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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.

Contents

"Auto racing[edit]

"Badminton[edit]

 England

 India

"Bandy[edit]

 "Finland

 Russia

 Sweden

"Baseball[edit]

America[edit]

 United States and  Canada

 "Colombia

 "Dominican Republic

 Mexico

 "Nicaragua

 "Panama

 "Puerto Rico

 "Venezuela

Asia[edit]

Australia[edit]

 Australia

Europe[edit]

 Austria

 Germany

 Italy

 Netherlands

 Sweden

"Basketball[edit]

"Boxing[edit]

Major promotions

Major sanctioning bodies

"Bowling[edit]

"Cricket[edit]

Africa[edit]

Americas[edit]

"West Indies

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Oceania[edit]

 Australia

 New Zealand

"Curling[edit]

"Cycling[edit]

 United States

International

Gridiron football: "American football & "Canadian football[edit]

 United States

 Canada

 Japan

 "India

 Germany

 Mexico

Football: "Association football[edit]

Football: "Australian rules football[edit]

Football: "Futsal[edit]

 "Argentina

 Brazil

 "India

 "Indonesia

 "Iran

 Italy

 "Kyrgyzstan

 "Japan

 "South Korea

 "Portugal

 Spain

 Russia

 "Thailand

 "Turkey

 "Uzbekistan

"Fencing[edit]

"Field Hockey[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Australia[edit]

"Golf[edit]

Men's[edit]

Top-level tours[edit]

Senior tours[edit]

Developmental tours[edit]

Women's[edit]

Top-level tours[edit]

Senior tours[edit]

Developmental tours[edit]

"Ice hockey[edit]

Americas

 Canada and  United States

 United States only

Asia

 Japan,  "South Korea, and  China

 "Kazakhstan

Eurasia

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

 Russia only

 "Turkey

Europe

 "Austria,  "Slovenia,  "Hungary,  "Czech Republic, and  Italy

 "Belarus

 "Czech Republic

 "Denmark

 France

 "Finland

 Germany

 "Hungary and  "Romania

 Italy

 "Latvia

 "Lithuania

 Netherlands and  Belgium

 "Norway

 Poland

 "Slovakia

  "Switzerland

 Sweden

 "Ukraine

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

Oceania

 Australia

"Inline hockey[edit]

"Kabaddi[edit]

International

Asia

 "India

"Lacrosse[edit]

"Box / Indoor lacrosse[edit]

 United States and  Canada

"Field lacrosse[edit]

"Mixed martial arts[edit]

"Motorcycle racing[edit]

"Speedway[edit]

"Rugby league[edit]

 Australia

 France

 England

 "Lebanon

 New Zealand

 "Papua New Guinea

 Russia

 United States

"Rugby union[edit]

International

 Argentina

 Australia

 England

 France

 Italy

"Ireland Ireland

 Japan

 New Zealand

 Russia

 "Scotland

 "South Africa

 United States

 "Wales

"Softball[edit]

 "India

 United States

 "United Kingdom

"Table tennis[edit]

World

"Team handball[edit]

"Tennis[edit]

Asia[edit]

 "India

"Track and field[edit]

"Ultimate[edit]

 United States

Video gaming/"Electronic sports[edit]

 United States

Asia[edit]

 "China

 "India

 "South Korea

 "Taiwan/ "Hong Kong/ "Macau

Southeast Asia

Multiple regions[edit]

"Volleyball[edit]

"Water polo[edit]

"Wrestling[edit]

 "India

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.abalive.com
  2. ^ "Home - ASEAN Basketball League". 
  3. ^ "Turkish Airlines EuroLeague - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL". 
  4. ^ http://www.kbl.or.kr
  5. ^ "NBA.com". 
  6. ^ "Home - NBA D-League". 
  7. ^ "LNB - Liga Nacional de Basquete". 
  8. ^ "Philippine Basketball Association - Official Website of the Philippine Basketball Association". 
  9. ^ "freeSOFT usbl.com". Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Let's play Basketball!!". 
  11. ^ "WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA". 
  12. ^ "WNBL - Women's National Basketball League". 
  13. ^ "NFL.com - Official Site of the National Football League". 
  14. ^ http://www.fxfl.com
  15. ^ "ARENAFOOTBALL.COM". 
  16. ^ "CFL.ca - Official site of the Canadian Football League". 
  17. ^ "Xリーグ 公式サイト". 
  18. ^ "AMERICAN FOOTBALL IN INDIA: ELITE FOOTBALL LEAGUE OF INDIA". bleacher report. 
  19. ^ Brown, Wendy (17 July 2012). "Soldiers share football skills with German semi-pro team". "United States Army. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  20. ^ Weinfuss, Josh (November 17, 2016). "From youth to pro, American football has taken root in Mexico". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016. The Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional, based in Mexico City, concluded its first season in April, and reports said attendance exceeded 5,000 fans per game for the inaugural four-team campaign. 
  21. ^ "The official website of the Australian Football League - AFL.com.au". 
  22. ^ http://www.americanfencingleague.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
  23. ^ Design, Thrax. "LET Access Series - Home Page". 
  24. ^ "Münchner Leukämie Labor". mll.comm. 
  25. ^ http://www.superfightleague.com/
  26. ^ "Maharashtra win inaugural edition of India's Softball League". Business Standard. 
  27. ^ "Chinese or not, Indian TT League in July: Promoter". Times of India. 
  28. ^ "Home - Diamond League". 
  29. ^ http://iesl.in/2014_blr/main_event.html.  Missing or empty |title= ("help)
  30. ^ "India is getting its first major esports league". The Next Web. 

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