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 seek out either in their morning paper or in the sports news channels. Sports, for such people, is more than just a religion and is followed with a passionate fervor. Some sports which have achieved a universal cult like status are rugby, football, basketball and baseball.

Baseball though originated 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 a lot more organized. The MLB is made up of 30 teams out of which 29 are based out of the USA and one team is based from Canada. There are actually 162 games which are played each baseball season and all the sports news and scores are aired by Fox Sport and ESPN alike. Both these channels have already been covering the MLB series from a fairly reasonable length of 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 which is also extremely popular in the USA. American Football is played at a professional level and is also extremely popular as a college sport. There are 2 very prominent football leagues that are present in the USA called the United Football League and the National Football League. The professional footballers are all a component 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 pursuing 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. From 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.

A few 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 very high degree of danger, physical strength, endurance test and dexterity linked to it. Unconventional sports such as 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 in collaboration with the X Games, the largest 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 including baseball, basketball, football, cricket etc over the virtual medium following the chosen sports season. This class of sports has become so popular that major sports news providers such as Fox Sports, ESPN and Yahoo sports have separate channels that give every piece of information regarding fantasy sports news and scores to its followers.