Popular sporting activities and significant sports news and score providers.

Sports news and score updates is often a portion of the daily feed that every sports enthusiast look out for either in their morning paper or in the sports news channels. Sports, for such people, is a lot more than just a religion and is also 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 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 which 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 reasonable length of time even 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 USA. American Football is played at the professional level as well as being very 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 typically a part of NFL as well as the UFL. The NFL American Football final championship game is referred to as 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 just 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 teams home turf. Other than 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 are derived from some very unconventional sports like extreme sports and fantasy sports. Extreme sports are sports which may have a high amount of danger, physical strength, endurance test and dexterity associated with it. Unconventional sports for example 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 actually a recent development in the world of virtual sports where participants or players play regular sports including baseball, basketball, football, cricket etc through the virtual medium following the chosen sports season. This category of sports has grown to be so popular that major sports news providers like Fox Sports, ESPN and Yahoo sports have separate channels that give all the information regarding fantasy sports news and scores to its followers.