Spain’s top soccer league has agreed to sell a 10 percent stake to CVC Capital Partners. The deal, which requires the approval of clubs, could alleviate a cash crunch.
A second-half penalty kick sends Canada to the gold medal game, and leaves the U.S. seeking the bronze, and answers.
No one can compare themselves to Simone Biles, but Wijnaldum’s exit from Liverpool carried many of the same themes.
The quarterfinals will be an unwelcome memory for many of the United States players. It was the stage at which they exited the Olympic tournament at the Rio Games in 2016.
The men’s 10,000-meter track final is set for Friday night. There will be four finals in swimming, and the U.S. women’s team plays the Netherlands in soccer.
El club Wadi al-Nis, de un pequeño poblado de Cisjordania de apenas 1400 habitantes donde casi todos son parientes, era una potencia local. La pandemia detuvo su racha ganadora
In just the first few days of the Tokyo Olympics, some big names have fallen.
Despite a fan base of just 1,400 people, the Wadi al-Nis club was a perennial West Bank powerhouse. But the team — most of whose players are related — could not defeat the coronavirus.
“We believe in our case and know our value,” Megan Rapinoe said in a statement. “It’s time the U.S.S.F. does too.”
The United States dominated New Zealand from start to finish in a 6-1 victory.
Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe were among the U.S. athletes who skipped the opening ceremony to focus on training.
The Olympics may be a major championship for women’s teams, but they remain an afterthought for the men.
Another day of sports continues with softball and men’s soccer games.
Vlatko Andonovski has not lost a single game as coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team. The Olympics are no time for that to change.
The British prime minister is under fire for failing to condemn crowds who booed when England’s soccer players took a knee during the European Championship.
Plus, fluorescent flying squirrels, aging golfers and more feats of athleticism in the Friday edition of the Science Times Newsletter.
England, the country, is represented and reflected by its national soccer team: diverse and modern, progressive and compassionate. But there is another, darker England, too.
After facing a torrent of racist abuse online, Bukayo Saka said he didn’t want anyone to deal with such “hateful and hurtful messages.”
Covid-19 protocols sometimes left teams without a traditional goaltender, meaning another player had to put on a lacrosse helmet or soccer gloves to keep the games going.
A mural of the English star Marcus Rashford, marred by racist slurs after England lost the European soccer championship to Italy, was soon covered in messages of support from fans.
Los problemas financieros del Barcelona y el vencimiento del contrato de su estrella han dejado al club en un aprieto. Y la única solución —unos 200 millones de euros en recortes salariales—no será fácil.
The players who battled for the Euro 2020 title will walk away from the tournament and right into a new season.
Barcelona’s financial woes and the expiration of its star’s contract have left the club in a bind. And the only solution — about $200 million in salary cuts — won’t be easy.
The social media bigotry, directed at three players who missed penalty kicks in the Euro 2020 final, was condemned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and most everyone else.
A Euro 2020 delayed by the pandemic and then extended to a shootout ends, finally, with an Italian celebration on the field and stunned fans in the stands.
The national team beat England in the final of the European Championship soccer tournament, and the country wildly celebrated a win that seemed to symbolize renewal after adversity.
Italy wins Euro 2020, extending England’s wait for a major championship.
At Wembley Stadium, where London has been following in the footsteps of Belfast and Boston, good times never seemed so good (so good, so good, so good).
Who really represents the country?
The Euro 2020 final has been a month in the making, and features a showdown of two of Europe’s biggest names: England and Italy.
A star player’s glittering career finally gets the one honor it was missing: a major title with his national team.
El partido contra Brasil es otra oportunidad para que Messi y Argentina consigan un título que persiguen desde hace una generación.
In London, Novak Djokovic’s attempt at a 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday is but an opening act for the European Championship match starring England and Italy.
The veteran defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci have given Italy the freedom to push forward at Euro 2020, right to the brink of a title.
A small soccer museum in Florence tells the story of the Italian national team, and the fans’ hopes for the Euro 2021 final match.
Saturday’s Copa América final against Brazil is another chance to deliver the title that Messi and Argentina have chased for a generation.
Preocupados por los escándalos y el descuido de la federación nacional, los principales equipos brasileños planean un futuro independiente que, aseguran, les beneficiará con ingresos por miles de millones de dólares.
Weary of scandal and neglect from the country’s soccer federation, Brazil’s biggest teams are plotting an independent future that they argue will unleash billions in revenue.
After 55 years of unsuccessful attempts to reach the final of a major soccer tournament, and after months of sorrow brought by the coronavirus pandemic, England tastes victory.
A 55-year wait for a place in a major final was always going to be agonizing. The final step did not disappoint.
Reverting to type after a Euro 2020 filled with fun, Italy locked down on defense and then defeated Spain on penalties to reach the final.
Raised on 55 years of disappointment, English fans are daring to hope this might be their year for a major championship.
UEFA invited Eriksen, the Danish star who collapsed on the field during his team’s first game, and the paramedics who saved his life.
Denmark and Italy borrowed ideas from Spain. Spain has learned from Germany. And England has taken everything it can from anywhere it can get it.
When 12 of the world’s richest soccer teams announced plans for a breakaway league, it threw the sport into crisis. And the response has been scathing.
Doce de los principales clubes de fútbol europeos confirmaron sus planes de formar una liga independiente. Este es el comunicado [en inglés] que emitieron el domingo.
Twelve leading European soccer clubs have confirmed their plans to form a breakaway league. Here’s the statement they issued on Sunday.
After more than a generation in its current form, the Champions League is remaking itself, and about to become an actual league for the first time.
There are rules, initiatives and eager proclamations throughout North American sports leagues when it comes to hiring more nonwhite leaders. Then there are actual hiring numbers.