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David Beckham to leave LA Galaxy after MLS cup; Snoop Dogg sniffs at Celtic FC (Updated)

Los Angeles Galaxy v Seattle Sounders - Western Conference Championship - Leg 2

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David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy battles Brad Evans #3 of the Seattle Sounders FC during Leg 2 of the Western Conference Championship at CenturyLink Field on November 18, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Galaxy defeated the Sounders 2-1, winning the aggregate playoff 4-2.

Los Angeles Galaxy v Seattle Sounders - Western Conference Championship - Leg 2

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Members of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate after defeating the Seattle Sounders 2-1, winning the aggregate playoff 4-2 during Leg 2 of the Western Conference Championship at CenturyLink Field on November 18, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

Los Angeles Galaxy v Seattle Sounders - Western Conference Championship - Leg 2

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Robbie Keane #7 of the Los Angeles Galaxy hoists the Western Conference Championship trophy after defeating the Seattle Sounders FC 2-1, winning the aggregate playoff 4-2 during Leg 2 of the Western Conference Championship at CenturyLink Field on November 18, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

"Reincarnated" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

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Rapper Snoop Lion attends "Reincarnated" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

adidas Originals By Originals David Beckham By James Bond Collection Launch

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Musician Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) attends the adidas Originals By Originals David Beckham By James Bond Collection Launch on September 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Scottish Premier League - Celtic v Dundee

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Celtic fans display a banner during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premier League - Celtic v Dundee

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Celtic fans display a banner during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.


As the L.A. Galaxy heads to the MLS Cup for the second year in a row, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) tells a Scottish newspaper that he's interested in Celtic F.C. investment opportunities and would look to sign his pal David Beckham.

First, the final. The Galaxy lost a Sunday night showdown in Seattle but won the aggregate victory over the Sounders in the Western Conference Finals. The L.A. team will defend its title when it faces Houston again.

KPCC's Ashley Bailey spoke with the voice of the L.A. Galaxy — broadcaster Joe Tutino — who said he expects the rematch to be a challenge, and that he wouldn't be surprised if tickets for the Dec. 1 MLS cup are sold out by Thanksgiving. 

"I don't think this is going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination. You know, Landon Donovan has been dealing with a hamstring, Edson Buddel’s had some knee issues, David [Beckham] has been dealing with some ankle issues so this team is walking wounded right now, so hopefully they’ll be all healed and ready to go.”

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35-year-old Voyager 1 skirts solar system edge with an 8-track and 68K of memory

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Voyager assembly in Hi-Bay I.

With an eight-track tape recorder and 100,000 times less memory than an iPod, Voyager 1 is celebrating its 35th birthday at the edge of the solar system. 

Traipsing through a giant, turbulent, plasma bubble near the fringes, the longest-running, most-distant spacecraft in NASA's history celebrates a launch anniversary on Wednesday. After more than three decades of trekking, the craft is currently flirting with the edge of our system, poised for a precedent-setting puncture to the other side.

Scientists say the milestone is near, but a timeframe for crossing over is unknown.

Expected to be the first manmade object to touch the space between stars, Voyager 1, at more than 11 billion miles from the sun, is already in uncharted celestial territory. Voyager 2, which celebrated its anniversary two weeks ago, is approximately 9 billion miles from the sun.

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