|Professional Football Teams|
The Buffalo Bills are a professional NFL football team in the Eastern Division of the AFC (American Football Conference) based in the metropolitan area of Buffalo. They play their home games in the suburb of Orchard Park and began competitive play in 1960. The Buffalo Bills are the only team in the NFL to win four consecutive AFC Championships, yet they have never won a Super Bowl.
|New York Giants|
The New York Giants are a professional NFL football team in the Eastern Division of the NFC (National Football Conference.) They are based in East Rutherford, New Jersey and play their home games at Giants Stadium. The Giants joined the NFL in 1925. The Giants rank third amongst all NFL franchises with seven NFL titles and have won the Super Bowl three times; they were the 2007 Super Bowl champions.
New York Jets
The New York Jets are a professional NFL football team in the Eastern Division of the AFC (American Football Conference.) They are based in East Rutherford, New Jersey and play their home games at Giants Stadium, as do the Giants. This is the only unique arrangement in which two NFL teams share a stadium. The Jets joined the NFL in 1960 originally as the New York Titans. The Jets have won four division championships and one Super Bowl victory led by Joe Namath.
|Professional Basketball Teams|
|New York Knicks|
The New York Knicks are a professional NBA basketball team. They are based in New York City and play their home games at the legendary Madison Square Garden. The name Knicks is shortened from Knickerbockers who came into the league in 1964. According to Forbes Magazine, the Knicks are the most valuable basketball franchise in the United States, valued at approximately $608 million; the Knicks are currently owned by Cablevision. Patrick Ewing is the all time leading scorer for the Knicks, who have won two NBA championships in the 1970s.
|New York Liberty|
The New York Liberty are a professional WNBA team based in New York City. They are the sister team of the NBA New York Knicks. They are one of the eight original WNBA teams that began in 1997, as well one of the most successful teams in WNBA history. Despite making the WNBA playoffs almost every season and appearing in the WNBA finals four times, they have yet to win a championship. The liberty derive their name from the Statue of Liberty.
|Professional Baseball Teams|
|New York Mets|
The New York Mets are a professional MLB baseball team in the Eastern Division of the NL (National League.) They are based in Flushing, Queens and played their home games at Shea Stadium until 2008. In 2009, Citi Field will take the place of Shea Stadium as the new home of the New York Mets. The original Mets were known as the New York Metropolitans, and now have been given the nick name of the “Amazin’ Mets” or the “Amazins.” The Mets have won two World Series titles, four National League pennants, and five National League East Titles. The Mets held the New York baseball attendance record for 29 years before it was broken by the New York Yankees. No Met pitcher has ever thrown a no hitter.
|New York Yankees|
The New York Yankees are a professional MLB baseball team in the Eastern Division of the AL (American League.) They are based in the borough of the Bronx, in New York City and play their home games at Yankee Stadium. The 2009 season will mark the opening of the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees were one of the eight charter franchises in the American League in 1901. The Yankees are widely renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious sporting teams. The Yankees lead Major League Baseball with 26 World Series championships and 39 American League Pennants. They have more championships than any other North American franchise in professional sports history.
|Professional Hockey Teams|
The Buffalo Sabres are a professional NHL hockey team in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference. They are based in Buffalo, New York and play their home games at the HSBC Arena. The Sabres joined the NHL in 1970. The Sabres have won three division championships but have not won a Stanley Cup.
|New York Islanders|
The New York Islanders are a professional NHL hockey team in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. They are based in Uniondale, New York, and play their home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island. The Islanders began play in 1972 and rapidly developed a dominant team that won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s.
|New York Rangers|
The New York Rangers are a professional NHL hockey team in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. They are based in New York, New York, and play their home games at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the NHL, having joined in 1926 as a part of the original six. The Rangers were the first NHL franchise in the United States to win the Stanley Cup which they have done four times in franchise history.
|Professional Soccer Teams|
|New York Red Bullls|
The New York Red Bulls are a professional MLS soccer team. They are based in East Rutherford, New Jersey and play their home games at Giants Stadium located at the Meadowlands complex. Currently a new stadium for the Red Bulls is being constructed in Harrison, New Jersey named Red Bull Arena. The team was founded in 1996, and was previously known as the New York MetroStars until 2006. The purchase by Red Bull was one that was controversial. The team's best result in MLS play was the MLS final in 2008 although they were not victorious.