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The AFL–NFL merger was the merger of the two major professional American football leagues in the United States at the time: the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL).
Amateur sports are sports in which participants engage largely or entirely without remuneration.
The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL), the highest professional level of American football in the United States.
The American Football League (AFL) was a major professional American football league that operated for ten seasons from 1960 until 1969, when it merged with the older National Football League (NFL).
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
An athletic conference is a collection of sports teams, playing competitively against each other at the professional, collegiate, or high school level.
In athletics terminology, barnstorming refers to sports teams or individual athletes that travel to various locations, usually small towns, to stage exhibition matches.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.
Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net.
A beer league (North American English) or pub league (British English) is a form of sports league primarily funded by sponsorships from pubs, taverns and bars.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.
The or is one of the two professional baseball leagues that constitute Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.
College athletics or college sports encompasses non-professional, collegiate and university-level competitive sports and games requiring physical skill, and the systems of training that prepare athletes for competition performance.
The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).
In sports, a division is a group of teams who compete against each other for a championship.
The English Football League (EFL) is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales.
An expansion team is a new team in a sports league, usually from a city that has not hosted a team in that league before, formed with the intention of satisfying the demand for a local team from a population in a new area.
Association football is the most popular sport in England, where the first modern set of rules for the code were established in 1863, which were a major influence on the development of the modern Laws of the Game.
Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team.
In team sports, the term home advantage – also called home ground, home field, home-field advantage, home court, home-court advantage, defender's advantage or home-ice advantage – describes the benefit that the home team is said to gain over the visiting team.
Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition.
An independent baseball league is a professional baseball organization located in the United States and Canada that is not operated in conjunction with either a Major League Baseball team or an affiliated Minor League Baseball team.
Interleague play in Major League Baseball refers to regular-season baseball games played between an American League (AL) team and a National League (NL) team.
League Club is a term used to refer to football (soccer) clubs that are in one of the top professional leagues of a country.
A league system is a hierarchy of leagues in a sport between consecutive levels of the hierarchy.
The table below lists domestic professional sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season for which data is available.
In college athletics in the United States, institutions typically join together in conferences for regular play under different governing bodies.
These are notable sports leagues which are no longer operating.
This article contains a list of developmental and minor sports leagues: two concepts which are largely restricted to North American sports.
Major League Baseball presents a variety of annual awards and trophies to recognize both its teams and its players.
This is a list of professional sports leagues.
This article lists the attendance of many sports competitions around the world, based in some cases on the number of tickets sold or given away, rather than people actually present.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
The Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is an annual Major League Baseball (MLB) award given to one outstanding player in the American League and one in the National League.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
The major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada are the highest professional competitions of team sports in those countries.
Minor leagues are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports.
Motorsport or motor sport is a global term used to encompass the group of competitive sporting events which primarily involve the use of motorised vehicles, whether for racing or non-racing competition.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Football Conference (NFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL), the highest professional level of American football in the United States.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.
The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest current professional team sports league.
The National League, currently named the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, is the top division of the National League in English football.
The National League is an association football league in England consisting of three divisions, the National League, National League North and National League South.
or NPB is the highest level of baseball in Japan.
Non-League football describes football leagues played outside the top leagues of a country.
An outfielder is a person playing in one of the three defensive positions in baseball or softball, farthest from the batter.
The or is one of the two professional baseball leagues constituting Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.
There are a number of formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games to determine an overall champion.
The playoffs, play-offs, postseason and/or finals of a sports league are a competition played after the regular season by the top competitors to determine the league champion or a similar accolade.
The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system.
Professional sports leagues are organized in numerous ways.
In sports leagues, promotion and relegation is a process where teams are transferred between multiple divisions based on their performance for the completed season.
In horse racing, the term purse distribution or The Purse may refer to the total amount of money paid out to the owners of horses racing at a particular track over a given period of time, or to the percentages of a race's total purse that are awarded to each of the highest finishers.
A quarterback (commonly abbreviated "QB") is a position in American and Canadian football.
The regulation of sport is usually done by a sport governing body for each sport, resulting in a core of relatively invariant, agreed rules.
Relocation of professional sports teams is a practice which involves a sporting club moving from one metropolitan area to another, but occasionally, moves between municipalities in the same conurbation are also included.
A round-robin tournament (or all-play-all tournament) is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn.
Rugby sevens (commonly known simply as sevens), and originally known as Seven-a-side rugby is a variant of rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players playing seven minute halves, instead of the usual 15 players playing 40 minute halves.
A seed is a competitor or team in a sport or other tournament who is given a preliminary ranking for the purposes of the draw.
A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament.
Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.
Sport (British English) or sports (American English) includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.
A sports team is a group of individuals who play sports, usually team sports, on the same team.
Standings or rankings are listings which compare sports teams or individuals, institutions, nations, companies, or other entities by ranking them in order of ability or achievement.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
The Journal of Economic History is an academic journal of economic history which has been published since 1941.
A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game.
The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, often shortened to Triple Crown, comprises three races for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses.
The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs.
The Washington Generals are an American exhibition basketball team, best known for their spectacular losing streak in exhibition games against the Harlem Globetrotters.
The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team.