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1 Sports in the United States The “Big Five”: 1)Football 2)Basketball 3)Baseball 4)Hockey 5)Soccer

2 Football Regular Season Late August – December Championship Game Super Bowl, first one in 1966 First Sunday in February 64% of Americans report watching NFL

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5 College Team Professional Team

6 Super Bowl Parties: A Cultural Phenomenon

7 Baseball Regular season --April – September Playoffs in October Championship -World Series began in Last week of October -First to win 4 out of 7 games -St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 times

8 Baseball Glove Bases Baseball Field Bat and Ball

9 UmpireBatter Fielder PitcherCatcher

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14 World Series The New York Yankees have Won the World Series 26 times!

15 2011 Champions: St. Louis Cardinals

16 Basketball Regular season November - April Playoffs in April/May Championship NBA Championship, Best 4-of-7 June

17 Hoop Net Rim Backboard Basketball Court Dribble Getting Ready to Dunk the Ball

18 Hockey Regular season October – April Playoffs in April/May Championship Stanley Cup, 1892 [held in June] The cup travels throughout the year

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20 Skate Stick Puck Played on Ice Net Goalie

21 AMERICAN SOCCER Cleat

22 Summer Olympic Games 1904 St. Louis Games and 2008 Beijing Games The U.S. has hosted the summer games 4 times: 1904, , 1996 China proudly hosted the summer games for the first time in 2008.

23 GOLF AUTO RACING TENNIS HORSEBACK RIDING SKIING


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