The Athletic

The Athletic

By The Athletic Media Company

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2016-09-02
  • Current Version: 7.5.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 107.98 MB
  • Developer: The Athletic Media Company
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.3
Score: 5
From 42,149 Ratings


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 more than 40 markets across the US and Canada: US - Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, SF Bay Area, Boston, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indiana, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minnesota, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington DC, Wisconsin 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 and Bruce Feldman NCAA Basketball with Seth Davis and Dana O'Neil 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 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. Visit for more information. Terms of Service - Privacy Policy -



  • If you like sports...

    By Simonrb
    The Athletic will make you love sports. If you already love sports, it is a no brainer. In depth, out of the box stories are interesting to read, give excellent insight (especially when it is your favortie team), and are easy to read. No grade school bloggers with poor analysis and opinions. Lots of quotes and true reporting. Love it.
  • Great soccer content!!

    By Dekevis
    Really appreciate intelligent people writing about the game I love. Somehow in the USA it’s been hard to find decent coverage - now if there were a podcast that’d be awesome.
  • Great stuff

    By Bajadoc
    It reminds me of being a kid reading real stories by great writers in the day of the newspapers. Well worth the modest cost.
  • Worth it

    By vicperezg
    I succumbed to the temptation and blindidly paid for a yearly subscription. I knew it was worth it after reading the first article. 10/10
  • True Sports Journalism

    By Ejaazi
    This app, even without a subscription, is what a true sports fan would expect from ESPN, B/R and other big name sports apps. There is no overload of the social media aspect, stupid emojis or uninteresting videos. Pure journalism and information. Didn't give it 5 stars due to cost of the upgrades, but the app is still top notch.
  • Pretty Solid App

    By rponticelli
    Would be 5 stars but random bugs, and definitely need to be able to filter fantasy by sports. No interest in seeing fantasy basketball or fantasy hockey post, but makes it annoying to find fantasy football content. Seems like this would be an easy fix, but still has yet to be implemented.
  • Great site

    By JediBeer
    I really enjoy the Athletic. It reminds me of The National newspaper. A must read for all sports fans.
  • Hands down the best sports app

    By This Space for Rent
    I was very hesitant to download an app with paid subscription content when there was so much free content available. But I finally succumbed to a free trial and was so impressed that I purchased an annual subscription on day 2 of the trial. No regrets as I am loving The Athletic and it has become my daily “go to” sports read.
  • Sports Journalism Champion

    By GolfMan#7
    As a long-time subscriber to SI, I was at first reluctant to join The Athletic. But when you signed Dan Connolly for Baltimore, I took the leap. And I’m so glad I did. It was so annoying having videos I didn’t want to watch and all the ads, so not having to deal with that alone was nice. But the writing is the primary reason anyone should try The Athletic. Great stable of writers who are allowed to simply ply their trade and not have to deal with anything but writing. I can follow my teams and feel like I’m getting all the info I need about them from one source. Love the concept. Definitely worth the cost. Thank you.
  • Great content - bad layout

    By B LaVelle
    Content and writers are he best in the biz. The way the app is laid out for content and the dark look make it kind of annoying to me. Very annoying when you start an article and go back to the app after doing something else it doesn’t go back to where you left off. The. You have to try and search and find what you were reading which isn’t easy.