1. Why Have We Allowed Money to Ruin Youth Sports? Op Ed, Yesterday

    An interview with Linda Flanagan, the author of “Take Back the Game.”

  2. U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Closes World Cup Tuneups Looking Listless Sports, September 27

    The team had a scoreless draw with Saudi Arabia to follow a 2-0 loss to Japan. In more ways than one, they were atypical of the send-off matches in World Cup years.

  3. Your Tuesday Briefing N Y T Now, September 27

    Europe balks at Italy’s rightward turn.

  4. Neymar Is Still a Singular Star, but He Has More Help on Brazil Sports, September 23

    As Brazil begins its quest for a sixth World Cup, the team’s resources run deep — though Neymar still shoulders much of the load.

  5. Sloppy U.S. Falls to Japan in World Cup Tuneup Sports, September 23

    Careless and unthreatening, the Americans came up short in one of their final preparation matches before they head to Qatar in November.

  6. Sloppy U.S. Falls to Japan in World Cup Tuneup Sports, September 23

    Careless and unthreatening, the Americans came up short in one of their final preparation matches before they head to Qatar in November.

  7. The World Cup’s Carnival Comes at a Cost Sports, September 23

    The tournament is, at heart, a feeling, and FIFA and Qatar may be forgetting that no amount of spending is a substitute.

  8. Spain Women’s Soccer Stars Refuse to Play in Dispute Over Coach Sports, September 23

    Spain’s federation rejected the players’ demand to fire the coach, Jorge Vilda, and said the players must apologize as a condition of their return to the team.

  9. Pressing World Cup Question for U.S.: Who’ll Score the Goals? Sports, September 22

    An American team that cycled through strikers during the qualifying period needs to settle on one before heading to Qatar. The good news is some of the options are hitting their stride.

  10. Rainbow Armbands Are New Flash Point for FIFA and Qatar World Cup Sports, September 21

    An effort by European soccer federations to highlight gay rights could force a collision between FIFA rules and social campaigns.

  11. Welcome to Wrexham: It’s the Future Sports, September 16

    Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds seem sincere about their investment, emotionally and financially, in a Welsh soccer team. But they are not mere observers in its story.

  12. Chile Loses Appeal Seeking Ecuador’s Place in World Cup Sports, September 16

    A FIFA panel reaffirmed an earlier decision dismissing Chile’s claim that its rival fielded an ineligible player. Chile plans one last appeal.

  13. French Women’s Player Charged in Attack on Teammate Sports, September 16

    Aminata Diallo was detained and then released last year after her Paris St.-Germain teammate was beaten by masked men. On Friday, the police charged her with aggravated assault.

  14. The Hollywood Merger That Could Reshape the Business of Soccer Sports, September 15

    As two behemoths join forces against boutique agencies in the fight for control and commissions, some fear profits could come before players.

  15. At Soccer’s Best Talent Factory, the Future Is Always Now Sports, September 13

    Ajax sold the bulk of its Champions League-ready squad over the summer and never looked back. It can’t afford to.

  16. When Crisis Is a Constant Sports, September 9

    Change at Chelsea. A loss at Liverpool. Chaos is part and parcel of the Premier League story line. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

  17. Premier League Soccer Games Postponed After Queen’s Death Foreign, September 9

    The league was one of many sports organizations in Britain to alter its schedule after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Others will play on this weekend.

  18. Many sports events are canceled out of respect for the queen. World, September 9

    After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the British government left the decision over whether to postpone or cancel events up to individual sports organizations.

  19. The Problem With Chelsea (Hint: It May Not Be the Manager) Sports, September 7

    Six days after spending more in a single transfer window than any club in history, Chelsea’s new owners fired the team’s coach, Thomas Tuchel. Now what?

  20. Small Club, Big Game: Sacramento Republic in U.S. Open Cup Final Sports, September 6

    Deep runs in the competition are rare for clubs from outside Major League Soccer. But Sacramento already knocked off three M.L.S. teams, and Orlando City looms on Wednesday.

  21. Our Interview With Kylian Mbappé: Audio Excerpts Interactive, September 6

    After signing a reported $250 million contract to stay with Paris St.-Germain, Kylian Mbappé sat down with The New York Times to discuss his past, his present and his plans for the future.

  22. ‘No tengo límites’: Kylian Mbappé va por todo en Español, September 6

    En una inusual entrevista, la estrella del fútbol francés habló sobre su búsqueda del título de la Liga de Campeones, sobre desplazar a Lionel Messi como jugador del año y la posibilidad de pasar al Real Madrid.

  23. Kylian Mbappé Is Coming for It All Sports, September 6

    In a rare interview, the French soccer star discussed chasing the Champions League title, supplanting his teammate Lionel Messi as world player of the year and the possibility of a move to Real Madrid.

  24. Celtic’s Tokyo Drift Into the Champions League Sports, September 5

    Under its well-traveled Australian coach, the Scottish champion has become a gateway to Europe for Japanese players, and a model for clubs trying to punch above their financial weight.

  25. Money to Burn: Lessons From the Premier League’s Transfer Window Sports, September 2

    English teams awash in cash broke records for players and prices this summer, proving again that they operate on a plane apart from their rivals.

  26. Your Friday Briefing N Y T Now, September 2

    President Biden speaks on democracy.

  27. Behind the Scenes of an Afghan (Australian) Soccer Story Foreign, September 2

    The story of a keeper and her teammates, as they fled and found new lives.

  28. Your Thursday Briefing N Y T Now, September 1

    Vladimir Putin reacts to Mikhail Gorbachev’s death.

  29. Yankees Plant Flag in European Soccer (Again) With Stake in A.C. Milan Sports, August 31

    Milan, a seven-time European champion, was acquired by RedBird Capital for $1.2 billion. The investment firm has ties to both the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

  30. The Keeper Sports, August 31

    How an Afghan soccer player and her teammates fled their homes, outran a murderous regime and forged the uncertain beginnings of a new life.

  31. Your Wednesday Briefing N Y T Now, August 31

    Mikhail Gorbachev is dead at 91.

  32. Hello, World. It’s Been a While. Styles, August 1

    On the pleasures and pains of joining up with other people after a long, quiet time in the Covid doldrums.

  33. The Sounders Qualified for the Club World Cup. No One Knows When It Is. Sports, May 5

    One prize for Seattle’s Concacaf Champions League title was a chance to face some of the world’s best clubs. When are those games? “No clue,” one FIFA official said.