ESPN is the most popular general sports news site in the US on web and on mobile. It has extensive coverage of college and profession team sports, tennis, horse racing, motor sports, golf and more.
ESPN is one of the four TV networks that share the rights to broadcast NFL games. Their web site lets fans follow, in real time, any one of the 14 NFL games typically played on Sunday or the single Monday night game. The mobile site delivers almost all the same information. in a very effective and elegant way. BTW, I'm focusing on the ESPN's NFL coverage but ESPN's Web and mobile sites also cover all the major and many of the minor sports. There is live coverage of baseball and basketball but the NFL coverage is the most detailed.
When you visit the ESPN site, the first thing you see is a list of sports. After you choose NFL and then scores from the front page, you see a list of this weeks games with the scores. Scores of games that are finished are marked with an "F" and clicking on them will lead to a typical after game description of how the game unfolded. But selecting a game in progress brings up a screen showing the score, how much time is left, the down, the position of the ball, which team has procession and the outcome of the last play. These are the essential elements that a football fan needs to follow the game. Below the critical time-sensitive information is a refresh link. The page doesn't refresh itself presumably out of consideration for those of us on metered data plans. Scrolling "below the fold" will reveal secondary information such as game statistics and links to the pre-game story and a page detailing the scoring plays of the current game.
Excellent US-centric sports site. In depth coverage of all major and many minor sports.
Founded a year and a half ago by several ex-AOL and Yahoo executives with seven figures of venture funding, SB Nation (for Sports Blog Nation), is a collection of over 250 individual blogs. The SB blogs offer sports news, scores and fan opinion for specific teams, leagues or sports. There are SB blogs for most of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB teams, many colleges plus soccer, golf, tennis, motorsports, cycling, horse racing, boxing and just about every other sport you can think of.
Sports coverage with a British Bent. Well-writen, in-depth stories in the best BBC tradition. The BBC's outstanding sports coverage works with all mobile browsers.
Mobile basketball sites covering the NBA, WNBA and college hoops.
Follow the games online on your phone or look up statistics and trivia to settle a bet.
This folder contains many mobile web sites covering soccer around the world with live scores, results, news and statistics.
Here are the best golf mobile web sites with results, schedules, news photos and player interviews.
Mobile sites covering men's and women's tennis.
Live coverage of major races, standings, race schedules and statistics
Sites covering boating in general, boat and yacht racing, boat building and buying and selling boats.
The National Hockey League (NHL) which is professional hockey in the US and Canada has launched a slick new mobile site at m.nhl.com. It includes a mobile version of NHL Game Center which displays today's games with live scores in a grid. Clicking on a game row opens a view with a summary of scoring plays from that game. Game Center has a history feature that lets you to skip back a day at a time to see a recap of the scoring of completed games. There doesn't appear to be a way to jump directly to a specific day, however.
The site also has news, scores, standings, statistics and photos. There is are also "Videos" and "MyNHL links which go to a "Coming Soon" page. I wish designers wouldn't waste clicks and bandwidth on comeons like that. NHL Mobile adapts nicely to various devices, delivering a simple, mostly text version to basic phones, a more richly formatted one with plenty of images, as shown in the screenshot) to phones with full web browsers like the Nokia N95 and a very nice iPhone specific design. Curiously, Opera Mini gets the dumbphone version. The site design is by Quatro Wireless.
The Hockey News
The Hockey News, largest selling print hockey publication in North American, offers this mobile site with scores, stories from the magazine, and columns and blogs by THN's reporters.
This folder contains links to a variety of mobile sites dedicated to the league as a whole or to specific NFL teams. These sites are your source for NFL statistics, prognostications, game recaps and live coverage of every NFL game, instantly available on your phone wherever you are.
Turner Broadcasting's NCAA sports site with scores, game coverage and schedules.Good resource for college sports fans.
Rugby is a far older game than soccer or American football tracing it's roots back to Roman times. The sport is played around the world and is especially popular in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Update 7-Jul-2007: The site has been completely redesigned and now has images, coverage of more sports and more and longer stories.
SI's numerous writers and columnists are also featured with in-depth articles and opinion pieces. There's live coverage of Major League Baseball, National Football League and National Basketball Association games. The live coverage is not play by play but incudes frequently updated box scores, a summary of scoring plays and statistics.
Eurosport (m.eurosport.com) Eurosport Mobile has a new url and a redesigned and much improved site. The front page has been expanded from 5 headlines with daily updates to 10 headlines updated every few minutes and finally there is LIVE coverage, lots of it. At this moment there are live reports from 7 football (soccer to us Yanks) matches, 4 snooker! matches, 2 tennis matches and 2 basketball games. Besides those sports, Eurosport also has extensive coverage of Motor Sports, Cycling, Cricket, Track and Field and Rugby.
Mobile site of The Sporting News, a weekly print sports magazine. Comprehensive coverage of mainstream US sports ( MLB | NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL).
Opera Software's mobile sports portal is a default bookmark in Opera Mini and also works with all mobile browsers. The site covers Men's and Women's Soccer football and seasonal sports including hockey, basketball, handball and volleyball. Content includes scores, leage standings, team and player stats and sports news.
Touch optimized sports portal with live sports scores, news and stats for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, College Football and Basketball, Motorsports, Soccer, Golf and Tennis. Adapts nicely to smaller screens and non-touch devices as long as they can handle pages as large as 175 KB.
The Score Mobile
The Score is a Canadian cable TV sports chanel. The Score's mobile site covers all major North American professional sports with news, information, highlights, schedules, betting line and live scores. As befits the name, The Score Mobile's front pages consists of the latest live scores for a single sport, currently NBA basketball. You can customize The Score Mobile to show a different sport or league on the front page and adjust the auto refresh frequency and set your time zone. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
Official site of the The Southeastern Conference (SEC) which features some of the strongest schools in US college sports including football powerhouse Alabama and perennial NCAA women's basketball champions Tennessee. The conference's mobile site has live scores, news, standings and schedules. Source: Mobile Mammoth
The official mobile site of the Ultimate Fighting Championships, a U.S. based martial arts genre that allows fighters to combine skills and moves from boxing, wrestling, judo, karate in a championship series designed to pick the best fighter from any discipline of martial arts. The site has news, free streaming videos and an event calendar. Mobile site design is by Quattro Wireless. Source Tappity
Displaced Phan is a mobile site for fans of all the Philadelphia sports teams, the Eagles, Phillies and 76'ers. The site has a forum-like open blog where all registered users can post. There is also a photo gallery and links to sports news from ESPN.
Well written articles on mostly British sports including cricket and rugby. Also, good Formula One coverage
The NCAA College Basketball Championships on your mobile. Popularly known as March Madness, the two tournaments (one for men's teams the other for the women) each feature the top 68 mens and 65 womens US college teams in a 3 week long single elimination tournament.
March Madness is easily the most popular college sports event in the country. I think its appeal is due to the large number of teams, increasing the likelihood of your alma mater participating, and for gamblers the lure of so many chances to win or loose in a short period of time. It also helps that each successive round cuts the pool in half with the later rounds having the memorable alliterative names like "Sweet 16", "Elite 8" and "Final 4".
Follow all the action on your phone with these March Madness mobile Webapps.
Northland Outdoors features hunting, fishing, recreational sports, classified ads and destination news for the Upper Midwest including Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.
20-Jan-2012 Site is down
The 2010 Winter Olympics live from Vancouver. A collection of mobile sites with dedicated Winter Olympics mobile pages.
The 2012 London Olympics start July, 27th. There's no shortage of ways to follow the Olympics on your mobile phone. Here are my favorite sites offering schedules, predictions, results and news from the games.