10 Useful Chrome Extensions You Need to Get Sports News Today
Whether you are at work or home and sadly missing one of the biggest games of the year, there is no faster way to stay in the sporting loop than with an extension for Chrome. Take a short break to catch scores, check the headlines, and see what is happening in the sports world with the click of a button using one of these 10 convenient tools.
Get All Your Sports Details
365Scores is an awesome extension for those who enjoy sports year-round. With easy navigation, just click between the tabs for game details, scores, news, and videos without even leaving the drop-down window. You can choose your favorite teams and leagues with as many selections as you like.
The handy notifications are available for every sport from baseball to rugby. Each alert has a variety of customizations based on the particular sport, which makes it a cool feature. The extension is also available in many different languages to accommodate sports fan of varying dialects.
BringMeSports is more than a simple Chrome extension. When you click the icon, a new tab will pop open with the BringMeSports toolbar which is packed with buttons. The Live Sports options include CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and ESPN Go. Headlines will display top sports news stories from CNN, NFL, NHL, Soccer, and more, with each being collapsible so that you can pick the source you want.
Additional options in the toolbar include scores, videos, fantasy leagues, a sports calendar, and all sports. There is also a bonus button that shows your local weather if your location is enabled.
Some options will open a new tab and take you to ESPN, like scores and the sports calendar. If you like the convenience of a sports tab with its own toolbar, then you will like BringMeSports.
If you prefer to stick with a drop-down window, then Are You Watching This?! Sports is a great source. This displays scores for current sporting events and allows you to move through different dates. The news section is full of article headlines that you can select to read further from the Are You Watching This website.
This extension offers a few optionsthat you can customize which include your preferred sports along with television listings for your postal code area. Are You Watching This?! Sports is a convenient and attractive way to get your sports details in a hurry.
Sports Dashboard from QuoteLight.com offers a handy drop-down window as well that includes links, schedules, and radio. You can select your favorite team or league and click to view trending posts on Twitter along with news, videos, and photos.
The extension allows you to open items in a new tab taking you directly to sources such as ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, and Sports Illustrated. While Sports Dashboard may not be as attractive as some of the other sports extensions, it still gets the job done and gives you the details you need.
For Specific Sports
Not everyone wants details on every possible sport; that is where these Chrome extensions for specific ones come in handy.
For getting quick scores on current games, Baseball Buddy [No Longer Available] hits a grand slam. From the Oakland Athletics to the New York Yankees, you can see scores for games and whether or not it is the top or bottom of the inning.
You can also scroll down further to see the games scheduled for later in the day or evening so that you can make plans to watch . Pick your favorite team, select a theme, and get baseball scores the quick and easy way.
NFL ScoopsZone provides you with the latest headlines on your favorite NFL teams. You can choose up to three teams and switch between their specific news easily. Get the headlines from sources such as ESPN, The New York Times, and NBC Sports.
Selecting any headline will open a pop-up window where you can read the full article from the source. You can also receive desktop alerts when new headlines are available and choose how often to receive those notifications. It does not have to be football season to keep up on your teams and this extension earns the extra point (or, a 2-point conversion if you prefer).
NBA ScoopsZone works just like NFL ScoopsZone where you choose your teams and view the latest headlines. From the Boston Celtics to the Sacramento Kings, you can pick from both eastern and western teams, plus adjust your alert settings.
If you like the details and function of the ScoopsZone extensions, the company has others that may interest you.
Latest Hockey Headlines is perfect for sports fans who like to stay in-the-know with hockey news. You will see the most recent news headlines that also include available videos. The extension shows how long ago the item was posted along with relevant teams where applicable.
If you would like to read the full article or view the video, just click the item and a pop-up window will display. All items are courtesy of TSN.ca and include news for teams and players everywhere, from the Ottawa Senators to the New Jersey Devils. So, if you like hockey then get in the zone with this Chrome tool.
If you enjoy tennis, then you will “luv” Wimbledon News for Chrome. What did Johanna Larsson have to say about her last victory? Did Roger Federer sign up to play the next Hopman Cup? With this extension you will always know what is happening in tennis.
You can mark items as favorites, add them to a reading list for later, and share the stories on social media, all right from the extension. Any article selected will take you to the Sporting Life website where you can check out the full story.
ESPNCricinfo is a terrific source for cricket scores, news, and special content. Each section is displayed clearly and the headlines are expandable for further details. If you choose to read the full article, you will be directed right to the ESPNCricinfo website.
The extension offers nifty notifications for when a wicket falls. You’ll see an animated extension icon or receive a convenient desktop notification. You can also filter your news stories by country. With both primary and secondary country options, you will get the exact cricket headlines you want by location.
You Can Put it on the Board! Yes!
These words from Ken “Hawk” Harrelson have for many years signified a home run for the Chicago White Sox and these same words apply to these awesome Chrome extensions for sports fans – they all hit home runs. Whether it is baseball, basketball, tennis, or cricket, if you are a fan then there is a tool here to keep you in the loop and up to date with the sport or team you love.
Do you use one of these Chrome extensions for your favorite team, preferred league, or general sports news? Or, do you have a different one that you would like to share with other sports fans? Feel free to comment below!
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