Matthew Brown (baseball)
Matthew Benjamin Brown is a former third baseman. Brown was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 10th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft out of Coeur d'Alene High School, he debuted on May 10, 2007, flying out to left field in a pinch-hit appearance against the Cleveland Indians. He never collected a hit in five major league at-bats in 2007, however had one hit, a double, in 2008, he was batting.326 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI for the Angels' Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate, the Salt Lake Bees when his season ended as a result of being selected for the 2008 USA Baseball Olympic Team. Brown signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins in December 2010 to provide organizational depth behind third baseman Danny Valencia, he last played for the Acereros de Monclova in the Mexican League in 2012. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference
Matt Brown (American politician)
Matt Brown is an American activist and politician, who served as Secretary of State of Rhode Island from 2003 to 2007. Brown was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Rhode Island in the 2018 election. Alongside Bruce G. Blair, Brown co-founded Global Zero, a non-profit international initiative for the phased, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide, he served as executive director of the Rhode Island branch of City Year. Brown was born in Bethesda, the son of Walter Brown and Linda Phillips Brown and was raised in Providence, Rhode Island, he graduated from Moses Brown School in Providence, from Columbia University in 1993. He received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 2001. In 1993, Brown helped to start City Year in Rhode Island, the first expansion site of the model national service program that brings together diverse young adults ages 17–24 for a year of full-time community service and leadership development. From 1995-1998, Brown served as Executive Director of City Year Rhode Island.
At age 32, in his first campaign for public office, Brown defeated the incumbent Secretary of State in the Democratic primary, went on to win the general election with 68.7% of the vote. Brown was the Secretary of State of Rhode Island from 2003 to 2007, he developed Rhode Island’s first Central Voter Registration System, a computerized voter registration system ensuring accurate voter lists and he launched Motor Voter e-Registration, a first-in-the-nation electronic voter registration system. He established new lobby regulations increasing public disclosure of the links between lobbyists and elected officials and created Lobbytracker, a web-based tool making lobbyist monthly financial reports available to the public online. In 2005, Brown declared his intention to run for the U. S. Senate in 2006, challenging incumbent Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee, but withdrew from the race and endorsed another Democratic candidate, Sheldon Whitehouse, who went on to win the general election. Brown is Co-Founder, with Bruce G. Blair, of Global Zero, a non-profit international initiative for the elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide.
Since its launch in Paris in December 2008, Global Zero has grown to 300 leaders, including current and former heads of state, national security officials and military commanders, 400,000 citizens worldwide. Brown declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Rhode Island in early 2018, challenging incumbent Democrat Gina Raimondo. Brown received the endorsement of several progressive organizations, including Justice Democrats, Bernie Sanders led organization Our Revolution and Progressive Democrats of America, as well as notable figures such as former Governor and Senator Lincoln Chafee, former NARAL president Kate Michelman and feminist activist Gloria Steinem. Brown lost the primary to Raimondo. Matt Brown at Global Zero Matt Brown at Huffington Post BBC: Group seeks nuclear weapons ban The Times: Scrapping nuclear arms is now realpolitik The New York Times: Group Offers Plan to Eliminate Nukes by 2030 Newsweek: A Good Start:'Global Zero' reminds us that eradicating nuclear weapons should still be our ultimate goal
Matt Brown (American football)
Matthew Warren Brown is an American football kick returner, a free agent. He played college football for Temple University. Brown grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, his father, Warren Brown, is Lynette, a beautician. He played in the Northwood Little League and the Northwood Youth football league and, despite his small stature, excelled at both. Brown spent summers at Cushing Academy, a private boarding school in Massachusetts, with his sister Candice. On Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2015, Brown was arrested on human trafficking and prostitution charges, his alleged victims are aged 14, 16, 17. He was released according to ABC 2 News. Brown attended Baltimore City College and the private Cardinal Gibbons in his hometown, but transferred to Peddie School, a private boarding school in New Jersey, the next year, he graduated from Peddie in 2008. With no prospects for a college scholarship in football, Brown attended the Milford Academy in New Berlin, New York, where NFL starters LeSean McCoy and Shonn Greene had played.
There, Brown set a school record with nine kickoff-return touchdowns in 12 games. Brown played college football at Temple University where he was a punt and kick-off return specialist, wide receiver and, for his first three years, back-up running back to Bernard Pierce; because of his size, 5 foot, 5 inches tall, no division I or II schools showed any interest in Brown. Brown returned 83 kick-offs for Temple for 2,068 yards and two touchdowns at 24.9 average yards per kick return. He had 45 punt returns for 403 yards over the past two seasons. Brown's best game at Temple came during his sophomore year against Army, when he carried the ball 28 times for 226 yards and 4 touchdowns. In his senior year, Brown was named the Big East Conference's special team player of the year and was a 2012 All-Big East First Team player as a coaches' selection. Brown was named to the 2012 ESPN.com All-Big East Team at return specialist, the 2012 CBSSports.com Big East All-Conference Team and the 2012 first-team All-Big East at kickoff returner by College Sports Madness.
Brown had attended both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs free agent camps in the spring of 2013 but did not hear back from either. Two weeks he was preparing to sign a contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League but was denied entry to Canada due to an expired passport, he received a call from Buccaneers shortly thereafter, on May 28, 2013, he signed a three-year deal with the Buccaneers. Brown was released on July 23, 2013, after Peyton Hillis signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Soon after, Brown signed with the Roughriders on August 5, 2013. On November 24, 2013, the Roughriders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23, to win the 101st Grey Cup. Brown would only last on the Roughriders roster until June 7, 2014, as he was released without an appearance in a game; the son of a prominent defense attorney received a two-year sentence Thursday for prostituting three teenage girls in Baltimore County. Matthew Warren Brown, pleaded guilty in February 2017 to one misdemeanor count of prostitution-business for profiting from three teenage girls — ages 14, 16, 17, according to the Maryland state’s attorney’s office.
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Matt Brown (fighter)
Matthew Burton Brown is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2004, Brown was a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter television series; as of March 5, 2017, he is #15 in the official UFC Welterweight rankings. Brown was raised in Jamestown, Ohio. After being home schooled for two years, he attended Greeneview High School, where he struggled to fit in. Living in a small town with no foreseeable future outside of a low paying factory job as a machinist, Brown grew frustrated and turned to drugs and alcohol. For a period, he was addicted to meth used cocaine and would get into fights at parties. By his early twenties he had been homeless and had been to prison. Brown's interest in MMA started with drunkenly practicing various submission holds that he had seen on VHS tapes featuring Ken Shamrock on friends. In what started as a cocaine-fueled trip to see his friend fight, Brown signed up to his first fight on a few hours' notice.
He purchased a mouth piece from across the road, boiled it in a nearby restaurant and fought his first fight without any training. Brown was beaten badly, losing a decision, his first formal training was at a Japanese jiu-jitsu gym, where he agreed to another fight in two weeks with Muay Thai rules. In what was a sanshou match, Brown wound up losing by decision and went to work the same night, he transitioned to a Jorge Gurgel affiliate, which led him to full MMA training. On February 9, 2007 in Kennesaw, Matt Brown won the ISCF East Coast Welterweight Championship over Douglas Lima by referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:50 of the second round. Brown thought his career was over due to money problems, yet The Ultimate Fighter trials came along and he was selected to be on the show, he began splitting time training with Matt Hume in Seattle, Washington and at Throwdown Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brown was chosen as one of the thirty-two fighters to get a chance at a six-figure UFC contract in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest.
He entered the show after defeating Josh Hall by TKO in the preliminary round. Brown moved on to the quarter finals by defeating Jeremy May in the first round via head kick KO, he faced eventual winner Amir Sadollah in the quarter-finals but lost by triangle choke in the second round. Brown won his UFC debut at The Ultimate Finale 7 by defeating Matt Arroyo, a season six contestant, via second round TKO; the fight was a rematch from their 2007 fight, which Brown took on a few hours' notice and won via TKO. Brown lost his second fight in the organization by split decision to Korean Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 88. Kim threatened Brown with a rear-naked choke from back control in the first round, but became exhausted in the second round. In the third, Kim cut Brown with an elbow. All three judges scored two of them in Kim's favor and one in Brown's favor; the decision was contested by the partisan American crowd in attendance with noticeable booing. Commentator Joe Rogan announced during the post-fight interviews that he believed Brown had won the fight.
After Matthew Riddle sustained a knee injury during training, Brown replaced him at UFC 91 and fought Ryan Thomas. Brown won by armbar in the second round. Brown next fought at UFC 96 on March 2009, in which he fought Pete Sell. Brown defeated Sell via TKO in the first round. Brown was scheduled to fight on the TUF 9 Finale card against Anthony Johnson. However, Johnson pulled out of the fight after injuring his knee during practice; the UFC set out to find a replacement for Johnson but Brown pulled out as well, to heal up some nagging injuries. Brown faced James Wilks at UFC 105. Brown landed a flying knee during the second round that knocked Wilks to the canvas and in the third round, Brown escaped a near fight ending submission attempt by Wilks to take top position. After obtaining full mount, Brown landed multiple unanswered strikes, causing the referee to stop the fight, awarding Brown his third straight UFC win and taking his overall UFC record to 4–1. During a radio interview held by MMAWeekly, Brown stated he would like to fight Renzo Gracie for his next fight.
Instead, Brown faced Ricardo Almeida on March 27, 2010 at UFC 111. Brown lost the fight by rear-naked choke in the second round. Brown had a rematch with Chris Lytle on July 3, 2010 at UFC 116, he lost the fight via submission in the second round. Brown was expected to face Canadian Rory MacDonald on November 20, 2010 at UFC 123. However, MacDonald withdrew from the card with an injury and replaced by Brian Foster, who defeated Brown by submission in the second round of their bout. After his third consecutive loss, it was announced on ESPN's "MMA Live" that Brown had been released from the promotion. However, Ariel Helwani announced that Brown had in fact not been released from the UFC, citing his source as the UFC itself. Brown was expected to face Mark Scanlon on March 3, 2011 at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann. However, Scanlon was replaced by Matthew Riddle. Not long after the Riddle-Brown announcement was made, it was announced that Riddle had been pulled from the fight. Brown was expected to face Rich Attonito on June 26, 2011 at UFC on Versus 4.
However, main card participant Martin Kampmann was forced out of his bout with John Howard with an injury and Brown was chosen as his replacement, while Attonito faced Daniel Roberts. Brown won the fight against Howard v
Matthew Brown (college president)
Matthew Brown was a prominent Presbyterian minister and president of Washington College and Jefferson College. Next to John McMillan, Brown was the most important figure to education in Western Pennsylvania. Brown was born in January 1776 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (now part of Union County, Pennsylvania, his paternal grandfather, a native of Ireland though he was of Scottish descent, emigrated to America in 1720 and settled in eastern Pennsylvania. His father named Matthew Brown, was born in 1732 and was an early settler of White Deer Valley and a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. Upon his father's death, young Matthew Brown and his brother were adopted by their father's brother, William Brown, a religious man, a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature. Brown graduated from Dickinson College in 1794 and taught in a classical school in Northumberland County. In 1796, he began to study theology and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Carlisle on October 3, 1799, he held a call in Mifflin and Lost Creek within the Presbytery of Huntingdon.
On October 15, 1805 he was installed as preacher of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, Pennsylvania. He was elected principal of Washington Academy and was a principal agent in securing its charter to become Washington College; the reputation of the college and the prosperity of the church grew under his leadership. During this time, the town of Washington had grown from a small pioneer settlement into a larger town, he vigorously denounced the growing practices of card playing and dances in his famous "Serpent Sermon." Brown was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815. In 1817, agreement was made between the church and Washington College that no one should supervise both institutions. Brown chose the church and resigned the presidency on April 30, 1817, he turned down offers of the presidency of Centre College and his alma mater Dickinson College to remain as pastor in Washington. He resigned that position in 1822 to accept the presidency of Jefferson College at Canonsburg.
On September 25, 1822, Brown was elected the fifth president of Jefferson College due to the support and influence of Rev. Dr. Samuel Ralston, president of the Board of Trustees of Jefferson College, he was paid an annual salary of $800. In 1824, Jefferson College established the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia; the college erected Providence Hall between 1829 and 1832. Jefferson College graduated 770 students during his tenure, he resigned at the age of 69 in 1845 due to ill health. He died on July 29, 1853. Brown, D. D. Matthew. Rev. S. C. Jennings, ed. "Sermon XXV: The Dignity and Duties of the Ministry". The Presbyterian Preacher. Pittsburgh: D. and M. MacLean. II: 345–376. "Matthew Brown". Encyclopedia Dicksonia. Dickinson College - Archives and Special Collections. A