Brian Phillips

5 articles
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The Sea of Crises

A sumo wrestling tournament. A failed coup ending in seppuku. A search for a forgotten man. How one writer’s trip to Japan became a journey through oblivion.

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Out in the Great Alone

A trip to the Iditarod.

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Match-Fixing in Soccer

How Singaporean mobster Tan Seet Eng, aka Dan Tan, and a global network of fixers influenced as many 680 soccer matches at the highest levels.

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Corruption, Murder, and the Beautiful Game

On FIFA’s history of scandal.

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Orange Devolution

Why all soccer fans should root for Holland to lose to Spain.