Fall in love with the sports page again with The Athletic. Follow your favorite sports teams and leagues with smart, in-depth coverage you simply can't get anywhere else - all with zero ads, pop-ups, or auto-play video.

An expanding roster of all-star local sportswriters bring you original storytelling daily in 21 markets across the US and Canada:

US - Bay Area, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, St. Louis
Canada - Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg

In addition, The Athletic offers premium national sports coverage - including:

MLB with Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark
NHL with Pierre LeBrun and James Mirtle
NCAA Football with Stewart Mandel
NCAA Basketball with Seth Davis

Subscribers get access to ALL the in-depth local and national offered on The Athletic for one price. The customizable mobile app lets you follow and show content only for the sports, cities, and teams you care about in a beautiful, clutter-free reading experience with no advertisements.

Use the app to save stories for to read later or to read offline. Follow your favorite authors to easily access their content. Adjust text settings with night mode. View box scores, team highlights, and report cards on player performance all within the highly rated app.

Within the app, you can choose either an annual or monthly subscription plan for access to all of our exclusive content and features - with plans starting as low as $4.99/month. The app may also offer you an introductory free period. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase and your subscription will continue without interruption and auto-renew unless turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current billing period. The renewal charge will be placed within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

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What's New

Version 7.1.1

- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

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Better than anything you can get for free


Look, this app and this publication aren’t for someone who wants to get basic stats, game recaps, or hot takes, all of which are abundantly available from free, ad-laden sites. But if you want the nuts and bolts, x’s and o’s of plays and team construction, in-depth articles that dig far beneath the surface, and some of the best writing out there, a subscription to the Athletic and an app download are well worth the (small) monthly fee and the storage space on your device. What a refreshing change to see a publication accumulating talent and building their journalistic capacity as other companies fire quality, talented writers and move away from robust content in favor of clickbait and shallow, video-based fluff. Shout out to Bodner, Kapadia, and company for keeping quality Philly sports journalism alive for the city of brotherly love, and to national guys like Rosenthal for bringing their talents to a publication that values quality over clicks. Trust the Process, Go Phillies, Go Flyers, Go Eagles, and Go the Athletic.

Best sports news around - app good too


If The Athletic has rolled out to your favorite sports city, you will LOVE this. The tech features of the app are good, especially the opportunity to build your own custom feed. Not just for cities, but which sport(s), or even writers. They’ve been hiring great established writers, who now are free to write what they want, not constrained by newspaper restrictions (such as topic or story length). Subscribed to follow Michael Russo (MN Wild). Liked him before, love him now, as he’s mixing in some fantastic freeform features with familiar newsy stories. Have noticed other cities writers doing much the same thing. Roster of coverage seems to grow every week. Very happy with my purchase. Quality is worth paying for, and it’s not all that much for what you can access.

This is worth the money

MN WildFan

If you are a a sports fan and want to enjoy some great coverage and well written articles by some great writers then this is the site for you. I am so glad that I have signed up. I have now reduced my subscription to the newspapers to just the weekend. I am still able to access the papers website with full access for only the weekend subscription. The Athletic keeps on growing and adding more staff writers in the markets that the teams play in. So you are not just getting stories written by someone who only watched the game on tv. So sign up for the free trial period and give it a read. When that ends you will be signing up to keep on reading the great stuff that they add to the site daily.


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95.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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