PL winner excited by No Fuchs Given FIFA eSports team

first_imgeSports ‘I’m demanding they pick me!’ – Premier League winner excited by his No Fuchs Given FIFA eSports team Tom Maston 23:36 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Fuchs Leicester FIFA 18 screenshot EA Sports eSports Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City Leicester City The Leicester defender is seeking to be successful in another field as he has built his first FIFA eSports team Christian Fuchs is excited about the prospect of getting his teeth into the world of eSports as he attempts to grow his No Fuchs Given brand.The Leicester defender, who won the Premier League with the Foxes in the 2015-16 season, believes that a combination of the growth of the industry and his experience in top-level sports stands his team in good stead to survive.And, of course, the first team he has put together is for FIFA. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “It’s logical that I’m starting with FIFA because of my role as a professional footballer, but even with the other games I can help with my experience in terms of them developing,” he told Goal .“Personally, I played FIFA for a long time when I was younger, but I have seen the growth of eSports and how big it is getting. Now is the right time to get involved. “My son got me a bit more into it because he’s always telling me about the guys he follows who play Fortnite and Overwatch, so I thought that would be a good thing to do.”Fuchs’ team consists of Hibidi, Rusher7, Lou FIFA and Remdog, and he is confident he has put together a strong squad.“We did our research and we have four very different characters,” he said. “I have met them all face-to-face and they are all very cool guys. I like people with character so it’s perfect to symbolise the approach we are bringing to this project. I can’t wait to see them play – it’s very exciting.“Short term, the aim is get the project on its feet and get a good reputation as fast as possible. I want the players that we have to improve and then qualify for tournaments. That can be done in the short term, and then in the long run it’s about establishing the academy and acquiring new talent. We want to help them promote themselves to brands and other bigger teams. “We just want to be a helping hand.“I’m still learning how the whole world of eSports works and the whole process, but I’m very eager. I don’t have any particular player that we want our guys to face. Our goal is just to get them to tournaments and be successful.”Christian Fuchs Leicester FIFA 18 screengrabThe 32-year-old admits that he has not had the chance to hone his skills much of late. “I have no time to play anymore, but in April when I was in New York I played a match against Mike LaBelle, the eSports athlete from New York Red Bulls,” he said. “He was asking me if I was any good and I said I could play but I never have time to anymore. In the end he just won 4-3, so it was a really good match-up. “I think I can play, but having three kids means my priorities aren’t on playing FIFA.”And as for his current squad, he will not be making any special demands as to what players they select – even if it means they don’t pick him.“Of course – I’m demanding they pick me!” he joked. “No, they will pick their own teams, but if they pick Christian Fuchs then it would be a special bonus.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Best Practices in Integrating HIV and MCH

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 24, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is a letter from the Centre for Development and Population Activities, an MHTF-supported project, that is seeking case studies for best practices with regard to integration of HIV and maternal health. For more information on the project or to submit a case study (using the Matrix for Documenting Best Practices form), please contact Mohammad Ahsan at ahsan@cedpaindia.org.Dear Friends,The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is a non-profit organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries. In India, CEDPA provides technical support, community-based reproductive and child health programs, leadership training, and innovative youth programs.CEDPA India is currently in the process of reviewing evidence with regard to integration of HIV and Maternal Health. In the next several months, we will be carrying out an analysis of existing policies and programs on convergence and integration of services. Our review includes gaps, needs and good practices to improve services and efficiency.As part of this review we have developed a matrix for documenting good practices. We request members of Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) to share details of initiatives working towards integration of Maternal Health and HIV programs. The matrix is attached. Please use the matrix to respond to the query with case studies. The cases can be from government as well as civil society, including those implemented by the corporate sector under public private partnership.Among other details, reports and documentations, we are particularly interested in knowing the following:Briefly describe your initiative in terms of objectives, activities, timelines, geographic context, population, partnerships, resources involved, and results.How did you engage the local authorities and community and how was the political commitment and support?What are the key lessons from your initiative in terms of its potential for replication or scale-up?Your contributions would be useful in our review to document experiences and scale-up initiatives integration of HIV and Maternal Health.Looking forward to your responses. With regards,Mohammad Ahsanahsan@cedpaindia.orgCEDPA IndiaDelhiShare this:last_img read more

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National Training Camp

first_imgThe 2008 National Training Squads (NTS) for the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, and Mixed Open will participate in the Training Camp at the NSW Academy of Sport in Narrabeen. The camp will be the first since the Australian Teams defended the 2007 World Cup in South AfricaThe NTS combine with the Australian Youth Squads as they prepare to reclaim the Youth World Cup in New Zealand in January 2009. The 18’s Boys, 18’s Girls, 18’s Mixed, 20’s Boys, 20’s Girls, and 20’s Mixed will be put their paces by some of the leading coaches in the country.Leading referees will also be involved in the camp under the direction of the National Referee Panel with a mix of practical and theory sessions.Combined with the event will also be a Women’s Leadership Coaching Workshop in what is sure to be a busy weekend for the Touch Football fraternity.For further information about TFA’s High Performance Program, please visit http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=3780&pID=14last_img read more

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Growth – A Key Measurement on and off the Field

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) as part of its Strategic Plan 2011-2015, has been reviewing requirements related to the registration of individual participants. TFA has particular strategic objectives to: 1. Substantially increase participation 2. Provide quality experiences 3. Substantially raise the profile of the game 4. Provide Best Practice administration at all levels As a result of new changes in technology and societal pressure, TFA has been in the process of transitioning to a national online registration system. 2014 has seen TFA continue its strategic partnership with FOX SPORTS PULSE, with continued development and the release of the Touch Football Online (TFO) system for Affiliated Associations (Competition), Clubs, Members and Participants. TFA CEO, Colm Maguire, said that TFA set a target in 2012 to have all affiliates transition from paper registration processes to the new online system (TFO), by Season 1 2015 (1st January, 2015) and is pleased with the results so far. “As mentioned at the recent AGM it is incredible what can be achieved when the organisation unifies behind collective goals. The improvement of our organisational data is one such example with incredible growth achieved over the 2014 year. To look at the statistical growth either as an individual, location or system utilisation it is clear we have had success on all fronts.” TFO helps affiliates maintain their organisation’s competitions and payment/financial details, but also capture and track member data. In 2012 the TFA Database was almost non-existent with individual associations capturing basic competition and participant data and limited use towards any clear strategic objectives and communication strategies. The continual hard work and efforts of affiliates and personnel to improve this and the strategies associated with the benefits of data has seen Touch Football Online grow from 56 databases to 260, with best practice data capture methods being utilised by 235 of those active online databases. An increase in data captured shows an increase from 82,360 in 2011-2012 to 118,000 participants reported in Season 2, 2014 alone thus far and the TFA Newsletter audience growing from 50,000 to 132,000 in the last year. “To have approximately 69 percent transition to our new TFO System is again a positive outcome but we must continue to work toward the magical 100 percent. When we have a clear view on the participants we have our ability to change the game in terms of fees or value is one step closer,” Maguire said. The above figures are just some of the key metrics that the sport has been able to achieve. These efforts have helped the sport achieve those key strategic objectives of recognising 500,000 registered and contactable participants, establishing a better value proposition and satisfaction level that has resulted in continued participation of the sport from the park to elite, as well as creating a Touch Football brand that is easily identifiable. However there is still room for improvement. “The collective work of the team at large will assist the organisation to act differently in the future including evidence based decision making around our participants, commercial decisions made by potential partners and indeed the opportunity to add value directly to the member. All sports are now focussed on the importance of data & it is something we clearly identified as a key metric of our Strategic Plan through to 2015.” The recent partnerships with the NRL and Harvey Norman is just one of the goals the organisation has achieved from the recognised efforts and increased data growth described above and will provide added reward and continued benefits to affiliates, their members and participants in the New Year. “In 2015 and as we look toward 2020 we will now be able to commence the implementation of initiatives that add value to our customers – the participants of this great sport.”  Stay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au for some exciting initiatives such as the; X-Blades Promotions, Harvey Norman Affiliate Packs, Sports Protect Risk Management App and SportsPass Touch Football Member Rewards Cards in 2015!Related Filesnews_story__growth_-_a_key_measurement_on_and_off_the_field-pdfaffiliate_benefits__members_and_participants-pdfRelated LinksGrowth a key measurementlast_img read more

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10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso denies any Ibrahimovic disappointment

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso denies any Ibrahimovic disappointmentby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso has shrugged off missing out on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The Swede has just signed a new deal with Galaxy.Gattuso said, “I never spoke to Zlatan. When important people like our directors are here I respect them and everyone does their own job.“I knew there was a chance, and I also knew from day one that it was difficult.“There’s no disappointment, if someone arrives I’m happy but I’m not going to tear my hair out about those who don’t.“The management knows who I like and who can be useful, and since July I’ve never spoken to a player outside our group.” last_img read more

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10 months agoBayern Munich president Rummenigge coy over deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich president Rummenigge coy over deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is coy over talk of a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.Lucas has been linked with an €85m move to Germany next month.And Rummenigge says: “I cannot deny or confirm anything.”We are in a phase where we are studying the January market. If we have any real interest in the player, we will inform Atletico first, because we have excellent relations with this club.”(Mats) Hummels will play with us again in the second part of the season, we talked about it with (Niko) Kovac.” last_img read more

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10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe: Tottenham can win Premier League title

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe: Tottenham can win Premier League titleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe says Tottenham are capable of winning the Premier League this season.Spurs went second after thrashing the Cherries 5-0 yesterday.Following the game, Howe was asked if he sees Spurs as title contenders and replied: “Without a doubt.”They’ve got the forward players and the creative players that can cause anyone problems.”They are in great form and are very clinical – we had equally good chances but didn’t take them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoBorussia Dortmund GM Watzke doesn’t doubt commitment of Chelsea signing Pulisic

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Borussia Dortmund GM Watzke doesn’t doubt commitment of Chelsea signing Pulisicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund GM Hans-Joachim Watzke has no doubts about the commitment of Christian Pulisic. Pulisic signed for Chelsea this week, but will spend the remainder of the season on-loan at BVB.And Watzke believes the USA international will want to leave on the right foot.”I expect to the summer now for a Christian Pulisic performance boost, that he again starts playing from the start and fighting with us for our goals,” said Watzke.Pulisic has signed for Chelsea for £58m. last_img read more

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14 days agoEx-Liverpool goalkeeper James: Pickford still England’s best

first_imgEx-Liverpool goalkeeper James: Pickford still England’s bestby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool goalkeeper David James says Jordan Pickford is the “best” English goalkeeper ahead of their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.Everton keeper Pickford is set to add to his 21 caps for the national side this week as England take on Czech Republic and Bulgaria on away soil.”I’m a fan of Jordan,” James said. “Looking at the Premier League clubs now I think there’s quite a few young English goalkeepers coming through but I still think he is the best about at the moment.”I like him, he’s confident. It will be interesting to see how his development goes.”Having had such a meteoric rise to the England position and shoring up that no.1 spot, there’s going to be a lull at some point. But he’s decent and he’s a good lad. When I’ve spoken to him he’s very focused, which is obviously very important.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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2 days agoMan City boss Guardiola worried about Rodri injury

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola worried about Rodri injuryby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City manager Pep Guardiola was unsure of the severity of Rodri’s injury sustained in Tuesday’s win over Atalanta.The Spaniard did confirm that it was a hamstring injury that caused his countrymen to be withdrawn in the first-half.He told BT Sport: “No. Not yet. I think tomorrow we will know and hopefully it will be between 10 days if it is not broken. If it is broken, it will be three weeks or one month.””Yes, looks like [a hamstring]. I didn’t speak with him or the doctor just yet but looks like – when one guy runs and puts their hand in the hamstring position, it is hamstring. It looks like.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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UNC Honored Coach K’s 1,000 Wins Before Tonight’s Rivalry Game

first_imgCoach K honored before game against UNC.UNC and Duke just tipped off in the latest installment of their classic rivalry. The first game between the two teams back on Feb 18 was an overtime thriller, before which the two schools joined together to honor legendary former UNC coach Dean Smith, who had just passed away.Tonight, UNC returned the favor, presenting Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski with a plaque to commemorate him reaching the 1,000-win plateau. The public address announcer at the Dean Dome also thanked Krzyzewski for the respect he showed Smith after his passing.Great moment by @GoHeels players and Coach Roy Williams to honor Mike Krzyzewski’s 1,000 wins. #UNCvsDUKE pic.twitter.com/v67UFaeJvu— Durham Magazine (@durhammag) March 8, 2015Cool gesture on UNC’s part, and a great show of admiration and respect within the confines of a heated rivalry.last_img read more

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Video: Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser, Nigel Hayes Show Off Their Awesome Handshake In The Locker Room

first_imgJosh Gasser, Nigel Hayes perform their amazing handshake.Wisconsin’s pre-game locker room appears to be a loose one as the Badgers prepare for their Sweet 16 contest against North Carolina in Los Angeles. Prior to their West Region semifinal contest against the Tar Heels, Wisconsin sophomore forward Nigel Hayes and senior guard Josh Gasser showed off their awesome handshake in the Staples Center locker room. Check it out:  Wisconsin and North Carolina are set to tip off at 7:47 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on TBS.last_img

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Pirlo: Ramsey a great buy for Juventus

first_imgAaron Ramsey would be a great signing for Juventus, according to the club’s former midfielder Andrea Pirlo.Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season after the Premier League side withdrew their offer of a contract renewal, to the player’s surprise. Serie A champions Juve are reportedly among the European clubs keen to sign Ramsey, who will be available to conduct negotiations over a free transfer next month. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Pirlo believes Juve, who signed Emre Can from Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Liverpool in similar circumstances last year, would be boosted by Ramsey’s arrival.”Ramsey is a great purchase,” Pirlo said on Sky Sport Italia.”Juventus are preparing another excellent deal. He is a strong player and could do very well.”However, Juve are likely to face strong competition for Ramsey’s signature. Goal reported last month that Bayern Munich are already close to reaching an agreement with him, while Inter, Manchester United and Chelsea are also said to be interested in snapping him up for free in the summer.Meanwhile, reports have indicated Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain are ready to seal a January move for the Wales international.Despite his 10-year Arsenal stay seemingly coming towards its conclusion, Ramsey has made 16 Premier League appearances this term, scoring once.He impressed after coming off the bench to help Arsenal to a 4-2 win over Tottenham earlier this month, prompting fans to urge the club to offer a new deal, but Unai Emery said there is no turning back on the decision to let him go.”Two months ago we spoke together about his present and future. I think it was a very good conversation,” he said.”I said to you also here in the press conference that I want his focus only on the team, on giving us his performances. “His focus is positive for us, it helps us. He needs to think about his future, for his family and for him. If he plays like [in the north London derby], it’s the best for him and the best for us.”Arsenal are reportedly interested in Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega as a potential Ramsey replacement.last_img read more

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Vertonghen: Spurs deserve better

first_imgJan Vertonghen believes Tottenham deserve to put an end to their trophy drought and hopes they reward themselves with one this season.The London side have not won a trophy since they lifted the League Cup in 2008, but were eliminated from this year’s competition this week at the semi-final stage this season after losing on penalties to Chelsea.Mauricio Pochettino’s men are already nine points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, and though they remain in the Champions League, their best shot of silverware this season may come in the FA Cup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The London side will take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in their fourth round tie of the competition on Sunday, which Vertonghen sees as crucial for his side.”Obviously, we were all disappointed on Thursday, but it brings us together — like the game we had at Stamford Bridge when we drew 2-2 a couple of years ago,” he told reporters.”Winning something would definitely mean a lot. I don’t know how many years to come, but, hopefully this year we can. The FA Cup is very important.”It’s such a shame. This team deserves so much more, but there are so many teams competing for a rare prize.”Over the last five years, we haven’t had a lot of luck. It would be a big shame if we don’t reward ourselves, because this team and everyone in the club deserves that reward. It would be good to win something.”Eric Dier and Lucas Moura were the Spurs players who missed their spot kicks in midweek to send them crashing out of the cup, but Vertonghen believes they can recover in the next game.”Eric and Lucas were maybe a bit more disappointed than the rest, but they showed so much responsibility. This is how it goes. Hopefully the game against Palace will give us a better feeling.”last_img read more

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Amazon’s Leeds documentary release date & how to watch

first_imgFootball documentaries have found an appreciative audience in recent years and Leeds United are the latest club to open their doors to the camera crew.Following Manchester City’s fascinating ‘All or Nothing’ and the Netflix success of ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’, the Yorkshire club have teamed up with Amazon to produce a series documenting life at Elland Road.While fans of the Whites will naturally be the most interested given the subject matter, football fans of all allegiances will no doubt be intrigued by the prospect of seeing how things work at a big club. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? With ‘Take Us Home’ hitting screens very soon, Goal takes a look at what it’s about, how to watch it and more. What is ‘Take Us Home’? When is ‘Take Us Home’ released? How can I watch ‘Take Us Home’? Do Amazon have other football documentaries?What is ‘Take Us Home’?’Take Us Home’ is a sports documentary which follows the fortunes of English Championship team Leeds United during the 2018-19 season.It is a six-part docuseries providing a behind-the-scenes look at what happened during the campaign, as well as sit-down interviews with head coach Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds players and, of course, the fans.As most football fans will remember, there was plenty of drama for Leeds that year. From ‘Spygate’ and Bielsa’s famous Powerpoint presentation to play-off heartbreak, it was an extremely entertaining, albeit tense, season.”This is a story,” says narrator and Leeds fan Russell Crowe in the trailer, “that plays out in one of the most extraordinary seasons in this remarkable club’s history.”To get a taste of what ‘Take Us Home’ is about, you can watch the trailer in the video below.The programme was produced by Eleven Studios and Leeds-based media company The City Talking for Amazon.Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani said that the club was “proud” to partner with Amazon Prime Video on the production of the documentary.“Last season, with Marcelo at the helm, we made huge strides in putting Leeds United back on the map and reconnecting the club with our local community and wider fanbase,” said Radrizzani.”We are delighted to be able to share a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on the ups and downs, the emotion and the intimate moments that make this club so special.”Take Us Home Leeds United documentaryWhen is ‘Take Us Home’ released?’Take Us Home’ will be released on August 16 2019 worldwide.The documentary’s launch coincides with the beginning of the 2019-20 English football season as Leeds attempt to earn promotion to the Premier League.How can I watch ‘Take Us Home’?’Take Us Home’ can be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Prime Video is a subscription service and new users can sign up here.In the UK, subscribers can avail of a 30-day free trial and it costs £7.99 a month after that. In the US, Prime Video is priced at $12.99 a month.Users are free to cancel their subscription at any time.Due to the exclusive partnership between Leeds and Amazon, Take Us Home will not be available to watch on Netflix.Take Us Home Leeds United documentaryDo Amazon have other football documentaries?Amazon have an abundance of sports documentaries on their Prime Video service and there are a number of football-focused productions.’All or Nothing: Manchester City’ is part of a wider ‘All or Nothing’ series, which also went behind the scenes with teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and the New Zealand All Blacks.Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard was the subject of ‘Make Us Dream’ and Real Madrid stalwart Sergio Ramos has also been given the treatment with a documentary which is due out in September.As well as the Leeds United documentary ‘Take Us Home’, August 2019 will also see Amazon feature the documentaries ‘This is Football’ and ‘Inside Borussia Dortmund’.There is also live Premier League football available to watch on Amazon in the UK after they secured a three-year broadcast deal.last_img read more

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Video Shows Stephen A. Smith Hitting On Woman Who’s Now Married To Jim Harbaugh’s Son

first_imgstephen a smith jim harbaugh son videoStephen A. Smith is a man of many talents. One of those talents is appearing on videos that go viral. Most of these videos, of course, feature him screaming about something on ESPN.A new video has surfaced (well, it’s actually a couple of years old, but it’s new to the social media viral game) showing the ESPN personality appearing to hit on a woman who’s now married to Jim Harbaugh’s son.In the video, Stephen A. Smith says you should watch TAB Sports Brhitney Harbaugh, who used to work for the network. The video is from 2013.“Do not take your eyes off it, for obvious reasons,” Smith says as he looked Brhitney up and down with a smirk.Brhitney married Jay Harbaugh, the son of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, at the end of 2017. Jay . Harbaugh serves as the Wolverines’ running backs coach.Brhitney previously worked as a flight attendant.Jay Harbaugh, 29, has been with Michigan’s coaching staff since 2015. He previously worked for Oregon State and the Baltimore Ravens.last_img read more

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A Big 10 Team Is Losing To Eastern Michigan In The 4th Quarter

first_imgA general view of play between the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of play between the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 20, 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)It’s been a rough start of the 2018 college football season for one Big Ten program. The Purdue Boilermakers opened with a tough home loss to Northwestern in Week 1 and now the team is in danger of dropping another.With Eastern Washington coming to town, it looked like an easy bounce-back game for the Boilermakers. However, it has quickly turned into a worrisome event for Purdue fans watching their team struggle.The Eagles currently have a 17-12 lead with just under eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. Purdue’s offense has outgained Eastern Michigan by nearly 50 yards, but the Boilermakers have two turnovers on the day.Now the team is looking at an 0-2 start on the season.Touchdown Eastern Michigan. Now up on Purdue midway through the 4th.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) September 8, 2018It’s not a good look for head coach Jeff Brohm who is known for producing explosive offenses. The Boilermakers need to turn this one around in a hurry or their 2018 season could go off the rails early.Meanwhile, Eastern Michigan is hoping to pull off the upset and move to 2-0.last_img read more

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CFB Expert Releases Score Predictions For Week 3’s Biggest Games

first_imgA General view of Auburn's stadium.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Week 3 of the college football season is on tap for this weekend. There are several games with potentially major conference and College Football Playoff implications.LSU travels to Auburn while Ohio State takes on TCU in Arlington. Both games feature matchups between two top-15 teams. There is also Texas-USC, Alabama-Ole Miss and more to look forward to.As he does each week, Ralph Russo of the Associated Press released his picks for Week 3. He picked more than 20 contestsHere are his predictions for the big games:Alabama 42, Ole Miss 24Ohio State 35, TCU 17Oklahoma 38, Iowa State 14Washington 24, Utah 16Wisconsin 38, BYU 14Auburn 15, LSU 9Notre Dame 28, Vanderbilt 23Boise State 28, Oklahoma State 21Michigan 51, SMU 14Miami 34, Toledo 21Texas 24, USC 23Russo also took Purdue over Missouri as his “Upset Special” for the week. He is 2-0 picking those on the year.You can see Russo’s full breakdown of his picks here.last_img read more

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Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant Schedules Another Transfer Visit

first_imgKelly Bryant of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A new contender has emerged in one of the biggest college football transfer sagas in recent memory as former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant visits another school.According to The State, Bryant is expected to check out SEC powerhouse Missouri during a game between the Tigers and the Kentucky Wildcats.The visit to Missouri comes on the heels of visits to North Carolina and Arkansas. Bryant explained to 247Sports.com that his visit with the Razorbacks went extremely well. Fans were chanting his name in the stands.“It made me feel wanted, it kind of felt like home,” Bryant said. “I heard from all the coaches how crazy all the fans get but you really don’t know until you see it. That was probably one of the most special moments and one of the highlights of the visit. I picked up on the Hog Call. I was confused at first about what they were saying but I got it after a few tries.”Missouri are currently led by senior QB Drew Lock, but may not be set at the position when Lock graduates after this season.After being benched in favor of Trevor Lawrence, Bryant announced that he would leave Clemson in hopes of becoming a starter elsewhere.In 2017, Bryant’s first year as a starter at Clemson, he threw for over 2,800 yards and 13 TDs, and added another 665 yards and 11 TDs rushing.The Tigers went on to win the ACC Championship and secured a spot in the College Football Playoffs, but lost to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.last_img read more

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