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  1. 1. Sports -An athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc. -Sports are played through-out the world and are very important to some country’s
  2. 2. Lacrosse <ul><li>A game played on a rectangular field by two teams of ten players each, in which participants use a long-handled sticks that have a webbed pouch on one end to maneuver a ball into the opposing team's goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Famous players- </li></ul><ul><li>-Mikey Powell </li></ul><ul><li>-Gary Gait </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Millon </li></ul>
  3. 3. Football <ul><li>A game in which two opposing teams try to score points by carrying the ball into the other teams N zone, or kicking the ball between the goal posts on opposing sides of the field. </li></ul><ul><li>American Football is very popular in the U.S. but varies in popularity around the world. </li></ul>Famous Players- Peyton Manning Joe Montana Jerry Rice Joe Namath Brett Favre Joe Greene Lawrence Taylor
  4. 4. Baseball <ul><li>A game of ball between two nine-player teams played usually for nine innings on a diamond shaped field that has 3 bases. The goal of the teams is to score the most runs within the 9 innings. </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the country and is played around the world. </li></ul>Famous players- Babe Ruth Alex Rodriguez Jackie Robinson Joe DiMaggio Lou Gehrig
  5. 5. Soccer <ul><li>A form of football played between two teams of 11 players, in which the ball may be advanced by kicking or by bouncing it off any part of the body but the arms and hands, except in the case of the goalkeepers, who may use their hands to catch, carry, throw, or stop the ball. </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer is one of the most popular sports around the world, almost every country plays it and there are many competitions. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rugby <ul><li>Also called rugger , Rugby football is a form of football, played between two teams of 15 members each, that differs from soccer in freedom to carry the ball, block with the hands and arms, and tackle, and is characterized chiefly by continuous action and prohibition against the use of substitute players. </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby is more popular is Europe but is still somewhat popular in the U.S. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tennis <ul><li>Tennis is a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net that divides the court in half. </li></ul><ul><li>A player scores a point by getting the ball past the player on the opposite side of the tennis court. </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis is very popular around the world and is very popular in the U.S. </li></ul>Famous players- Serena Williams Jimmy Connors Andre Agassi John McEnroe
  8. 8. Bowling <ul><li>Bowling A game in which a heavy ball is rolled from one end of a wooden alley at wooden pins set up at the opposite end. </li></ul><ul><li>Whoever knocks over the most pins wins </li></ul><ul><li>Bowling is more of a recreational sport in the U.S. but it is played professionaly </li></ul>
  9. 9. Badminton <ul><li>Badminton is a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with light rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a high net that divides the court in half. </li></ul><ul><li>Badminton is a very popular recreational sport in the U.S. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pool <ul><li>Also called billiards, any of various games played on a pool table with a cue ball and 15 other balls that are usually numbered, in which the object is to drive all the balls into the pockets with the cue ball. </li></ul><ul><li>Pool is played professionally and recreationally around the country </li></ul>
  11. 11. NASCAR <ul><li>A sport prodominately played in the U.S., where usually stock cars race in circles around a track for hours….. </li></ul><ul><li>NASCAR is one of he most popular sports in the U.S. and millions of dollars are spent on in each year </li></ul><ul><li>Famous drivers: Kurt Busch, </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, </li></ul><ul><li>Dale Earnheart Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>and Jeff Gordon. </li></ul>
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