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Which is correct, "play" or "do" in the sentence below?

Do you like to ( play, do ) sports?
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Play is the usual verb for games-- tennis, football, golf-- so that is the expected verb in your phrase. However, I have certainly heard do used here as well-- usually when the speaker is thinking of non-games like exercise, jogging or swimming, I surmise.
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Could you help me understand the statement (shown below) better by replying to my question.

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Play is the usual verb for games-- tennis, football, golf-- so that is the expected verb in your phrase. However, I have certainly heard do used here as well-- usually when the speaker is thinking of non-games like exercise, jogging or swimming, I surmise.
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My question is:

When you're thinking of games (such as tennis or football) , do you say, "What sports do you play?" and when you're thinking of non-games (such as exercise or jogging), do you say, "What sports do you do?"

If you're thinking of sports in general, which way do/should you say, "What sports do you play?" or "What sports do you do?"
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What sports do you play?, as I said, is the usual, it seems to me.
Oh, sorry, I understand. Thank you again.
When somebody plays sports professionally, he/she "pursues sports"
Some athletes pursue sports careers because they think they enjoy training and competing
The measures that help our young talents pursue sports professionally go beyond the sphere education.
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According to Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary, 6th Edition,

You can do sport (BrE) or you can play sports (especially AmE).
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