What Sports Originated In the United States?

There are at least three sports that originated in the United States.

Basketball, Volleyball, invented in Holyoke, Massachusetts, by William Morgan in 1895, for sedentary businessmen who found the new sport of basketball too strenuous.

Rodeo, first formalized as a sport in Prescott, Arizona.

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