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06Jan 20
Is soccer the future of sports in America?

Is soccer the future of sports in America?

Attendance at professional sports events in the United States is falling. Maybe because more people are watching sports at home. But TV ratings for some sports are dropping, too. One sport that seems to have a very bright future is Major League Soccer. Young people are more interested in soccer than older people. The potential…

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06Jan 20

Is soccer the future of sports in America?

Attendance at professional sports events in the United States is falling. Maybe because more people are watching sports at home. But TV ratings for some sports are dropping, too. One…

06Jan 20

An exciting time for pro lacrosse

Over the same three days in Boston in 2019, three pro hockey leagues celebrated their opening weekends. Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the new Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), and the Women’s…

06Jan 20

Hockey culture needs to change

In Minnesota, two teenage hockey players have been called racial slurs on the ice. In Canada, a head coach used a slur on a player who was listening to rap…

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The Play Like a Pro series covers the basics of playing six popular professional team sports: baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Each title covers one sport in detail, from getting started to life as a pro and what pros do once they retire. Readers learn about the drive, dedication, preparation, hard work, skills, choices, and sacrifices involved in becoming a top athlete. They also learn more about the sports they love.

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