The Athletic

The Athletic

By The Athletic Media Company

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2016-09-02
  • Current Version: 7.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 150.24 MB
  • Developer: The Athletic Media Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 5
From 64,824 Ratings


Go beyond the box score with quality sports coverage from an all-star team of writers. Follow your favorite sports teams and leagues with in-depth storytelling you simply can’t get anywhere else - all with no ads or clickbait. Join the fastest-growing community of passionate sports fans with The Athletic app and start reading stories with substance today! The Athletic’s expanding roster local writers bring you in-depth insights and analysis from teams within 47 markets across the US and Canada and premium national coverage from the best in the business, including: • MLB with Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark • NHL with Pierre LeBrun and James Mirtle • NBA with Shams Charania and David Aldridge • NFL with Jay Glazer and Michael Lombardi • NCAA Football with Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman • NCAA Basketball with Seth Davis and Dana O’Neil Subscribers get access to ALL stories on The Athletic for one low price. The highly-rated mobile app brings you stories only for the sports and teams you care about in a beautiful, clutter-free reading experience with no advertisements. Use the app to save stories to read later or read offline. Follow your favorite authors to easily access their content. Adjust text settings with night mode. View box scores, team highlights, and report cards on player performance all within the highly rated app. Within the app, you can choose either an annual or monthly subscription plan for access to all of our exclusive content and features - with plans starting as low as $4.99/month. The app may also offer you an introductory free period. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase and your subscription will continue without interruption and auto-renew unless turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current billing period. The renewal charge will be placed within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. Visit for more information. Terms of Service - Privacy Policy -



  • The Best

    By Ardway
    For solid reporting and inside info, I know of no better sports site. As a 4sport fan I read it every day. Always an interesting article or three.
  • Total scam hate it

    By JamesLeonJames
    Accepted 7 day trial tried to cancel on 7th day and it was impossible to cancel. Scammed me! Hate it!
  • A-Maz-ing!

    By nickcap
    Best sports coverage, bar-none. Subscription required, but justifiable. Would definitely pay for information this stellar, if available for other venues. Wish there was more content, but understand the limits based on fee-for-service(quality over quantity). So much access to information these days, but refreshing to see high quality content, albeit at a cost, available to those who crave such. Prefer well-written, professional-grade, insightful, well-researched content over mass-produced, repetitive ‘free’ ad-subsidized swill. Acceptable pay options totally worth the price.
  • Wonderful App

    By HayesDR
    Beautiful layout, wonderful functionality. If I could add one thing it would be to have the ability to turn the screen to landscape for reading long articles. Portrait mode is too narrow for long reads so I end up using the web site instead but I’d love it if I could use the app for everything. Besides that, it’s perfect!
  • This is the sports coverage you’ve been wanting.

    By Domestic Tourist
    This is really simple. Become a subscriber. The cost is reasonable and the coverage is extraordinary. I have no regrets except that I waited a few weeks to sign up.
  • Objectivity

    By arandobjectivist
    As a USC fan, I am thrilled to read the truth in print. It’s sad to learn, but the problems will continue to fester until changes are made. I like the idea of firing the heads of all the athletic departments starting with the incompetent, stubborn, NARCISSISTIC AD. HE & Helton are cyphers. They are living off the reputation & talent of others. My anger is their “me first”. attitude. If either man had character & really cared about the student athletes or school, they would resign. Even as obtuse as they are, they have to know they have made huge costly errors. Helton profited off of Sam Darnold, now he will feed off of Graham’s talent. He is a FRAUD. I hope the Board of Trustees finally see a new strong president is needed immediately. Thank you for openly exposing the pathetic “management” at USC. I can only hope all this bad press will finally bring the necessary changes.
  • Price raised

    By Apostolic1991
    Not worth 9.99 a month or 59.99 a year, that’s high way robbery for a app subscription, I considered the 4.99 a month which is shown in description but when you go through the process it’s higher a month
  • Curated Newspaper at my fingertips

    By Socrates Microwave Brito
    I love The Athletic. Rather than read my newspaper while I drink my coffee in the morning, I detox at night reading all the recaps in bed. The best writers in the business with their finger on the pulse of everything you want to know. Everything is accessible, searchable and easily curated for a frustration free user experience. Thank you for a great product!
  • Great CHICAGO sports coverage

    By rgnielse
    Reaches deep on sports stories covered in regular media. Cultivating good writers. Well worth the read!
  • Athletic is a scam

    By darrin.alex
    This app is a scam! They offer a free one month trial and then charge you for a one year subscription $59.95 before the trial is over. When you ask for a refund the answer is “sorry you can cancel your subscription but we can’t refund your money (we stole from you), you account will be open until your subscription runs out...” what a joke. Stay away from this one people.