Keeping up to date on your sports teams can be a full time job. Thankfully there are a few iPhone apps out there that can make your life a whole lot easier. They can bring all your favorite sports news stories right to your device, anywhere you go. There are however so many of them, which one should you chose?
MLB.com At Bat 2010
MLB.com At Bat 2010 is the iPhone's most popular sports app. You can listen to every regular season and post season game live. Live streaming and push notifications make this app worth every penny of its price tag. A standout feature of MLB.com is the ability to use "background audio" to listen to the game while you use other apps. With in game highlights, box scores and player stats this is a must have for any baseball fan.
SportsTap is an essential app for the worldwide sports fanatic. This app tries its best to cover the world most popular sports. News, scores, leagues and stats for NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, CFL, NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar, PGA, LPGA, ATP, WTA and MLS. It also covers most leading Soccer leagues from around the globe including England, Brazil, Italy and Germany. It lacks the social networking features of some other apps but makes up for this in sheer volume of content. The Springboard style UI, vast content and ability to customize with favorites ensures this app a place on the home screen of sports nuts world wide.
The Eurosport iPhone app allows you to get up to the minute news and views from the world of sport everywhere you go. Features include results, game times and league positions for a good selection of international sports. Sports included are european soccer leagues and competitions, cricket, tennis, rugby, F1, Snooker, Athletics and Moto GP. You can select your favorite sports and teams to customize the app to suit your interests. Social integration features to share the best stories with friends is also a great feature. This app is more suited to the all round sports fan and gives a good overview from all around the world. The lack of support for US sports may not appeal to some users.
ESPN ScoreCenter brings you the latest scores from hundreds of sports worldwide. Never miss another goal, pitch, basket, try, touchdown or wicket ever again with "Score Alerts". You can personalize your scoreboards to filter the content to your liking and further customize the app with the "myTeams" feature.
NBA Game Time 2009-10
NBA Game Time provides live score updates, stats, and standings for every game. You can even listen to live game radio broadcasts for home and away teams. A great feature is the NBA TV video recaps. Users can also personalize their app experience with live quarter-by-quarter push notifications. The app also allows you to sort by team or by game, and sort game schedules by favorite team. This is definitely a winner for all NBA Fans.
FOX Sports Mobile
Contains News, Scores, Videos, Standings and Stats for a wide selection of world sports. The app also has extensive content from American sports making FOX Sports Mobile a decent alternative to ESPN and Eurosport for US users.
Sport 606 is a great way to stay in touch with the BBC's Radio 5 Live forums on the go. This app is probably more suited to UK users, but considering the BBC is world renowned for their news coverage, this could be of benefit to international users too.