SPORTS IN THE USA

Basketball, American football and Baseball

BASKETBALL

  • James Naismith invented basketball in 1891.
  • The NBA is one of the top professional basketall leagues.
  • It was popular because students played it inside during the long winter.
  • Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson were basketball legends in their day.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

  • At first, the game was very violent and some players died.
  • Today, the rules make the game safer and players wear helmets.
  • The super bowl is the championship game of the national Football League.
  • In 1869, teams from Rutgers and Princeton Universities played a football game.

BASEBALL

  • Baseball is often called the national sport in the USA.
  • The teams take turns batting.
  • The batting team tries to score "runs"
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