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  1. New Turf Fight Has U.S. Soccer and Women’s Team at Odds Again Sports, September 21

    The players are angry that they will close their 2017 schedule with several matches on artificial turf. But the disagreement also suggests a persistent disconnect between the team and the federation.

  2. The Lonely Road Back From a Very Public Injury Sports, September 20

    Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan had braced himself for the worst when he went down with a torn A.C.L. last December. Now he just had to face it.

  3. The Princess, the Private Investigator and Another Inquiry for FIFA Sports, September 19

    The Jordanian princess, whose brother twice lost bids for the FIFA presidency, has been discreetly working with British investigators for more than a year to collect evidence of soccer corruption.

  4. After Chelsea Ties Arsenal, a Feeling Something Has Been Lost Sports, September 18

    Casting off the last member of a generation of player-warriors, Chelsea still can bare its teeth, but it seems to be missing its customary bite.

  5. Love the Club. Loathe the American Owner. Sports, September 16

    Owners from the United States are more prominent than ever in British soccer, but not everyone is cheering their inroads, or their results.

  6. Rose Lavelle on Her National Team Breakthrough and What Comes Next Sports, September 13

    The 22-year-old midfielder talks about her success with the soccer team and her Cincinnati homecoming with the team next Tuesday.

  7. FIFA President Gianni Infantino Faces New Ethics Complaint Sports, September 13

    A former FIFA governance official has accused Infantino, his deputy and other top officials of improperly intervening in their committee’s work to block scrutiny of powerful officials.

  8. Steely and Stylish, P.S.G. Opens Champions League With a Rout Sports, September 12

    By beating Celtic, 5-0, Paris St.-Germain started to validate its ownership’s billion-dollar investment.

  9. England’s Soccer Federation Asks FIFA to Address Cybersecurity Ahead of World Cup Sports, September 11

    F.A. has written to FIFA to express concerns about a hacking group believed to based in Russia.

  10. In Praise of Pragmatism, the Champions League’s Secret Weapon Sports, September 11

    The Premier League sells entertainment, and its top teams are conditioned to deliver it. But the Champions League doesn’t hand out points for style.

  11. In Praise of Pragmatism, the Champions League’s Secret Weapon Sports, September 11

    The Premier League sells entertainment, and its top teams are conditioned to deliver it. But the Champions League doesn’t hand out points for style.

  12. For Qatari Network beIN Sports, Political Feud Spills Into Stadiums Sports, September 11

    The fallout is affecting business for beIN Sports across the Middle East and Africa, where it has millions of subscribers.

  13. Former FIFA Official’s Testimony Could Raise New Ethics Questions Sports, September 10

    An ex-chairman of the soccer body’s governance committee who accused top officials of improperly pressuring him may offer details at a hearing in Britain this week.

  14. Belgian Clubs and Foreign Money: A Modern Soccer Mix Sports, September 9

    Foreign investors are snapping up clubs in Belgium’s second division. The question everyone from Tubize to Leuven is asking is: Why?

  15. Froome Closes In on His First Vuelta Title Sports, September 8

    Chris Froome kept his comfortable lead over Vincenzo Nibali ahead of Saturday’s decisive Spanish Vuelta stage up the challenging l’Angliru summit.

  16. Premier League Narrows Transfer Window Sports, September 7

    The English clubs voted to bar the signing of players from the Thursday before the start of the season until the January trading period.

  17. 2026 World Cup Bid Will Consider 41 Cities Sports, September 7

    The list from the joint U.S.-Canada-Mexico bid includes a wide range of cities but, like the tournament itself, is tilted heavily toward the United States.

  18. World Cup Qualifying: What do U.S., Argentina and Ghana Have in Common? Sports, September 6

    In the scramble to secure a spot in next summer’s World Cup in Russia, the door is about to slam shut on some soccer heavyweights.

  19. U.S. Snatches Tie in Honduras, Saving World Cup Campaign Sports, September 5

    Bobby Wood scored a tying goal in the 85th minute, which could ultimately prove vital in the Americans’ effort to reach the 2018 tournament in Russia.

  20. J.D. Martinez Hits Four Home Runs in Diamondbacks’ Rout of Dodgers Sports, September 5

    Martinez tied the major-league record for homers in a single game in Arizona’s 13-0 win.

  21. Germany Stays on Course With Rout of Norway in World Cup Qualifying Sports, September 5

    Germany roared to a 6-0 win over the Norwegians, an encouraging performance after their narrow 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic last week.

  22. For U.S., a Tough Spot With Little Room for Error Sports, September 4

    After a loss at home in World Cup qualifying, the United States faces a challenging match in Honduras, with the team with which it is tied for third in its group.

  23. U.S. Stumbles in Qualifying on Night Mexico Clinches Place in World Cup Sports, September 1

    A 2-0 defeat against Costa Rica complicates the Americans’ road to next year’s World Cup in Russia. They have three qualifiers left.

  24. Seahawks Acquire Sheldon Richardson From the Jets Sports, September 1

    Seattle will also send a 2018 second-round pick to the Jets, and the clubs will swap seventh-round picks in 2018.

  25. Old Reliable: Beasley Is Back for the U.S., Eyeing a Fifth World Cup Sports, August 31

    A late career position switch has made DaMarcus Beasley, 35, a factor in the United States national team’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

  26. University of Houston Postpones Game in Wake of Hurricane Harvey Sports, August 29

    The Cougars were to play at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday, but Coach Major Applewhite said “it wasn’t the right thing to do in terms of where our city is.”

  27. Arsenal’s Struggles Mount, Tarnishing Arsène Wenger’s Legacy Sports, August 28

    The team’s supine performance in a 4-0 loss at Liverpool showed why the annual debate over whether Wenger should be fired started early.

  28. Giancarlo Stanton Hits 50th Home Run in Marlins’ Victory Sports, August 27

    Stanton is the first National League player to reach the mark since Prince Fielder did it for the Brewers in 2007.

  29. Barcelona Gets Young Soccer Star Ousmane Dembélé in Huge Deal Sports, August 25

    In the wake of Neymar’s exit, Barcelona got Dembélé, 20, from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could reach 147 million euros (about $173 million).

  30. N.Y.C.F.C. Clinches Season Series With Red Bulls, but Takes Some Barbs Sports, August 25

    The 1-1 tie gave N.Y.C.F.C. a 2-0-1 record in the city rivalry this year, but Red Bulls fans offered some jabs over their rivals’ makeup game being moved to Connecticut.

  31. Champions League Draw: Real Madrid, Tottenham and Dortmund in Same Group Sports, August 24

    Barcelona and Juventus will face off again, while Bayern Munich and Manchester United both received favorable draws.