For some people, sports don’t really mean anything. For some others, sports are a small part of their lives, but they’re mostly just about entertainment. Then there are those who love sports, who eat, breathe and live for sports. For them, it isn’t enough to just catch a game or two on the TV; they have to follow all their favorite leagues, be on top of fixtures and schedules, analyze the details of the matches that transpire.
If you’re one of these sports super fans, one of the best ways for you to keep up with all the happenings in the sports world is through apps. Here are the top 6 apps that’ll please even the biggest sports fans amongst you:
If there is one app that can cover almost all you might want from a sports app, it probably is ESPN. You can catch up with any sports news right on your phone, access live streams of sports events and shows (across various sports such as football, basketball, tennis, golf, soccer, softball and much more), get score updates or watch video highlights. With just one click, you can listen to the live ESPN radio, ESPN podcasts or live commentary. You can also personalize the app per your interests.
As a sports enthusiast, you probably get frustrated when you have to wait for websites and media outlets to release news. You want all the latest updates to be delivered to you, without having to search actively for the freshest information.
The Team Stream app from Bleacher Report will remove the need to go hunting for news. All you need to do is select your favorite teams, and then the app will show you the freshly curated news, rumors, highlights and scores you want. If you play fantasy sports, you can get the most recent stats and information about the players on your fantasy team.
Couldn’t see a game because of work obligations? Returned from the bathroom to find out you missed a hat trick from your favorite player? Or did you skip a match and go early to bed only to hear your friends raving the next day about how amazing it had been? Don’t you worry, the Thuuz Sports app has you covered.
Customize the app’s service according to your sports tastes and preferences, and it will give you alerts about events on the TV or on your mobile. The app lets you watch highlights, so you never miss a big moment. Thuuz also rates all ongoing or upcoming games on a rating scale from 1-100, so you know what’s worth your time and what’s not. For fantasy football or baseball players, Thuuz will give you real-time updates on your players’ status and performances.
Another excellent app that you can use to follow multiple sports is the CBS Sports app. It gives you super fast access to scores and statistics with instant alert notifications about breaking news and new scores. You can even live stream all CBS sports events (SEC football games, NCAA basketball, NBA basketball, the Masters Golf Tournament, PGA Tour and more) and radio or TV shows (Jim Rome, Boomer and Carton, Fantasy Baseball Today, Fantasy Football Today and more).
Aside from that, you can get scores and personalized push notifications for all major sports, including hockey, tennis, golf and auto racing. You can also get standings of each team across all the leagues, including the college leagues, and easily find team schedules.
StubHub is not an app exclusively dedicated to sports. But it stands apart from other sports app for one wonderful reason: tickets! For many sports fans, watching sports right in the stadium or field is the most enjoyable experience. But they often can’t purchase tickets because they’re too costly or because they’ve missed their chance.
With StubHub, you won’t have to sweat it. It provides an opportunity for people to buy and sell sports tickets (or music and theater tickets) from the day they go on sale right up to the time of the event. You can get amazing seats, and often snatch a ticket for a way lower price than from anyone else. You don’t have to worry about scammers because the app backs every single order for your protection.
These apps make it easy for you update yourself about your favorite sports and sports teams. With just a few clicks of a button on your smartphone, you will have access to tons of information. When something new or exciting takes place, you will be one of the firsts to know about it. When you need instant stats, you won’t need to do complicated web searches. Everything you need to know will be contained within your phone on these apps. They will take you beyond the ordinary experience of a regular sports fan, and allow you to look into the sporting world from closer than ever before.
What other apps do you use to keep up with your favorite sports teams? Share in the comments below.