1. How an Italian Disco Hit Became Liverpool’s Champions League Anthem Sports, Today

    A chant passed by word of mouth from Italian terraces to Portuguese ultras in a Germany subway to English fans ready to bring it to Ukraine, and a final against Real Madrid.

  2. FIFA Clears Russian Team of Doping but Dashes Hopes of Peru’s Guerrero Sports, Yesterday

    FIFA closed a doping investigation into the Russian players expected to compete in the World Cup next month after finding “insufficient evidence” of wrongdoing.

  3. Brandi Chastain Plaque Features a Face of Someone Who Is Not Brandi Chastain Sports, Yesterday

    It is unclear what, exactly, happened here.

  4. Paolo Guerrero’s Fight to Reach World Cup Spurs Protests in Peru Sports, May 21

    Thousands took to the streets of Lima on Sunday in a show of public support for Guerrero, the suspended captain of the country’s national soccer team.

  5. World Cup 2018: The Big Names Missing Out Sports, May 21

    Here are six players who are healthy and ready to go but won’t be joining their teams in Russia, to the consternation of some of their country’s fans.

  6. Champions League Final Is a Tight Fit in Kiev. So How About New York? Sports, May 21

    Price-gouging in Ukraine has fans scrambling and UEFA thinking: does the European Champions League final really have to be played in Europe?

  7. U.K. Visa for Roman Abramovich, Russian Billionaire, Is Delayed Foreign, May 20

    Mr. Abramovich, owner of Chelsea, missed a high-profile soccer match after his visa expired. It’s unclear if his troubles are a bureaucratic hiccup or if Britain is clamping down.

  8. Gunmen Attack Church in Russia’s Chechnya Region, Killing 3 Foreign, May 19

    Four gunmen stormed a Russian Orthodox church in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya on Saturday, before being killed by security forces.

  9. F.A. Cup Final: Eden Hazard’s Goal Helps Chelsea Salvage Its Season Sports, May 19

    Hazard scored from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, but his future with Chelsea remained in doubt.

  10. Peru’s Paolo Guerrero Vows to Fight Doping Ban: ‘This Is About My Honor’ Sports, May 18

    In an interview, Peru’s crestfallen captain talked about missing the World Cup and his fears for what his ban has done to his aging parents.

  11. Saudi Arabia Emerges as Key Power Player in Soccer Sports, May 18

    With major decisions on the horizon for FIFA, Saudi Arabia has come off the sidelines and is attempting to exert influence.

  12. A New Atlanta, United by Soccer Sports, May 17

    Smart signings, massive crowds and a stealthy bus ride before home games have helped an M.L.S. team foster an immediate connection with its fans.

  13. ‘I’m Here With You, Mate’ Foreign, May 16

    A picture that captures the true spirit of Aussie sportsmanship and mateship.

  14. There Goes Arsène Wenger Sports, May 13

    He saw the exit clearly. Huddersfield was as good a place as any for such a momentous occasion, even if was all too abrupt.

  15. Arsenal, Arsène Wenger and Me Sports, May 13

    Going out on top was not to be for Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger, a giant of the Premier League, whose 20-year tenure with the club ends this weekend. Here’s what his final season looked like through one fan’s lens.

  16. Wayne Rooney in Talks to Leave Everton for M.L.S. Sports, May 10

    The 32-year old former Manchester United star is set to become the latest big-name Premier League player to join Major League Soccer.

  17. FIFA Pitches Multibillion-Dollar ‘Project Trophy’ to Seven Top Clubs Sports, May 9

    Seven of Europe’s richest clubs met with FIFA to discuss proposals for an expanded world club championship, but a well-circulated $25 billion windfall might not be accurate.

  18. The Brazen Bootlegging of a Multibillion-Dollar Sports Network Sports, May 9

    A Qatari broadcaster paid hundreds of millions of dollars for exclusive rights to major events. Its officials believe someone in Saudi Arabia is pirating the broadcasts.

  19. North American World Cup Bid Projects $11 Billion Profit for FIFA Sports, May 8

    Organizers also said the United States government had promised FIFA that it would grant visas to visitors without regard to religion or national origin.

  20. How to Avoid Burnout in Youth Sports Well, May 7

    If children are to be successful at a sport, the drive to specialize and succeed must be of their own choosing.

  21. Barcelona Ties Real Madrid in a Heated Clásico Sports, May 6

    Barcelona salvaged a draw and remained unbeaten in league play despite playing down a man after Sergi Roberto’s red card just before halftime.

  22. Alex Ferguson in Intensive Care After Brain Surgery Sports, May 5

    Manchester United’s former longtime manager had emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain hemorrhage, the team said in a statement.

  23. Red Bulls Roll Past New York City F.C. Sports, May 5

    Alejandro Romero Gamarra had a goal and two assists to lead the Red Bulls on Saturday in the New York derby.

  24. That Tattoo? It’s Also His Season Ticket Sports, May 4

    When Hertha Berlin ran a contest for a lifetime season ticket, it came with an unorthodox prize: a large tattoo embedded with a scannable bar code.

  25. Saga of the Toxic Ball Fields Metropolitan, May 4

    For decades, soccer and baseball were played on contaminated fields in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In 2012, several were closed. More closed in 2015. Locals are wondering when the cleanup will start.

  26. The Famous Soccer Player Hiding in Plain Sight in a California Bakery Sports, May 3

    Hakan Sukur fled Turkey in 2015 when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan clamped down on his opponents. He is unsure if he’ll ever be able to return.

  27. Champions League: Liverpool Ousts Roma in Loss That Doubles as a Triumph Sports, May 2

    It seemed all over an hour into the first leg, with Liverpool up by 5-0. Then, somehow, it came down to the final seconds of the second leg on Wednesday.

  28. Mo Salah of Liverpool Breaks Down Cultural Barriers, One Goal at a Time Foreign, May 2

    The Egyptian soccer player has taken England’s Premier League by storm, bringing unexpected success to his team and a positive image of Islam to fans.

  29. Champions League: Real Madrid Pounces on Bayern Munich’s Mistake Sports, May 1

    Sven Ulreich bore much of Bayern’s pain on Tuesday, as his goalkeeping blunder gave Madrid a goal. But he was not the only Munich player to cost his team.

  30. For Second Time in a Week, Trump Weighs In on World Cup Bidding Sports, April 30

    President Trump on Monday urged other countries to support North America’s bid and again implied there might be consequences for those who did not.

  31. A Week Inside a Soccer Club When the Money Runs Out Sports, April 30

    Every year, through careless management or reckless ambition, a handful of soccer clubs drift uncomfortably close to collapse. In February, Denmark’s Lyngby B.K. came closer than most.

  32. A Shiny New Front in the Battle for L.A.’s Soccer Soul Sports, April 27

    Los Angeles F.C. will open Major League Soccer’s newest stadium on Sunday, the latest salvo in the league’s evolution and a broader battle for Southern California’s soccer soul.

  33. Zinedine Zidane Has the Wins at Real Madrid. Where Is the Praise? Sports, April 25

    Zidane has compiled an outstanding résumé in his three seasons with Real, but he has not yet received the breathless acclaim that his more charismatic counterparts have.

  34. Mohamad Salah Stands Tall, but Liverpool Cracks Door for Roma Sports, April 24

    Salah did his best Lionel Messi impression, casting his shadow all across the Champions League semifinal matchup, but two late goals left Roma with hope.