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App Corner: For the sport lovers

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence


Now, when it comes to apps, we never really think about it until we actually need it, like now, a sporting app will never be more important than this time in your life ... FIFA World Cup 2018 is here!

Once you are a sports lover of any sort, then a sporting app is a must-have for you, especially if you are someone who is on the go. You might not always be next to a radio or television while your favourite football team is playing. You might also be so caught up in the day's event that you forget to search for the scores online. But with a gaming app, some allow you to stream the game; but if you are not in a Wi-Fi zone, you still can get real-time scores.

There are a wide range of options and if you search Google enough, it will prompt you as it pertains to your team. However, a real app prompts you as it pertains to news and players. You get to listen to broadcasts and commentaries as if you are in the comfort of your own home.

Here are the top freebies you can try:

1. ESPN: Whether you are an Apple or Android user, this app is a plus. You can customise the app so that you are prompted when your favourite team is playing and scores. This also gives the latest news that affects not only your team, but the sport that you have customised it to follow when installed. You can also listen to ESPN live radio as well as podcasts tailored to your interests. This is a well-rounded app and very easy to use.

2. CBS Sports: Offers similar features to ESPN. Thus, you can customise and pick your favourite teams and sports that you like to follow for real-time updates. If you are to watch live matches, there are no podcast options.

3. TheScore: You do not have to create an account after installation, but to unlock all features, it is recommended. It also does not allow for podcasts. However, you do get prompted with match results and scores as they happen.