Sports in California

Far more than any other US state, sports in California include more than twenty major professional sports franchises. Even though The Greater Los Angeles area is home to ten major-league franchises, it is the largest metropolitan area without a team in the National Football League. Sacramento has one major-league team and San Diego has two. The San Francisco Bay Area has nine major-league teams spread amongst three cities: San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco.


Major League Baseball:

  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Oakland Athletics
  • San Diego Padres
  • San Francisco Giants

National Basketball Association:

  • Golden State Warriors - Based in Oakland
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Sacramento Kings

National Football League:

  • Oakland Raiders
  • San Diego Chargers
  • San Francisco 49ers

National Hockey League:

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks

Major League Soccer:

  • Chivas USA - Based in Carson
  • Los Angeles Galaxy - Also based in Carson
  • San Jose Earthquakes - Based in Santa Clara

Women's National Basketball Association:

  • Los Angeles Sparks


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