Ultimate Sports Reference Guide

Sports play a defining role in popular culture. Sports shape and define community identity: local communities rally behind their home teams and professional and college teams create their own communities by bringing fans of different backgrounds and locations together around a common interest. Playoffs, tournaments, and championship games bring families, friends, and neighbors together to eat, celebrate, and support their teams. The economic impact of sports underscores the importance of sports in American national culture: in the United States alone, spectator sports are a $360 billion industry, which includes ticket sales, merchandise, advertising, publishing, and other related activities.


Associations

  • NFL: The official site of the National Football league. Includes schedules, team pages, and fantasy league information.
  • MLB: The official site of Major League Baseball. Includes scoreboards, schedules, and fantasy league information.
  • NBA: The official site of the National Basketball Association. Includes schedules, statistics, and player information.
  • WNBA: The official site of the Women's National Basketball Association. Includes standings, schedules, statistics, and fantasy league information.
  • NHL: The official site of the National Hockey League. Includes news, statistics, and schedules.
  • PGA: The official site of the PGA of America. Information on courses, equipment, and golf instruction.
  • LPGA: The official site of the LPGA of America. Information on tournaments, scores, and golfers.
  • USL Soccer: The official site of the United Soccer League. Information on teams, schedules, and statistics.
  • Major League Soccer: The official site of Major League Soccer. Includes club information, statistics, and schedules.
  • U.S. Soccer: The official site of U.S. Soccer. Includes information on teams, tournaments, and schedules.
  • NASCAR: The official site of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Includes standings, news, and schedules.
  • IDL: The official site of the Indy Racing League. Includes information on drivers, schedules, and statistics.
  • F1: The official site of Formula 1 Racing. Includes information on teams and drivers, races and results.
  • ATP: The official site of the Association of Tennis Professionals. Includes information on tournaments, players, and scores.

Halls of Fame

  • Professional Football: The official site of the Professional Football Hall of Fame, located in Canton, Ohio.
  • Baseball: The official site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, New York.
  • Basketball: The official site of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • Hockey: The official site of the Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Canada.
  • Soccer: The official site of the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame, located in Oneonta, New York.
  • Golf: The official site of the World Golf Hall of Fame, located in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • Tennis: The official site of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • NASCAR: The official site of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sports Magazines and Publications

  • Sports Illustrated: The online home of Sports Illustrated Magazine. Includes articles on NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, college basketball, NASCAR, and more.
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids: The official site of Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine. Includes games, videos, and sports news.
  • ESPN The Magazine: The online home of ESPN The Magazine, available to ESPN Insiders.
  • Sporting News: The official site of Sporting News magazine. News, blogs, and information on the NHL, MLB, NBA, NHL, college football and basketball, NASCAR, golf, and boxing.
  • Golf Digest Magazine: The official site of Golf Digest Magazine. Player information, news, and blogs.
  • Golf Magazine: The official site of Golf Magazine. News and information on equipment and instruction.
  • Pro Football Weekly: The official site of Pro Football Weekly magazine. News, analysis, team and player information, draft news, blogs, and fantasy league information.
  • Tennis: The official site of Tennis magazine. News, podcasts, schedule and player information, and live scores.
  • Soccer America: The official site of Soccer America magazine. Soccer news and information on the print magazine.
  • NASCAR Illustrated: The official site of NASCAR Illustrated magazine. Headlines, subscription information, and links to a comprehensive NASCAR news site.

Fantasy

  • Yahoo! Fantasy: Yahoo! Fantasy Sports, includes fantasy football, baseball, basketball, and hockey leagues.
  • CBS Fantasy: CBS Sports Fantasy Sports; includes fantasy football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and college football leagues.
  • Fox Sports: Fox Sports Fantasy Sports; includes fantasy football and baseball leagues.
  • Roto Experts: This site includes fantasy information and player to help players improve their fantasy game.

Scores and News

  • ESPN: Sports news and commentary on NFL, MLB, NHL, college football and basketball, NASCAR, soccer, golf, and more.
  • AOL Sports: News, headlines, and scores for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and motorsports, golf, and more.
  • NBC Sports: News and blogs on NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college football, soccer, tennis, motorsports, golf, and more.
  • USA Today Sports: News, headlines, and information on MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, college football and basketball, motor sports, golf, UFC, and more. Also includes fantasy league information.
  • Sports News 24 Hours: News, scores, and more on baseball, basketball, boxing, cycling, football, golf, and international sports such as cricket, gymnastics, and rugby.
  • ABC Sports: ABC's Wide World of Sports online.

Sports Blogs

  • Yardbarker: Opinions, gossip, rumors, and news from many sports blogs.
  • Sports by Brooks: Blogging on players, owners, and sports news.
  • The Big Lead: Sports opinions, rumors, and news.
  • isportsweb: News and opinions on MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and college football and basketball.
  • SB Nation Blogs: Links to affiliated blogs dedicated to most major sports.
  • The Gally Blog: Sports news, opinions, jokes, and rumors.