Go beyond the box score with quality sports coverage from an all-star team of writers. Follow your favorite sports teams and leagues with in-depth storytelling you simply can’t get anywhere else - all with no ads or clickbait.
Join the fastest-growing community of passionate sports fans with The Athletic app and start reading stories with substance today!
The Athletic’s expanding roster of local writers brings you in-depth insights and analysis from teams within 47 markets across the US and Canada and premium national coverage from the best in the business, including:
• MLB with Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark
• NHL with Pierre LeBrun and James Mirtle
• NBA with Shams Charania and David Aldridge
• NFL with Jay Glazer and Michael Lombardi
• NCAA Football with Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman
• NCAA Basketball with Seth Davis and Dana O’Neil
Subscribers get access to ALL stories on The Athletic for one low price. The highly-rated mobile app brings you stories only for the sports and teams you care about in a beautiful, clutter-free reading experience with no advertisements.
Use the app to save stories to read later or 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. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. 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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Ratings and Reviews
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.
The Intelligent Sports Community
I read the Athletic for the coverage of the Packers and other Wisconsin sports teams. I wait with anticipation for each insightful article to drop. These aren't like many articles on the internet which are written by bloggers who write stories about the articles they read on the internet. The Athletic's articles are often news-making because of the fresh angles and smart analysis of the stories. All of the other beat reporters read the Athletic. There is no better source of high quality sports journalism.
I also love that there are no ads, pop-ups, or click bait. Many free sites are unusable. What I didn't expect is how the paid subscription increased the level of the conversation in the comments. There are no trolls from opposing teams, no unthinking cheerleaders, and no mindless outrage.
Finally, because we are the paying customers, the comments are read and often responded to by the writers. That's really cool.
Die hard sports fans, get this now
If you’re a die hard sports fan this is what you need. Everything is click bait now with meaningless articles. I would read something from some pretty popular sports sites and think “I learned nothing and just wasted my time.” This is my first review I’ve written on any app or anything but I feel that passionate about The Athletic. If you’re constantly reading sports articles or reading fantasy info, this is what you need. The Athletic doesn’t care about clicks, or ad money. They care about writing quality sports articles that are informative, un-biased, and real. I’m addicted to the articles and as they grow it’ll only get better and better. After reading a few articles, you’ll start to see how garbage some of these sports sites are. Please keep it up and you’ll have my subscription for life.
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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