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Champs & Chumps - The Oakland A's and Team USA

In sports, there are always teams and players who rise to greatness and perform their best under pressure. These are the champs. There are also teams and players who fold under pressure or who don't show enough energy or desire to win big games. These are the chumps. The LA Lakers and the Williams sisters are champs while the LA Clippers and Phil Mickelson are chumps. Tell Kidzworld what you think about this week's sports chumps and champs or vote in our online poll above.

The Champs
The Chumps
The Oakland A's have won 20 straight games - a new American League Record.
Paul Pierce of the United States basketball team.

The Champs - Oakland A's
Without a doubt, this week's champs are the Oakland Athletics. The A's set an American League record by winning 20 games in a row and moving to the top of the baseball standings. In their record-breaking victory, the A's blew an 11-0 lead against the Kansas City Royals, before Scott Hatteberg hit the game-winning homerun in the bottom of the 10th inning. That's winning in style and it makes the Oakland A's true champs.

The Chumps - USA Basketball Team
How does a team of NBA All-Stars includig Paul Pierce, Baron Davis, Michael Finley, Jermaine O'Neal and Elton Brand lose back-to-back games on home court against a team of no-names from Argentina and a group of marginally talented hoopsters from Yugoslavia? That's the question being asked by American b-ball fans after the United States' basketball team, made up of NBA millionaires, was knocked out of the medal round at the 2002 World Basketball Championships being played in Indianapolis. The roster of "NBA stars" played lazy defence, missed easy shots and looked like rookies in their two losses to the Yugoslavs and Argentinians. In other words, they played like true chumps.

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    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
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    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.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
    reply about 8 hours