Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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List Criteria: Consider the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB teams from each city

The cities with the best sports teams dominate all others in North America with successful and popular teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB. These basketball, hockey, football, baseball and college sports towns consistently compete among the elite, bring home titles and earn the jealousy of sports fans outside of these metro areas, which are also some of the coolest cities around.

Having dominated the 2000s, it's hard to argue that Boston, Massachusetts, is not the best sports city in the country. Between the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins, Beantown is the only city to earn professional sporting championships in all four major sports within a 10-year span starting with the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory in 2002 and concluding when the Boston Bruins took home the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Other cities might not have as many titles in a short amount of time, but their home teams are among the top all-time leaders in championships. Take New York City for example. The Yankees have 27 World Series titles but are only a fraction of the sports action in the Big Apple with no less than nine professional teams between the four major sports in the metro area.

But like how Boston and New York are bitter rivals in Major League Baseball, there are plenty of other sports cities that are hungry to become part of the elite. Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Denver, Chicago and Miami are just a handful of the cities right on the bubble with plenty of talented sports teams ready to dominate. Which sports city will rule in the next century? Stay tuned sports fans to find out.

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    Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Boston Massachusetts, USA

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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    Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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    New York City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    New York City New York, USA

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    Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    Los Angeles California, USA

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    San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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    Detroit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    Detroit Michigan, USA

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    Colorado, USA

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    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester united ,Manchester city ,2 of the best football (soccer) teams in the world.

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    Seattle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Seattle Washington, USA

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    Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    Kansas City Missouri, USA

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    St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    St. Louis Missouri, USA

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    Madrid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Madrid Community of Madrid, Spain

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    London is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    London Great Britain, United Kingdom

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    Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Barcelona Catalonia, Spain

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    Merseyside, United Kingdom Home of 5 times European Cup winning Liverpool FC, the most successful top flight English football club of all time.

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    Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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    Oregon, USA

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    San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    San Antonio Texas, USA

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    Munich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Munich Bavaria, Germany

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

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    Miami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Miami Florida, USA

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    Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Baltimore Maryland, USA

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    California, USA

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    Portland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    Portland Oregon, USA

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    British Columbia, Canada

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    Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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    Tampa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Tampa Florida, USA

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    Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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    Québec, Canada

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    Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Tokyo Japan

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    Georgia, USA

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    Houston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Houston Texas, USA

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    Glasgow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Glasgow Strathclyde Football - Celtic, Rangers and Queen's Park Rugby union - Glasgow As well as host of the recent Commonwealth Games

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    Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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    Lisbon District, Portugal

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    San Jose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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    Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams


    Anaheim California, USA

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    Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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    Milan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Milan Lombardy, Italy

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    Columbus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Columbus Ohio, USA

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    Toronto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Toronto Ontario, Canada

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    Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Salt Lake City Utah, USA

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    New Jersey, USA

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    East Midlands, United Kingdom Leicester Tigers (rugby union), Leicester City (football), Leicester Riders (basketball)

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    Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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    Buffalo New York, USA

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    Tennessee, USA

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    North Holland, Netherlands

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    Attica, Greece

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