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Posted on September 30, 2019 by John Harris

For sporting fans everywhere, weekend excursions can be a real pain in the backside. Everyone knows, after all, that Saturday is a prime time for football, and watching Match of the Day after the event is no comparison to the live experience. Yet, you can bet that the family will want to do something on Saturday, or that a list of chores will appear just when you’re about to settle down. 

Luckily sporting apps mean this doesn’t have to spell the end. In fact, with these to hand, you can follow the scores without once being accused of ‘neglecting family time’.

What are these magical sporting apps, we hear you cry? Keep reading to find out!

Image by John Felise: CC0 License

#1 – BBC Sport

  • Available on Android and iOS

Free to download and use, the BBC Sportl app can furnish you with all the latest sporting news, as well as scores according to your personal preferences. If you don’t already have it on your iPhone, then, you could benefit from downloading it before the week is up. With live news streams and coverage of events also available, the BBC sport app could see you staying up to speed no matter how far afield your family fancy going.

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