If you want to watch the game then you can still cut the cord as most sporting events and live games can be found online.
There are many websites that offer sports streaming of a dubious nature and are not so legal, resulting in streams and availability that are very hit and miss.
But as more viewers head to the web for content, so many more official websites and apps are appearing that carry authorized football, basketball, baseball, tennis, rugby, golf and any other sporting event you can think of. Streaming websites run by the leagues themselves are very reliable and give access to high quality HD feeds.
NBA Game Time and League Pass
An immersive basketball watching experience complete with scores, statistics, and clips from all your favorite teams.
Premium level access gives you an ad-free experience along with access to live audio for home and away coverage
With additional subscription to NBA League Pass, live and on-demand streaming of out-of-market games
No in-market games with NBA League Pass
No nationally-televised games even if it's not being broadcast in your market
The NFL partnered with Verizon to build their mobile interface, so big red subscribers can look forward to live audio coverage and on demand video of their favorite teams, while everyone else gets league stats, audio and video highlights, news, and enhanced social features.
Live streaming video of most NFL games, the NFL Draft, the NFL Network, and NFL RedZone
Premium level access is restricted to subscribers of selected cable/satellite providers
Non-Verizon Wireless subscribers will get a limited basic experience
NFL blackout restrictions dependent on location still apply
The NHL GameCenter features live scores and statistics, video highlights and live game simulation, even the basic experience is one of the best online sports destinations around.
Premium level access gives you live audio broadcasts, game replays and video highlights
Premium subscribers also have access to live NBC hockey games and other exclusive content
NHL GameCenter Live access also provides live game video, simultaneous usage on multiple devices, and all NHL GameCenter Premium level content
Location blackouts are in force so some games not available
Nationally broadcast games only available to Verizon Wireless subscribers.
If you're a sports fan then ESPN is a must. You can watch selected sports events and programming from the‘big 4 US sports leagues,plus live streaming of all ESPN channels if you're a subscriber and fan of football, basketball, and baseball. Free users can watch selected free ‘news clips’ and videos. Although ESPN provide lots of free sport streams, you have to be a customer of approved ISP (Internet Service Providers). See list here. For more info, Read our Review
Live streaming of all ESPN channels
Available on a number of devices
Free content pretty lame
Need to be with approved ISP to watch
Sky Sports (UK)
The Sky Sports network consists of 5 HD sports channels (1, 2, 3, 4 and News), as well as additional online services and channels. The service offers live feeds as well as results and more. Subscribers get the app free and others can buy a monthly pass. Read our Review