Sam Soliman

in a unanimous points decision in Melbourne to retain his World Boxing Association super-middleweight title. Mundine defended his title for the fourth time with the 116-112, 116-112, 117-112 decision.

Lorena Ochoa

withdrew from the Ginn Tribute in Mount Pleasant, N.C., a tournament hosted by

Annika Sorenstam

. The world's No. 1 woman golfer left for Mexico on Tuesday night, saying in a statement that her uncle was ill.

Olympic gold medalist

Paul Hamm's

recovery from hand surgery is being accelerated so he will be able to contend for a gymnastics medal at the Beijing Games, his doctor said.


Famed eventing pony

Theodore O'Connor

, 13, was euthanized after an accident at the barn of equestrians



David O'Connor

in Plains, Va.