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On March 4 and 5 the Toronto Raptors will play the New Jersey Nets in the NBA's first regular season games staged in Europe. While it's a monumental event, it's hardly the first time one of the four American professional sports leagues have ventured abroad during the regular season.

The following is a list of those international excursions. Given that the NHL, NBA and MLB all have franchises in Canada, it has been excluded from the list.

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