USA Sports League
There are 5 major sports leagues in USA. These are Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League(NHL), National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer (MLS).
1.Major League Baseball (MLB):
There are total 30 teams in (MLB), 15 teams of National League (NL) and 15 of American League (AL).
(NL) formed in 1876 and (AL) in 1903. In 2000 they both merged into one league by the commissioner of baseball Rob Manfred. Baseball is the national sport of USA now. It is the major professional sports League in the USA and Canada. Head quarter of MLB is in New York city, USA.
TV partners of MLB in USA are ESPN/ESPN2, Fox/FS1, TBS, MLB Network and YouTube live streaming. In Canada Sportsnet, RDS, TVA sports, TSN/TSN2 and MLB Network are TV partners.
2. National Basketball Association (NBA):
It is the professional basketball league of USA and Canada. Composed of 30 teams, 29 of USA and 1 if Canada. This league was founded in New York city of USA on 1946 by commissioner Adam Silver. TV partners in USA are ABC/ESPN, NBA TV and TNT while in Canada TV partners are NBA TV Canada, TSN/TSN2 and Sportsnet/Sportsnet one.
3. National Hockey League (NHL):
It is the professional ice hockey League of USA and Canada. Composed of 31 team, 24 of USA and 7 of Canada. This league was founded in Montreal, Canada on 26th November, 1917. Commissioner was Gary Bettman. TV partners in USA are NBC/NBCSN and NHL Network. In Canada Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports are partners.
4. National Football League (NFL):
NFL is one of the major professional sports league of USA consisted of 32 teams. It is founded in 17 September, 1920 by commissioner Roger Goodell. Headquarter of NFL is in New York city, USA. TV partners are CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network and Telemundo Deportes.
5. Major League Soccer (MLS):
MLS consisted of 26 teams, 23 of USA and 3 of Canada and will expand to 30 teams by 2023 session. It is founded in 17 December, 1993 in USA. TV partners in USA are ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, Fox/Fox Sports/Fox Sports2/Fox Deportes and UniMas/TUDN. TV partners in Canada are CTV/TSN/TSN2 and TVA/TVA Sports.
Stadium is a multiplatform sports network in English language. It’s headquarter is in Chicago, Illinois. Live streaming and recorded videos are available. Stadium channel offers live games, live events and highlights.
2) Right Now TV
Right Now TV is based in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a sports and entertainment channel. It’s a streaming channel and broadcast programming with mixture of combat sports like wrestling, boxing and MMA.
3) CBS Sports HQ
It is a USA’s streaming channel focused on airing sports news, highlights, scores, commentaries, interviews and more. CBS Sports and CBS Interactive operated this channel. It’s headquarter is in Stamford, Connecticut and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
ESPN is a satellite television channel that airs sports programming. ESPN broadcasts sports related videos via its official YouTube channel, such as sports updates, interviews, highlights and more.
5) NBC Sports
NBC Sports (NBCSN) is a sports related cable and satellite television channel. It’s a live streaming channel. Sports news videos and highlights are available online.
6) Yahoo! Sports
Yahoo! Runs this sports news website, it is a web services provider. It’s headquarter is in Sunnyvale, California. Verizon Media is the owner of this website, provide original sports video programming, sports news videos, highlights in depth coverage.
7) Sporting News
Sporting News is USA’s sports website. It’s headquarter is in Charlotte, North Carolina. Website provide sports news videos on its official website.
8) Sportsnet New York (SNY)
It is a regional sports network located in New York City. It provide sports news videos, highlights, interviews and in depth coverage via official website.
9) Big Ten Network (BTN)
BTN is a regional sports network that offers Big Ten athletic programs. Sports videos are available online, such as news, interviews, and highlights. It’s headquarter is in Chicago, Illinois.
10) (MLB) Major League Baseball
It is the professional baseball organization in the United States and Canada. MLB’s website provide video highlights and other MLB related video clips.
USA Sports Store
Sporting goods store sales in USA alone more than 45 billion USD annually. Sporting goods include athletic footwear, exercise equipment, licensed sports merchandise, and athletic apparel, fitness equipment, and much more. Dick’s Sporting Goods are the largest in world, Nike is the largest sports brand in the world, while Walmart has the highest revenue earner among all retailers.
Nike is the largest sporting goods store in the world in 2020 with annual revenue of 36.38 billion USD. It is USA’s company that is engaged in the development, manufacturing, design and marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.
Company’s initial name is Blue Ribbon Sports and became Nike in 1971. Notable brands of Nike in the world including Air Jordan, Nike Pro, Air Force 1, Air Max, and many more. Because of the popularity and annual revenues for its sporting goods division, Nike ranks number 1 on sporting goods stores in the world in 2020.
Walmart ranks 2nd on largest sporting goods stores in the world in 2020. Annual revenue of Walmart’s sporting goods 10 billion USD, making it one of the largest sports retailers and overall the largest company in the world by revenue. It was founded in 1950 by the Walton. It’s headquarter is in Bentonville, Arkansas, USA. Number of employees in Walmart are 2.2 million.
3. Dick’s Sporting Goods
It is an American sporting goods retail company, based in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania and ranks 3rd on this list of the largest sporting goods stores in the world in 2020. Dick’s Sporting Goods operates 850 stores with over 30,000 employees. Annual revenues of Dick’s Sporting good is 8.43 billion USD, making it one of the top sporting goods stores in the world by revenue. It was founded in 1948 and employees are 30,000.
4. Academy Sports Outdoors
It is a USA’s sporting goods store. It is founded in 1962. It is on 4th number on list of the biggest sports retailers in the world in 2020. It’s headquarter is in Harris County, Texas, USA. The company offers many discounts in areas such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, and Texas. Number of employees in this store are 17000.
5. Bass Pro Shops
It is 5th on list of the world’s largest sporting goods stores in 2020. It is USA’s retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor recreation merchandise. Revenues of this store is 8 billion USD and employees are about 40,000. It is founded in 1972.
6. Recreational Equipment, Inc.
It is also known as REI. It is USA’s retail and outdoor recreation services corporation. Annual revenue is 1.96 billion USD, making it one of the top sports goods stores in the UDA. It operates 151 stores all over. It is founded in 1938.
7. Big 5 Sporting Goods
It’s headquarter is in El Segundo, California. Stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are 434. Company generated 1.02 billion USD in annual revenues and continues to be one of the largest sporting good stores in the USA. It is founded in 1955.
8. Modell’s Sporting Goods
It is USA’s sporting goods retailer with locations in the Northeastern United States. This is known for its sporting goods and related apparel and last year brought in an annual revenues of USD 765 million for its sporting goods division.
Frequently asked questions
1.What is the most popular sports in USA?
By Gallup’s survey 37% of Americans declared that American football is their favorite game and NFL is favorite league. NFL gets the highest TV ratings among all major sports and it is known as part of American culture because people spend Sunday afternoons watching football.
2.What are the individual, Combat and team sports in USA?
In USA motorsports, IndyCar series, NASCAR, sports car races, horse racing, golf, tennis, truck and field are very popular individual sports.
Boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts, judo, karate and taekwondo are popular combat sports.
Popular team sports in the USA are American football, baseball/softball, basketball, ice hockey, and soccer. All five of these team sports are widely watched on television, have a fully professional league are played by millions of Americans.
In USA, sports are an important part of their culture and USA is the most successful sports nation in the world. American football, Basketball, baseball and ice hockey are 4 major sports of USA.
There are 5 major sports leagues in USA. These are Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer (MLS).
Sporting goods store sales in USA alone more than 45 billion U.S. $ annually. Largest sporting goods are directly leading this growth with sales increasing year to year from 2019.
Dick is the largest sporting goods, Nike is the largest sports brand in the world, while Walmart has the highest revenue earner among all retailers.