History of sports in the United States

The history of sports in the United States shows that American football, baseball, softball, and indoor soccer evolved out of older British (Rugby football, British baseball, rounders, and association football) sports. However, volleyball, skateboarding, snowboarding, and Ultimate are American inventions, some of which have become popular in other countries. American football and baseball diverged greatly from the European sports from which they arose, having evolved into distinctly American sports; baseball has achieved international popularity, particularly in East Asia and Latin America, while American football remains a niche. Lacrosse from Native American activities that predate Western contact.[1]

Babe Ruth in 1920 during his first year with the New York Yankees
United States women's national soccer team at a parade in their honor after the 2019 Championship

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