Sports are competitive or recreational pursuits that require a degree
of physical strength or skill. Sports include organized games, in
which the results are scored, as well as outdoor recreational activities
such as hunting, fishing, and hiking.
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Team sports are those in which one team of players opposes another group
of players with the common objective of achieving victory; individual
sports are those in which players achieve victory based on individual
merit. Professional team sports are played according to seasonal
schedules. For example, Major League Baseball is played during the
months of April through October, pro football is played from September
through January, and basketball is played indoors during the cold weather
Outdoor sporting activities are often pursued when climatic conditions are
suitable. For instance, snow skiing and ice fishing are popular
during the cold winter months while water skiing and surfing are enjoyable
during the warm summer months. Many outdoor enthusiasts like to go
hiking, camping, and hunting during Autumn, when the weather is temperate
and the leaves are changing colors.
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