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Denmark and Australia played a 1-1 draw in Samara on Thursday that kept Denmark on course to qualify and left Australia far short of that. Denmark opened the scoring seven minutes in when Nicolai Jorgensen received the ball in the box and made a beautiful finesse chip to a charging Christian Eriksen. He made no…

MOSCOW — At age 33, Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t so much run anymore as he threatens to run. Let the other players sprint and chase all game, he signals with his exquisite lack of industriousness. I will wait here, or maybe just over there, until it is time to do the scoring. Ronaldo mostly has jogged…

WASHINGTON — Has any American spent more of her career flinging her arms up in shock and elation than Oprah Winfrey? Maybe — maybe — certain long-suffering and spoiled-rotten sports fans. But in 25 years of hosting a daytime talk show five days a week, nine months out 12, often to gigantic ratings, Ms. Winfrey…

By any statistical measure, Spain dominated Iran in Kazan Wednesday night. Spain controlled 78 percent of possession. Spain took 18 shots to Iran’s seven, five on target to Iran’s zero. Spain took three times as many corner kicks as Iran. Yet when the referee blew his whistle to end a 1-0 Spain victory, the all-world…

In the end, even the mighty Mohamed Salah could not shake Egypt free from its World Cup hex. Salah, the Liverpool star whose damaged shoulder had become the world’s most obsessed-over body part, had the unenviable task on Tuesday of trying to halt the momentum of a surging Russian team in his first game since…



LIFESTYLE

To walk into the 3,000-square-foot Stadium Goods store in SoHo is to be confronted by rows and rows of pristine, shrink-wrapped athletic footwear. Look closely and you might be a little stunned by the price tags. On a recent afternoon, for instance, a pair of white Nike Jordan 1’s by the fashion designer Virgil Abloh…

Do Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies?

Exercise changes the brains and sperm of male animals in ways that later affect the brains and thinking skills of their offspring, according to a fascinating new study involving mice. The findings indicate that some of the brain benefits of physical activity may be passed along to children, even if a father does not begin…

WASHINGTON — The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking a pay cut after Senate Democrats and watchdog groups criticized the use of an exemption to pay him nearly double the rate of his predecessors. Dr. Robert R. Redfield assumed the top post in March at a salary of $375,000…

Like a Tattoo, This Wedding Favor Is Forever

Lindsay Morris and Stephen Munshin didn’t have to step inside a tattoo parlor to get their first tattoos. All they had to do was attend the wedding of their niece Leslie Merinoff to Brian Kwasienski last October in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Ms. Morris and Mr. Munshin were aware there would be tattoos available during the reception….

IN THE FRENETIC world of fashion, the number of women heading up major labels has gone from few to fewer: Carolina Herrera replaced herself, Phoebe Philo quit Céline and Donna Karan stepped down. As for those with their own labels — Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, among them — many were pre-existingly…

One stormy afternoon in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, thunder rolled, a bolt of lightning streaked across the sky, and the television and air conditioner went dark in the apartment of a woman with electrodes implanted in her brain. Lightning had struck the building. But the appliances were not the only things affected. After about…

Anusha Deshpande, Jason Auerbach

Anusha Deshpande and Jason Auerbach were married May 5 at the Inn at Serenbe Farms, a lodge in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga. The marriage was officiated by Judge Frank M. Hull, a senior judge on the United States Circuit Court, and was followed by a religious ceremony conducted by Vaibhav Sathe, a Hindu priest. Ms. Deshpande,…