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Most Popular Sports in the United States

The most popular sport around the world is clearly football. Football is also popular in the USA, but it is not the same type of football. American Football is the popular football code in the USA, but confusingly it is called football, the common name for Association football elsewhere around the world.

There are a few sports that are very popular in the USA, but not necessarily popular elsewhere around the world. For most states, the most popular sport is American football, followed by basketball, baseball and ice hockey.

Here is a discussion and lists of the most popular sports in the US. See more lists of top sports by country.

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