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Civilization N 14.

Sports in the USA

In America, you can find a lot of fun things to do. One of those things is doing different sports. It is a
sporty country, and for many people sports become part of their lives.

There is a lot of different types of sports, but the most famous are team sports, such as American
football, baseball, ice hockey, and lacrosse. Those are the most four known American sports, and from the
first look they seem to be very similar, but if you want to get into them, you should learn more about
their history and the differences in the rules. American football evolved from rugby. It was invented at
Harvard University, where in 1874 the first game was played between Harvard football team and McGill
University rugby team. Professional teams are composed of up to 45 players, creating defense, attack,
and throwing groups. It is all different in baseball, as it is more a team game. The team plays in the
defense, and there are nine people on the field. The field has a look of a circle. It is divided into two
areas: a square internal field and the external field. Baseball was evolved from cricket. In 1845,
Alexander Joy Cartwright formulated the rules of baseball. The first official game was held in 1846 in New
Jersey, which gave a start to the National League in 1876, and the American League in 1903. Hockey and
lacrosse are similar. The teams are trying to literally knock the ball or puck out of possession of the other
player. If a check becomes too violent, a penalty, which is another similarity between the two sports, will
be called. Due to the aggressive nature of both sports, helmets and extensive padding are required to
play without injury. The biggest difference between ice hockey and lacrosse is the playing field. In hockey
its ice, in lacrosse its grass. In addition to this would be the field dimensions. A lacrosse field is
rectangular, while a hockey rink is oval.
Sports are an important part of the culture of the United States. The four major professional sports
leagues in the United States are Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA),
the National Football League (NFL), and the National Hockey League (NHL); all enjoy massive media
exposure and are considered the preeminent competitions in their respective sports in the world.