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List of professional sports leagues

This is a list of professional sports leagues.

A sports league is a professional body that governs the competition of its teams.[clarification needed] They make the rules for competition and behavior and disciplines its members as necessary. This is done through a structure that varies by league. Some are made up of a board of governors that have a commissioner or president, while others are single entity organizations where the league owns the franchises and therefore does not have a board of governors.[clarification needed]

This list attempts to show those sports leagues for which all players and teams are paid to play. In other words, these players can be considered to play their chosen sport as their profession. Some leagues don't pay well enough to allow players to use them as their primary or only source of income, but because the players are paid, it's still considered professional, or semi-professional. As such, some leagues listed here may not be fully professional.

Auto racingEdit

BadmintonEdit

BandyEdit

BaseballEdit

AmericasEdit

  Multinational

  Argentina

  Canada and   United States

  Colombia

  Curaçao

  Dominican Republic

  Mexico

  Nicaragua

  Panama

  Puerto Rico

  Venezuela

Asia/OceaniaEdit

  Multinational

  Australia and   New Zealand

  South Korea:

  Japan:

  Taiwan:

EuropeEdit

  Italy

  Netherlands

BasketballEdit

BowlingEdit

BoxingEdit

CricketEdit

CurlingEdit

CyclingEdit

  United States

  India

  • International Cycling League
  • Pro Cycle Cycling

  Italy

International

Gridiron football: American football & Canadian footballEdit

Football: Association footballEdit

Football: Australian rules footballEdit

Football: FutsalEdit

FencingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

GolfEdit

Men'sEdit

Top-level toursEdit

Senior toursEdit

Developmental toursEdit

Women'sEdit

Top-level toursEdit

Senior toursEdit

Developmental toursEdit

  • Symetra Tour (second-tier US tour, operated by the LPGA)
  • Ladies European Tour Access Series, LETAS,[12] the official feeder tour to the Ladies European Tour, has been formed to give players not part of a major tour an opportunity to compete and progress on to the Ladies European Tour.
  • Step Up Tour (second-tier Japanese tour, operated by the LPGA of Japan)
  • Swedish Golf Tour (women's version is a second-tier tour in Sweden, feeding to the Ladies European Tour)

Ice hockeyEdit

North AmericaEdit

  Canada and   United States

  United States only

AsiaEdit

  Japan,   South Korea, and   Russia

  Kazakhstan

  Turkey

EuropeEdit

  Austria,   Croatia,   Hungary,   Czech Republic, and   Italy

  Austria,   Italy, and   Slovenia

  Belarus

  Czech Republic

  Denmark

  France

  Finland

  Germany

  Hungary and   Romania

  Latvia

  Lithuania

  Netherlands and   Belgium

  Norway

  Poland

  Russia,   Belarus,   China,   Finland,   Kazakhstan,   Latvia, and   Slovakia

  Russia only

  Slovakia

   Switzerland

  Sweden

  Ukraine

  United Kingdom (  England,   Scotland,   Wales, and   Northern Ireland)

OceaniaEdit

  Australia

Inline hockeyEdit

KabaddiEdit

International Tournaments

  Russia,   Maldives,   North Korea,   New Zealand,   Philippines,   Spain,   Guyana,   Chile,   Cambodia,   Indonesia,   Malaysia,   Israel,   Sri Lanka,   Canada,   Argentina,   Kenya,   Saudi Arabia,   Japan and   UAE)

Kabaddi Leagues

KickboxingEdit

LacrosseEdit

Box / Indoor lacrosseEdit

  United States and   Canada

Field lacrosseEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Motorcycle racingEdit

NetballEdit

SpeedwayEdit

RacquetballEdit

Roll BallEdit

  India

  United States

  • Roll Ball One

  United Kingdom

  • Pro Roll Ball One

  European Union

  • Roll Ball League

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

  Multinational

  Australia and   Fiji

  Canada and   United States

  England

  France

  Italy

  • Top12 (semi-professional)

  Ireland

  Japan

  Namibia and   South Africa

  New Zealand

  Russia

  Wales

SnookerEdit

SoftballEdit

Table tennisEdit

Team handballEdit

TennisEdit

Track and fieldEdit

UltimateEdit

Video gaming/Electronic sportsEdit

  United States

AsiaEdit

  China

  India

  South Korea

  Taiwan/  Hong Kong/  Macau

Southeast Asia

Multiple regionsEdit

VolleyballEdit

Water poloEdit

Professional wrestlingEdit

United States
India
Japan
Mexico

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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