What Are Some Sports That Are on TV?


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Sports broadcast on television include golf, soccer, NASCAR auto racing and horse racing, as of 2015. Other sports that are available on TV are football and baseball.

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What Are Some Sports That Are on TV?
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Certain cable channels are dedicated to other sports such as college sports, mixed martial arts, boxing and professional wrestling. Combat sports are commonly restricted to pay-per-view channels. Additional televised sports include tennis, fishing and rugby.

Schedules for televised sporting events may be found through TV Guide and other network specific resources. TV Guide features schedules for the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association.

Examples of general national sports networks in the United States are the CBS Sports Network, ESPN, Fox Sports and NBCSN. Specialty sport networks include the Golf Channel, WWE Network, Tennis Channel and Universal Sports. Networks that primarily focus on college sports are the Big Ten Network, ESPNU, Fox College Sports and the Pac-12 Network. Comcast SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Sportsnet are examples of regional sport networks.

In the United States, the first sport to be shown on television was a college basketball game between the Columbia Lions and Princeton Tigers in May 1939. The very first American football game was broadcast several months later in September 1939.

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