6 Sports Apps You Need for the Apple Watch

Keep up with your favorite teams' scores and stats

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Your Apple Watch can be a powerful tool when it comes to keeping up with your favorite sports team. The Apple Watch can keep track of the score during a big game and provide up-to-the-minute information about your favorite players, trades, and more. Getting all the game info on your wrist adds another dimension to having a sporting app on your iPhone. Not sure which sports apps for download first? You can't go wrong with the ones listed here.

ESPN: Live Sports and Scores

 If you are only going to download one app to track sports, make it the ESPN: Live Sports and Scores app. The app offers scoring and highlights for many major sports and gives you the ability to view video highlights from games and to watch live streams as well. Even better, you can track your favorite teams within the app and get push notifications when something important happens along with general news and scoring information about the team. The app currently supports College Basketball and Football, MLB, NFL, NBA, and MLS teams. Use the ESPN app to subscribe to your favorite ESPN podcasts right in the app or listen live to ESPN radio.

MLB at Bat

If you love baseball, then the MLB at Bat app is a must-have. The app offers live score information as well as cards for individual players, pitch tracking, and major league baseball news. With the Apple Watch app, you can quickly access scores from previous games and track the league as a whole through a league-wide scoreboard. Customize the app to feature your favorite team and enjoy breaking news, schedules and stats for every player.

NBA: Official App

Love the NBA? The NBA official app keeps you connected to your favorite teams through up-to-the-minute news, schedules, and videos. If you follow one team, customize the app to see updates from that team, making it even easier to stay informed. People who have a favorite team and want to always be up on the latest news can't go wrong with this app on their wrists.

Yahoo Fantasy Football

Want to keep up with your fantasy football team? With the Yahoo Fantasy Football app, you can keep track of your fantasy teams on the go and get real-time notifications when something needs your attention. The app makes it easy to smack talk with others in your league and get a quick team overview when you want to strategize while you’re on the move. If you're playing fantasy football, this is one of the apps you need to have if you want to beat all your friends.

StubHub: Mobile Event Tickets

If you haven’t already used the StubHub app to buy tickets to see your favorite team, now is the time. With the app, you can purchase tickets to sold-out sporting events, as well as your average Sunday afternoon game. If tickets are too expensive, you can set an alert in the app to let you know when they drop below a certain price you’ve set, and it’s time to buy. When game day arrives, you can also get mobile tickets to the game and use your Apple Watch as your ticket to get through the gates. StubHub is awesome, particularly when it comes to buying last-minute tickets to events. Often you can purchase sporting event tickets that are considerably cheaper than they would be at the box office and in a much safer way than purchasing tickets from a scalper on the corner outside the venue.

theScore: Sports News & Scores

Sometimes you want to know what the score is right now, which is where theScore app comes in handy. It provides not only real-time scores but also player and team stats and news alerts about your favorite teams. The app supports a huge list of different sports, including: 

  • Football (NFL, NCAA, CFL
  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Basketball (NBA, NCAA including March Madness)
  • Hockey (NHL, Men's and Women's Winter Olympic Hockey, IIHF WJHC, World Junior Hockey Championship)
  • Soccer (Premier League, Champions League, World Cup, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, Capital One Cup, Europa League, Ligue 1, Coppa Italia, DFB-Pokal, Copa Del Rey, and Liga MX)
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA: UFC and Bellator)
  • Auto Racing (NASCAR Sprint Cup, Formula 1)
  • Golf (PGA, LPGA, EPGA, Web.com)
  • Tennis (ATP, WTA)
  • Lacrosse (NLL)