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Published on September 11th, 2012 | by John I.

Top Mobile Apps for Sports Fans

For sports fans, there’s nothing better than being able to watch your favorite team. And now technology makes it possible for you to do that no matter where you are. Here is a look at the top smartphone and tablet apps for Andriod and iOS devices, including their best features, options, and benefits for sports fans of every stripe.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET App (FREE) for Android, iOS

Subscribers to the most popular NFL programming package on television—NFL Sunday Ticket from DIRECTV—can enjoy the same access with the NFL SUNDAY TICKET app from DIRECTV.

Android and iOS users will enjoy complete out-of-market coverage of every Sunday NFL game each week. Blackout and other restrictions apply, but for anyone who currently subscribes to this premium sports programming from DIRECTV, this is the best in sports mobility.

WatchESPN (FREE) forAndroid, iOS

ESPN is the worldwide leader in sports programming and broadcasting, running the gamut from professional football, basketball, and baseball, college football and basketball, soccer from around the world, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and pretty much any other sport you can imagine.

The WatchESPN app for Android and iOS mobile devices is your ticket to live streaming events, archived videos, and all of ESPN’s award winning programming like SportsCenter, Pardon the  Interruption, and the Mike & Mike show.

Customers of Bright House Network, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon FiOS will enjoy the best streaming sports content on all their mobile devices.

ESPN Radio (FREE) for Android, iOS

Sometimes we’re not in a position to be able to watch a live sporting event, but don’t want to miss it. With the ESPN Radio app for your Android and iOS mobile devices, you won’t have to miss a minute of the action. Tune into more than 35 ESPN radio stations from across the county to find out what’s happening in your local market, or across the country, with your favorite team.

Get live play-by-play action and access to great ESPN podcasts like “The BS Report with Bill Simmons,” “Pardon the Interruption,” and “Fantasy Focus.”

When you can’t watch it, listen to it with the ESPN Radio app.

USGA Rules of Golf ($3.99) only on Android

Serious golfers, even at the amateur or “weekend warrior” level, enjoy golfing by the rules, but for anyone other than a United States Golf Association (USGA) judge, it’s not practical to memorize every last rule. Thankfully, there’s an Android app containing the complete USGA rulebook.

The USGA is the governing body of PGA golf events, as well as most local and regional tournaments. Get answers to real golf situations, including when you can pick up a ball that is in play, rules governing play on the greens, and whether or not you can stand out-of-bounds to hit a ball that is in play.

Don’t play another round with this awesome app in your golf bag, er, smartphone!

Team Stream (FREE) for Android, iOS

The good guys at Bleacher Report have been delivering consolidated sports news from across the web since 2006, bringing updates from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, and virtually every college sport out there.

With the Team Stream app for Android and iOS mobile devices, you’ll get access to all the breaking new for your favorite teams as it happens. Set your preferences and alerts and never miss the news on the big trade going down, injury reports, and other breaking news.

No matter which mobile device you choose to use, you will find a sports app to suit all your needs for live games, scores, news, and information from across the globe.

Justin is a sports, marketing and tech enthusiast. When not in the stands watching University of Utah football you can find him writing and blogging for Direct TV



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