-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

This Week in Sports :: September 8-12, 2008

Chad Johnson's nickname has long been "Ocho Cinco". Now it's his real name, as he legally changed it to Chad Ochocinco! Read up on this wacky revelation!

Chad Johnson Changes Name

We all knew Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver, Chad Johnson, loved his nickname "Ocho Cinco". But we had no idea he loved it so much that he legally changed his name to Chad Ochocinco last week! "Ocho Cinco" means "eight-five" in Spanish and symbolize his jersey number. Even though Chad Ochocinco is now his real name, the NFL has refused to put "Ochocinco" on the back of his jersey and will stick with the usual C. Johnson instead. The league stated Chad missed the deadline for the name change so he would have to pay back Reebok (who makes the jerseys) for any unsold merchandise of his old jersey if they were to change it. Plus we're sure the NFL does not want to encourage other players to follow this ridiculous trend.

Brady Injured for the Year

The New England Patroits' hopes to redeem themselves and win the Super Bowl took a drastic turn on Sunday, when star quarterback Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury. In the Patriots' season opening game against Kansas City, Brady was hit in his left knee by the Chiefs' safety Bernard Pollard. After the game, it was revealed that Brady would need surgery and would miss the rest of the season. Brady is the reigning league MVP and led the Patriots to a 16-0 regular season record before losing in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants. Backup quarterback Matt Cassell is expected to start at quarterback on Sunday when the Patriots play the New York Jets.

Serena Wins Open

With top-ranked Ana Ivanovic falling early in the U.S. Open, the women's top slot was up for grabs. In the end it was seventh-ranked Serena Williams who walked away with the hardware as she defeated Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the U.S. Open. The victory has made Serena the new number one women's tennis player in the world. Roger Federer won the men's side as he topped Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win his 13th straight Grand Slam title and fifth straight U.S. Open. Federer became the first player in history to have five consecutive wins at both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • Ohio State running back and Heisman Trophy candidate, Chris "Beanie" Wells, is doubtful against the Buckeye's big game against USC on Saturday. The Ohio State star has soreness in his right foot. USC is currently ranked first in the country while Oklahoma is ranked third.
  • Shaquille O'Neal of the Phoenix Suns has announced that he will retire from the NBA after his contract expires after two seasons.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are running away with the NL West lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games and now hold a four game lead over the Diamondbacks with about 16 games left in the season.

  • Related Stories:

  • This Week in Sports:: September 1-5, 2008
  • This Week in Sports :: August 25-29, 2008
  • This Week at the Olympics :: August 22
  • More Sports Zone Articles
  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    Supoll

    Who Will Win the Super Bowl in 2009?

    • Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Arizona Cardinals
    • I don't care
    • I don't know

    Sports In The Forums

    barbietinkerbell123
    everyone think differently ......still with messi [s:p/zxl]
    reply about 4 hours
    Suyash10
    i think ronaldo is better and he is
    reply about 5 hours
    percheron
    percheron posted in Dance:
    For boy, and girl ballet dancers
    reply about 16 hours
    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
    reply 3 days
    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
    reply 3 days