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In terms of sports Americans play, wrestling, softball, football, hockey and baseball are long-term losers.
The latest authoritative Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association annual report on U.S. sports participation, based on about 15,000 individual surveys and 24,000 households surveys, is out. The survey asks Americans if they competed in a specific sport in the last year. Several traditional sports are down, while rugby is up 51% to 1.1 million, part of a trend in the growth of nich sports.