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Get the power and depth of Yahoo! Sports, one of the leading sources of sports information on the Web, as an app for your Android device. Yahoo! Sportacular is chock full of all the breaking news, scores, schedules, and details that sports fans crave.
This app crams so much into one small package, it’s borderline ridiculous. No matter what’s going on in the world of sports, you’ve got the details right at your fingertips, wherever you are.
Sportacular covers the gamut of major sports. NCAA football and basketball? Check. Pro baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer (domestic and foreign)? All accounted for. Golf, tennis, and auto sports? But of course. There are even categories for your self-selected Favorite Teams and Trending Games.
For example: Are you a Major League Baseball fan? Get the latest game scores, both finals and ongoing, with a few touches of the screen. Then go deeper. See the linescore, a scoring summary, winning and losing pitcher, and team records. Tap on the Stats page to see the complete boxscore. There’s even a play-by-play accounting of the entire game. This kind of detail is available for just about any sport you can think of in this deep app.
Select the Team option from the menu and it opens up a new screen with tabs for Team Info, News, Schedule, and Settings. Use the latter to create adjustable alerts for your favorite teams: game start, game end, score change, quarter or inning change, etc. You can have the app send you noise or vibrate notifications, so you’ll know when to get to a TV, pronto.
Of course, there’s always something new coming out of the sports world, whether it’s a player injury, trade, team scandal, or just a star’s latest weird tweet. Sportacular pulls in links to the top stories from sources such as Fox, ESPN, Yahoo!, The Sporting News, league websites, and more. Share the hot-off-the-presses news and scores with your friends via e-mail or social media.
Sportacular lists the latest odds on each game. But just for fun, there’s also an interactive feature available for most games in the app: a live poll of fans regarding who will win that contest. As soon as you make your pick, you’ll see what percentage of people agree with you and how many think you’re all wet, complete with a U.S. regional breakdown of the voting. There’s also a Check-In section where you can make comments about the game and post them to Facebook, so you can trash talk to your heart’s content. After all, you know the score.
What’s in this version:
New in 4.0.1
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New in 4.0 – Sportacular is now Yahoo! Sports!
+ Refreshed design – Enjoy a clean new redesign with improved scores and simplified navigation.
+ Login to your Yahoo! Sports account to sync your favorite teams across all screens; iPhone, iPad, Android and the web.
+ Team stats – You can now view the team total game stats from the game details page.
Thank you for your continued support!
THIS APPLICATION HAS ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING:
- YOUR LOCATION
APPROXIMATE LOCATION (NETWORK-BASED)Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.
- NETWORK COMMUNICATION
FULL NETWORK ACCESSAllows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
- PHONE CALLS
READ PHONE STATUS AND IDENTITYAllows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
- NETWORK COMMUNICATION
VIEW NETWORK CONNECTIONSAllows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.VIEW WI-FI CONNECTIONSAllows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.RECEIVE DATA FROM INTERNETAllows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.
- AFFECTS BATTERY
PREVENT DEVICE FROM SLEEPINGAllows the app to prevent the device from going to sleep.CONTROL VIBRATIONAllows the app to control the vibrator.