If you are a sports fan these days, there is no reason not to know about the latest result or piece of hot gossip, and thanks to your mobile device you can have it all at your fingertips. However, when it comes to knowing the top sports apps to download, it is not quite so clear-cut. But that’s where MobilityArena comes in. Here we give you a guide to some of the best sports apps available.
One of the most highly rated is ESPN’s app. It does exactly what you would expect from the sports TV giant, with the latest scores, news, and a range of video highlights all available.
Sports covered include Football, Cricket, Formula 1, Tennis, Golf, NBA, and the NFL, as well as some more niche sports like Darts and Snooker. It can also be tailored to your particular interests and has recently benefited from some updates (although all apps, like websites, tend to be a work in progress and forever evolving). It is not universally popular, but it is free and currently has a score of 4.2 out of 5 on Google Play (from over half a million reviews).
If you’re not feeling the ESPN app, there are a few others worth trying that might suit you and potentially tick similar boxes. One of the other good apps has to be Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report has been owned by Turner, a part of Time Warner, since summer 2012, and actually has a higher score, 4.5, on Google Play than ESPN (although, admittedly, that score is the result of just under 120,000 reviews).
Again, this app covers a variety of sports and has added some heavy-duty reporters since the Turner takeover, including Mike Freeman and Howard Beck from the New York Times. It also pulls together info from various social media platforms, like Twitter and Instagram, as well as from blogs. It is also another free one.
If you don’t fancy either of those, maybe try Fox Sports, BBC Sport, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sports or Sky Sports. All have ratings of 4 or above, but the review sample for any of them is a lot smaller than for either ESPN or Bleacher Report.
We should also recommend 365Scores, with its stated aim being to “create a better way for people to enjoy sports”. Despite its name, it doesn’t only keep you up to date on the latest goals, touchdowns, etc., but also on news alerts and videos, all in real time. 365Scores might not cover quite the breadth of sports as ESPN or some of the others mentioned above. But it still includes all the major sports, namely Football, Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Volleyball, American Football and Handball, although the obvious gaps include things like Boxing and Formula One.
There are also some charges for in-app products, but there is no charge to download. And the app is well recommended, with over 400,000 people giving it 5 out of 5 on Google Play.
All of these apps should help keep you informed about the goings-on in the sporting world ahead of the some ultimate sporting spectacles this summer, such as Wimbledon, the IAAF World Championships and SummerSlam, as well as those coming up, like the 2018 FIFA World Cup. So, what are you waiting for? Try out these apps, and never miss the very latest regarding your favourite sport.