Game On: 5 Winning Sports Apps

REDMOND, Wash. – Jan. 31, 2013 — Sunday’s football championship game is the first big adrenaline-rush sporting event of the year—but it’s far from the last. The NBA playoffs and the Stanley Cup finals are already just around the corner. And before you know it your favorite Major League Baseball team will be starting spring training, and the boys of summer will be swinging for the fences and competing for a spot in the World Series.

To help you get the most out of each game day, Microsoft and its partners have teamed up to provide a lineup of sports apps for Windows Phone, Xbox and Windows 8 devices that will satisfy even the most devoted and demanding fans. Get the latest scores and stats, high-quality photos and videos, and in-depth coverage of your favorite players and teams whenever and wherever you want them. Buy tickets, listen to podcasts, and enjoy interactive features that let you cheer on your team as you compare fantasy playoff predictions and talk trash with other fans.

Whether you’re getting set for this Sunday or just looking forward to your favorite basketball team’s next regular-season game, whether you’re crazy about hockey or more interested in golf, these apps are designed to put you at the heart of the action and enrich your sports experience. Download them before kickoff and pump up the fun for yourself and your friends.