There are 2,430 Major League Baseball games in a year. The National Football League packs 256 games in 17 weeks. 1,230 games are played in both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. Add college games, NASCAR, tennis, countless soccer leagues, MMA and more, and its near impossible to keep on top of it all.
If you’re a sports fan, you know how frustrating pesky things like your job, family and social obligations can be when trying to stay up to date on the latest happenings in the wide world of sports. The good news is that there are a ton of sports-centric apps out there. However, most of the apps in question do very little to separate themselves from the crowd. The apps presented in this list all offer unique features and benefits not found in your run-of-the-mill sports app. Fortunately, with the help of these Android apps, you’ll be able to stay in the know no matter what life throws at you.
ESPN is synonymous with sports. It’s no surprise that the incredibly popular sports channel has an official app sporting the same name. The ESPN app features all the standard stuff like up-to-the-minute scores, interviews, and news. However, what sets the ESPN app apart is that it gives you access to all of ESPN’s productions. ESPN-produced games, shows, radio stations, and podcasts are all readily available at your fingertips.
2. Team Stream
Team Stream is the official mobile app of the popular sporting news site, The Bleacher Report, and features a lot of content from the site. In addition to news, scores, stats, schedules and standings, Team Stream also features real time news updates and live game and interview streams. To top it all off, you can sync your fantasy leagues and get info and stats about your players. With Team Stream you can make sure you stay on top of your leagues’ rankings without having to sift through reruns of Sportscenter.
TheScore will give you its namesake and much, much more. Boasting stats and news coverage from virtually every professional sports league on the planet (even less popular ones like Lacrosse), this will keep you updated in real time. TheScore allows you to build a personalized feed of your favorite teams and individual athletes, ensuring that you only see what you care about. TheScore will also alert you of key plays, buzzer-beating shots, miraculous comebacks and more, ensuring you never miss a beat.
4. Thuuz Sports
As we’ve mentioned, there are a ton of sporting events on the airwaves all year long. With only so many hours in the day, it can be hard to decide which games to watch. Luckily, Thuuz Sports analyzes live and upcoming games, ranking them on a scale from 0 to 100. By utilizing proprietary algorithms and social signals, Thuuz can predict the overall excitement level of a live or upcoming game. Thuuz sorts the wheat from the chaff, enabling you to avoid boring games and ensuring you never miss a fourth quarter comeback again.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, everyone’s Facebook News feed is dominated by cat videos and clickbait fake news. Trying to post your opinion on an upcoming Grand Slam match or photo from behind home plate is an exercise in futility. Luckily, the Fancred app can cut out all the nonsense and focus on one thing: sports. Fancred is essentially a social media platform for sports fanatics. It allows users to connect on their shared enthusiasm for sports, connecting fans from all over the globe. Share articles, post photos, vent your frustrations and celebrate the win, all with like-minded individuals.
6. Yahoo Fantasy Sports
Covering fantasy football, baseball, basketball and hockey, Yahoo Fantasy Sports is a must have for a fantasy-league junkie. The app allows users to manage all of their fantasy teams from a single app, including the ability to draft and trade players. In addition to participating in your league, the app offers daily and weekly leagues that offer users the chance to win cold hard cash. Yahoo Fantasy Sports also offers expert analysis and up-to-date stats to ensure that you stay one step ahead of your league-mates no matter where you are.
There are a ton of sports-related apps out there. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments!