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    sports event or sporting event

    Are they both correct: sports event, sporting event?

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    Re: sports event or sporting event

    Please put them into the context of full sentences.

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    Re: sports event or sporting event

    I watched a fantastic sporting/sports event last night.

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    Re: sports event or sporting event

    I'd personally use "sporting" but I wouldn't say "sports" was wrong.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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