Monday, November 29, 2010

Mobile Sports News

4 out of 5


Scrapes a variety of sports news outlets and presents the latest headlines, scores, and commentary on your trusty Android device.

Ad-supported, pulls only from NBC Sports and ESPN.

Along with standard sports news headlines and scores, the app does a excellent job of connecting users to sports blogs as well.

ESPN Radio
ESPN ScoreCenter
NFL Mobile
Sports News
Top Sports News
US Sports News
Mobile Sports News (Sky)

Read all of my past Android app reviews at Appolicious and Yahoo! Tech -- click here.


There’s no shortage of sports news apps in the Android marketplace. Enter Mobile Sports News, a plain-vanilla offering that does an admirable job of scraping and formatting the latest headlines, scores, and sports blogs postings right on your phone’s small screen.

The mobile websites for ESPN and NBC Sports are this app’s primary sources of data. I found the content to be fresh, timely, and rendered for easy reading. Scores were up to date (thanks NBC!) and I was especially glad to see seven popular sports blogs represented in the app.

Headlines and the latest news are available for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Soccer, College Football, ND Central, Tennis, Golf, Motor Sports, College Hoops, Olympic Sports, Horse Racing, and “Other Sports.”
Don’t let the plain interface scare you away. Mobile Sports News sticks to its strengths, and is a welcome addition to any sports lovers phone.

Tip: If you’re a rabid fan of soccer (European football) be sure to pick up the Sky version of this app from the marketplace. The same interface is put to play on mainland sources of football news, garnering that app an even larger number of positive reviews from the more civilized nations of the world.

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