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  1. Christian Pulisic of U.S. Becomes a Target, but Makes His Mark Anyway Sports, Yesterday

    Pulisic, 18, drew attention and abuse from defenders, a sign of his rise to stardom, in a 1-1 tie with Panama on Tuesday.

  2. Ronaldo Bust Looks Nothing Like Ronaldo, and the Internet Notices Sports, Yesterday

    The handsome Real Madrid star is cast, none top favorably for some, in bronze.

  3. Ronaldo Bust Looks Nothing Like Ronaldo, and the Internet Notices Sports, Yesterday

    The handsome Real Madrid star is cast, none too favorably for some, in bronze.

  4. Could Argentina (and Lionel Messi) Actually Miss the World Cup? Sports, Yesterday

    Argentina, which is playing without its star, finds itself in fifth place, with four games left to play in South American qualifying.

  5. U.S. Men’s Soccer Earns a Point in Tougher Qualifier Against Panama Sports, Yesterday

    The Americans, dealing with 90-degree heat and a hostile crowd in their first game since a 6-0 rout of Honduras, looked sloppy and disorganized early on but regrouped.

  6. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Trading Manchester United for M.L.S., Maintains His Drive Sports, March 28

    After being snubbed by the team’s new manager, Schweinsteiger, a German midfielder, stayed positive. His persistence paid off, and he landed with M.L.S.’s Chicago Fire.

  7. Lionel Messi of Argentina Suspended for Four Games Sports, March 28

    The suspension, for using “insulting words” with an official, begins immediately. It does not apply to Barcelona games.

  8. In World Cup Qualifying, Panama Nurses Heartbreak and Seeks Revenge Sports, March 27

    It’s a home rematch on Tuesday against the United States, whose two meaningless goals during a 2013 visit cost the Panamanians a chance at a berth.

  9. Clint Dempsey’s Hat Trick Seals a Win and Steadies a World Cup Campaign Sports, March 25

    The victory revived the Americans’ hopes of making the World Cup for the eighth consecutive time.

  10. U.S. Routs Honduras and Steadies Its World Cup Qualifying Campaign Sports, March 25

    Clint Dempsey scored a hat trick, and Bruce Arena got a resounding win in his first game back as coach of the U.S. national team.

  11. Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson Cruise at Match Play Sports, March 25

    Johnson had led all 46 holes he has played at the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Tex. Mickelson has done the same on 41 of 42. Next up is single elimination.

  12. U.S. to Face Honduras With Absences Up and Down the Roster Sports, March 23

    For his first national team game since 2006, Coach Bruce Arena will field a lineup that is hardly his first choice.

  13. Gale Sayers Has Dementia, His Family Says Sports, March 21

    His wife told The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband received the diagnosis four years ago and that she blamed Sayers’s football career.

  14. Women’s National Team to Meet With U.S.A. Hockey as Boycott Looms Sports, March 20

    After threatening to sit out the world championship, the players said they would hold contract talks Monday, two days before they were to open camp.

  15. UEFA’s New President, Aleksander Ceferin, Craves Plenty of Change in His Staid Sport Sports, March 20

    Ceferin, “the candidate of change,” figures it is time to shake up, yet still protect, the soccer in Europe.

  16. A Thrilling Tie Exposes the Premier League’s Flaw Sports, March 19

    Manchester City and Liverpool played to a breathless draw offering the kind of excitement that has left the league gasping to catch the rest of Europe.

  17. Two Share Lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Sports, March 18

    After a rough start, Charley Hoffman finished with three straight birdies to tie Kevin Kisner at 11-under-par 205, three strokes ahead of their nearest competitors.

  18. Real Madrid Draws Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarterfinal Sports, March 17

    The two teams, among competition’s favorites, have won three of the previous four Champions League titles.

  19. Elbow Injury Sidelines Dwyane Wade for Regular Season Sports, March 17

    Wade averaged 18.6 points, the lowest average since he was a rookie, in his first season with the Chicago Bulls.

  20. After 29 Years, Kingpin of African Soccer Is Abruptly Shown the Door Sports, March 16

    The sport blossomed throughout the continent during Issa Hayatou’s long reign. Was it because of him, or in spite of him?

  21. Familiar Names Return to U.S. Men’s Soccer Roster Sports, March 16

    With Bruce Arena back as the team’s coach, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Geoff Cameron are back on the roster.

  22. Manchester City Is Knocked Out of Champions League by Monaco Sports, March 15

    A goal by Tiemoué Bakayoko in the 77th minute capped Monaco’s comeback and helped the French club reach the quarterfinals.

  23. Juventus Moves Into Champions League Quarterfinals Sports, March 15

    Paulo Dybala’s penalty shot in the 42nd minute lifted Juventus past visiting Porto, 1-0, for a 3-0 aggregate victory.

  24. For One Night in a Dreary Year, Leicester City’s Magic Returns Sports, March 14

    Leicester recaptured some of its lost charm with a rousing victory at home over Sevilla that sent it to the Champions League quarterfinals.

  25. Chelsea Eliminates Manchester United From F.A. Cup Sports, March 13

    N’Golo Kanté scored his second goal for Chelsea, helping to end United’s hopes of defending its Cup title.

  26. Changing Dynamics for England’s Elite Devalue ‘the Double’ Sports, March 13

    Winning an F.A. Cup and league championship in the same year once was the ultimate achievement in English soccer, but it has lost some of its luster.

  27. Spurs Rout Warriors With Both Teams Missing Stars Sports, March 11

    Golden State was without Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala. San Antonio was missing Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Dejounte Murray and LaMarcus Aldridge.

  28. Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s Deputy Premier, Is Barred From FIFA Leadership Sports, March 10

    Mr. Mutko failed an integrity check by world soccer’s governing body, and he will leave his position as a top official this spring.

  29. Chicago Bears Cut Jay Cutler After One Playoff Appearance in Eight Years Sports, March 10

    Thumb and shoulder injuries limited Cutler to five games last season, and the Bears finished 3-13.

  30. In Orchestrating Barcelona Rally, Neymar Proves Ready for the Baton Sports, March 9

    Neymar showed why there is no denying his greatness on Wednesday, fueling the greatest comeback in UEFA Champions League history.

  31. Arsenal’s Tepid Statement Offers Little Comfort for Arsène Wenger Sports, March 9

    The statement, released on Thursday, lacked even halfhearted support for the team’s longtime manager.

  32. ‘Like a Film’: Barcelona Stuns Paris St.-Germain With Champions League Rally Sports, March 8

    Sergi Roberto scored in stoppage time to cap a remarkable 6-5 aggregate victory and bring his team a berth in the quarterfinals.

  33. Warm-Ups, Cool-Downs, What Works, What Doesn’t Well, March 8

    A rigorous warm-up can keep you running smoothly, whereas a popular cool-down technique may just leave you cold.

  34. U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Has First Back-to-Back Losses in Three Years Sports, March 7

    After falling to France, 3-0, at the SheBelieves Cup, the Americans were left to ponder a showing in which they scored just one goal in three matches.

  35. Arsenal, Routed by Bayern Munich, Is Ousted From Champions League Sports, March 7

    A 10-2 aggregate loss raises questions about Arséne Wenger’s future as Arsenal’s manager.

  36. Katie Lou Samuelson Leads UConn Women to Conference Title Sports, March 7

    Samuelson scored 40 points as UConn won the American Athletic Conference tournament title in a 100-44 rout of South Florida.

  37. English Soccer Tries to Improve Diversity. Critics Say It Failed. Sports, March 6

    Kick It Out, an anti-discrimination group, said the Football Association’s planned overhaul of its board and council appeared to be a “sham.”

  38. After Grievances Aired, Valencia President Apologizes Sports, March 6

    Angry fans punched and kicked the players’ bus after Valencia’s latest league loss.

  39. Speeding Costs Harvick a Victory in Atlanta Sports, March 6

    A penalty for driving too fast on pit road ruins a dominating performance for Kevin Harvick, who led for 293 of 325 laps. Brad Keselowski took advantage to steal the win.

  40. In Season Openers, the Red Bulls Rally and New York City F.C. Falls Short Sports, March 5

    The Red Bulls scored two second-half goals to defeat the expansion Atlanta United. Orlando City needed only Cyle Larin’s early header to beat N.Y.C.F.C.

  41. To Put Ball in the Net, Dutch Clubs Shoot Space Aliens First Sports, March 5

    PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar are using computer programs to nurture agile minds along with nimble feet. Is this a new frontier, or an expensive delusion?

  42. In Surprise, U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Loses to England Sports, March 4

    A goal by Ellen White, a substitute, in the 89th minute at the SheBelieves Cup lifted England to only its fourth win in 14 games against the United States.

  43. U.S. Soccer Will Require National Team Players to Stand for Anthems Sports, March 4

    The penalties for a failure to follow the policy, which was passed by the soccer federation’s board of directors on Feb. 9, were unclear.

  44. In Major League Soccer, Argentines Find a Home and Success Sports, March 4

    Argentines now make up the second-largest demographic in M.L.S., trailing only Americans.

  45. In Quest to Sound European, M.L.S. Displays a United Front Sports, March 3

    Two new teams will start play this season, and both include the word United in their names, giving the American soccer league more Uniteds than the Premier League.

  46. Raymond Kopa, the ‘Napoleon’ of Soccer, Dies at 85 Sports, March 3

    Kopa, who earned his nickname because of his stature, was ranked by World Soccer magazine as one of the greatest 100 players of the 20th century.

  47. M.L.S. Preview: Some New Crests, Some Younger Stars Sports, March 3

    Entering its 22nd season with two expansion teams, Major League Soccer remains in growth mode. Here’s a look at the 2017 season’s dominant story lines.

  48. How to Start a Soccer Chant Magazine, March 3

    Find others who come for more than the game. Don’t try it while sitting.

  49. Trendy Shanghai District Has Soccer Team With Glitter of Its Own Sports, March 2

    S.I.P.G., which spent $120 million to bring in two Brazilian stars, has been attracting a steady stream of fans, an encouraging sign for Chinese soccer.

  50. U.S. Women’s National Team Tops Germany in First Game of 2017 Sports, March 1

    Lynn Williams scored her second career goal as the topped-ranked Americans beat Germany, the No. 2-ranked team, in the SheBelieves Cup.

  51. Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique to Leave After Season Sports, March 1

    Enrique told his players of his decision after a victory on Wednesday, saying he needed “a rest” after almost three years in the post.

  52. Kevin Durant Hurts Knee Early in Warriors’ Loss Sports, March 1

    Durant departed after only 93 seconds, and Golden State lost to Washington, 112-108.

  53. Atlanta Has Fan Clubs. Now It’s Going to Play Some M.L.S. Games, Too. Sports, February 28

    Supporters have wrapped their arms around the city’s new pro soccer team, Atlanta United F.C., which will play its first game in M.L.S. on Sunday.