Some team names for women's sports include the Sparks, Beauts, Bandits and Rebellion. Many women's sports teams use the same names as men's teams, and most names are gender neutral. Women's professional soccer teams typically use "footnball club" titles.
The Women's National Basketball Association is the largest women's professional sports league in North America, as of 2015. The basketball league is considered the female counterpart to the NBA. The league currently features twelve teams, including Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks. Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, San Antonio Stars, Seattle Storm and Tulsa Shock round out the rest of the league.
The National Women's Hockey League, which begins play in the 2015-16 season, has four teams: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters.
The National Women's Soccer League began play in 2013 and features nine teams in 2015, including the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Houston Dash, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spiri, and Western New York Flash.
National Pro Fastpitch is a women's professional softball league that features five teams: USSSA Florida Pride, Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge and Pennsylvania Rebellion.