The Best Sports Apps for Your iPad or iPhone

It used to be you had to wait for the morning or afternoon paper to get you fill of sports stories and results. Now we live in a world of 24-hour news stations and instant information on the internet.

The success of Apple’s iPad device and the continued success of Apple’ iPhone have made software developers get their best products to market as quick as they can. Apple’s iTunes App store is loaded with applications for the sports fan and enthusiast.

Let’s take a look at some of the best apps available for the iPad and iPhone. Some apps will work on both devices.


Sports Illustrated – This app for the iPad is simply amazing. It blends the magazine we are all so familiar with and to make an app that looks and works perfectly. Each issue costs $4.99 and a direct internet connection is required to view the videos in the magazine. Informative writing and beautiful images showcase the best SI has to offer.

MLB At Bat 2010 – Watch or listen to your favorite team’s games all season long. The app is $14.99 and it has been optimized for your iPad. Couple this app with your MLB.TV subscription to watch the live game video. A must for all baseball fans.

ScoreCenter XL – With this app you can have access to ESPN’s SportsCenter all day long. It’s constantly changing and being updates. You’ll never miss a highlight or a replay. This app is a bargain at $4.99.

USA Today – Like reading your sports from the USA Today? Well, you can do it for free on your iPad by downloading the USA Today app. You can’t beat this, it’s free.

Giant Scoreboard – This free app turns your iPad into a real scoreboard. Use at your city league softball game, your tennis match, or pickup basketball game.


Fox Sports Mobile– All the sports news and features you can use in one place. Very easy on the eyes and easy to use. Free to download, and is constantly being updated.

Fantasy Monster – Manage and track your fantasy football teams on the go with this app. For $3.99 this app lets you track any of your fantasy sports teams you have on Yahoo. A must for the fantasy sports fanatic.

FanGraphs – Put out by the New York Times, this app is for the baseball stat junkie. It compiles every possible stat you can think of for both teams and players. The app is $3 and it is money well spent.

Madden # soon) – A toned down version of the popular game. It’s still fun and a challenge. it’s fun to play using the touch screen. $9.99