1. Basketball-

Basketball is the world’s second most popular sport and top sport in the US. Basketball is played on a rectangular field. It consists of two teams of five each on either side. The objective of the game is to shoot the ball into a 46-cm loop which is situated 3 meters high. Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. The first ever basketball was made brown, and in the late 1950s, it was changed to orange by Tony Hinkle for common use. On the present-day NBA is the top professional basketball league in the world.’

  1. American football-

Originated from rugby, the American football evolved in the United States. On 6th November 1869, the first American football match was played between two colleges, Rutgers and Princeton. The sport takes place on a rectangular field with a measurement of 110 meters long and 49 meters wide. The winner is declared when a team, out of the two has scored more points at the end of the game. The National Football League founded in 1920 became the largest popular sport in the United States. The league includes 16 teams, and the finals are held in early February each year.

  1. Baseball-

Baseball is played on a field between two teams consisting of nine players who take a turn in playing offense which is batting and base running and defense which is pitching and fielding. It is the first team sport to be registered and approved by the United States Government in 1846. The game’s objective is to score more points than the other team. It is considered the national sport of the United States. The major baseball league is the oldest sports league in the history of the united states. The league has held regularly since 1903 and has about 30 teams representing 29 American states.

  1. Ice Hockey-

The game is most popular in the northern part of America and is simply called hockey. The sport was first played in the mid-19th century in Canada on the glacial lakes. It is played on a hockey rink consisting of two teams having six players each. The game’s objective is to score by shooting a rubber disc into the opponent’s net using the hockey stick. The National Hockey League is the most professional ice hockey league in the world. The league consists of 23 teams in which the winner of the title gets the Stanely cup.

  1. Golf-

The game consists of nine or 18 holes each with a teeing ground which is set off by two markers representing the legal bounds of the tee area. The players of the game use a stick with a pointed head to hit the golf ball and to get it into the nearest hole with the least number of attempts. The sport consists of the most notable people of the United States and surpasses sports like boxing, motor racing, etc.

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