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ESPN 100: Nos. 91-100

12/4/2009

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This story appears in the Dec. 14 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

91. Japan won its second straight World Baseball Classic behind MVP Daisuke Matsuzaka, beating Korea 5-3. Who was the MVP the first time the Japanese won the WBC?

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Matsuzaka


92. Chula Vista, Calif., beat Taiwan to give the U.S. a fifth straight Little League World Series title. To keep his boys focused in the weeks preceding the event, what did manager Oscar Castro do?

A. Forbade candy
B. Held meditation sessions
C. Made a no-Internet rule
D. Watched "The Bad News Bears" every day

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C. Castro refused to allow players to use the Internet because he wanted to shield them from the hype.


93. Andre Agassi penned a tell-all in which he admitted to rocking a toupee and using meth. What's the title of the book?

A. "Strung Out"
B. "Gack Is Wack"
C. "Faking It: A True Story"
D. "Open: An Autobiography"

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D -- "Open: An Autobiography"


94. Bucks rookie guard Brandon Jennings put up 55 points against the Warriors in his seventh game. T or F: He bested LeBron's record for most points scored by a rook.

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False. Wilt Chamberlain holds the rookie record for most points scored: 58.


95. In July, 17-year-old Zac Sunderland became the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe. Six weeks later, though, Brit Mike Perham, 3 1/2 months his junior, claimed the feat. Barrington Irving, FYI, is the youngest to fly solo around the world. How old was he?

A. 16
B. 19
C. 21
D. 23

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D -- 23


96. Michelle Wie finally won her first LPGA tourney, on Nov. 15. Which Lopez twin is she dating, Brook or Robin?

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Robin. Both attended Stanford.


97. After an unsuccessful go in NASCAR, Dario Franchitti returned to IndyCar to win his second crown. How many other IRL champs have tried their hand at stock cars?

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Two: current NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart and Sam Hornish Jr.


98. MMA heavyweight Brock Lesnar is ailing, but in July he regained his title from Frank Mir. Lesnar taunted Mir, then flipped off the booing crowd. Which of these did he not say in his postmatch rant?

A. "Frank Mir had a horseshoe up his ass ... I pulled the sumbitch out and beat him over the head with it."
B. "I'm going to drink a Coors Light. That's right ... Bud Light don't pay me nothing."
C. "I want to say ''Hi' to my family and friends and, hell, I may even get on top of my wife tonight."
D. "Vegas, you're a great town. Full of criminals and hookers. Thank you!"

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D -- "Vegas, you're a great town. Full of criminals and hookers. Thank you!"


99. On Aug. 4 the Arena Football League announced it was suspending operations. It later filed for bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the United Football League was readying for its launch. Which of these are names of UFL teams?

A. Sentinels
B. Voodoo
C. Avengers
D. Redwoods

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A and D -- Sentinels and Redwoods


100. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson was the fifth athlete in nine seasons to rule Dancing With the Stars. Which of these jocks didn't win?

A. Helio Castroneves
B. Emmitt Smith
C. Chuck Liddell
D. Apolo Anton Ohno

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C -- Cuck Liddell. The ex-MMA champ competed in Season 9 but botched the two-step in Week 4.