T/soccer

  1. The Championship Goes to … the Team with the Second-Most Points Sports, Today

    Chelsea benefited, as the Women’s Super League was decided on points per game.

  2. Soccer’s Stars Find Their Voice Sports, Today

    On shirts, on social media and even on one knee, players are lending their support, and their high profiles, to the protests sweeping first the United States and then the world.

  3. Megan Rapinoe’s Coach Says Star Will Skip N.W.S.L. Event Sports, Yesterday

    The N.W.S.L.’s nine teams will gather for a new championship tournament later this month, but women’s soccer’s biggest star appears set to sit it out.

  4. The Eerie Sound of Sports Without Fans Magazine, Yesterday

    Professional sports are returning — to empty stadiums where you can hear birds sing. The game is the same. Watching it isn’t.

  5. TPG in Talks to Acquire Goal, the Soccer Website, for $125 Million Sports, June 3

    DAZN Group is in final stage talks to sell the popular soccer website Goal.com to the investment firm TPG as it raises cash for its money-losing sports streaming platform.

  6. Iditarod Champion and His Dogs Finally Make It Home Sports, June 3

    Thomas Waerner of Norway and his sled dogs flew home on a 1960s-era plane bound for an aviation museum after being stranded by the pandemic in Alaska for months.

  7. German Soccer Tries to Kick Off a Comeback for Pro Sports Magazine, June 3

    The Bundesliga has now played three dozen games under a coronavirus-inspired protocol. Can it help show leagues around the world how to get back in action?

  8. Stands Full of Fan-Submitted Cardboard Cutouts. What Could Go Wrong? Sports, June 1

    In Australia, pranksters threw a wrench into the most innocent of plans. Plus: 16 players from a soccer team in Brazil tested positive for the coronavirus.

  9. Why Major Sports Might Risk Comebacks During the Pandemic Sports, May 31

    After months of pessimism, the biggest sports leagues have made a flurry of announcements about plans to return. What changed?

  10. Rules, Rescheduled Games and a Covenant Worth Preserving Sports, May 29

    The Premier League has finally resisted the temptation to pretend the 2019-20 season never happened. Doing so would have ruptured the bond between fans and the sport, perhaps forever.

  11. A Danish Soccer Team Invited 10,000 Fans to a Zoom Watch Party Sports, May 29

    When Denmark’s top league returned from its pandemic suspension, one club decided the best way to keep its socially distant fans connected was a gameday videoconference.

  12. June: Sports Are Busting Out All Over Sports, May 29

    Horse racing, golf, soccer and auto racing are coming back in June. Fans may have to wait a bit longer for hockey, baseball and basketball, though.

  13. Champions League Final to Be Moved From Turkey Sports, May 29

    Club soccer’s biggest event will be held at a new venue amid ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

  14. English Premier League Plans to Resume June 17 Sports, May 28

    The most-watched league in the world will return, pending a signoff from health authorities, but will play in stadiums without fans and with stringent health protocols. Italy’s top league also announced its return.

  15. When Will the Major Sports Leagues Return? Interactive, May 28

    The N.B.A., N.F.L. and Major League Baseball are all making plans to return soon. Here’s a look at where each sport is in the process.

  16. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: From Broadway Tear-Jerker to Covid-Era Anthem Culture, May 27

    Versions of the “Carousel” song by Aretha Franklin, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Liverpool F.C. fans have turned it into something universal.

  17. N.W.S.L. Plans a One-Month Season: 25 Games in Utah Sports, May 27

    The top American women’s soccer league said it had arranged to return to the field next month. But will all of its stars show up?

  18. Soccer’s Landscape Was Already Shifting. Then an Earthquake Struck. Sports, May 27

    Over the last 20 years, some once-grand clubs have been left behind by insurgents with new money and big ideas. In Germany, their fate may be a harbinger of what is to come after the shutdown.

  19. As Sports Begin Reopening, Athletes Weigh the Health Risks Sports, May 23

    Some must consider their own underlying health conditions that make them particularly susceptible to the coronavirus.

  20. The Coronavirus Patient Had a Question: Don’t You Lead a Soccer Team? Sports, May 23

    The president of Sporting Clube de Portugal, Frederico Varandas, is a former military doctor who returned to duty to assist in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus.

  21. Being More Like Athletic Bilbao Sports, May 22

    By only recruiting local players, the Basque club has not only forged a unique identity, it has generated a mind-set among its fans. It may now be a helpful path for others to tread.

  22. Sexual Abuse Case in Global Soccer Puts FIFA Under Scrutiny Again Sports, May 22

    A year after similar accusations led to the ouster of a top soccer official in Afghanistan, global soccer faces calls to do more to protect athletes after another case in Haiti.

  23. He Had Picked the Last Day of His Career. Now It May Never Come. Sports, May 19

    The Spanish striker Aritz Aduriz seemed to have been given the perfect way to say goodbye to his 20-year career. Then the pandemic struck, and now he may just fade to black.

  24. England Will Return to the Soccer Field. Scotland Won’t. Sports, May 18

    England is doing everything it can to get back on the field. Scotland threw in the towel. Plus, updates on the horse racing calendar, and hugs and a kiss on the soccer field.

  25. Yes, Those Were Sex Dolls Cheering On a South Korean Soccer Team Foreign, May 18

    FC Seoul wanted to add a little festivity to an empty stadium. Instead, it’s apologizing to fans.

  26. This Is What Watching Sports Looks Like Now Sports, May 18

    In Germany, soccer returned with games in empty arenas, forcing a nation of fans to cheer their clubs from afar. Can we learn to love this new reality, at least for a while?

  27. The Bundesliga Is Back. So Why Isn’t Your League? Sports, May 15

    The return of matches is not so much proof of German soccer’s greed or its smooth running as it is a testament to a broader political reality.

  28. The Biggest Weekend of Live Sports on TV in a Long Time Sports, May 15

    Yes you heard that right. NASCAR, German soccer, U.F.C., horse racing and golf will be live.

  29. Marcus Rashford, un futbolista que hace la diferencia en Español, May 14

    La estrella del Manchester United se ha dedicado a respaldar una campaña para que los niños británicos no pasen hambre durante la pandemia. Lo hace porque recuerda su infancia: él vivió esas carencias.

  30. The Making of Marcus Rashford Sports, May 14

    The Manchester United star has put his shoulder behind an effort to make sure children don’t go hungry during lockdown. He’s doing it, he says, because he knows the feeling.

  31. Can the N.B.A. Come Back, and Stay Back? Sports, May 13

    In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein looks at the health, safety and financial implications of the N.B.A. decision to restart or cancel the 2019-20 season.

  32. How a Band of Australians Made Belarus Soccer an Internet Smash Sports, May 12

    The group needed a fix when the coronavirus canceled games. When they discovered Belarusian soccer was still livestreaming, they converted thousands of fans worldwide.

  33. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Returns to Milan; Fans Return to Taiwan Baseball Sports, May 11

    No, Ibrahimovic is not returning to play soccer in Sweden, his home country. Plus: A top soccer team in China folds, and fans return (carefully) to the baseball stands in Taiwan.

  34. As Contracts Expire During Shutdown, Players and Clubs Ask: Now What? Sports, May 11

    On June 30, most contracts in European soccer expire, and that will put hundreds, if not thousands, of players out of work. For the vast majority, the future is anything but certain.

  35. Andrés Iniesta Plots a Return to Barcelona, Where the Beauty Is Gone Sports, May 9

    Iniesta turned from aspiring schoolboy to soccer icon on a Barcelona team that captivated the world. Now in Japan, he hopes for a return to a club plagued by infighting.

  36. Soccer Arrives at a Fork in the Road Sports, May 8

    The coronavirus seemed to offer the game the chance to take one of two paths, toward two very different futures. Fairly predictably, it is hurriedly turning down the wrong one.

  37. After Fanfare for Baseball, Soccer Is Also Back in South Korea Sports, May 8

    A 1-0 win for Jeonbuk over the Suwon Bluewings got unusual attention because of the pandemic, as crowd noise was pumped in and those on the sidelines wore masks.

  38. Germany’s Bundesliga to Return May 16 Sports, May 7

    The league will be the focus of the soccer world when play resumes. Its fate may determine what happens to sports well beyond Germany’s border.