Watching Brazil play soccer can inspire many different things. The fashion in which the squad from this year's host nation of the FIFA World Cup perform on the pitch gives special meaning to the term "beautiful game." And for one young fan who was in attendance of the South Africa-Brazil friendly in Johannesburg Wednesday, watching his heroes became an up-close-and-personal experience.
A little tyke somehow made his way on to the field and was initially led away by security. But that's when Neymar interceded on the interloper's behalf. The 22-year-old Barcelona star saved the diminutive cutie from being shepherded away and introduced him to the rest of the Brazilian national team. The players then treated the kid like a hero and Neymar took a photo with him before the match crasher eventually left. And perhaps the goodwill move was good luck for Neymar: he scored a hat trick in a 5-0 result.
What's his deal?
Moving to college basketball — and football — news, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh paid a visit to the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks' practice Wednesday. And while sporting his unmistakable sideline gear of Niners cap, long-sleeved shirt and khaki pants, Harbaugh drained a halfcourt shot.
She's so money
Finally, in an interview with radio station Power 106 in Los Angeles, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey said she could beat undefeated boxing welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather in an MMA match. Here's how she would do it:
“I wouldn’t even stand up, I wouldn’t even be anywhere near him. I would just do like a little army crawl over there, and he would have to run away,” said Rousey. “I would just be skittering after him like the one dude in Bloodsport that was doing the whole monkey crawl fight system,” Rousey said. “I would do that. I would just bear crawl over there too low for him to hit me, and I’d tackle him down…. I spent a lot of time [on the ground], and I doubt that he does.”