The spring season also brings in another kind of season – sports season. However, for the busy guy who’s also a number one sports fan, technology sure comes in handy. Stuck in traffic? Did the boss call for another overtime for that report – and just when your boys are about to face their biggest rival? Then read on for the top free sport apps for your Android device.
1. MLB.com At Bat (MLB Advanced Media, L.P.)
The official app of Major League Baseball lets you watch the free MLB.TV game of the day, or for you with the MLB Premium subscription, can watch the game live. Now that the 2013 season is underway, never miss the latest on your favourite team. Premium subscribers have a lot more access for $19.99 for the entire season, but the rest can tune in to the home and away broadcast, watch some in-progress video highlights, enhanced video archive – searchable by player, team or keyword. Never miss another game or the latest on your team with access to the latest news, schedules and interactive rosters and player stats for every team.
2. ESPN ScoreCenter (ESPN Inc.)
The best app to keep you updated on any sport or sport leagues you follow from around the globe. Get the latest scores with a personalized scoreboard and alerts. Watch the video highlights on the game you missed while in an important meeting. And if that’s not enough, the app also features live integrated Gamecasts with links to WatchESPN. Found a video of the most amazing goal or that spectacular touchdown? ScoreCenter allows you to share that and any breaking news or game to your friends.
3. NCAA March Madness Live (Turner Sports Interactive, Inc.)
Watch every game (or the championships on April 8th) of the NCAA March Madness live on your Android phone or tablet. The app allows you to check the scores, schedules, set game alerts, and listen to live game radio. Follow live scores, team and player stats, and even watch recaps of all 67 games. What’s more, when you login with your TV provider (CBS, TBS, TNT & TruTV) and you can watch the game live wherever you are. Even better, join in on the conversation with Tournament Tweets, Game Tweets and the Facebook Fan Chat with other fans.
When you get sent on that business trip during the most important game of your favourite team, make sure you get this app. Get 24/7 access to live sports and ESPN shows with live streaming feeds from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU channels. Access to the shows are provided by your TV or Internet provider, so if you get ESPN with your TV or internet subscription, then that business trip doesn’t seem such a chore after all.
5. CBS Sports (CBS Interactive, Inc.)
This customizable app allows you to get updated with the latest game or score of your favourite team. Follow the action with GameTrackers, scoreboards and tweets. And with the other aforementioned apps, you can set up alerts to the latest news on your sport or team. CBS Sports has you covered on major sports like football (NFL, NCAA), baseball (MLB), basketball (NBA, NCAA), soccer (Premier League, MLS, Champions League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Europa League, Ligue 1, Scottish Premier, Dutch Eredivisie, Mexican Primera, Brazilian Serie A, Argentina Primera), hockey (NHL), golf (PGA), and auto racing (NASCAR, F1). Watch interviews or game highlights on top of the live coverage of many major events.
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