1 – Cricket turned into baseball. They discarded the hard ball because it hurt when you caught it wrong and evolved a soft bigger ball instead. They made huge gloves to catch the ball with ease. Cricket batting techniques were replaced by a single technique which is to slog at the ball. The not so World Series includes Japan – shame it was the first time they lost a war so I guess a bit of victor worship is natural.
2 – Football: They took Rugby where the only protection came from your jersey and developed a huge padded protection suit topped off by a large solid helmet with face grills. In a team, half of the players rest while the other half plays, oh and yes, they only compete against themselves.
3 – Last, but certainly not least, we have Basketball. It evolved from Netball, netball is played in many countries and only by woman.