The Soccer Match That Ended a Civil War

Peace came to the Ivory Coast through Didier Drogba and the country's national soccer team.

The On-Field Death That Scuttled a Nation's Soccer Dreams

Marc-Vivien Foé was a leader on the pitch and off for Cameroon.

Germany's Only Female Soccer Boss Is Here to Win

Sandra Schwedler, head of the supervisory board for second-division FC St.


Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

The Best Striker in the World

Soccer's most prolific — and efficient — scorer might surprise you.

Mesut Özil: From China's Sex Icon to Pariah

By criticizing China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims, this Arsenal star has become a lightning rod.

When a Soccer Star From the Stasi’s Favorite Team Defected

Lutz Eigendorf's team was backed by East Germany's secret police.

How Viktor Orbán's Son Found God Instead of Politics

The Hungarian prime minister's only son, Gaspar Orbán, has found a different kind of calling.

NFL’s Stars Aren’t Aligning. They’re Falling

Players who’ve been the faces of the league are disappering one after the other.


When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Beyond the Battle for L.A.: The Underappreciated NBA Storylines

After a massive shakeup, the wide-open NBA has something for everyone.

Dak Prescott Looks Ready to Torch the League

Action speaks louder than words and — judging from Week 1 — the Cowboys QB is about that action.

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