Brian Blickenstaff

Brian Blickenstaff is a former VICE Sports staff writer.

Match Fixing

An Ex-Interpol Agent Tells Us What to do About Match-Fixing

An expert talks about the development of the sports betting industry, now worth $2 trillion annually, and how governments can combat match-fixing and betting fraud.
Brian Blickenstaff
11.26.17
Nazis

The Nazi Sibling Rivalry That Divided a Town and Created Modern Sportswear

By creating Adidas and Puma, the Dassler Brothers divided both their families and their home town, all while changing sports forever.
Brian Blickenstaff
4.24.17
soccer

Messi Says Mean Thing to Ref, Is Banned for Four Games

FIFA handed Messi a four-match suspension for his comments to an assistant ref during Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Chile last week.
Brian Blickenstaff
3.28.17
Bundesliga

Is Barack Obama a Darmstadt Fan?

Obama seems to be a fan of a struggling Bundesliga team from a place called "Gut City."
Brian Blickenstaff
2.22.17
player transfers

Settling In: How Professional Football Clubs Make New Players Feel Welcome

Fans love to speculate on whether new player will succeed or fail, but on-field success might have more to do with a player's off-field transition than with adjusting to a new style of play.
Brian Blickenstaff
2.9.17
russia

IAAF Vote Means Russia Likely To Miss Track and Field World Championships

Part of the teams reinstatement hinges on Russian officials acknowledging the cheating actually happened.
Brian Blickenstaff
2.7.17
Donald Trump

Citing Trump's Immigration Policy, Iran Bars U.S. Wrestlers from Freestyle World Cup

The Men's Freestyle World Cup is scheduled to take place February 16-17 in Kermanshah, Iran. Thanks to Donald Trump's recent policy announcements, U.S. wrestlers won't be welcome.
Brian Blickenstaff
2.3.17
bologna

You Really Need to See This Jeison Murillo Bicycle Kick

A goal for the ages from Inter Milan's 24-year-old center back.
Brian Blickenstaff
1.18.17
england

Report: English FA Considering Retroactive Ban on Diving

Soccer will eventually rid itself of the scourge of diving, one way or another.
Brian Blickenstaff
1.17.17
Highlights

Badminton Player Hits New World Record Smash at 265 MPH

The smash, by 2016 European Champion badminton player Mads Kolding, was more than 10 mph faster than the previous world record by a male athlete in competition.
Brian Blickenstaff
1.12.17
Basketball

High Schooler's Monster Jam Destroys Backboard

This backboard-shattering jam is one for the ages.
Brian Blickenstaff
1.12.17
Highlights

This Neverending Badminton Rally Will Put a Fire in Your Loins

How did this rally last so long?
Brian Blickenstaff
1.11.17
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