1. The Danger Lurking Behind the Premier League’s Wealth Sports, February 3

    Teams that can’t match England’s spending now face a choice: Accept that they can no longer compete for the best talent, or risk everything to try.

  2. El último episodio dramático del FC Barcelona se llama Gavi en Español, February 3

    Mientras los rivales de uno de los clubes más conocidos del fútbol buscaban jugadores al cierre del mercado de fichajes, el Barcelona encontró una nueva forma de eludir las normas financieras de la liga: un juzgado.

  3. Is Chelsea Setting the Market, or Breaking It? Sports, February 2

    The Premier League club’s American owners have splashed roughly $750 million on new players since last year. Puzzled rivals can’t see a strategy behind the spending.

  4. Saudi Sponsorship Catches Women’s World Cup Hosts by Surprise Sports, February 1

    Officials from Australia and New Zealand were blindsided by reports that FIFA would make Saudi Arabia’s tourism authority a partner for the tournament.

  5. Barcelona Goes to Court to Keep a Star Player on Its Roster Sports, January 31

    As rivals haggled over prices on the final day of the transfer window, Barcelona found a new way around the Spanish league’s financial rules.

  6. Copa América 2024: el torneo vuelve a EE. UU. en Español, January 27

    El cambio de sede del campeonato sudamericano de fútbol es parte de un acuerdo que también contempla eventos extendidos para los clubes del continente y para las selecciones nacionales de mujeres.

  7. Copa América Will Return to U.S. in 2024 Sports, January 27

    The relocation of the South American soccer championship is part of an agreement that also includes expanded events for clubs and women in the Americas.

  8. Everton’s Identity Crisis Sports, January 27

    Europe is filled with big clubs that lost their way. But soccer’s fallen giants will never rise again until they face what they’ve become.

  9. U.S. Soccer Team in Limbo Amid Departures and Investigation Sports, January 26

    Weeks after the World Cup, two top executives have left the U.S. men’s team and Gregg Berhalter appears to be out. A full-time coach won’t be named until the summer.

  10. Witness Says Inside Information Helped Fox Win World Cup Rights Sports, January 21

    A marketing executive testified that a top FIFA official provided secret bidding information that allowed his company to acquire valuable television rights.

  11. When the Owner Isn’t the (Only) Problem Sports, January 20

    Wealthy owners are an easy target for fans who want to vent their anger over failing teams. But money isn’t a solution when there is no plan.

  12. Deadly Stampede Breaks Out at Iraq Soccer Stadium Video, January 19

    The stampede outside the Basra International Stadium in southern Iraq started when ticket collectors turned back fans who had been sold fake tickets, witnesses said.

  13. Stampede Outside Soccer Stadium in Iraq Leaves at Least One Dead Foreign, January 19

    Thousands of fans thronged an arena in the southern city of Basra for a match involving the national team. Many were angry to discover that they had been sold fake tickets, a witness said.

  14. FIFA Trial Could Implicate Fox, a Major Player in Soccer Sports, January 16

    Two former executives are accused of paying bribes to obtain broadcast rights, including for the World Cup. Testimony could reveal what the company knew.

  15. At Juventus, a Strange Season Takes Another Turn Sports, January 13

    A rough start to the season has been forgotten in Italy amid an executive housecleaning and a brief glimpse at the top of the league table.

  16. Will New York City’s Soccer Stadium Cost Taxpayers $0 or $516 Million? Metro, January 13

    An independent budget analysis suggests that the city will be losing $516 million in tax revenue from its deal to place a new soccer stadium in Queens.

  17. Women’s Soccer Bans Ex-Coaches and Fines Teams After Misconduct Report Express, January 10

    Findings released in December revealed a number of issues throughout the league, including several instances of sexual and emotional abuse.

  18. Grant Wahl Was a Loving Husband. I Will Always Protect His Legacy. Op Ed, January 8

    Anti-vaccine harassment cannot stand.

  19. Opening the Post-World Cup Mailbag Sports, January 7

    Was Argentina-France the greatest final ever? Or a dull game with a great finish? Readers have their say, and our columnist holds his ground.

  20. Your Wednesday Briefing: A Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough N Y T Now, December 13

    Plus Argentina beat Croatia to advance to the World Cup finals.

  21. Your Monday Briefing: The World Cup Semifinals Loom N Y T Now, December 11

    Plus, China’s sluggish economy and the arrest of the Lockerbie bombing suspect.

  22. Your Wednesday Briefing: The U.S. Beats Iran N Y T Now, November 29

    Plus China cracks down on protests and the U.S. pledges more aid to Ukraine.

  23. Your Tuesday Briefing: Anxiety in China N Y T Now, November 28

    Plus Ukraine updates, a U.S.-Iran World Cup preview and a “She Said” interview.

  24. Your Wednesday Briefing: Indonesia’s Death Toll Climbs N Y T Now, November 22

    Plus Saudi Arabia defeats Argentina, Australia loses to France and lockdowns spread across China.

  25. Your Tuesday Briefing: Indonesia’s Deadly Earthquake N Y T Now, November 21

    Plus Iranian players protest at the World Cup and “Neighbours” will start filming again.

  26. Hello, World. It’s Been a While. Styles, August 1

    On the pleasures and pains of joining up with other people after a long, quiet time in the Covid doldrums.

  27. 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.