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Sports are a big part of America. They touch almost every aspect of society. Sports involve governments, TV and radio networks; they engage magazine and newspaper publishers, physicians, scientists, lawyers, agents, investors, fans, parents, students, athletes and alumni. Sports have their own section in the daily newspaper and their own time slot on daily television newscasts. While there is a wide range of professional sports, mentioned below are a few sports played in America today.
• Basketball
• Baseball
• Football
• Hockey
• Soccer

A breakdown of each major sport and the local affiliated teams follows.

Basketball is generally played from September to June. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the regulatory commission in the United States and Canada.

New Jersey Nets http://www.nba.com/nets
New York Knicks http://www.nba.con/knicks
Philadelphia 76ers http://www.nba.com/sixers


Hockey commonly referred to as ‘Ice-Hockey’ is played professionally from September to June. The NHL or the National Hockey League is the governing body for this sport in the United States and Canada.

NJ Devils http://www.newjerseydevils.com
New York Rangers http://www.newyorkrangers.com
New York Islanders http://www.newyorkislanders.com
Philadelphia Flyers http://sports.phillynews.com/flyers


American Football
American Football is professionally played from September to January. The NFL or the National Football League is the governing body for this sport. There is no official Football team for NJ however two New York teams, the New York Giants and the New York Jets play at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey.

New York Giants http://www.giants.com
New York Jets http://www.newyorkjets.com
Philadelphia Eagles http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com


This sport is considered the national pastime in the United States. Played from April to October, this sport is governed by the MLB or Major League Baseball comission.

New York Mets http://www.mets.com
New York Yankees http://www.yankees.com
Philadelphia Phillies http://www.phillies.com


Throughout the world what Americans refer to as ‘Soccer’ is better known as Football. Their professional season runs from March to September. For more information, visit the website of Major League Soccer at http://www.mlsnet.com.

NY/NJ Metro Star http://www.metrostars.com
New England Revolution http://www.nerevolution.com
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