1. The Yoga Master Who Might Be Chelsea’s Secret Weapon Sports, Yesterday

    Vinay Menon moved to London to work for Roman Abramovich. The owner soon introduced him to his most prized asset. And the players started to listen.

  2. In Offer to Investors, FIFA Angles for Bigger Role in Club Soccer Sports, December 12

    A document seeking financing and partners for a new Club World Cup suggests FIFA may have designs on controlling a larger share of soccer’s riches.

  3. In Champions League, the Rich Don’t Get Richer. They Get It All. Sports, December 11

    For the first time, all 16 teams in the Champions League knockout stages will come from Europe’s so-called Big Five leagues. The continent’s elite clubs like the sound of that.

  4. France to Investigate How Qatar Got the World Cup Sports, December 11

    A meeting with Nicolas Sarkozy, Michel Platini and Qatar’s prime minister draws scrutiny.

  5. Champions League: Liverpool Is In and Napoli’s Ancelotti Is Out Sports, December 10

    Liverpool joined Chelsea and two other Premier League rivals in the knockout rounds. Napoli also advanced, but will move forward without Ancelotti, who was fired after Tuesday’s victory.

  6. Russia Banned From Olympics and Global Sports for 4 Years Over Doping Sports, December 9

    The World Anti-Doping Agency’s unanimous decision, if upheld, would exclude Russia from the 2020 Olympics, but many Russian athletes could be unaffected by the decision.

  7. Manchester United Players Targeted With Racial Abuse by City Fans Sports, December 7

    A video appeared to show a man mimicking monkey gestures near Jesse Lingard and Fred during the second half of the Manchester Derby.

  8. Everton and the Burden of History Sports, December 6

    The Premier League club is in crisis again. But it is more serious than just one manager’s failings: It is part of a fundamental reordering of the soccer world.

  9. ‘Black Friday’ Headline Is Condemned by Stars of Italian Soccer World, December 6

    A headline alongside photos of two black players in the Corriere dello Sport brought new condemnations of racism in Italy. The newspaper said it had suffered a “lynching.”

  10. Don’t Segregate Female Athletes. Celebrate Them. Opinion, December 6

    Women have made it to the top levels of professional sports. Get used to it.

  11. Events to Shake, or Gently Rattle, the World in 2020 Opinion, December 6

    Plan the year ahead with a lineup of international events including the creation of a vast carpet made of flowers in Brussels, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage from Plymouth, England.

  12. Real Madrid’s President Plots a Way for Richest Clubs to Get Richer Sports, December 5

    Real Madrid’s Florentino Pérez is shepherding a proposal that would reshape European soccer for the benefit of the Continent’s biggest clubs. UEFA’s president called the idea “insane.”

  13. Did FIFA Accidentally Confirm a World Cup Bribery Scandal? Sports, December 5

    Qatar has for years been dogged by accusations that a corrupt vote delivered the 2022 World Cup. Now, world soccer’s governing body may have inadvertently supported those claims.

  14. Ellos trabajan para un equipo de fútbol que ya no existe en Español, December 3

    Después de que el Bury Football Club cerrara en la víspera de esta temporada, cinco empleados decidieron continuar sin recibir salario. La suya es una historia de lealtad, deber y esperanza.

  15. Their Soccer Club Vanished. They Kept Coming. Sports, December 3

    After Bury Football Club was shuttered on the eve of this season, five employees chose to persevere without pay. Theirs is a story of loyalty, duty and hope.

  16. Megan Rapinoe Wins Ballon d’Or as World’s Best Player Sports, December 2

    Rapinoe, who helped lead the United States to a World Cup title in July, beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to claim the prize. Lionel Messi won the men’s award for a record sixth time.

  17. Soccer Can’t Avoid Climate Change Forever Sports, November 29

    UEFA has taken steps to counter the carbon footprint of a sprawling European championship next summer. But is the game avoiding a difficult question?

  18. Families of Hillsborough Victims Are Again Left Without Answers Sports, November 29

    A not-guilty ruling related to the 1989 disaster presented a difficult reality: The 96 who died were unlawfully killed, but nobody, most likely, will ever be held responsible.

  19. Families of Hillsborough Victims Are Again Left Without Answers Sports, November 29

    A not-guilty ruling related to the 1989 disaster presented a difficult reality: The 96 who died were unlawfully killed, but nobody, most likely, will ever be held responsible.

  20. For Fans, by Fans, Against the Club Sports, November 28

    Arsenal Fan TV is a YouTube sensation. But what makes it a success is not the same thing as what makes Arsenal a success — in fact, it’s often the opposite.

  21. Messi Leads Barcelona, but Liverpool and Chelsea Settle for Ties Sports, November 27

    Messi had a goal and two assists in his 700th game for Barcelona, which beat Dortmund to advance to the knockout stages.

  22. July Slideshow, November 27

    Political fireworks, a World Cup victory and a heat wave in Europe.

  23. Manchester City Owner Sells $500 Million Stake to U.S. Investor Sports, November 27

    Silver Lake Partners bought about 10 percent of the parent company of the Premier League champion, making it one of the most valuable franchises in sports.

  24. Keylor Navas Stifles His Old Teammates in P.S.G.’s Draw With Real Madrid Sports, November 26

    Navas made several crucial saves to keep Paris St.-Germain in the game before two late goals secured a 2-2 draw.

  25. V.A.R. Check: In Premier League, Almost No One Is Happy Sports, November 23

    The Premier League introduced video assistant refereeing this season, but a string of controversies, and at least four significant mistakes, have players, coaches and fans running out of patience.

  26. Can South America Produce a Superclub? Sports, November 22

    Flamengo, which faces River Plate in Saturday’s Copa Libertadores final, might be the best bet. But can it break through in a Eurocentric soccer world?

  27. Yale Women’s Soccer Coach Leaves School Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Sports, November 21

    The accusations against Brendan Faherty stem from when he coached at the University of New Haven a decade ago.

  28. Ochenta y ocho días de recuperación: así ayudaron unas futbolistas a que su entrenador superara la tragedia en Español, November 21

    Luis Calvillo sobrevivió al tiroteo en El Paso. Pero después tuvo que experimentar la parte difícil: la larga y dolorosa odisea de volver a ponerse de pie.

  29. N’Golo Kanté and the Art of Winning Sports, November 21

    The Chelsea midfielder is soccer’s ultimate artisan: a player who does the running and the fetching and the retrieving so others can score the goals. That diligence has its rewards.

  30. English Soccer Is Hopelessly Addicted to José Mourinho Sports, November 20

    England just can’t quit the Portuguese coach. But is Tottenham Hotspur right to bet its future on a man whose best days may be behind him?

  31. 88 Days of Recovery: How a Girls’ Soccer Team Healed a Broken Coach U.S., November 20

    Luis Calvillo survived the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart on Aug. 3. Then came the hard part — the long, painful odyssey of recovery.

  32. Tottenham Hotspur Installs José Mourinho as Its New Manager Sports, November 20

    Less than a day after firing Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs named the former Chelsea and United manager as its coach.

  33. Mauricio Pochettino Was So Successful He Couldn’t Win Sports, November 19

    Pochettino transformed Tottenham into a club that could not afford to fail, and in doing so guaranteed that he would.

  34. Tottenham Fires Mauricio Pochettino Sports, November 19

    Five months after he led Spurs to the Champions League final, the Argentine manager and his entire staff were dismissed.

  35. Amy Gish, Adolfo Lee Fashion, November 17

    The bride is a vice president for Huge, a Brooklyn-based digital agency. The groom is a Spanish language content manager for Major League Soccer. The couple met on Tinder.

  36. Ignore the Confusion, Embrace the Romance Sports, November 15

    If you think there are a lot of meaningless international games in soccer, you’re right. If you think that’s terrible, you’re wrong.

  37. Manchester City Appeal Rejected at CAS Sports, November 15

    City, the Premier League champion, had tried to block an investigation into its finances by appealing to sports’ highest court even before a punishment was handed down.

  38. Iraqi Protesters Cheer Victory Over Iran, at Least on the Soccer Field World, November 14

    The police and the politicians joined protesters in celebrating Iraq’s defeat of Iran in a World Cup qualifying match. Tensions between the countries are running high.

  39. Qatar Faces a Tight Squeeze for Its Compact World Cup Sports, November 14

    The tiny Gulf country will host the world’s biggest soccer tournament in 2022. But three years before the first match, organizers have concerns about where fans will sit and where they will sleep.