We hear a lot of news these days about how different gadgets and electronic apps are helping with various aspects of life: entertainment, organization, general utility, and on a larger scale school and business. But what about sports? The fact is, there are electronic apps and services geared toward just about every hobby and method of entertainment available, and the same is true with regard to sports fans. Here’s a look at a few apps no sports fan should be without .
Tired of checking Safari or Chrome for scores and basic information on your favorite teams? ESPN ScoreCenter entirely eliminates the need to do so. Basically, it’s actually a very simple app that brings ESPN news, scores and updates to your mobile device for the quick access and constant contact you crave. You can also set alerts to notify you when games are starting, when scores change, etc.
Yahoo! Fantasy Sports – Football
There are of course apps and online services for fantasy play in different sports, but football remains the most popular, and most heavily utilized. Particularly with the NFL season just around the corner, this app is a must-have! It allows you to check your league lobby, drop and add players, conduct trades, set your roster and check your scores, all on a single app.
This betting app from BetFair is a convenient tool for anyone who likes to wager on favorite sports. Basically, it puts your sports book in your pocket, allowing you to view and compare odds with ease. WIth this app installed you can also place bets through your mobile devices, and of course track how your bets are doing.
It’s ESPN again, but this app is actually designed to provide live viewing for games, as well as highlights and recordings of games that have already happened. The app is free, but to actually view live content, you’ll have to sign in through your cable provider. So long as your home cable provider is compatible with the WatchESPN app (of course, most major networks are), you’ll be able to watch live content from your phone or tablet.
MLB At Bat
It’s summer, and that means a good MLB app is well worth mentioning. This app gives you awesome access to your favorite MLB teams for a very affordable monthly subscription. You can receive box offices, scores and headlines, and even radio for live games for just $2.99 a month (or a one time fee of $9.99 that buys the service for the whole year).