Android Epic App Battles: Yahoo Sports V.S. theScore

For those of us that love sports, finding a good sports app to install can be a lifesaver for those times when we aren't able to watch the game, but still want to ensure updates on scores and stats, and anything else you look forward to with your favorite sports teams. There are numerous sports apps on Android to get this job done, and today this battle is about two of the better options out there. Yahoo Sports and theScore. Which one deserves to be crowned champion though? Which one has the better features to suit your needs? We'll go over a few features of each application and then let you decide.

Yahoo Sports

Yahoo Sports has tons of features that would please any sports fanatic. Everything comes in a nice little material design like UI, albeit without much color, with an easy to navigate interface to find just what you're looking for every time you open the app. It covers all the top sports like NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, MLS and NASCAR. You can use the app quickly access information about your favorite teams and the players, and of course you can also check the scores during games with alerts and updates, and there's even some social integration with Twitter so you can see tweets related to the game you're keeping tabs on.

Checking scores are in real-time so you're never behind on what's happening, and you can stay up to date every step of the way. The app also features news and stories relating to the sports and teams you follow, and if you like to keep up to date on other soccer leagues besides MLS, you can follow other leagues like Spanish La Liga, Italian Series A, Barclays Premier League and more.


theScore is a one-stop shop for all things sports. Follow your favorite teams from the NBA, NCAA March Madness, NCAA Football, NFL, NHL, and MLB. The app also feeds you information from most or all other major sports so no matter your tastes you should be able to find what you need. For personalized content and customization, the "my score" section is where you'll configure everything to just the way you like it. It lets you follow all your fantasy leagues if you have any, as well as favorite teams for any of the sports included in the app, events such as games and tournaments, and of course if you want get to get down to the specifics you can also follow certain players.

You might not always have time to check the app for stats and score or news updates on the sports, teams, and players you follow, and this is where the push alerts become useful. Push alerts keep you up to date on all the important moments so you know when your team scores, when the quarters end, and when any other important events happen so you're always in the loop. theScore also includes a breaking news and a top news section so you can read up on anything relating to your teams and the players, or just about the sports you follow in general. All the scores and details within theScore are also in real-time just like with Yahoo Sports, so you're never minutes behind all the action.

So there you have it, two awesome sports apps, both offering some compelling features and experiences. Which one suits your needs best? Does one have better features than the other?

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Justin Diaz

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