Sports equipment, called sporting goods where sold, is any object used for sport or exercise. Sports are often named after the ball used, such as football, American football, baseball and basketball, or the ball is named after the sport.
Balls : The ball is often what a sport requires and revolves around. A sports ball is typically round, but can also be in the shape of a prolate spheroid in the case of an American football or a rugby ball.
Flying discs : Flying discs are used for various games such as freestyle, disc golf and ultimate.
Goals : In many games, goals are at each end of the playing field, there are two vertical posts (or uprights) supporting a horizontal crossbar. In some games, such as football or hockey, the object is to pass the ball or puck between the posts below the crossbar, while in others, such as those based on rugby, the ball must pass over the crossbar instead.
Nets : Nets are used for tennis, volleyball, football, basketball, hockey and badminton. A different type of net is used for various forms of fishing.
Rackets : Rackets are used for racket sports such as tennis, squash and badminton.
Rods and tackle : Fishing rods and fishing tackle are primarily used for fishing and sport fishing.
Sticks, bats and clubs : Sticks are used for sports such as hockey and lacrosse. Bats are used for sports such as baseball and cricket. Clubs are used mainly for golf (Golf club)
Wickets and bases : Wickets and bails are used in cricket, and bases are used in baseball.