Brian Phillips

5 articles

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.


Out in the Great Alone

A trip to the Iditarod.


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.


Corruption, Murder, and the Beautiful Game

On FIFA’s history of scandal.


Orange Devolution

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