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The Athletic Media Company

Designed for iPad

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



Experience unrivaled sports coverage across every team you care about and every league you follow. From breaking news and expert commentary on developing storylines to in-depth analysis and exclusive articles, get all the sports stories that matter with The Athletic app.

How does it all happen? Meet the best newsroom in sports. 400+ full-time local writers provide inside access and rich insight dedicated to your teams, and the top national names in the game deliver unmatched league-wide perspective, including:
• MLB with Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark
• NBA with David Aldridge and Shams Charania
• NFL with Mike Sando and Michael Lombardi
• NHL with Pierre LeBrun and James Mirtle
• Fantasy with Jake Ciely and Nando Di Fino
• Premier League with David Ornstein and Oliver Kay
• NCAA Football with Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman
• NCAA Basketball with Seth Davis and Dana O’Neil

Catch up, go deep, and join the conversation with exclusive articles, podcasts, newsletters, live Q&As and more. Subscribers get unlimited access to all of The Athletic's exclusive content with plans starting at just $4.99/month.

Download the app today and get started with a 7-day free trial.

At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase and your subscription will automatically renew unless turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current billing period. Auto-renewal may be turned off in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 13.2.1

- Basketball plays.
- Women’s Euros league.
- Article comment fixes!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
174.4K Ratings

174.4K Ratings

Granville00 ,

Back To Normal

Everything is back to normal with the technical aspects of the app! HALLELUJAH! The app goes back to 5 Stars because, after the latest fix, The Athletic has the best sports content with the best writers around. Thank you for all the app fixes in recent weeks! Please don't do that again!
You've recovered much after you blew up the usefulness of your app a month or two ago, but there is still a few glaring item you continue to overlook with your many updates to recover: the app still no longer syncs read articles in My Feed across devices and the website like it used to do. And, you still can't swipe left or right across articles in My Feed using an iPad though you can again do so with an iPhone. A thing I loved about how the app was previously set up was that articles you read on, say, the iPad also showed up as read on my iPhone and the website. Please fix these remaining problems you introduced to what previously was one of the best sports subscription apps available and I'll go back to a 5-star rating.

Developer Response ,

Hi. Please be sure to update your app to the newest version. If you are still encountering issues with these features, please contact and mention your review name "Granville00".

Fryman22 ,

I love the Athletic... but not the app

Let me start by saying that The Athletic is one of my favorite sites as both a sportswriter and a fan. There’s a lot of quality content on the site that I have no problem paying for.

The problem I have is with the experience that comes with the app. For the recurring cost, I’d expect something that works more smoothly and loads articles properly. Ever since the most recent redesign of the app, it has been freezing on the intro screen at least half of the times that I open it. After getting through those freezes, the app will kick me back to the home page whenever I switch to one of my team filters. When loaded, the stories themselves are generally slow and unresponsive, which further hurts the experience.

There are other minor complaints, such as not having articles load in the app after being clicked on from newsletters or social media feeds, as well as not being taken to the comment that’s made on your thread when you get a notification, leading you to try to figure out which story you commented on in the first place, which typically doesn’t have the response to your comment anyways. (Desktop is always ahead of the app in terms of comment threads being updated). Overall, the quality of this app is nowhere near the value of free sports apps, which is a shame, because the writing is great.

Developer Response ,

We have released an update for this issue. Please update your app and if you encounter any further issues contact and please select issue type "App Review Feedback" so we may assist you directly.

NiCK MC9 ,

Great for Fans of out of State teams

I am a die hard Colts fan living in Texas, and as you could imagine finding good content for my team outside of Twitter was consistently a challenge. I’ve been following Holder on Twitter for years and he remains my favorite writer, so when he moved to the Athletic I was ecstatic. The subscription was a no brainer for me. He and Zak Keefer provide great insight, and I love their podcast. I know with print losing some steam people get annoyed with pay walls and premium content, but it’s just a sign of the items. I am very grateful for the content I get as a Colts fan living in Cowboy country. As long as Holder and Keefer are with the Athletic you can count on my subscription. If you are a fan who follows a team that is out of your market, the Athletic is essential to get the kind of content you would otherwise miss. My only qualm would be these discounts only new subscribers get, I get the business model but spread the love and reward current subscribers every now and then.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the great review! We look forward to bringing you even more great content in the years to come. Thank you for being a part of The Athletic!

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The developer, The Athletic Media Company, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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