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Encyclopedia > List of defunct sports leagues

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Australia

Australian football

The Tasmanian Football League (TFL) is a defunct football league from Tasmania, Australia. ...

Baseball

The Australian Baseball League (ABL) was founded after the 1988 Claxton Shield, in summer of 1989/90 the new League took to the field, with the Waverley Reds being the dominant team of the season. ...

Rugby League

The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in New South Wales. ... Super League was a rugby league competition that was held in Australia in 1997. ...

Soccer

  • Anglo-Australian Football Association
  • Queensland British Football Association
  • South Australian British Football Association
  • Southern British Football Association
  • Tasmania British Football Association
  • National Soccer League

The National Soccer League, or NSL, was the former national football (soccer) competition in Australia, overseen by Soccer Australia and later the Australian Soccer Association. ...

Canada

Baseball

A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... The Canadian Baseball League, Canadas first professional baseball league, was an Independent minor league that operated in 2003. ...

Basketball

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... This league isnt to be confused with the National Basketball League of the 1930s and 1940s. ...

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The Federal Amateur Hockey League is a defunct Canadian ice hockey league that played three seasons from 1903 to 1906. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... Canadian Hockey Association can refer to: A short-lived hockey competition that ran from 1909 to 1910. ... The Pacific Coast Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league in western Canada, operating from 1911 to 1924 when it merged with the Western Canada Hockey League. ... The Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921, was a major professional ice hockey league originally based in the prairies of Canada. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The Metro Junior A ice hockey league was created in 1961 by Toronto Maple Leafs owner Stafford Smythe in an attempt to rival the OHA. The Toronto Marlboros, who were also owned by the Leafs, were withdrawn from the OHA and placed in a league with promoted Junior B teams... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... Roller Hockey International was a roller hockey league in North America between 1993-97 and 1999. ...

Soccer

Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Canadian Soccer League was a professional soccer league in Canada from 1987 to 1992. ... The Canadian National Soccer League, originally just the National Soccer League, until 1993, was a professional soccer league in Canada that existed from 1922 to 1997. ...

New Zealand

Rugby union

A rugby union scrum. ... The Air New Zealand Cup (also referred to by its previous name of the National Provincial Championship, its abbreviation of NPC, or for sponsorship reasons as the Air New Zealand NPC) is New Zealands professional domestic rugby union competition. ... The Heartland Championship, known for sponsorship reasons as the AA Rewards Heartland Championship,[1] is an amateur domestic rugby union competition in New Zealand. ...

United Kingdom

Basketball

  • National Basketball League (1974-2003)

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...

Football (soccer)

Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Football Alliance was an association football league in England from 1889 to 1892. ... The Athenian League was an English amateur football league in and around London. ... The Chiltonian League was an English association football league that existed from 1984 until it merged with the Hellenic League in 2000. ... The Surrey Senior League was a regional football league in Surrey, England and environs that in 2003 merged into the Combined Counties League as its First Division. ...

United States

Pro Baseball

The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NAPBBP), or simply the National Association (NA), was founded in 1871 and lasted through the 1875 season. ... The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... The Union Association was a league in Major League Baseball which lasted only for one season in 1884. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... The National Colored League or the League of Colored Baseball Clubs was the first attempt to have a league consisting of all-black teams, predating Rube Fosters Negro National League by over three decades. ... The National Colored League or the League of Colored Baseball Clubs was the first attempt to have a league consisting of all-black teams, predating Rube Fosters Negro National League by over three decades. ... The Negro National League was one of the several Negro Leagues which were established during the period in the United States in which organized baseball was segregated. ... The second Negro National League was established in 1933, two years after the first Negro National League had disbanded. ... The Eastern Colored League was one of the several Negro Leagues which were created during the time organized baseball was segregated. ... In 1929 some of the Eastern Colored League teams competed in the American Negro League which just played that one season with Baltimore Black Sox taking the pennant. ... The Negro American League was one of the several Negro Leagues which were created during the time organized baseball was segregated. ... The Players League, also known as The Brotherhood, was an attempt to establish a third major baseball league in 1890. ... The Federal League was the last major attempt to establish a third major league in baseball in the United States in direct competition with and opposition to the established American and National Leagues in 1914 and 1915. ... The American Association was a minor baseball league at the Class AAA (Triple-A) level of baseball in the United States from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997. ... The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a womens professional baseball league which existed from 1943 to 1954. ... The Continental League was a proposed third major league for baseball. ... The Senior Professional Baseball Association was a winter baseball league based in Florida for players age 35 and over (with a minimum age of 32 for catchers). ... The Great Central League was a short-lived baseball league of four teams that played baseball in the upper Midwest in 1994. ... The Western Baseball League was an independent minor league, whose member teams were not associated with any Major League Baseball teams. ...

Pro Basketball

The All American Basketball Alliance was formed in 1977, with the intention of competing with the established Continental Basketball Association as the premier basketball minor league in the United States. ... The All-American Professional Basketball League was a minor basketball league formed in 2005 by millionaire Worth Christie. ... For information about the ABA that began in 2000 see American Basketball Association (21st century). ... The American Basketball League was the first true professional basketball league. ... The American Basketball League played one full season, 1961-1962, and part of 1962-1963. ... The American Basketball League of 1996 was an attempt to establish an independent professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949. ... National Professional Basketball League was a pro basketball league in the USA in (1950-51). ... The Professional Basketball League of America (1947-48) was a basketball league in the USA that was started in 1947 in response to the tremendous upsurge in interest in basketball in the era immediately following World War II. The organization was underfunded compared to its competitors, the Basketball Association of... Womens Professional Basketball League (abbreviated WBL) was an attempt to establish a professional womens basketball league in the United States. ... World Professional Basketball Tournament was an invitational tournament for professional basketball teams in the United States held in Chicago, Illinois by the Chicago Herald American. ... World Basketball League or WBL was a minor professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. ... The International Basketball League (IBL) was a short lived professional basketball league in the United States. ...

Pro Gridiron Football

The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the rival National Football League from 1946 to 1949. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... The Continental Football League was an American football league played in North America from 1965 through 1969. ... The Indoor Football League began in 1999 as an offshoot of the troubled Professional Indoor Football League. ... The Indoor Professional Football League (IPFL) was the new incarnation of the Professional Indoor Football League, which started in 1998. ... The Professional Indoor Football League was the first league to successfully play indoor football as a paid pro-league sport other than the Arena Football League. ... The Professional Spring Football League (PSFL) was an outdoor football league slated to begin in 1992. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... The XFL was a professional American football league that played for one season in 2001. ...

Pro Hockey

World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... The Pacific Coast Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league in western Canada, operating from 1911 to 1924 when it merged with the Western Canada Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... Roller Hockey International was a roller hockey league in North America between 1993-97 and 1999. ...

Pro Soccer

The American Football Association was the only pro soccer league in the United States to be formed before the United States Soccer Federation formed in 1913. ... The American Soccer League, operating between 1921 and 1933, was the first significant viable professional soccer league in the United States. ... The Contintel Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1993 to 1997. ... This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... WUSA logo The Womens United Soccer Association formed in 2001 as a soccer league for women in the United States. ... The World Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1998 to 2001 and consisted of nine teams. ... The United Soccer League was a professional soccer league in the United States in the mid-1980s. ...

Pro Lacrosse

The National Lacrosse League is a lacrosse league that lasted two seasons: 1974 and 1975. ... The American Lacrosse League was an professional outdoor lacrosse league that started play in 1988. ...

Other

Majority below from Reference: http://www. ... Major League Volleyball was a womens professional volleyball league in the United States. ... Pro Cricket is a professional cricket league in the United States. ... There have been several professional Softball leagues in the United States. ... World Team Tennis is a league of team tennis in the United States. ... A new variation of American football is Womens American football. ... The Womens Professional Football League (WPFL) is the original and longest operating womens pro American football league in the United States. ... The Womens Western Volleyball League was created by Ralph William Christ. ...

External links

  • Defunct sports leagues
  • North American Pro Sports Teams- Lists every imaginable league that has operated in Canada and / or the United States. Grouped by city.

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BIGpedia - Basketball - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (3092 words)
It is one of the most popular sports in the United States, and is also popular in other parts of the world, including South America, southern Europe, Asia, and the former Soviet Union.
Basketball is unusual in that it is a sport that was invented essentially by one man. In 1891, Dr James Naismith, a Canadian minister on the faculty of a college for YMCA professionals in Springfield, Massachusetts, sought an indoor game of vigor and grace to keep young men occupied during the long New England winters.
Leagues came and went, and barnstorming squads such as the New York Rens and the Original Celtics played up to two hundred games a year on their national tours.
Wikipedia search result (4136 words)
Outside of the United States and Canada, the sport is usually referred to as American football (or sometimes as gridiron or gridiron football) to differentiate it from other football games.
The NFL operates a developmental league, NFL Europa, with teams in five German cities and one in the Netherlands.
The sport is popular as an amateur activity in Mexico and American Samoa and to a lesser extent in Japan, Europe, Korea, New Zealand and Australia.
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