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Verbs used for sports

In English we use different verbs depending on the sports we are talking about.

We use three different verbs: play, go and do.

cycling
play football
We use "play" normally for organized team sports that commonly use a ball in their games.
golf
play golf
play rugby
rugby
PLAY
CYCLING
go cycling
jogging
go jogging
GO

We use "go" for sports that end in -ing

Exceptions: boxing, weight lifting

DO
We use "do" for martial arts (karate, judo) , fight sports (boxing, wrestling) and others such as yoga and weight lifting.
do karate
martial arts
weightlifting
do weight lifting