6 Sports Apps You Need for the Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watch can be a powerful tool when it comes to keeping up with your favorite sports team. The Watch can keep track of the score during a big game, as well as provide up-to-the-minute information about your favorite players, trades, and more. Since you're getting all that info on your wrist, the Apple Watch app can be even better than just having a sporting app on your phone. Not sure which Apple Watch Sports apps for download first?

Here are a few of our favorites:

ESPN

If you are only going to download one Apple Watch app to track sports, make it the ESPN app. The app offers scoring and highlights for a number of major sports, and gives you the ability to view video highlights from games as well. Even better, you can track your favorite teams within the app and get push notifications when something important happens as well as general news and scoring information about the team. The app currently supports College Basketball and Football, MLB, NFL, NBA, and MLS teams.

MLB.com

If you love baseball, then the MLB 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.

NBA Game Time

Love the NBA? The NBA Game Time app keeps you connected to your favorite team through up-to-the-minute news, schedules, and videos.

If you particularly follow one team, the app allows you to set things up so you can see updates from that team in Glances, making it even easier to stay informed.

For people who have a very specific favorite team and want to always be up on the latests news, this is a great app to have on your wrist.

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

Wanna keep up with that fantasy team? With Yahoo’s Fantasy Sports app, you can keep track of your fantasy teams on the go and get real-time notifications when something needs your attention. The app also 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 Baseball or Football, then this is one of those Apple Watch apps you definitely need to have--at least if you want to beat all your friends.

StubHub

If you haven’t already used StubHub 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 just your average Sunday afternoon game. If tickets are bit 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 can be awesome particularly when it comes to buying last-minute tickets to events. Oftentimes you can purchase sporting event tickets that are considerably cheaper than they would have been at the box office, and in a much safer way that making a purchase from a scalper on the corner outside of the venue.

theScore

Sometimes you just want to know what the score is right now. theScore offers not only real-time scores, but also player and team stats and news alerts about your favorite teams.  The app supports an exhaustive list of different sports, including: 

  • Football (NFL, NCAA, CFL) 
  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Basketball (NBA, NCAA -- including March Madness) 
  • Hockey (NHL, Men's / 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)