If you like sports of any kind–from baseball to rugby–you can rest assured that there is an app to keep you up to date on your favorite teams, players and more.

According to Lifewire, here is a run-through of some of the top downloads to consider to boost your fan cred.

ESPN

The first app on the list is an obvious pick. Just as ESPN is a go-to channel for many sports fans, its associated app is a great way to keep up to date with your favorite teams. By signing in, you can personalise the app experience so it displays just your favorite leagues and teams. League options include the MLB, NFL, college football, NBA, NHL, college basketball, MLS and Esports.

If you have ESPN through your cable provider, you will also be able to stream live games, news and more through the app. Note that there is a separate WatchESPN app for Android and iPhone (and other platforms like Roku and PlayStation) that lets you stream content from the full lineup of ESPN channels.

It is free and can be found of iOS and Android.

Yahoo Sports

The Yahoo Sports app provides game scores, stats and other info on your favourite teams and players across a huge number of sports leagues: NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, college football, soccer, golf, MMA and tennis. When you sign in to the app using your Yahoo account, you can select your favourite teams and leagues to personalise the experience based on your interests. You can also customise alerts for things like score updates or new games.

It is free on Android and iOS.

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report (a great follow on Instagram, incidentally) is a popular sports news site, and its mobile apps keep you up to date on your favourite teams’ scores. Like other apps, it allows you to pick your favourite teams so you only receive the updates that matter to you. It is worth considering because, when you enable push notifications, it is one of the more reliable, speedier options for getting updates on scores, wins, losses and predictions.

It is also free and can be found on Android and iOS.

NBA

The official NBA app lets you view live scores, stats and game times; watch top press conferences; watch top plays and game highlights; and follow your favourite teams. While the app is technically a free download, you will get the most functionality if you subscribe to the NBA League Pass (from $17.99 per month), which lets you watch live games and more. In that case, you will be able to stream content including live games and full game replays through the app.

It is also free and can be found on Android and iOS.

All app users can access NFL news, highlights, stats, up-to-the-minute scores and more during the off-season and on the path to the Super Bowl. If you are a Verizon subscriber, you can also view live games, while Game Pass subscribers can replay past games and more through the app.

Cost: Free (though most in-app video requires being a Verizon customer or having an NFL Game Pass membership, the latter of which costs $49.99)

It can be found on Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile.

Instagram

Why does a photo-sharing social media platform get such a high spot on a list of the top sports apps? Because it’s one of the best ways to keep up with your favourite players. Mega-stars from LeBron James to Cristiano Ronaldo to Tom Brady (just to name a tiny fraction of the athletes you will find here) have accounts that they update regularly, giving you an inside look at their lives both on and off the road. I follow all my favorite NBA players on Instagram, and their accounts are honestly some of the most fun to view!

It is free and can be found on Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile.

NFL App

The latest stories, news, and insider comment alongside access to all the season’s 256 football games which you can watch both live and on-demand inside the NFL app on Apple TV. The app also provide highlights of the major fixtures, such as the Super Bowl matches. Stats fans can explore scoreboards and in-depth team video.

MLB App for Baseball

Baseball fans love the MLB app. Not only does it offer high quality (60fps) broadcasts of both home and away teams, but it can do so in split-screen, enabling you to watch two games at the same time. If you want to focus on just one game at once, you can, either in full-screen mode or an interactive mode in which you can also monitor scores and in-match player stats.

International Cricket Council app

The free International Cricket Council official app for the ICC World Twenty20, India 2016 bought you full tournament coverage, video, images, news, stats and match highlights and more. With the fixture over the app remains a rich source of archive footage from the event and a good app to have installed in time for future ICC matches.

Culled from Punch

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