Top 5 Apps Every American Sports Fan Should Have

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Top 5 Apps Every American Sports Fan Should Have

In prehistoric times, around 20 years ago, following your favourite sports team was a challenge; you had to buy newspapers, watch televisions and listen to radios to get results. How times have changed, the sonic boom that was the internet left our computer screens and fell into our laps and now wherever you go, whatever your sport, from first pitch to final whistle the iPhone has an app that means you’re never more than a few seconds away from up to the second information about your team or your own athletic pursuits. From tip off, first downs and penalties to K.O’s and everything else thrown in between sports fanatics unite around the iPhone’s Top 10 Sports Apps.

1. ESPN ScoreCenter – Update: 8 March 2011, Developer: ESPN inc. Price: Free ESPN ScoreCenter - ESPN

ESPN ScoreCenter  iPhone App Review

The iPhone Sports Bible

There are a lot of sports Apps, some good, some bad and some downright awesome. The ESPN ScoreCenter App falls into the latter category. It offers instant up to the minute sports results for a seemingly limitless amount of teams across every major worldwide sport. So whether you want to know if the Lakers beat the Celtics, Liverpool beat Man U or if the 49ers finally won a game – instant results are at your fingertips. All you need to do is follow the apps simple setup and pick your sports and your teams and you will be presented with their past, future and immediate fixtures on your screen. Then just select the games that interest you and ESPN offers; a breakdown if the game is over, a preview if it’s coming up and even a nifty little feature that allows you to buy tickets. This is a great app if you want all of your teams across all of your favourite sports in one easily digestible place.

2. Madden NFL 11 by EA Sports – Update: 23 November 2010, Developer: Electronic Arts Netherland B.V, Price: $2.99 MADDEN NFL 11 by EA SPORTS™ - Electronic Arts

Madden NFL 11 by EA Sports iPhone App Review

The King of Sports Games

When deciding what App would be best for the NFL it was a close battle between the informative and the Madden, at the end of the day Madden transcends the sport for which it is based and whether you are a diehard NFL fan or you don’t know the difference between a first down and a touchdown Madden NFL 11 brings the hard hitting action of the NFL to your fingertips. The game features stunning graphics, realistic gameplay, full season, exhibition and play-off modes and allows you to play your friends at the same time, which makes this stalwart NFL game the stalwart NFL App.

3. SI.Com – Update: 29 September 2010, Developer: TI Media Solutions Inc. Price: Free SI.com - Time Inc.

Si iphone app review

The world’s best sporting magazine on your phone

Since 1954 Sports Illustrated has been America’s illustrated guide to the Sporting world. It is a comprehensive magazine that offers fantastic insight into the world of sports and now the kind creators have brought this application into your pocket with a fantastic iPhone App. The SI.Com App features everything that you would find in the magazine including; news, writer profiles, articles, photo’s, videos and much more. It is a must have app for anyone who is a fan of the magazine or just loves their sports presented to them in a flawless and entertaining format.

4. College Basketball Live Plus – Update: 13 November 2010, Developer: Plusmo Inc. Price: $1.99 College Basketball Live Plus! - Plusmo, Inc.

College Basketball Live Plus iPhone App Review

Basketball at its best

It may be because it’s March and the Madness is upon us, or the fact that we are disenchanted with the behavior of some of the NBA’s biggest stars but the college game seems to be where the action is at. The College Basketball Live Plus App gives you a comprehensive run down of the latest scores, schedules, standings and crucial news stories affecting the college game. The best features of the App however is the ability to keep track of live scores of the games and to chat, cheer, or better yet taunt fellow users with an inbuilt chat function making it the perfect companion to the big show.

5. MLB.com At Bat 11 – Update: 8 March 2011, Developer: Major Leauge Baseball Price: $14.99 MLB.com At Bat 11 - MLB.com

MLB com At Bat 11 iphone app review

A Baseball Fans best companion

No die hard baseball fan should be without the games most comprehensive App and this is exactly what MLB.com’s At Bat 11 provides for you. The App takes you into a pitch by pitch breakdown of each Major League game and it also allows you to see in-game highlights, get instant score updates and listen live to audio broadcasts and grab quick access to league stats all at your fingertips. This App is the closest thing you will get to being at the ballpark if you’re not, but even if you are it makes the perfect companion.

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Don Porter
posted on 22 March 2011

Peppersports iOS iPhone & iPad This is a good one Also it is Free
I have some friends that really like it.
I have found the ultimate sports handicapping tool!…. Get the edge you need to win right in the palm of your hand. Peppersports provides FREE and detailed analysis on the top sporting events in every major sport…college and pro!

I & other users will get odds, write-ups, trends & most importantly who we think will cover the spread! Simply click on the matchup you want, take a brief visit to one of their sponsors and all of their insights and updates will be mine & yours.

They also will be providing the chance for Guest Handicappers to weigh in with their selections..all to achieve their stated mission of arming you with the best edge possible!

Football,Basketball,Baseball, Hockey and more…its a safe bet that the Peppersports app will help you get on the winning team!

Chloe
posted on 20 July 2011

Score apps like the ESPNScore for the iPhone are great but there aren’t many sports apps if you want to place a bet in the U.S. because apple refuse to approve real money gambling apps in the US. There are a couple of U.S. sports betting web apps reviewed here http://www.iphonebettingapps.com/1/post/2011/07/what-are-the-best-united-states-friendly-sportsbook-apps-sports-betting-horse-racing-for-the-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch.html

These web apps are pretty good but are no alternative to the native apps you can download in the UK such as Betfair or Ladbrokes betting apps.

John Harrington
posted on 21 September 2011

I just wrote an article like this that appeals to sports fans who want to get all of their scoring updates, fantasy news, and radio sports broadcasting needs met. I also broke down how to get the most out of these apps so don’t miss out: http://bit.ly/nxsjgX

Sheldon Bradley
posted on 05 January 2012

League For Basketball is the best new app out there for active basketball players. There isn’t a basketball app out there that connects all the streetball, AAU, high school, college, semi pro and pro basketball players ( both men and women ) together; based on the very reasons why they play the game. League For Basketball is the epitome of what playing basketball is all about; no matter what your age, gender, or skill level is. It is about competing against the best players that you can find to sharpen your game. Making a name for yourself, being the top player among your peers, that’s what this app is about. League For Basketball brings together true competitors through mobile technology, geo-location, and social media.

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