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Fall in love with the sports page again. The Athletic app lets you follow your favorite sports teams and leagues with in-depth coverage you can't get anywhere else.

The best sportswriters in the business will bring you daily coverage in 14 local markets: Chicago, SF Bay Area, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Minnesota, and St. Louis. And in Canada: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottowa, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.

Don't live in of those markers? No problem. The Athletic has top-notch national coverage too: NHL with Pierre LeBrun, MLB with Ken Rosenthal, College Football with Stewart Mandel, College Basketball with Seth Davis, and more coming soon!

The Athletic's editorial team, which brings previous experience from ESPN, Baseball Prospectus, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, CBS,, and Chicago Tribune, delivers daily interviews, game-by-game breakdowns, clubhouse scoop, podcasts, and deep player analysis on the teams you care about.

Within the app, you can choose either a monthly or annual subscription plan for access to all of our exclusive content and features for one low price. The app may also offer you a free trial. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Cancellations must occur 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged.

Plans start at just $4.99 a month. All subscriptions automatically renew. You can manage auto-renew of your subscription from your iTunes account settings at any time, but must turn off plans at least 24 hours before the end of the current period to avoid being charged again.

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The Athletic App Description & Overview

The applications The Athletic was published in the category Sports on 2016-09-02 and was developed by The Athletic Media Company. The file size is 81.05 MB. The current version is 5.5.1 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

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The Athletic Reviews


Thought it would be better  fanofwritin  1 star

Not worth it.


This is where Quality Writers go to ply their craft  Frankmurph  5 star

When sports outlets run by tv money or lack thereof, or newspapers cutting payroll and bodies because of the dumbing down by us the consumer decided to stop buying papers, where do quality sports story tellers, observers, and analyst go. Well until recently, I think mostly local blogs. Now, there is this new platform, the Athletic that combines the national perspective with the regional. Really great writers from my home region, like Dana O’Neill and Rich Hoffman give us both local, regional and national insight. This site along with are the essentials fo college basketball. Oh, Seth Davis in charge is an inspired choice.


The Athletic  Oranguzz  5 star

This is for stuff is Great reading. TK and crew come strong with stuff you don’t hear anywhere. This is is top shelf info. Worth every penny. Thanks Tony


Just as promised  Neely1984  5 star

So many great stories. Nice to read about players/teams from all over the country. Looking forward to new cities coming on board.


Awesome App!  Final4natic  5 star

Coverage and commentary is top notch. And. All without annoying commercials and nonsense distractions. I highly recommend The Athletic and consider the investment in this app to be money well spent

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Great columns // needs to expand to cover southern teams : braves falcons and the SEC  roger mcguire  5 star

The braves / falcons and other southern teams Need SEC coverage


Great  Smar_Smar  5 star

Great app, better writing

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So far so good  Matty C 24  5 star

Got the sale price and am enjoying it so far. I love that articles, highlights, and podcasts are all easily accessible. The app is slick and content good. As a bay area sports fan I'm content. I'll admit that I'm unsure if I'd pay $8/month for this.


Well worth your $$$$  mndrock  5 star

Love, love, love how clean the app is. One thing is a small peeve is when you try opening an article via Twitter it doesn’t open in the Athletic app.


Totally Worth It  justinR_c  5 star

The Athletic is clean, crisp and filled with stories I want to read. It’s centered about the teams and sports I care about, and I never have to worry about a video auto-playing or an advertisement popping up over my story. Love the experience, love the stories, love the site. If you’re a true sports fan who LOVES sports news and high-quality reporting, The Athletic is totally worth the subscription.


App is a great addition to a superb subscription  TheDjdj  5 star

I, like most, questioned the value in paying for a subscription. Do I pay for something I can so easily get for nothing? The answer is yes. The content doesn’t just inform, it helps me understand the game better and improves my enjoyment of the sport. The app flows well. Feeds you the right stories if you’ve selected your favourite teams. Cuts out the rest. Has a clean but suave UI and is generally pleasant to read from. I subscribe for hockey and bball. Worth it for both. If you’re wondering just do it.


Beautiful UI and UX, top notch writers  bobbytumpak  5 star

If you’re a hockey fan (I’m sure other sports too) this is a must app (as long as they cover your city). In depth knowledge, key insights and overall just wonderful content worth the subscription cost.

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Finally!  Seriously Ryan  5 star

A source for sports that I can respect. The direction of sports media is one I don’t like but The Athletic gives me hope that we will be able to reverse the course. Worth every penny!


The Athletic Shines Bright  RN2729  5 star

Not that politics is unimportant, but at some point a sports statistic should be talked about more than a social issue (cough ESPN). I mean, they're playing professional sports right? This subscription cust through clickbait journalism with long form articles and substantial writers like Ken Rosenthal and Jeremy Rutherford. I'm so glad I got this so I can deep dive into the things I may miss during a game, kneeling or not.


Tremendous Sports App - Sets the bar high  MackT94  5 star

You only need one app to follow sports, this is it...content is amazing

Blazer dog

Awesome Site  Blazer dog  5 star

It is worth the money for the subscription. The app works well and the writers are awesome.


Great content  War2d2  4 star

The sports writing on the site is some of the best you can get, and well worth the subscription price. The app is real pretty, and easy enough to use for the most part, but it desperately needs a search feature. If there is one, I haven’t been able to find it. Also, it would be nice if links from outside sources (eg, The Athletic’s twitter feed) opened in the app automatically, but I’m guessing that’s out of their control. In all, I gave it four stars instead of five because of the missing (or hidden?) search, but if that shows up in the next update it’ll be a five-star app for me. The content is already worth five stars, the app just needs a little polish.


The BEST!  Rabbito!  5 star

I’ve never written a review. The Athletic has the best coverage of sports in the US, and it’s not even close. Their in-depth coverage of stories, and the quality of writing are unsurpassed.


Great content, horrible interface  chibbol  1 star

I subscribed to get high quality hockey coverage, and it's great to read, but SO annoying to navigate. If I choose a team it insists on showing me the scores and upcoming games. No way to toggle it off if I want to watch later and don't want spoilers. No way to hide articles I've already read, they stay in the feed and have to be scrolled past every time. No way to see articles if you don't choose a team. It won't let me choose just NHL. The tile design is annoying, requiring lots of scrolling again. I'd like a simple list option, maybe showing the title and author. When the team scores are up and the article tiles are too, my ipad screen is very cluttered and hard to sort through.

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These types of stories are........  Hubugvgfycftcv. Njnjn  5 star

Why we subscribe to The Athletic!! Yet another very well written story. Saban, as if you notice spell checks to Satan, must have a memory like a steal trap. He seems to compartmentalize everything........just don’t ask the Miami Dolphins fans how they feel about him.

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More Russo  Russos rants  4 star

They'll get the 5th star when two things happen. 1 Russo is included in panel opinions and 2 you can view writers previous articles in the app(able to online.)

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