The most popular sport in England is swimming, followed by athletics, football and cycling in second, third and fourth places, respectively. As of April 2013, 2.9 million people participate in swimming events and 1.96 million people participate in athletic events. About 1.87 million people take to cycling in England.Continue Reading
The London Olympic Games and the Tour de France may have contributed to this rise in interest in swimming, athletics and cycling.
Rugby union, golf and football have seen significant drops in the numbers of participants, while swimming, tennis and boxing are on the rise in popularity.Learn more about Soccer/Football
The Premier League's website has previews and post-match articles and statistics for England's top-flight soccer league on its website. British and American newspapers and electronic media also present information on Premier League fixtures.Full Answer >
Live scoreboards for college athletics can be found in a number of places online depending on the sport desired. For some sports, ESPN.com hosts a page with a scoreboard that updates each active game. If a sport cannot be found here, NCAA.com hosts a page for each sport it sponsors.Full Answer >
To find a youth indoor soccer league in your area, start by contacting major youth athletics organizations such as the American Youth Soccer Organization or the Young Men's Christian Association. The availability of different types of leagues varies by region.Full Answer >
As of March 2015, the highest-paid football player in England is Wayne Rooney of Manchester United. Under the contract extension Rooney accepted in 2014, he earns slightly over $420,000 per week and approximately $26 million per year, including commercial rights.Full Answer >