comeback stories

Extra Innings: How an Aussie Ex-Concreter Joined Baseball's Best Bullpen

Now a Royals relief pitcher, Aussie Peter Moylan was once a pharmaceutical rep who had given up on his MLB dream
Ben Stanley
7.4.16
australian institute of sport

Patty Mills on the rise of Australians in the NBA

We caught up with the cult figure just before Game 4 of the Spurs' recent Western Conference playoff series defeat to the Thunder to talk Luc Longley, Ben Simmons and beyond.
Ben Stanley
5.19.16
rugby

Once the ‘Michael Jordan of Rugby League’, Ali Lauitiiti Plans His Own Comeback

After 12 years away from the world's top rugby league competition, he's attempting to return.
Ben Stanley
4.6.16
FIGHTLAND

Remembering Hemingway's Heavyweight Bromance with a Kiwi Plumber

Tom Heeney, the only New Zealand-born boxer ever to fight for the World Heavyweight Title, also fought Papi on a beach one time.
Ben Stanley
4.1.16
sports can heal

How a Former MLS Player and A Group of Teens Are Trying to Heal Serbia's War Wounds

Former Philadelphia Union forward Veljko Paunovic coaches the Serbian U-20 team, who will face Brazil on Saturday morning in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Final. The group of teenagers have captivated citizens of the formerly war torn country.
Ben Stanley
6.19.15
u-20 world cup

The Rise of American Soccer Talent Cameron Carter-Vickers

Cameron Carter-Vickers is a rising star in U.S. Soccer. Some of the 17-year-old's athletic ability was surely inherited from his father, Howard ‘Hi-C’ Carter, a former first-round NBA draft pick.
Ben Stanley
6.13.15
u20 world cup

Exclusive: Gedion Zelalem Talks About his U.S. Team Debut At the U-20 World Cup

In an exclusive interview with VICE Sports, phenom Gedion Zelalem talks about his experiences playing in a U.S. shirt for the first time.
Ben Stanley
6.8.15
rugby

Brazil's Stairway to Olympic Rugby's Sevens Heaven

The Brazilian women's rugby team is an unlikely contender, but thanks to an influx of cash and legit talent, they're staking a claim as Olympic medal contenders.
Ben Stanley
10.9.14