French Soccer Roiled by Claims of Toxic Workplace Culture

From the outside, France’s soccer federation has for two years represented its sport’s gold standard: champions at the men’s World Cup in Russia in 2018 and host of the most successful women’s championship in history a year later. But inside the federation, current and former officials said, that golden aura has

The Lakers’ Winding Path Ends With a Championship

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It was not a season. For the Los Angeles Lakers, it was an obstacle course. It was 12 months packed with tragedies and togetherness. It was disjointed and odd, unprecedented and often unpleasant, an odyssey that began for them in a Chinese hotel amid a geopolitical

N.F.L. Week 5: What to Watch for

This N.F.L. season is coming to be defined by numbers of all sorts. Positive Covid-19 tests around the league are forcing league execs to slide around games from week-to-week, changing the traditional lineup to odd hours. Case(s) in point: the Tuesday night (7 p.m. Eastern) clash between the 4-0 Buffalo Bills

2020 French Open: Women’s Final Preview

How to watch: 9 a.m. on NBC; streaming on the NBC app. Sofia Kenin, the Australian Open champion, is back in her second Grand Slam final of the year and the second of her career. The 21-year-old has had a breakthrough year, which is quite a feat considering she won the