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The Leading Android Apps for Sports Fans in 2020

Isn’t it great to see the world of sport back up and running? Supporting your favorite teams and athletes is one of life’s greatest pleasures for some people. It’s a form of escapism and a chance to let off some steam at the end of the week. However, Major League sports aren’t just reserved exclusively for the weekends. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find major sporting events scheduled 365 days of the year now.

If you want to keep your fingers firmly on the pulse of the action, check out the following six Android apps that are tailor-made for sports fanatics.

SofaScore

The SofaScore app is one of the best ways to truly understand how your favorite teams or athletes are performing, even when you can’t be there in person. Not only does SofaScore provide live score updates across more than 25 professional sports, the app also offers in-game data and statistics. It doesn’t matter whether it’s possession stats, serving percentages or territory averages, you can find out what you want to know. Better still, it’s synchronized seamlessly with Android smartwatch owners too, giving you updates straight to your wrist wherever you may be.

The Bleacher Report

If you value your sports journalism, there are few better places to read insightful and impartial sports content on the go than the Bleacher Report. Reading is one of life’s greatest pleasures to relax and unwind from daily pressures and staying up to date with your beloved sporting franchises is one such benefit. It took the online sports journalism world by storm in 2005 and seven years later was purchased by the Turner Broadcasting System for a whopping $175 million. The Bleacher Report Android app is one of the fastest for providing breaking news and the latest score updates. It’s also easy to personalize your Bleacher Report app to filter news relevant to your favorite teams or athletes. You’ll then receive customized news carousels, as well as the chance to bookmark articles to read at a later date.

FOX Bet Super 6

If you fancy yourself as something of a sports pundit or tipster, why don’t you put your knowledge to the test? FOX Bet is one of the fastest-growing US sports betting operators, with licenses to operate online in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. Lucky residents in these three states can also download the FOX Bet Super 6 app, which allows you to make six quick predictions on upcoming Major League sporting events for free. Anyone who guesses all six correctly can win a share of the weekly $100,000 jackpot. At the time of writing, over $3.33 million has been paid out to lucky entrants in recent months. Remember, you’ll need to be aged 18 or over to play.

FlashScore

FlashScore remains a popular alternative to Android apps like SofaScore. Some might say that FlashScore is a more generic app for sports coverage – and they’d be right. More than 30 professional sports are covered, with more than 6,000+ events housed within the app on an average week. Updates to live scores, league standings, and in-play statistics are also readily available at the touch of a button. It’s also possible to get live text commentary on in-play events, while push notifications can also be set to provide up-to-the-minute alerts on the games and teams you follow.

The Athletic

Instead of getting short, sharp updates on your favorite sports teams and stars, you may prefer to read in-depth analysis and views that take your coverage to the next level. The Athletic has formed a few years ago as a professional alternative to the Bleacher Report. It contains seasoned, trained journalists who have been enticed from local and national newspapers to report exclusively for The Athletic’s readership. The catch is that this app carries a monthly or annual subscription, but for the cost of a couple of beers a month it’s well worth investing in if you are passionate about following your teams.

StubHub

As Major League sports teams begin to get the green light to permit fans into stadia around the world, the StubHub app is likely to become more important to you than ever. With demand for tickets likely to be at fever-pitch levels, having an app like StubHub which allows you to buy and sell tickets to fellow fans like you is invaluable. Most Major League sports are covered here, with tickets available for many NFL and MLB games on StubHub. Better still, you can pay for your tickets within the app using Google Pay and get real-time alerts on any future events related to past transactions.

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