Popular sports and major sports news and score providers.

Sports news and score updates is often a part of the daily feed that all sports enthusiast look out for either in their morning paper or perhaps in the sports news channels. Sports, for such people, is a lot more than a religion and is followed with a passionate fervor. Some sports that have achieved a universal cult like status are rugby, football, basketball and baseball.

Baseball though started in Europe, it had been America that adopted it and this sport has now become probably the most popular sports in the nation. With the foundation of the Major League Baseball, this sport became far more organized. The MLB is made up of 30 teams out of which 29 are based out of the United States and one team is based from Canada. There are 162 games that are played each baseball season and all of the sports news and scores are aired by Fox Sport and ESPN alike. Both these channels have been covering the MLB series from a fairly long time though it is Fox Sports that broadcasts each of the games of the World Series exclusively.

Rugby or American football is a full contact team sport that is also extremely popular in the United States. American Football is played at a professional level and is also very popular as a college sport. There are two very prominent football leagues which have been present in the USA called the United Football League and the National Football League. The professional footballers are all a part of NFL as well as the UFL. The NFL American Football final championship game is called the Super Bowl and has a huge following. The Super Bowl sports news and scores and updates are aired by Fox Sports and ESPN.

ESPN airs basketball sports news and scores regularly following the NBA season very closely. The NBA or the National Basketball Association much like the MLB has thirty teams and sees an overall total of 82 games being played by these teams. Out of these 82 games, 41 games are played in the respective teams home turf. Apart from ESPN, news and score updates regarding the game and developments in the teams is closely followed by Sporting News, a widely publicized sports magazine.

A few of the other sports news and score updates which are searched by sports fans are derived from some very unconventional sports such as extreme sports and fantasy sports. Extreme sports are sports that have a high amount of danger, physical strength, endurance test and dexterity linked to it. Unconventional sports for example sky diving, snowboarding, surfing, ice climbing etc are classified as extreme sports. Extreme sports news and scores and live events are specially aired by ESPN together with the X Games, the largest and also the most prestigious of all extreme sports events.

Fantasy sports is a recent development in the world of virtual sports where participants or players play regular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, cricket etc over the virtual medium following a chosen sports season. This category of sports has become so well received that major sports news providers like Fox Sports, ESPN and Yahoo sports have separate channels that provide all the information regarding fantasy sports news and scores to its followers.