T/soccer

  1. Arsenal Defeats Chelsea to Win F.A. Cup Sports, Yesterday

    Arsenal denied the Premier League champions and won the cup for the third time in four seasons....

  2. On-Field Drama, Not Fireworks, Will Keep the F.A. Cup Relevant Sports, May 27

    The Cup’s allure has dimmed in recent years, but the thrilling Arsenal-Chelsea final was just what it needed....

  3. Europa League: United Gives Manchester a Reason to Celebrate Sports, May 24

    United gave its grieving home city a moment to cheer with a 2-0 victory on goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan....

  4. Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan Brings Armenia With Him Sports, May 24

    The Premier League team’s 26.3-million-pound man is known for his intensity and his devotion to his homeland....

  5. Several Athletes Have Defective Medals From Rio Olympics Sports, May 24

    The American wrestlers Kyle Snyder and Helen Maroulis and the beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings are among at least 100 athletes with damaged medals....

  6. Ex-President of F.C. Barcelona Is Arrested in Corruption Inquiry Sports, May 23

    Sandro Rosell was held as part of an inquiry into money laundering and kickbacks said to have been paid for the TV rights for matches involving Brazil’s national soccer team.

  7. Scott Dixon, Indy Pole Winner, Robbed on Fast-Food Run Sports, May 23

    Dixon and Dario Franchitti, a three-time Indy 500 winner, were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, and two teenage boys were arrested....

  8. Liverpool Chases Away Butterflies to Earn a Champions League Berth Sports, May 21

    By shutting out Middlesbrough, 3-0, in its Premier League finale, Liverpool edged Arsenal by 1 point to claim its place in next season’s tournament....

  9. Billy Horschel Prevails in a Playoff to Win the Byron Nelson Sports, May 21

    Jason Day failed to sink a 4-foot par putt on the first playoff hole in Irving, Tex., giving Horschel his fourth victory on the PGA Tour....

  10. Predators Move to Verge of First Stanley Cup Finals Sports, May 20

    The Nashville Predators edged to the cusp of their first Stanley Cup finals with a 3-1 victory over the host Anaheim Ducks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals....

  11. Paul Pogba Can’t Save Manchester United Alone. Nobody Can. Sports, May 18

    English soccer’s obsession with the individual over the team is projected onto the world’s most expensive player....

  12. An N.C.A.A. for Indonesia? Selling College Sports to a Sedentary Nation Sports, May 17

    The California-educated sports executive who made Liga Mahasiswa into his nation’s largest college league has goals that go beyond the field of play....

  13. Canada and Russia Post Shutouts at World Hockey Championship Sports, May 15

    The countries, which lead their groups, won by 5-0, with Canada beating Norway and Russia defeating Latvia....

  14. A Showcase Match Falls Flat as Two M.L.S. Linchpins Search for Answers Sports, May 15

    Sunday’s Red Bulls-Galaxy matchup, once one of the biggest dates on the M.L.S. calendar, fell victim to two teams in transition....

  15. Rafael Nadal Feels Right at Home as French Open Nears Sports, May 15

    Nadal won the Madrid Open, his home tournament, to claim a third straight title as he prepares for the French Open, which he has won nine times....

  16. Tottenham Tops Manchester United in White Hart Lane Finale Sports, May 14

    Tottenham Hotspur said a victorious goodbye to their home of 118 years while ensuring themselves the runner-up spot in the Premier League, the club’s highest finish in 54 years....

  17. Blue Jays Stay Hot Against the Mariners Sports, May 14

    Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer, and host Toronto thumped Seattle, 7-2, for its sixth win in seven games....

  18. Rafael Nadal to Face Novak Djokovic in a Madrid Semifinal Sports, May 13

    Nadal beat David Goffin, 7-6 (3), 6-2, and Djokovic advanced when Kei Nishikori withdrew before their match because of a wrist injury....

  19. Chelsea, by Besting the Rank and File, Wins the Premier League Title Sports, May 12

    By defeating West Bromwich Albion, and other teams like it, Chelsea put any notion that its title run was in jeopardy to rest on Friday with a 1-0 victory....

  20. Should Girls and Boys Sports Teams Compete in the Same League? Learning, May 12

    Does age make a difference when boys and girls compete against each other in sports?...

  21. Texas Boy Could Be Kept From Defending Girls’ Title Sports, May 12

    A bill being considered in Texas could prevent transgender athletes from competing if their hormone therapy is ruled a safety or fairness issue....

  22. At Italy’s Coaching Academy, a Pipeline of Champions Sports, May 11

    Aspiring coaches continue to be drawn to Scuola Allenatori in Coverciano, where instructors focus not on what worked before, but on what will work next....

  23. The Girls’ Soccer Team That Joined a Boys’ League, and Won It Sports, May 11

    AEM Lleida recently conquered 13 boys’ teams in a junior regional league in Spain, where women’s soccer remains mostly a sideshow.

  24. Champions League: Real Madrid Holds Off Atlético Madrid to Reach Final Sports, May 10

    Despite two early goals from Atlético, Real earned a 4-2 aggregate victory to reach the title match, where it will face Juventus....

  25. UEFA Tinkers With Penalty Shootouts, Aiming at First-Kick Advantage Sports, May 10

    In an experiment, Europe’s under-17 tournaments will use a coin flip to determine who shoots first, with the coin-toss loser shooting first in Round 2....

  26. FIFA Moves to Replace Ethics Committee Leaders Sports, May 9

    The departing judge, Hans-Joachim Eckert, and prosecutor, Cornel Borbely, decried the decision, saying removing them during investigations would lead to an “inevitable loss of trust” in FIFA....

  27. Admiring Juventus’s Greatness, and Dreaming About Monaco’s Potential Sports, May 9

    Whoever goes on to win the Champions League this year will not have a monopoly on its memory. Monaco, too, has left its mark....

  28. Police Detain Man Who Looks (Too Much) Like Lionel Messi Sports, May 9

    An Iranian student looks so much like the professional soccer player that it almost landed him in jail....

  29. In Atlético Madrid’s Ramshackle Home, an Underdog’s Spirit Thrived Sports, May 9

    Atlético will leave the decrepit Estadio Vicente Calderón, where it has played since 1966, in the next few weeks for its new digs. But the team that lives in the shadow of Real Madrid is feeling pangs of nostalgia....

  30. Chelsea Moves to Verge of Premier League Title Sports, May 8

    The Blues, whose win on Monday ensured Middlesbrough’s relegation, can clinch the title Friday with a victory at West Brom....

  31. Predators Advance to Their First Conference Final Sports, May 8

    By ousting the St. Louis Blues in six games, Nashville made team history. Ryan Johansen scored the game-winner early in the third period for the Predators....

  32. What’s on TV Sunday: Major League Soccer and ‘The Salesman’ Culture, May 7

    David Villa leads the New York City F.C. against Atlanta United at Yankee Stadium. And two Oscar-winning foreign films put classic American plays to brilliant use....

  33. Warriors’ Road Win Pushes the Jazz to the Brink Sports, May 6

    Kevin Durant scored 38 points on a night when Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were not at their best. Golden State will look to close out the series on Monday night....

  34. Lionel Messi’s Suspension Lifted Sports, May 5

    Messi can now play in Argentina’s next World Cup qualifier at Uruguay on Aug. 31....

  35. In His Return, Dustin Johnson Is Satisfied With a 70 Sports, May 5

    Johnson, who was knocked out of the Masters by a fall, hit plenty of greens but few putts in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship....

  36. Toronto-Seattle Matchup Bringing Back Memories for Frei None, May 4

    Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei has a lot of specific memories from that day last December in Toronto, from the bone-chilling cold, to the layer of frost on the field, to the save that everyone continues to talk about around Seattle....

  37. Rashford Rocket Gives United Away Win in Europa Semi None, May 4

    Manchester United's teenage striker Marcus Rashford struck a stunning second-half free-kick to secure a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo in their Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday....

  38. Neymar, Barcelona Ordered to Stand Trial for Fraud None, May 4

    Brazilian forward Neymar faces a fraud trial in Spain in connection with the value placed on his 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona, the Spanish National High Court said on Thursday....

  39. Tottenham Keeping Title Race Interesting, Says Pochettino None, May 4

    Mauricio Pochettino said it would be great for the Premier League if his side can keep the title race alive with a victory at West Ham United on Friday....

  40. South Africa Appoint Englishman Baxter for Second Spell None, May 4

    Englishman Stuart Baxter has been appointed coach of the South African national football team for a second spell, ending a five-month search for a new coach, the country’s football association announced on Thursday....

  41. West Ham's Woes Are Cautionary Tale for Tottenham None, May 4

    Title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur need look only as far as London rivals West Ham United for a reminder of how quickly fortunes can change in football....

  42. Koeman Committed to Everton but Kone Will Leave None, May 4

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman reaffirmed his commitment to the Premier League club on Thursday, knocking down speculation of a move to his former club Barcelona....

  43. Soccer: FIFA Hears Messi Appeal Against Four-Match Argentina Ban None, May 4

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi's appeal against his four-match international ban for insulting a match official was being heard by FIFA on Thursday, a source close to soccer’s governing body said....

  44. Swansea Survival Would Be 'Remarkable Achievement'-Clement None, May 4

    Swansea City manager Paul Clement says it will be a "remarkable achievement" if his team manage to stay in the Premier League, and he believes they must win all their remaining games to have any chance of escaping the drop....

  45. Shakespeare Expects Schmeichel to Stay at Leicester None, May 4

    Kasper Schmeichel will still be at Leicester City next season and the club have received no offers for the goalkeeper, according to his manager, Craig Shakespeare....

  46. Five Memorable Arsenal v Manchester United Clashes None, May 4

    Arsenal host Manchester United on Sunday in a clash crucial to both clubs as they try to finish the season in the top four of the Premier League....

  47. Arsenal in Last-Chance Saloon as Wenger and Mourinho Renew Rivalry None, May 4

    Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho continue one of the most poisonous and one-sided rivalries in English football when Arsenal host Manchester United on Sunday....

  48. Soccer-Arsenal Must Be at Their Best to Beat Man United, Wenger Says None, May 4

    Arsenal will need to be at their best even if Manchester United field a weakened team on their Premier League visit on Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger has said....

  49. Monaco Aim to Put European Woes Aside and Strengthen Ligue 1 Credentials None, May 4

    - Monaco will look to put the disappointment of their Champions League semi-final first-leg defeat to Juventus behind them when they travel to second-bottom Nancy on Saturday night....

  50. Real Travel to Relegated Granada in Bid for First Title in Five Years None, May 4

    - Real Madrid are aiming to remain in pole position for a first La Liga title in five years when they travel to relegated Granada on Saturday night....

  51. Bilic Shelves Talk of His Future to Focus on Spurs None, May 4

    West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic brushed aside speculation about his future on Thursday, insisting he is focused only on Friday's Premier League clash with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who are second in the table....

  52. Europa League Carrot Fails to Inspire Italian Trio None, May 4

    The race for Italy's final European berth has turned into a slow crawl among seemingly reluctant rivals, with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Fiorentina all suffering recent embarrassing setbacks to compound already lacklustre seasons....

  53. Millions Up for Grabs as Dortmund Face Hoffenheim None, May 4

    Millions of euros are at stake when Borussia Dortmund host Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday as both teams battle for the greater share of Champions League riches that come with a top-three finish....

  54. No Fluffed Lines This Time as Higuain Rises to Occasion None, May 4

    Gonzalo Higuain rose to the big occasion with his two goals against AS Monaco on Wednesday -- something critics say the Juventus has forward often failed to do....

  55. Allen Hopes Stoke Pick Cherries to End Away Day Blues None, May 4

    Stoke City will hope to revive their push for a top-10 Premier League finish by ending their scoring drought away from home with a victory at Bournemouth on Saturday, midfielder Joe Allen has said....

  56. The Soccer Team No One Wants to Play Sports, May 4

    After some F.C. Porto ultras joined a lower-division team in Portugal, opponents — citing on-field violence and off-field threats — boycotted it....

  57. Manzano Makes CSL Return as Guizhou Manager None, May 4

    Spanish coach Gregorio Manzano announced his return to the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday after signing a contract with Guizhou Zhicheng until the end of the current campaign....

  58. Calvert-Lewin Signs a New Five-Year Contract at Everton None, May 4

    Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is keen to improve on his breakthrough season at the club after signing a new five-year contract on Wednesday....

  59. Racism Scars European Soccer With Sanctions Still Often Weak None, May 4

    As monkey chants boomed around the Italian soccer stadium, Sulley Muntari became more incensed....

  60. Boro Charged by FA for Failing to Control Players None, May 4

    Middlesbrough have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players during Sunday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City....

  61. Guangzhou Sanctioned for Provocative Fan Banner at HK Tie None, May 4

    China's Guangzhou Evergrande have been fined and handed a suspended two-match stadium ban after their fans unfurled a politically sensitive banner during an Asian Champions League match at Hong Kong's Eastern last month....

  62. Luiz 'Obsessed' With Winning League Title at Chelsea None, May 4

    Chelsea defender David Luiz says winning the Premier League has become an "obsession" as the leaders edge ever closer to lifting this season's crown in his first campaign back at the club....

  63. Dwyer Scores Twice in Sporting KC's 2-0 Win Over Red Bulls None, May 3

    Dominic Dwyer scored two second-half goals, Tim Melia had his sixth shutout of the season and Sporting KC beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Wednesday night....

  64. Spurs Look to Crank Up the Pressure on Chelsea None, May 3

    If Chelsea needed any reminder that there is still work to be done to secure a second title in three years, the Premier League schedule should ensure there is no complacency in Antonio Conte's squad....

  65. Giovinco Scores Twice, Toronto FC Beats Orlando City 2-1 None, May 3

    Sebastian Giovinco scored twice in the first half to help Toronto FC beat Orlando City 2-1 on Wednesday night....

  66. Juventus Takes Commanding Lead Over Monaco in Champions League Sports, May 3

    Juventus won the first leg of the semifinal, 2-0, thanks to two goals by Gonzalo Higuaín and stout goalkeeping by Gianluigi Buffon....

  67. Room for Two Red Bulls? Soccer Success Complicates Champions League Sports, May 3

    RB Leipzig is confident it will be able to compete in next year’s Champions League despite a relationship with the Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg that could violate UEFA rules....

  68. Conmebol Discussing New Intercontinental Cups With UEFA None, May 3

    The winners of Europe's Champions League and South America's Copa Libertadores are set to face each other next year in an Intercontinental Cup competition, the head of South American soccer's governing body Conmebol said on Wednesday....

  69. David Villa Extends Contract With N.Y.C.F.C. Sports, May 3

    Villa, the reigning M.L.S. most valuable player, signed a one-year extension through the end of the 2018 season.

  70. Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Hat Trick Lifts Real Madrid Sports, May 2

    Host Real Madrid cruised in the first leg against Atlético. Headed into next week’s second leg, Atlético Coach Diego Simeone said, “We’re going to try to do something practically impossible.”

  71. The Team Wore White. The Language Was Blue. Sports, May 2

    A Times reporter and his sons got an education in soccer, and swearing, in visits to Tottenham’s White Hart Lane.

  72. Liverpool Boosts Champions League Bid Sports, May 2

    Liverpool improved its bid to secure a Champions League spot by winning at Watford, 1-0, in a largely forgettable Premier League match.

  73. Tottenham Keeps Arsenal in Its Wake and Chelsea in Its Sights Sports, April 30

    Dele Alli and Harry Kane kept Tottenham in the Premier League title hunt with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal in White Hart Lane’s final North London derby.

  74. Chelsea Cruises, and It’s All Over but the Critiquing Sports, April 30

    Chelsea under Antonio Conte is ruthless and it is clinical, and that is why it will almost surely be the Premier League champion.

  75. Chelsea Beats Everton to Move Closer to Premier League Title Sports, April 30

    A 3-0 win confirmed the Blues’ advantage over second-place Tottenham, which beat Arsenal later Sunday, with four games to play.

  76. Kuwaiti Sheikh Resigns FIFA Role Amid Investigation Sports, April 30

    Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, a power broker in soccer and the Olympic movement, said he would quit amid allegations that he bribed Asian officials.

  77. Arsène Wenger Reaches the End of the Road at Arsenal. Or Maybe Not. Sports, April 29

    Some observers say the Arsenal manager has seemed weary lately, leading to speculation that he may leave the position he has held for 21 seasons.