Sports news and score updates is a part of the daily feed that every 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 also followed with a passionate fervor. Some sports that have achieved a universal cult like status are rugby, football, basketball and baseball.
Baseball though started in Europe, it was America that adopted it and also this sport has now become one of the most popular sports in the nation. Together with the foundation of the Major League Baseball, this sport became far more organized. The MLB is made up of 30 teams out of which 29 are based out of the United States and one team is based from Canada. There are actually 162 games that are played each baseball season and all the sports news and scores are aired by Fox Sport and ESPN alike. Both these channels have 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 seriously popular in the USA. American Football is played at a professional level and is also very popular as a college sport. There are 2 very prominent football leagues that are present in the United States called the United Football League and also the National Football League. The professional footballers are all a part of NFL and the UFL. The NFL American Football final championship game is called 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 an overall total of 82 games being played by these teams. Out of these 82 games, 41 games are played in the respective teams home turf. Other than ESPN, news and score updates in connection with game and developments in the teams is closely followed by Sporting News, a widely publicized sports magazine.
Some 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 which may have a very high degree of danger, physical strength, endurance test and dexterity associated with 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 together with the X Games, the largest and the most prestigious of all extreme sports events.
Fantasy sports is actually a recent development in the industry of virtual sports where participants or players play regular sports including baseball, basketball, football, cricket etc over the virtual medium following a chosen sports season. This category of sports has grown to be so popular that major sports news providers like Fox Sports, ESPN and Yahoo sports have separate channels that provide every piece of information regarding fantasy sports news and scores to its followers.