Popular sports and major sports news and score providers.

Sports news and score updates is a part of the daily feed that all sports enthusiast look out for either in their morning paper or in the sports news channels. Sports, for such people, is 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 originated in Europe, it was America that adopted it and this sport has now become one of the most popular sports in the country. With the foundation of the Major League Baseball, this sport became a lot more organized. The MLB consists of 30 teams out of which 29 are based out of the United States and one team is based out of Canada. There are 162 games that are played each baseball season and all the sports news and scores are aired by Fox Sport and ESPN alike. Bothe these channels have been covering the MLB series from a fairly long time though it is Fox Sports that broadcasts all 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 extremely popular as a college sport. There are two very prominent football leagues that are present in the United States called the United Football League and the National Football League. The professional footballers are all a part of NFL and the UFL. The NFL American Football final championship game is called the Super Bowl and has a huge fan base. 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 a total of 82 games being played by these teams. Out of these 82 games, 41 games are played in the respective team’s home turf. Apart from ESPN, news and score updates regarding the game and developments within the teams is closely followed by Sporting News, a widely publicized sports magazine.

Some of the other sports news and score updates that are searched by sports fans come from some very unconventional sports such as extreme sports and fantasy sports. Extreme sports are sports that have a high degree of danger, physical strength, endurance test and dexterity associated with it. Unconventional sports such as sky diving, snowboarding, surfing, ice climbing etc are called extreme sports. Extreme sports news and scores and live events are specially aired by ESPN in collaboration with the X Games, the biggest and 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 through the virtual medium following the chosen sports’ season. This category of sports has become so popular that major sports news providers such as Fox Sports, ESPN and Yahoo sports have separate channels that give all the information regarding fantasy sports news and scores to its followers.