Tiger finally gets back to his winning ways and Michael Jordan is "playing like garbage." Here's a look at the latest trash-talking and victory celebrations from the world of sports.
Japan scored two runs in its final at bat to beat Apoka, Florida 2 -1 and win the Little League World Series. President George W. Bush, who once traded Sammy Sosa for a rotten pair of baseball cleats, threw out the final game's first pitch. He's the first ever sitting president to visit the tournament. George is also the first former Little League player to be president.
The Bay Area CyberRays won the first WUSA title in nail-biting fashion on August 25, 2001. The CyberRays stung the Atlanta Beat with a 4-2 shootout victory. Julie Murray scored the winning goal and was named the Founders Cup MVP. If Julie had missed her final shot, the next shooter for the CyberRays would've been Brandi Chastain. It's too bad she didn't get a chance - it would've been great to see her do another one of her famous sports bra celebrations.
Tiger Woods finally got back to his winning golf form. He won the NEC Invitational on August 26, 2001 with a seven hole playoff victory over Jim Furyk. It's the third straight time Tiger has won the event. He picked up a million bucks for the win and has now won 25 million dollars in his career.
Michael Jordan's comeback to the NBA isn't looking all that great. He's been working out with NBA players and one of those players has said "he's playing like garbage." Michael Jordan playing like garbage? Could that actually be true? Stay tuned. Michael will decide within a month if he's going to play this season.
The US Open Tennis tournament gets underway on August 27, 2001 and the trash-talking has already begun. Martina Hingis, The Swiss Miss, lobbed the first shot at Serena and Venus Williams by saying, "Being black only helps them. Many times they get sponsors because they are black." Actually Martina, they get sponsors because they keep winning. If you weren't such a stuck up, snobby cry baby and had won a major tournament in the last two years, you might have more sponsors.