Sportacular with a Kick: Introducing the New Yahoo! Sports App

By Brian Mead, Director, Product Management


Today we’re excited to introduce the new Yahoo! Sports app, formerly named Sportacular.  The Yahoo! Sports app brings together the best of Sportacular with new features including more content, faster experience and a redesign for iOS devices (now including iPad!) and Android smartphones.  

Pretend like your favorite team is getting a new stadium.   You still have the players and coaches you’ve come to count on in the clutch, but now the experience takes a leap to the next level; fancier nachos, comfier seats, nicer looking.  

With the new iPad version we’ve focused on making our Yahoo! Sports app faster and easier to scan, navigate and consume.  We’ve used the extra screen space to make sure you can read the articles while keeping an eye on all the action.  

When following a game with one of your favorite teams, iOS devices give you a curated list of local experts and writers live tweeting up to the minute stats and plays.  A personalized and local experience is important to every real sports fan, so we’re pulling in more content from the award-winning Yahoo! Sports editorial team, plus additional local content for your favorite teams.  

Checking scores, getting breaking news on players and finding out the latest team updates are an around the clock passion for us, so now you can experience your teams everywhere  — desktop, tablet or smartphone —  by logging in with your Yahoo! ID you can sync your favorite teams across every screen.  

Finally, we want to say thank you to our loyal users who have supported Sportacular from the beginning. We are truly grateful. Please keep the feedback coming.