Best App for Sports Scores and News
Wide World of Sportacular: The app covers all major American sports leagues, including college football and basketball, and European soccer. Tap the icon at top left to switch sports. The Scores screen shows the latest, tap back and forth through dates to see more scores or schedules, or tap a matchup to see the details. Use Sportacular to monitor live scores (it updates every 30 seconds) and get details about games underway.
Stellar Stats: Sportacular gives detailed stats for every game. Here, the detail page for this NBA finals game shows the starting five players for both teams and summary stats for each. Tap a player to see complete game and season stats, or tap Stats to see all the numbers for all players. Every game has a Comments screen where you and your friends can comment on the game (requires a Facebook account).
Home Team: Follow the news, stats, and schedule for any team; you can also tell Sportacular your favorite teams to follow, and the app makes it easy to pluck out their scores and news. Or build your own team. The Stats option (available from the More screen) lets you build a custom team from players across the league and view their stats, perfect for fans of fantasy baseball, football, and basketball.
Version reviewed: 1.4.3
The name doesn't lie, this app is honest-to-god sportacular. It's hard to imagine how it could do more to please even the most hardcore news-and-stats sports geek (it even covers rosters for fantasy-league teams). In practice, Sportacular acts like several apps, one for every sport it covers, with the display changing slightly for each one. Choose your sport and then dive deep to wallow in scores, news, team stats, and schedules.
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