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Which is the better word in the following cases, stronger or better or equally okay?
1. I think George Foreman is the [strongest/ best] champion in history.
2. The New York Yankees are the [strongest/ best] team in the big league.
3. Japanese soccer is much [stronger/ better] than it was twenty years ago.
Either strongest/best or stronger/better will work grammatically in your sentences. There is a difference however. Best/better are very open and general terms. An individual, a team, or a sport may be considered 'best' in any number of ways. Strongest/stronger narrow the field a bit. Of course, both would have to be followed up with specific supporting evidence, but strong gives the listener more of an idea of where you will be going in your argument.
I hope this is helpful,