The United States is a sports-loving country. Many Americans participate in sports, and many more are diehard fans of the major spectator sports. Star athletes earn high salaries, and benefit from lucrative contracts to endorse sports clothing or other products and services. The market for branded athletic shoes and clothing is large. Many Americans enjoy wearing team jerseys or parts of team uniforms that display the logo of their favorite team on the front, and often the name of their favorite player on the back.
The sections that follow detail the major participatory and spectator sports popular in the United States.
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