Pep Guardiola during a match against Chelsea this month. Credit Phil Noble/Reuters
Soccer Sports

Pep Guardiola: A Continental Success and English Soccer’s Measuring Stick

The criticism itself will neither surprise nor sting Pep Guardiola. He made that perfectly clear months ago, on the day he was presented as Manchester City manager. “I know when it is not going well, you are not going to help us,” he told the assembled news media that day. […]

Theo Walcott, middle, scoring Arsenal’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday. Credit Carl Recine/Reuters
Soccer Sports

Arsenal Can’t Avoid Collapse, or Paying Its Stars

MANCHESTER, England — It is late in coming, but it has at last arrived. According to Premier League lore, there is one month more than any other in which Arsenal is likely to collapse. Now, just when it seemed that this year might be the exception, the team is experiencing […]

Premier League’s Festive Slog: Adored by Fans, Endured by Players
Soccer Sports

Premier League’s Festive Slog: Adored by Fans, Endured by Players

As a player, Graeme Le Saux would flick straight to December when he received the Premier League schedule for the coming season. His teammates tended to be more concerned with which rival they would face on the campaign’s opening day, or working out when the season’s big derby matches were, […]

Mona Nemmer, Liverpool’s new head of nutrition, discussing a menu with the chef Leigh Lawson at Liverpool’s training base. Credit Rob Stothard for The New York Times
Health Soccer

New Head of Nutrition Gives Liverpool a Taste of Premier League Success

LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp did not introduce his Liverpool players to the woman who would subtly change their lives right away. When she joined the team, at the club’s preseason camp in Palo Alto, Calif., last summer, Klopp waited a couple of days, eager to see if her actions […]

Serena Williams at the 2016 US Open Getty Images
Sports Tennis

Serena Williams: I’m not a white man, so I’m underrated

Serena Williams says recognition of her rightful place in the tennis pantheon — and she’ll say it: No. 1 all-time — has been withheld because she is a woman and because she is black. “I think if I were a man, I would have been in that conversation a long […]

Design: Bailey Brautigan, Forbes Staff
Boxing Sports

Floyd Mayweather’s Net Worth: $340 Million In 2016

Floyd Mayweather ranked No. 34 (tied with Jessica Alba) in Forbes 2016 look at the 40 Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 with a net worth of $340 million. Mayweather, who turns 40 in February, makes the cut for the first time in the annual list. He is sandwiched between NBA legend […]

#SaveSyriasChildren like 5 yr old Ayman* who loves playing football like Cristiano Junior.
Soccer Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo makes donation, tells Syrian children: ‘Don’t lose your hope’

Cristiano Ronaldo is using his voice and platform as an international soccer superstar to help the children of war-ravaged Syria. On Friday morning, the Real Madrid forward and Portugal national team captain released a video on his social-media accounts calling the children affected by the Syrian conflict “the true heroes” and […]

Tiger Woods with the Trumps
Golf Sports

Tiger Woods and Donald Trump hit the golf course

Tiger Woods can add President-elect Donald Trump to his power list of golf partners. Former world number one Woods played 18 holes with the current White House incumbent Barack Obama back in 2013 and repeated the exercise with Trump in Florida Friday. Few details of the latest round have been […]

McIlroy posted 14 top-10s from 22 worldwide starts in 2016
Golf Sports

Rory McIlroy looks back at the highs and lows from his 2016 season

Rory McIlroy admits he failed to reach all of his 2016 targets, but is still pleased with his return after another impressive campaign. McIlroy posted three worldwide wins in an up-and-down season – fewer than he registered in each of his previous two campaigns – although still ended 2016 with his […]

Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona
Soccer Sports

Lionel Messi will end his career at Barcelona, says club president

Barcelona will have to do without Lionel Messi for their final game of 2016 but club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident the Argentine’s short-term absence will not end up becoming a permanent one. There has been speculation that Messi – who has been rested for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey […]