We all use our smartphones to call, e-mail, or text—until football (or basketball…or baseball…or hockey) season starts. After that, a device’s sole purpose is to deliver stats, scores, and video highlights on command. Better make sure your phone’s got the tools it needs to do the job right. By that, we mean apps that offer the most up-to-the-minute information and direct access to sports news. Whether you’re keeping on top of your fantasy football league or obsessing over batting averages, make sure these free downloads find their way onto your device.
This customizable app allows you to track your favorite college teams. Get real-time highlights and the latest news straight from the trusted source, or use the WatchESPN feature to catch live games right on your phone.
THUUZ gets you the scoop on upcoming games for almost any sport imaginable. Plus, alerts let you know what, when, and where to watch. When you’re out and about and don’t have access to a TV, an on-the-go feature keeps you informed of exciting developments such as injuries, amazing plays, or no-hitters.
The official app of MLB gives you access to the most recent scoreboards, standings, and schedules. With a subscriber upgrade to MLB TV you can tune in to live radio broadcasts, catch out-of-market games, and get archived access to classic sports performances.
News, schedules, and stats for all major sports are sourced from a huge pool of news outlets such as FOX, AP, and Reuters. Bing Sports also lets you create home screen tiles for specific teams so you can stay on top of what’s going on with your favorites.
This all-around sports news app comes with the added bonus of international sports coverage. Program the app to track your favorite teams and receive personalized push notifications. Or watch live video and stream CBS sports programs, like Fantasy Football Today.
Control a fantasy football dynasty in the palm of your hand with the ESPN Fantasy Football app. The program allows you to manage one or more teams with live drafts, customizable rosters, and the option to make last-minute lineup changes. You can also chat with other fantasy managers as the league news streams in from fantasy analysts.