The 5 Best Free Sports Streaming Sites of 2023

Catch the game, match, or bout wherever you are but be wary of pop-up ads

Most cable and satellite television providers offer access to live sports streaming. Cord-cutting services like fuboTV and Sling TV also feature many live sports, including college football. Still, websites that stream live sports for free and don't violate copyright law are a little harder to come by. Here are some of the best options.

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ESPN offers some free sports live streams, but many games are locked behind a paywall.
  • The site: Watch ESPN
  • The sports you can watch: Football, basketball, baseball, college sports, hockey, golf, tennis, MMA, NASCAR, esports, UFC Fight Nights, and more.
  • Notes: Few streams on are completely free. Most require a valid login from a qualifying cable or satellite subscription or a subscription to ESPN+.

ESPN is one of the biggest names in cable sports, and the official WatchESPN website features many live-streaming videos. On ESPN's official site, you'll find many major sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and college sports.

What you won't find on, however, is every game of every sport. ESPN streams only the games to which it has broadcast rights. Some premium games on require your TV provider login credentials, while others require an ESPN+ subscription starting at $9.99 per month. also has a variety of content you can watch without logging in or paying for an additional subscription, including news, interviews, and replays.

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Watch live sports on Stream2Watch
  • The site: Stream2Watch
  • The sports you can watch: Football, baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, baseball, rugby, and others.
  • Notes: This site features intrusive pop-ups.

Stream2Watch is a live sports streaming site that gathers streams from other sites. It features baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and other sports streams. It's a reasonably comprehensive site, and there's a good chance you'll find a good game or match.

Like many sites that embed streams from external sources, you may run into intrusive and misleading pop-up ads on Stream2Watch. Running a good ad blocker helps keep you safe. Still, you may see ads overlaid on some videos. The best solution is to close each ad and immediately select Back on the browser if you're sent to another page.

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Stream live sports on Bosscast
  • The site: Bosscast
  • The sports you can watch: Baseball, football, basketball, tennis, soccer, and others.
  • Notes: This site features intrusive pop-ups.

Bosscast is another site that features live sports streams from various sources. The coverage is pretty good, so you can usually expect to find the stream you want.

Bosscast sometimes uses Flash for some of its streams. With the discontinuation of Flash at the end of 2020, some Bosscast streams will stop working.

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Cricfree live sports streaming
  • The site: Cricfree
  • The sports you can watch: Baseball, football, soccer, tennis, rugby, golf, motorsports, cricket, and more.
  • Notes: This site features intrusive pop-ups.

Cricfree is a sports streaming site that specializes in cricket. However, it also has streams from other sports like baseball, football, and soccer. It's another site that provides embedded videos hosted elsewhere, so you must be on the lookout for misleading and intrusive pop-up ads even if you have an ad blocker installed.

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Facebook Watch

Facebook Watch live sports streams
  • The site: Facebook Watch
  • Available sports: Soccer, cricket, women's basketball, surfing, and a range of unofficial streams covering virtually every sport.
  • Notes: Facebook Watch has a limited number of official sports streams, but Facebook users use the service to stream live sports.

Facebook Watch is Facebook's attempt to muscle in on the video streaming market. The social media giant has obtained the rights to stream various sports. In addition to official Facebook Watch sports streams, Facebook users can use the service to live stream sports worldwide.

Here's how you can find a huge variety of live sports streams on Facebook Watch:

  1. Navigate to Facebook Watch and log in to your Facebook account.
Facebook Watch page with URL highlighted

2. Select Search videos, type sports, and press Return or Enter on the keyboard.

Click Search videos, type sports, and press Return or Enter on your keyboard.

3. Toggle on Live. You'll see any current sports live streams.

Toggle on Live to find live sports streams

These streams are provided by Facebook users, so you may find low-quality and misleading streams. Search for a team name if you're looking for a specific game.

MLB sometimes streams select games via its MLB Facebook page, so check back frequently to see what's available. You can also catch select MLB live streams via the MLB YouTube page.

  • How do I stream Fox Sports?

    You can watch Fox Sports from a streaming device by downloading its app. It's available for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, FireTV, Android TV, iOS, iPadOS, and Android. You may need to sign in with a TV provider to see everything, however.

  • How do I stream CBS Sports?

    You can stream CBS Sports from the CBS Sports website, which may require a login from a cable provider. Alternatively, you can stream live from the Paramount+ app, which requires a subscription.

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