Websites For Sports Lovers

Almost everybody loves sports. But there are those who are more than passing participants in spectator sporting. They are enthusiasts. They know their stuff. They want to hear every detail, relive every play. There is nothing they enjoy more than talking about sports with others of their kind. Thanks to the internet, there are places where lovers of all sports can stay on top of up-to-date sporting news, convene and share. So pull up a seat, grab a beer or some Gatorade and don't forget the snacks.

Sports Jabber - Sports Jabber covers a little bit of everything in the world of sports. Besides news on all the major sports including NASCAR, they offer polls, mock NFL draft picks, blogs and talk radio. Sports Jabber has a special section devoted to fantasy football and some very active forums. This is the place to join up and have some fun.

http://sportsjabber.net/


ESPN - ESPN is widely known as one of the most comprehensive television sports news venues. Their website continues to uphold that reputation by offering live up-to-the-minute scores as well as a variety of news stories. They cover international sports as well as U.S. sports. They have city specific news, opinion pieces, really great videos and all the fantasy sports. Spending time here will make you an expert.

http://espn.go.com/


The Sports Network - Once again, this is a major sports news resource. They cover top news headlines, live scores, and information about every sport you can possibly think of including women's sports. You can find links to press releases, trivia, television listings and contests. This site is low on opinion and big on straight facts and caters to the true sports buff.

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/


BBC Sports - If you are into International or European sports, BBC Sports is the place for you. This colorful site offers great photos and videos as well as live feed sporting news. Even more, BBC Sports entertains you with sections on sports personalities and the sports academy where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about sports. You can download masks here too. BBC Sports is the Olympic broadcaster and well worth a visit.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport


Fox Sports - Fox Sports is big on buzz. They discuss the latest sport and player news and offer insights on them. You can find opinion polls and an interesting community section of forums, groups, photos and videos. The athletes themselves are emphasized here and there is much talk about MVP and draft picks. Fox Sports is well worth checking out.

http://msn.foxsports.com/


Onion Sports Network - Everyone needs a good laugh now and then and this site can provide it. Onion Sports Network takes an irreverent look at sports and its participants. They brag of "the top sports stories of the last 4.5 billion years". They cover a wide variety of sports with the same untamed humor and have a very funny interactive feature called "TIMELINE: The Evolution of Sports". Onion Sports News is guaranteed to make you roll your eyes.

http://www.theonion.com/content/sports


Olympic Broadcasting Services- Olympic Broadcasting services is a wonderful and colorful site for Olympic sports coverage. They transmit both television and radio coverage of every sport and have over a million viewers globally. You can access images of past Olympics events and get information about the venues and the athletes. The website provides up-to-date news and has recently included a Virtual Reality option.

https://www.obs.tv/


Sport Science - Sponsored by the educational Exploratorium, Sport Science discusses interesting information like why do curveballs curve and the gravity physics involved in skateboarding. There are links to interactive javascripts calculating energy consumption and braking distances in bicycling. Sport Science serves as a portal to the science behind the sports. It is user-friendly and a great place to let the kids explore.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/sports/index.html


Rivals.com - Rivals.com is a part of Yahoo sports. It focuses mainly on college football and basketball recruiting. This site is very comprehensive and if you have a favorite team, they have the inside scoop. Rivals.com has a fan shop where team merchandise can be purchased. Sign up and you can get up-to-date news on your college team of choice in your email. Each team and sport has a message board and videos.

http://www.rivals.com/


Deadspin - Deadspin is a sports blog website that is owned by Gawker Media and shares Gawker's humorous and sarcastic criticism of mainstream media personalities. Deadspin features commentaries and recaps of the top sports stories of the day. It is a very popular site and has millions of readers. It claims to deliver sports "without access, favor or discretion" and gets its stories from anonymous tips and its readers.

http://deadspin.com/


History of Sports - History of Sports is a fun website covering the history of most popular sports. The home page has links that bring you to a study of your favorite sport and includes related stories covering how certain sports equipment came to be used as well as the history of tournaments, games and arenas. You can find information about superstitions and sports, extreme sports and overpaid athletes.

http://www.historyofsports.net/


Sports Forums - If you like to talk about sports with other knowledgeable folks like you, Sports Forums is the place to go. With over 8000 registered users, this site remains pretty active. Registration is free and they cover just about any sport. They also include a link to sports-related games and one for off topic discussions. College sports are a hot topic here though others are active too. This is a friendly place for sports lovers.

http://www.sportsforums.net/


All Sports Trivia - If you are one of those sports fans who prides yourself on knowing every little detail about your favorite sport, you might want to test your trivia IQ. All Sports Trivia is exactly that - a site to answer questions about sports and athletes. They add new questions every day so it won't get stale. They include all skill levels and no sport is off limit. There is also a feature article at the end of the quizzes. Enjoy.

http://www.allsportstrivia.com/


Online Sports - Online Sports is a store where you can shop and buy your team jerseys and caps. They also offer sports-related jewelry and watches. Besides team logo merchandise, they also sell sports equipment for everything from billiards to golf. They even have athlete-specific items. Online Sports' prices are reasonable and they include free shipping on over 4000 items.

http://www.onlinesports.com/


Beckett - Beckett is an old name most of us recognize from our days of collecting baseball cards in Topps Gum packages. They are still around and have become the leading source of sports collecting information. And it's not just baseball anymore. All sports collecting is discussed and you can find out what that old football or autograph is worth. Beckett offers features on trading trends and noteworthy articles to read and learn.

http://beta.beckett.com/

If you have a sports-related website of your own or plan to build one, the Web Marketing Association has an annual WebAward competition. Here's the link -

http://www.webaward.org/winners_detail.asp?yr=all&award_level=best&category=Sports


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I am one of the oddities who dislikes Sports. Great info here though for sports fans


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HubCrafter 6 years ago from Arizona

Hi suziecat7:

Are there REALLY that many "suziecats" that you had to claw your way to #7?

Just a question.

sorry...

Love the Hub!

Your breezy style and worthwhile tips are a winner!

Now, like that ancient comedienne used to say, "Can WE talk?" (You know. The ONE with the face. Like a rubber mask: from all the plastic surgeons pulling her facial wrinkles back behind her ears. Then they sprayed her face with superglue mist, swirled rosey-rouge on her cheeks and inflated her lips with a bicycle pump. THAT one. What's the name? She's like Phyllis Diller...with a daughter. They're BOTH clogging up the Home Shopping Network.)

So, Miss Sports, you should be makin' the big bucks now; seein' how's you talk like SUCH a writer. Am I right, uhuhuh. (sorry. That's Fran Drescher. HOW she got in here..I don't know.)

So..about the Hub.

You obviously are already a superstar and who am I to tell YOU; some little newbie from who-knows-where...

But my nose is already under the tent, so here goes...

Rather than a criticism, think of this as an unwanted pregnancy. No. That's not it, either.

When you go back and polish this apple, try to hear it as dialogue. Picture a real someone (no. NOT you. Someone READING it; like a famous actress playing YOU. So Meryl Streep's not GOOD enuf?)

Listen for the details of how the actress uses rhythm to deliver the lines. And help her with the script. It's such a small and tiny detail but SO important... for the script to roll so very easily from her lips.. that the audience (the Reader) forgets the words...and ever-so-slowly (like boiling a frog my dear) they begin to NOT hear dialogue or see words on a page...they start to SEE the images of your story unfolding and enrapturing them. And they begin to fantasize; seeing a mental movie; picturing a character..playing out this (what is this thing/ a HUB? ..you should get a REAL job.)

You are right next to doing this so OFTEN now. There are moments in your writing already flickering into imagery.

Now. You should call. I gotta go. My cats will all think I've been to Macy's and be expecting an outfit.

HubCrafter


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Ethel - Thanks for reading. I do like most sports (as a spectator) but not with the zeal others have for some games.

HC - Thanks for the advice. Alas, no big bucks here yet but working on it. I have 7 cats thus my moniker.


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Nancy's Niche 6 years ago from USA

Great hub and so informative...I'm a football fan myself...


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Nancy - I like football too. Thanks for reading.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

I love espn and I watch the american sports on satellite tv when I can. UK has pretty good coverage, but sometimes I have to use the internet to get good sports shows too!


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drcrischasse 6 years ago from NH/Foxboro

I love it. Sports are such a stress release.


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tswilson 4 years ago from United States

Great hub. I need to check Universal Sports. I love the Olympic sports, and I don't get enough of them year-round.


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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

I got to check out that Onion Sports Network lol.

Great coverage of some ordinary and extraordinary sports sites.

I follow different networks and used to follow BBC too, but then begin discovering that their style is too boring for a restless soul like me. They tend to put me to sleep.


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Sunshine625 23 months ago from Orlando, FL

What a great list...I like ESPN but I usually just follow my Twitter feed for sports updates. I got a kick out of HubCrafter's comment, I'm guessing he was referring to Joan Rivers. Funny, but not funny.

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