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Inter vs. Inter Is the Soccer Rivalry Trademark Lawyers Can Love

The outcome of a ruling in Inter vs. Inter, though, could be messy.As soon as next month, Football Club Internazionale Milano, as the Italian...

Soccer Isn’t Blameless in Its Culture of Abuse

This time, it was Yan Dhanda. A few days ago, it was Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial. Before that, it had been Alex Jankewitz...

Barcelona and the Crippling Cost of Success

But Barcelona has been living on the edge for much of its recent history, a consequence of years of impulsive management, rash decisions and...

City’s Revival, Liverpool’s Fade and the Flaw in Overthinking Them

To cope, Klopp has deconstructed his midfield, drafting first Fabinho and then Jordan Henderson into the back line. The team has lost its rhythm....

Newcastle, Leeds and the Importance of Being … Something

In recent years, soccer has slowly, grudgingly accepted the idea that managers who adhere to a philosophy, a certain set of ideas, are not...

They Hailed the New Owner as a Savior. Then They Got to Know Him.

It was not always this way. Romero, 32, recalled how when he was a boy, the team was one of the most feared squads...

Europe Is Mining an Emerging Talent Market: the U.S.

Over the last few months, André Zanotta has taken calls from teams in France, Belgium and Germany. Little in the transfer market eludes the...

Old Rivals, New Ideas and Why Some Clubs Are Reluctant to Try

Scotland occupies a strange, outsize place in soccer’s landscape. By most measures, it is a small country: five and a half million people or...

Hoping to Salvage a Troubled Season, Chelsea Fires Frank Lampard

LONDON — Lying ninth in a congested Premier League table and with only two wins in its last eight league games, Chelsea confirmed on...

San Francisco 49ers Increase Leeds United Ownership Stake

“If we are able to stay in the Premier League, after two or three years I think this club could step up to be...

Thanks for the Moments, Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil watched Jack Wilshere’s pass as it drifted over his shoulder, and then plucked it down from the sky, a coin landing on...

Moisés Caicedo and the Perils of Too Much Interest

A transfer deal should, on the surface, be a straightforward thing. The buying club should — strictly speaking — contact the selling team, establish...

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F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...