List of professional sports leagues


List of professional sports leagues

A list of professional sports leagues:

Auto racing

* A1 Grand Prix ( [http://www.a1gp.com Official Page] )
* American Le Mans Series ( [http://www.americanlemans.com/ Official Site] )
* British Touring Car Championship ( [http://www.btcc.net Official Site] )
* DTM - German Touring Car Masters ( [http://www.dtm.de Official Page] )
* Formula One, Grand Prix racing ( [http://www.formula1.com Official Site] )
* FIA GT Championship ( [http://www.fiagt.com Official Site] )
* IndyCar Series (Indy Racing League) ( [http://www.indyracing.com Official Page] )
* NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) ( [http://www.nascar.com Official Page] ):
** Sprint Cup Series
** Nationwide Series
** Craftsman Truck Series
** NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (Canada) ( [http://www.nascar.ca Official Page] )
** NASCAR Corona Series (Mexico) ( [http://www.nascarmexico.com Official Page] )
* NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) ( [http://www.nhra.com Official Page] )
* V8 Supercar (Australia) ( [http://www.v8supercars.com.au Official Page] )
* World Rally Championship ( [http://www.wrc.com Official Page] )
* FIA World Touring Car Championship ( [http://www.fiawtcc.com Official Site] )

Baseball

* China Baseball League (China)
* Chinese Professional Baseball League (Taiwan)
* Dominican Winter Baseball League
* Independent Baseball (United States/Canada)
** American Association of Independent Professional Baseball
** Atlantic League of Professional Baseball
** Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball
** Continental Baseball League
** Frontier League
** Golden Baseball League
** Liga Norte de Sonora
** Northern League
** South Coast League
** United League Baseball
* Korean Baseball Organization
* MLB - Major League Baseball
* MiLB - Minor League Baseball
** ApL - Appalachian League
** AzL - Arizona League
** AzFL - Arizona Fall League
** CalL - California League
** CarL - Carolina League
** EL - Eastern League
** FSL - Florida State League
** GCL - Gulf Coast League
** IL - International League
** LMB - Mexican League
** LMP - Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (Winter League)
** MwL - Midwest League
** NYPL - New York - Penn League
** NwL - Northwest League
** PCL - Pacific Coast League
** PBL - Pro Baseball League
** PL - Pioneer League
** SAL - South Atlantic League
** SL - Southern League
** TL - Texas League
* Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan)
* Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League
* Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

Basketball

*A1 Liga (Croatia)
*ACB - Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (Spain, first level)
*ABA - American Basketball Association ( [http://www.abalive.com Official Page] )
*Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina
*BBL - Basketball BundesLiga (Germany)
*BBL - British Basketball League (United Kingdom)
*BLNO (Norway)
*BSN - National Superior Basketball (Puerto Rico)
*CBA - Chinese Basketball Association
*CBA - Continental Basketball Association ( [http://www.cbahoopsonline.com Official Page] )
*E.O.K. - Greece Basketball Association ( [http://www.basket.gr Official page] )
*Euroleague - Pan-European competition for elite clubs ( [http://www.euroleague.net/ Official Page] )
*IBL - International Basketball League
*KBL - Korean Basketball League (South Korea) ( [http://www.kbl.or.kr Official Page] )
*Korisliiga (Finland)
*LEB - Liga Española de Baloncesto (Spain, second level)
*LEGA Basket A (Italy, first level)
*LegADue (Italy, second level)
*Ligat HaAl (Israel)
* LKL - Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga (Lithuania)
* LNB - Liga Nacional de Básquetbol (Argentina)
* LNB - Ligue Nationale de Basketball (France)
* LNBP - Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (Mexico)
* Naša Sinalko Liga (Serbia)
* NBA - National Basketball Association ( [http://www.nba.com Official Page] )
* NBA D-League - NBA Development League ( [http://www.nbdl.com Official Page] )
* NBA Summer Pro League
* NBL - National Basketball League (Australia)
* NLB League, also known as Adriatic League (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia)
* Opportunity League (Montenegro)
* PBA - Philippine Basketball Association (Philippines)
* PBL - Premier Basketball League (United States)
* PLK - Polska Liga Koszykówki, also called Dominet Bank Ekstraliga for sponsorship reasons (Poland, men) [http://www.plk.pl Official page]
* PLKK - Polska Liga Koszykówki Kobiet, also called Torell Basket Liga for sponsorship reasons (Poland, women) [http://www.plkk.pl Official page]
* SKL - known for sponsorship reasons as Liga UPC Telemach (Slovenia)
* SBL - Super Basketball League (Taiwan)
* TBL - Turkish Basketball League
* TPBL - Texas Pro Basketball League
* USBL - United States Basketball League ( [http://www.usbl.com/ Official Page] )
* WBA - World Basketball Association
* WNBA - Women's National Basketball Association ( [http://www.wnba.com Official Page] )

Bowling

* Professional Bowlers Association
* United States Bowling Congress

Boxing

* World Boxing Council
* World Boxing Association
* International Boxing Federation
* World Boxing Organization
* World Boxing League

Cricket

* Australia
** Sheffield Shield
** Ford Ranger One Day Cup
** KFC Twenty20 Big Bash
** Cricket Australia Cup
** Women's National Cricket League
** Tasmanian Grade Cricket
** Sydney Grade Cricket
** ING Cup
** Victorian Premier Cricket
** CA Under-19 Cup
** CA Under-17 Cup
* England
** County Championship
** Friends Provident Trophy
** Twenty20 Cup
** NatWest Trophy
** National League
** Second XI Championship
** Benson & Hedges Cup
** North v. South
** Pro40
** Minor Counties Cricket Championship
* India
** Indian Cricket League
** Indian Premier League
** NKP Salve Challenger Trophy
** Ranji Trophy
** Duleep Trophy
** Deodhar Trophy
** Irani Trophy
** Twenty20 Zonal Competition
** Vijay Hazare Trophy
** Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup
* New Zealand
** New Zealand first-class cricket championship
** State League
** State Twenty20 Cricket Tournament
** State Championship
** State Women's Twenty20
** New Zealand limited-overs cricket trophy
** Hawke Cup
* Kenya
** Zonal League
** N.P.C.A. 50 Over League
** N.P.C.A. 20 Over League
** Sahara Elite League
* South Africa
** MTN Domestic Championship
** South African Airways Provincial Challenges
** Standard Bank Pro 20 Series
** SuperSport Series
* Sri Lanka
** Henry Steele Olcott Memorial Cricket Tournament
** M. J. Gopalan Trophy
** Premier Limited Overs Tournament
** Premier Trophy
** Royal-Thomian
* Bangladesh
** National Cricket League of Bangladesh
** One-Day Cricket League of Bangladesh
* Pakistan
** ABN-AMRO Cup National One-day Championship
** ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup
** Nissar Trophy
** Patron's Trophy
** Pentangular Trophy
** Quaid-i-Azam Trophy
* Wales
** Minor Counties Cricket Championship
** MCCA Knockout Trophy
* West Indies {composed of each country with its own leagues)} -
* Barbados
* Guyana
* Jamaica
* Bermuda
* Leewards Islands
* Anguilla
* Antigua and Barbuda
* British Virgin Islands
* Nevis
* Montserrat
* St. Kitts
* St. Maarten
* United States Virgin Islands
* Trinidad & Tobago
* Bahamas
* Windward Islands
* Dominica Grenada
* St. Lucia
* St. Vincent & the Grenadines
* Cuba
** Carib Beer Cup
** KFC Cup
** Stanford 20/20
** TCL Under-19 West Indies Challenge
** TCL Under-19 West Indies Challenge Limited Overs Series
** Inter-Colonial Tournament
** WIWCF Women's Senior Tournament
* Barbados
** Sir Garfield Sobers Cricket Tournament
* Netherlands
** Nachenius Tjeenk Twenty20 Cup [http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004/OTHERS/NL_LOCAL/]
** Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond Cricket Tournament
** First Division
** Transitional Division
** Second Division
** Third Division
** Fourth Division
** Women Premier League
** Two-Day Competition
* Canada
** British Columbia Mainland Cricket Leagues
** Metro Vancouver Cricket League
** District Cricket Association [http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/2008/06/ugandas_kamyuka.php]
** Inter-Provincial Competition
** National 20/20 Competition
* Scotland
** Cricket Scotland 50 Over Competition
** Lloyds TSB Scotland League
* Bermuda
** 50-Overs League
** Open Cricket
** 20-20 Cricket
** Bowl-Off
* Japan
** J2C League A [http://www.cricket.or.jp/eng/match.php]
** J2C League B
** J1C
** J2C
** Women's Tournament
** Women's League
** Japan Korea 06
** Univ. Satellite
** Univ. (Men)
** Univ. (Women)
* Ireland
** Antalis Cup
** Senior Two Title
* Argentina
** The NEC Trophy [http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/2008/05/argentinian_dom.php]
** First Division Championship
** Robin Stuart Shield
** Saturday Championships
** Sunday Championships
** Twenty20 League [http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/2007/11/argentina_prepa.php]
* Namibia
** Standard Bank Cup
** SAA Provincial Challenge
* Rwanda
** The National Suffo League
* Nepal
** National League [http://www.cricket.com.np/]
** 2 Day National League
** National Twenty20 League
** U-19 National League
** Women Cricket League
* Zimbabwe
** Logan Cup
** Faithwear Cup [http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2007-08/ZIM_LOCAL/]
** Twenty20 Cup
** MTN Domestic Championship
* Nigeria
** GTA 20/20 CRICKET TOURNEY [http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/nigeria/]
** Iris Smart Technologies (CCC) League
** Super Four
** Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) Tournament
* Estonia
** Estonian cricket league
** Ice cricket
* Hong Kong
** Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes
** Summer Eights [http://www.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/ICC_MEMBERS/HKG/DOMESTIC.html#News]
** Saturday League
** Sunday League
** Social League
** Knock-out Tournament
** Hong Kong Cricket Association Round Robin
* Bahrain
** Bahrain Cricket League [http://www.cricketeurope4.net/DATABASE/ARTICLES2/articles/000033/003320.shtml]
* Chile
** Metropolitan Cup
* Singapore
** Stan Nagiah Trophy
* America
** Pro Cricket
** Major League Cricket
** Colorado Cricket League
** Central West Championship
** Twenty20 League
** FREEDOM T20 Cricket Tournament [http://www.cricketcouncilusa.com/News/RecentNews.aspx?NewsId=1]
* Uganda
** Castle Lager League [http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/2006/04/castle_lager_le.php]
** NCR20/20 Corporate League [http://content-www.cricinfo.com/other/content/story/352927.html]
** East and Central Africa Cricket Championship (ECACC)
** Mawanda Cup
** Africa Zone VI Championship
* Papua New Guinea
** Papua New Guinea National Championships [http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/2008/03/png_national_ch.php]
** Elite Super Series Twenty 20
** Elite Super Series 50 Over Competition
* Fiji
** Diwarka Prasad Trophy
** Pacific Games
* Samoa
** Pacific Games
* Tonga
** Pacific Games
* New Caledonia
** Pacific Games
*United Arab Emirates
** Alam Steel 4 Nations
** Pro Arch Trophy 2008
** AJCC -Corporate
** Alubond -Premier B

Curling

* Canadian Curling Association

Cycling

* American Bicycle Association Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
* National Bicycle League (BMX)
* USA Cycling (multi discipline)

International
*UCI ProTour

Field Hockey

*Indian Premier Hockey League

Football: American and Canadian

* National Football League ( [http://www.nfl.com Official Page] )
* Arena Football League ( [http://www.arenafootball.com Official Page] )

* Canadian Football League ( [http://www.cfl.ca Official Page] )

* X-League ( [http://www.xleague.com/ Official Page] )

See also the full list of leagues of American and Canadian football

Football: Association Football

* Kategoria superiore

* Algerian Championnat National

* Primera División Argentina

* Armenian Premier League

* Hyundai A-League

* Bundesliga

* AFFA Supreme League

* B.League
* Belarusian Premier League

* Belgian First Division

* Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano

* Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina

* Campeonato Brasileiro
* Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

* Bulgarian A Professional Football Group

* Canadian Soccer League

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* Chinese Super League

* Copa Mustang

* Primera División de Costa Rica

* Prva HNL

* Cypriot First Division

* Gambrinus Liga

*SAS Ligaen (top level)
*Viasat Sport Division (second level)

* Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol

* Primera División de Fútbol Profesional

* Egyptian League

* Premier League
* The Football League, composed of:
** Football League Championship
** Football League One
** Football League Two

* Meistriliiga

* Veikkausliiga

* Ligue 1
* Ligue 2

* 1st Bundesliga
* 2nd Bundesliga
* 3rd Liga

* Umaglesi Liga

* Super League Greece
* Second Division

* Liga Nacional de Honduras

* Hong Kong First Division League

* Borsodi Liga

* Landsbankadeild

* I-League
* I League 2nd Division
* National Football League (India) (Defunct)

* Liga Indonesia

* Persian Gulf Cup (Premier League)
* Azadegan League (1st Division)

* Iraq Super League

* FAI League of Ireland
** FAI Premier Division, the top level of the above

* Ligat ha'Al (Premier League)
* Liga Leumit (National League)

* Serie A
* Serie B
* Serie C1
* Serie C2

* J. League
* Japan Football League

* Kazakhstan Super League

* Kuwaiti Premier League

* Virsliga

* A Lyga

*Malaysia Super League
*Malaysia Premier League

* Maltese Premier League

* Makedonska 1. Liga

* Primera División de México (Premier Division)
* Primera División A
* Segunda División de Mexico
* Tercera División de México

*Divizia Naţională

*Montenegrin First League

* GNF 1

* Eredivisie
* Eerste Divisie

* Irish Premier League

* Tippeligaen (top level)
* Adeccoligaen (second level)

* Liga Paraguaya

* Primera División Peruana

* Orange Ekstraklasa

* Portuguese Liga
* Liga de Honra (second level)

* Qatar National First Division

*Liga I
*Liga II

* Russian Premier League

* Saudi Premier League

* Scottish Premier League
* Scottish Football League, composed of:
** Scottish First Division
** Scottish Second Division
** Scottish Third Division

* Singapore Professional Football League (S.League)

* Corgoň Liga

* PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije

* Serbian Superliga

* Premier Soccer League

* Korea Professional Football League (K-League)

* La Liga
* Liga BBVA

* Allsvenskan

* Swiss Super League
* Challenge League

* Syrian League

* Professional Football League

* Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
* Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 2

* Turkcell Super League
* TFF First League

* Ukrainian Premier League

* Primera División Uruguaya

* UAE League

* Major League Soccer (MLS) (US and Canada - premier league)
* United Soccer Leagues (USL)
** USL First Division
** USL Second Division
** USL W-League
* Major Indoor Soccer League

* Uzbek League

* Primera División Venezolana

* V-League

See also the full List of football (soccer) competitions

Football: Australian rules football

* Australian Football League ( [http://www.afl.com.au Official Page] )
* Victorian Football League
* South Australian National Football League ( [http://www.sanfl.com.au Official Page] )
* West Australian Football League
* Victorian Women's Football Leauue:See List of Australian rules football leagues and List of Australian rules football leagues outside Australia.

Golf

:"See main article: Professional golf tours."

Men's

Top-level tours

* PGA TOUR (United States)
* European Tour
* Japan Golf Tour
* Asian Tour (Asia outside Japan)
* PGA Tour of Australasia (Australia and New Zealand)
* Sunshine Tour (southern Africa, mainly South Africa)
* Canadian Professional Golf Tour

enior tours

* Champions Tour (United States)
* European Seniors Tour

Developmental tours

*Nationwide Tour (second-tier US tour, operated by the PGA TOUR)
*Challenge Tour (second-tier European tour)
*Japan Challenge Tour (second-tier Japanese tour)
*Alps Tour (third-tier tour operating in Austria, France, Italy, Morocco and Switzerland, with events also in the Czech Republic and Tunisia)
*EPD Tour (third-tier tour based in Germany)
*Gateway Tour (third-tier US tour)
*Minor Leauge Golf Tour (low cost fourth-tier US tour)
*NGA Hooters Tour (third-tier US tour)
*PGA EuroPro Tour (third-tier tour based in the UK)
*US Pro Golf Tour (third-tier US tour)
*Telia Tour (men's version is a fourth-tier tour based in Sweden)

Women's

Top-level tours

* LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association; United States)
* LPGA of Japan Tour
* Ladies European Tour
* LPGA of Korea Tour (South Korea)
* Ladies Asian Golf Tour (Asia outside of Japan and Korea)
* ALPG Tour (Australia)

enior tours

* Legends Tour (United States)

Developmental tours

* FUTURES Tour (second-tier US tour, operated by the LPGA)
* Telia Tour (women's version is a second-tier tour in Sweden, feeding to the Ladies European Tour)

Team Handball

* German Bundesliga (handball)
* Liga ASOBAL (Spain)
* Championnat de France de handball

Ice Hockey

* National Hockey League (United States and Canada)
* American Hockey League (United States and Canada)
* Central Hockey League (United States)
* Kontinental Hockey League (Russia, with teams also in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Latvia)
* Deutsche Eishockey Liga (Germany)
* ECHL (United States and Canada)
* Elitserien (Sweden)
* Asia League Ice Hockey (Japan, South Korea and China)
* Nationalliga A (Switzerland)
* SM-liiga (Finland)
* Southern Professional Hockey League (Southeastern United States)
* United Hockey League (United States)
* GET-ligaen (Norway)

"See also the full list of ice hockey leagues"

Inline hockey

Professional Inline Hockey Association (United States)

Lacrosse


=Box / Indoor lacrosse=

* NLL - National Lacrosse League (United States and Canada)
* MSL - Major Series Lacrosse (Canada)
* WLA - Western Lacrosse Association (Canada)
* ACL - Alantic Coast Lacrosse (Canada)
* WCL - West Coast Lacrosse (Canada)

Field lacrosse

* MLL - Major League Lacrosse (United States)

Mixed Martial Arts

*"United States:" Ultimate Fighting Championship a.k.a. UFC
**World Extreme Cagefighting a.k.a. WEC ("a division of UFC")
*"World Combat League" founded by Chuck Norris

Paintball

*NPPL- National professional paintball league(based in US)

See-List of paintball leagues, for complete list of all major professional leagues


=Speedway=

*"Czech Republic:" Ekstraliga
*"Denmark:" Danish Speedway League
*"Germany:" Bundesliga
*"Poland:"
**Speedway Ekstraliga
**Pierwsza Liga ("1st League")
**Druga Liga ("2nd League")
*"Sweden:"
**Elitserien
**Allsvenskan
*"United Kingdom:"
**Sky Sports Elite League
**Premier League
**Conference League

Rugby league

* Australia
** National Rugby League (one team in New Zealand)
** Queensland Cup
** New South Wales Cup
** Jim Beam Cup
* France
** French elite championship
** Lord Derby Cup
* Great Britain
** Super League (one team in France)
** National Leagues
** Challenge Cup
** National League Cup
* New Zealand
** Bartercard Cup
*United States
**American National Rugby League " Fact|date=May 2007"

Rugby union

* Professional Rugby Players Association
* IRB Sevens World Series
* (Australia)
** Super 14
** Australian Rugby Championship (defunct)
** Australian Provincial Championship (at least dormant)
* (England)
** Guinness Premiership
** Heineken Cup
** EDF Energy Cup
** European Rugby Shield
* (France)
** Ligue Nationale de Rugby
***Top 14
***Rugby Pro D2
** Heineken Cup
** European Rugby Shield
* (Italy)
** Super 10
** Heineken Cup
** European Rugby Shield
* (Ireland)
** Magners League
** Heineken Cup
** European Rugby Shield
* (Japan)
** Top League
** Microsoft Cup
* (New Zealand)
** Super 14
** Air New Zealand Cup
** Ranfurly Shield
* (Russia)
** Professional Rugby League
* (Scotland)
** Magners League
** Heineken Cup
** European Rugby Shield
* (South Africa)
** Super 14
** Currie Cup
*** Premier Division
*** First Division
** Vodacom Cup
* (Wales)
** Magners League
** Heineken Cup
** EDF Energy Cup
** European Rugby Shield

Softball

* National Pro Fastpitch

Tennis

* Association of Tennis Professionals
* Women's Tennis Association
* World TeamTennis


=Video games=

* Championship Gaming Series
* Cyberathlete Professional League
* Electronic Sports World Cup
* Major League Gaming
* World Cyber Games

Volleyball

* Lega Pallavolo Serie A (Italian League)
* Female Superior Volleyball League
* V.League
* Pro A (French League)
* AVP (beach volleyball)

ee also

* List of sports attendance figures
* NCAA
* List of defunct sports leagues
* List of developmental and minor sports leagues
* Little League, amateur baseball and softball league
* List of cities by number of pro-sports franchises (North American)

External links

* [http://www.angelfire.com/ns/agalley/napsl/napsl1.html North American Pro Sports Teams] - Lists every imaginable league that has operated in Canada and / or the United States. Grouped by city.


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