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  1. A Premier League Season Hangs on Its Final Day Sports, Today

    As City and Liverpool take aim at the title and Arsenal and Spurs settle the last Champions League place, Leeds is playing for its Premier League life.

  2. Kylian Mbappé Will Stay at P.S.G., Rejecting Real Madrid Sports, Yesterday

    The battle to sign the world’s best young player produced dueling offers worth more than $200 million. Mbappé picked the one that will keep him in Paris.

  3. Así lograron las futbolistas de EE. UU. el acuerdo histórico por la paridad salarial en Español, Yesterday

    La Federación de Fútbol estadounidense acordó paridad salarial para los equipos femenino y masculino. Aquí explicamos cómo funcionará.

  4. Lyon’s Women Bridge Eras in a Changing Champions League Sports, May 20

    The arrival of new money in women’s soccer has come at a cost in Europe: It has separated the sport from its past.

  5. In Milan, an Iconic Stadium Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight Sports, May 20

    The soccer teams that share the San Siro, which has hosted two World Cups and four European finals, want to replace it with a more modern arena. Not everyone is ready to see it go.

  6. Real Madrid Secures $380 Million Investment Sports, May 19

    The Spanish soccer giant has agreed to a joint venture with the investment firm Sixth Street in which profits from the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium will be shared.

  7. FIFA Picks First Female Officials for Men’s World Cup Sports, May 19

    It is the first time that women, three referees and three assistant referees, were selected to officiate games at the top men’s soccer tournament, which will be held in Qatar this year.

  8. By Land and by Air, the Destination Was Seville Sports, May 18

    When Glasgow Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt headed to Spain for the Europa League final, tens of thousands of their fans followed.

  9. How U.S. Soccer and Its Players Solved the Equal Pay Puzzle Sports, May 18

    New contracts for the men’s and women’s national teams will usher in an era of equal pay at U.S. Soccer. Here’s how it will work.

  10. Your Wednesday Evening Briefing Briefing, May 18

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  11. U.S. Soccer and Top Players Agree to Guarantee Equal Pay Sports, May 18

    Landmark labor agreements with members of the men’s and women’s national teams will include higher paychecks and shared World Cup prize money.

  12. P.S.G. Player Benched for Refusing to Wear Rainbow Jersey Sports, May 16

    Idrissa Gueye faced criticism after he missed a game rather than wear a shirt designed to support an anti-homophobia initiative. He skipped the same game last year.

  13. New Heights and Old Grudges as Turkey Crowns Its Champion Sports, May 13

    Trabzonspor claimed the title almost two weeks ago. Its team, and its fans, aren’t done celebrating.

  14. Manchester City Had the Money. Haaland’s Team Had the Plan. Sports, May 11

    A carefully crafted strategy for a young striker’s career paid off handsomely for him and his agents. But will everyone get what they want out of the deal?

  15. Trial Over ‘Wagatha Christie’ Feud Begins in U.K. World, May 10

    A public spat between the famous wives of two English soccer players, which has riveted tabloid attention in Britain, will be decided in court.

  16. FIFA and EA Sports End Decades-Long Video Game Partnership Sports, May 10

    The demise of a relationship that produced one of the most popular games of all time will mean risks for soccer’s governing body but few changes for consumers.

  17. Manchester City Says It Will Sign Erling Haaland Sports, May 9

    City, which is nearing its fourth Premier League title in five years, confirmed that it had reached an agreement with Dortmund to acquire the 21-year-old striker.

  18. Chelsea F.C. Says It Will Sell to U.S.-Led Group Sports, May 6

    A consortium led by Todd Boehly, a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will pay $3.1 billion for the soccer club, the highest price ever paid for a sports team.

  19. Andrea Pirlo Is Timeless Sports, May 6

    With elite soccer increasingly driven by coaches and systems, Pirlo feels as if he belongs to another era. But can a classic ever go out of style?

  20. Your Thursday Evening Briefing Briefing, May 5

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  21. Sounders’ Breakthrough Title Cements Seattle’s Soccer Bona Fides Sports, May 5

    The Sounders captured M.L.S.’s first CONCACAF Champions League title with a win over Pumas of Mexico. Our columnist remembers the day soccer took root in Seattle.

  22. Chile presenta un reclamo para quedarse con el lugar de Ecuador en el Mundial en Español, May 5

    La federación chilena de fútbol argumenta que Ecuador alineó indebidamente a Byron Castillo, cuya nacionalidad está en disputa.

  23. 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.

  24. Chile Files Claim Seeking Ecuador’s Place in the World Cup Sports, May 5

    A dispute over a player’s eligibility could alter the qualifying results in South America. Chile has asked for forfeits, and Ecuador’s spot in Qatar.

  25. Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ Jersey Sells for $9.3 Million Sports, May 4

    The shirt worn by the Argentine soccer star when he scored two fabled goals, one of which he attributed to divine aid, fetched what is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a sports item.

  26. Real Madrid Stuns City, Seizing the Moment as Only It Can Sports, May 4

    All but beaten in its Champions League semifinal, Real Madrid scored once, then twice, then a third time to snatch a victory and add to its legend.

  27. Liverpool’s Dream Delivered, Only After Villarreal’s Is Dashed Sports, May 3

    Outplayed for a half, Liverpool scored three goals to reach its latest Champions League final. For Villarreal, though, all was not lost.

  28. Russia Is Barred From Women’s Euros and 2023 World Cup Sports, May 2

    Russian soccer teams and clubs were barred from all European competitions, including the Champions League, for the 2022-23 season.

  29. As World Cup Nears, Brands Weigh Cost of Teaming With Qatar Sports, May 2

    Troubled by worker abuse and human rights, some World Cup sponsors are distancing themselves from the host nation. But not everyone is backing away.

  30. Aliou Cissé y la revolución del fútbol de Senegal en Español, April 30

    La selección de Senegal llegará al Mundial de Catar después de ganar la Copa Africana de Naciones. Pero su entrenador no solo ha hecho que juegue mejor, “está cambiando la percepción que tienen los senegaleses de sí mismos”.

  31. Superclubs and Spring Nights Sports, April 29

    The Champions League’s late-stage drama is a feature, not a bug. Let’s hope no one messes that up.

  32. Se acerca el final de la puja por el Chelsea FC en Español, April 29

    El banco que ha puesto a la venta el equipo de fútbol inglés en nombre de su dueño ruso podría elegir a su postor favorito en breve. Pero el drama continúa.

  33. Billionaire’s Late Bid Upends Sale of Chelsea F.C. Sports, April 29

    The offer by Jim Ratcliffe, worth $5.3 billion, would be the highest price ever paid for a sports team. But his chances of success are unclear.

  34. What Does the N.W.S.L. Want to Be? Sports, April 28

    As it opens its 10th regular season, the women’s soccer league no longer faces questions about survival. But its aspirations and operations are still a work in progress.

  35. When Passing Is Art, Not Paint by Numbers Sports, April 27

    Statistics have come to favor Liverpool’s Thiago, and they did again in a win over Villarreal in the Champions League. But they only tell part of the story.

  36. Endgame Nears in Bidding for Chelsea F.C. Sports, April 27

    The American bank selling the English soccer team on behalf of its Russian owner could name its preferred suitor by the end of the week. But the drama isn’t over.

  37. A Convincing Win That Was Anything but Convincing Sports, April 26

    Manchester City had its way with Real Madrid — sort of. In the game’s aftermath, it was hard to shake the feeling that things had gone the other way.

  38. Villarreal’s Eye for Value Cracked the Champions League Code Sports, April 25

    A Spanish team’s run to the semifinals offers a template for how teams can thrive by turning the impatience of Europe’s giants against them.

  39. ‘La capital Mundial de las Alfombras’ ahora es la ‘Ciudad del Fútbol en EE. UU.’ en Español, April 24

    Dalton, en Georgia, no siempre ha acogido a los inmigrantes mexicanos que llegaron a trabajar en sus fábricas de alfombras. Pero la comunidad está unida en torno a sus potentes equipos de fútbol de la secundaria.

  40. Is Bayern Munich Breaking the Bundesliga? Sports, April 22

    Germany’s perennial champion can secure its 10th straight title this weekend. Even its own fans are starting to worry that its success is getting a little boring.

  41. Crunch Time for the U.S. Men’s National Team Interactive, March 24

    The U.S. men’s soccer team has one final set of qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup. They know nothing is guaranteed.

  42. How a Russian Oligarch Is (Probably) Overvaluing Chelsea Interactive, March 4

    Roman Abramovich, who is selling Chelsea, values the club at about $4 billion. Here’s why the team is probably not worth anything close to that.

  43. What to Watch This Weekend Interactive, December 9

    A wild Formula 1 season comes down to its dramatic final race.

  44. The Games to Watch This Weekend Interactive, December 2

    College football conference championships, the Davis Cup and playoffs in Major League Soccer and women’s college soccer make for an exciting lineup.

  45. The World Cup Is a Year Away. Who’s In? Interactive, November 21

    The field for Qatar 2022 is starting to take shape. Here’s a look at where things stand so far.

  46. Decisive Moments From the Tokyo Games, Frame by Frame Interactive, August 6

    See the Summer Olympics in a series of composite images.

  47. Reaction to the Super League: Super Anger Interactive, April 20

    When 12 of the world’s richest soccer teams announced plans for a breakaway league, it threw the sport into crisis. And the response has been scathing.

  48. El anuncio de la ‘Superliga’ Interactive, April 19

    Doce de los principales clubes de fútbol europeos confirmaron sus planes de formar una liga independiente. Este es el comunicado [en inglés] que emitieron el domingo.

  49. The ‘Super League’ Announcement Interactive, April 19

    Twelve leading European soccer clubs have confirmed their plans to form a breakaway league. Here’s the statement they issued on Sunday.

  50. The Champions League Is Changing. Here’s How It Will Work. Interactive, March 29

    After more than a generation in its current form, the Champions League is remaking itself, and about to become an actual league for the first time.

  51. In 30 Years, Little Progress for U.S. Sports Leagues on Leadership Diversity Interactive, December 23

    There are rules, initiatives and eager proclamations throughout North American sports leagues when it comes to hiring more nonwhite leaders. Then there are actual hiring numbers.

  52. For Sports Halted at the Outbreak’s Onset, Loans Saved Staff Sports, July 12

    A youth gymnastics organization. Community-based skeet shooters. A freshly formed lacrosse league. These are some of the organizations that received Paycheck Protection Program funds.

  53. World Cup Parade: Champagne, Confetti and Equal Pay Metro, July 11

    Lower Manhattan turned into quite the party yesterday as thousands of fans lined up along Broadway to cheer the World Cup champions.

  54. Crystal Dunn Will Attack From Everywhere Interactive, June 11

    We fitted her with motion-capture sensors, and she showed us how she beats the defense.

  55. FIFA Vice President Detained by the French Police Sports, June 6

    Ahmad Ahmad, the president of Africa’s soccer confederation and a vice president of FIFA, was detained by the police in a corruption investigation.

  56. She Has Friends at FIFA. At Home, It’s Mostly Critics. Sports, April 28

    Isha Johansen of Sierra Leone, one of the few women ever to run a national soccer federation, is in the fight of her professional life to keep her post.

  57. Athens in Pieces: An Offering to the Soccer Gods Op Ed, April 15

    A commonplace modern ritual gave me a deeper connection to today’s Athenians.

  58. Barcelona and Messi Leave Manchester With a Win, if Not Satisfaction Sports, April 10

    The Spanish side’s 1-0 victory gave it an advantage over Manchester United in their Champions League tie, but it didn’t match the club’s lofty standards.