Share – How To Watch Live Sports
What about Sports?
No cord cutting guide would be complete unless it shows you how to cut the cord and still watch live sports. So, let’s take a look at some of the best options available to help you catch your favorite athletes or teams in action.
Option #1 – HD Antenna
Many of the major network affiliates like ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and more still broadcast their live programming over-the-air (ota). This option will not work for everyone. But, if you have an antenna and you are within range, you can pick up the broadcast signal from these stations and watch live tv for free. This will allow you to watch some nationally televised sporting events when broadcast by your local network affiliates. In addition, you may also be able to watch some local and regional sporting events.
However, before you run out and buy an HD antenna, click this link to visit The Antennas Direct Transmitter Locator Tool.
In addition, you can also visit AntennaWeb.org or TV Fool to see how many FREE over-the-air channels are available in your area. Just enter your address or ZIP Code below to find how many channels you can receive using an antenna.
After you’ve verified that there are enough free over-the-air channels available in your area, you can start shopping for the perfect antenna.
Option #2 – Subscription Based Service
Simple Streamz Top 3 Recommendations:
- Fubo TV – Not only does fubo TV have the NFL, NBA and MLB, but you can also watch NHL, NASCAR, MLS, golf, tennis, boxing, MMA, college sports and more. Plus, they have every golf major, tennis major and Triple Crown race as well as full coverage of specials like the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Olympics.
- Vidgo TV – Allows you to watch all your favorite live sports, news, and entertainment for less. Such as ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN Deportes, ESPN News, FS1, FS2, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Motor Trend, Mav TV, and so much more.
- Sling TV – Start streaming sports networks like ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TBS and TNT with SLING Orange, or choose SLING Blue for even more action including NFL Network as well as local and regional NBC networks. Moreover, don’t forget about Pay-Per-View options that get you ringside for the biggest PBC and boxing matches of the year.
How To Watch Live Sports – Breakdown By Sport
Major League Baseball
*Most MLB games are broadcast on ESPN, Fox, FS1 and TBS
Major League Baseball’s own subscription service lets you watch out-of-market games live and every game on demand.
In addition, pre-season, Regular, & Post Season Games may also be available on certain plans on:
National Basketball Association
*Most NBA games are broadcast on ABC, ESPN, and TNT.
The National Basketball League’s own subscription service lets you watch out-of-market games live when not broadcast on national TV.
Pre-season, Regular, & Post Season Games, along with NBA TV may be available on certain plans on:
Combat Sports (MMA & Boxing)
Combat Sports (MMA & Boxing)
- UFC – ESPN has exclusive rights to UFC Events. As a result, non-Pay-Per-View events can be streamed live and on-demand through ESPN+ (Click Here To Sign Up)
- Professional Fighters League (PFL) MMA events are broadcast on ESPN2 & ESPN+
- Boxing – In addition, ESPN also broadcast some major Professional Fighters League and Top Rank Boxing events.
ESPN is also available on:
DAZN Is Available By Subscription Only
- Offers boxing events organized by Matchroom USA, Golden Boy Promotions, and World Boxing Super Series.
- In addition, DAZN broadcasts MMA events promoted by Bellator and Combate Americas.
One Championship MMA
National Football League
*Most NFL games are broadcast on CBS, NBC, Fox and ESPN.
NFL Game Pass gives you access full broadcast replays, condensed games in ~45 minutes, and the all-22 coaches film.
In addition, pre-season, regular, & post season games, along with NFL Network, & NFL Red Zone may also be available on certain plans on:
*The final rounds of most PGA & LPGA tournaments will be broadcast on NBC, Peacock, Golf TV or one of it’s other affiliates.
PGA TOUR LIVE is available through NBC Sports Gold and Amazon Prime Video. Both services provide all the live Featured Group and Featured Hole content you’ve come to love, plus access to video-on-demand clips like Speed Rounds and full event replays.
Also available on:
National Hockey League
*Most national broadcasts of NHL games appear on NBC, NBCSN, and the NHL Network.
NHL.TV lets you stream games live and on-demand from your compatible computer, phone, tablet, or connected TV device.
NHL Network is available on:
Major League Soccer
*Most of the Major League Soccer (MLS) matches are broadcast on regional sports networks so the coverage is scattered, Some nationally-broadcast MLS will be on Fox, FS1, Univision, ESPN and on the ESPN+ subscription service. MLS matches are on DAZN in Canada.
- Out of all of the streaming services available, fuboTV has the widest selection of soccer leagues and competitions. They have everything from ESPN, NBCSN. NBC, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect, TNT, TyC Sports, Universo, Univision, Univision Deportes Network, UniMas, Galavision, Chelsea TV and more than 70 other channels.
As far as the leagues and competitions they broadcast, they include: Premier League, LaLiga, Liga MX, World Cup, Women’s World Cup, MLS, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Primeira Liga, Ligue Un, NWSL, Bundesliga, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Argentina Superliga, Turkish Super Lig, Swiss Super League, UEFA Nations League, Euro 2020 qualifiers, Ascenso MX, African Champions League and Africa Cup of Nations.
CBS All Access
- CBS All Access is the new home of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League for viewers in the United States. CBS All Access offers a 7-day free trial.
- With ESPN+, you can watch the following leagues and competitions: Bundesliga, Serie A, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, League Cup, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, Eredivisie, Danish Superliga, Chinese Super League, Indian Super League, Australian A-League, Sweden’s Allsvenskan, MLS out-of-market games and USL. On top of that, you get the ESPN FC news and analysis show — the best daily soccer show in the United States — as well as a ton of coverage from other sports.
*ESPN carries three of the four Grand Slam Tournaments: the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. For additional coverage you will need a live TV streaming service that carries the Tennis Channel or a subscription to ATP Tennis TV.
- Tennis Channel Plus – Allows you to stream over 4,500 live and on-demand matches from over 100 ATP & WTA events. Also enjoy up to 12 courts from Roland Garros. Visit http://tnns.ch/schedule for a complete list of tournaments available on Tennis Channel Plus.
- ATP Tennis TV – Allows you to live stream ATP tennis matches from tournaments around the world with no ads.
The Tennis Channel is available on:
Read All The Articles In The Simple Streamz Cord Cutting Guide For Beginners
1. Why I Decided To Cut The Cord
2. Introduction – Cord-Cutting Explained
3. How To Cut The Cord & Still Watch Live TV
4. Choosing The Right Streaming Service
5. How To Cut The Cord & Still Watch Live Sports
6. Which Streaming Device Should I Buy
7. HD Antenna For Live Local News, Weather, & Sports
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