Google Chrome got off to a slow start, thanks to the lack of extensions that Firefox enjoys as a browser. But, that’s all changing, thanks to developers who are knocking their socks off to develop extensions that can satisfy any sports fanatic. We’ve gathered 25 Google Chrome extensions for sports freaks and listed them below.
Each link is listed alphabetically under three categories — stats and other toys, sports news, and a final category that can enhance your sports viewing experiences. You can find plenty more extensions at the Google Chrome extension Web site.
Sports covered here include auto racing, baseball, online games, fantasy sports, football and basketball.
- Advanced F1 countdown timer is a more advanced version of the F1 countdown extension. It includes a map of the circuit and rankings of the teams and drivers.
- Baseball Player Search is the coolest search tool ever created specifically for baseball geeks. Player Search lets you query any one of the top baseball stats sites, or several at once. Incredibly useful if you’re doing research, a fantasy draft, or arguing with your friends about which guy is better.
- JoyRack Games offers hundreds of free online games. This Chrome extension lets you browse through the games under categories such as Action, Sports, Racing, Strategy, Puzzles etc and lets you play games right from the extension.
- Pickemfirst Fantasy Sports is a free service that will give you a competitive edge over your league mates. This extension brings you news from Rotowire, game statistics and bloggers opinions about all the players mentioned on the web page currently displayed in your browser.
- QB Rating Calculator calculates quarterback ratings with the same formula used in professional football by entering the quarterback’s statistics and pressing the “Get Rating” button.
- StatSheet offers dozens of college basketball team extensions for Google Chrome. Start on this page or do a search on the Google Chrome extension page.
- Ultimate Football Results simply the fastest and easiest way to view results from the popular football leagues and competitions. Grabs results from multiple pages from BBC SPORT and displays them on one screen.
ESPN is the big draw here, but you also can gather news from other resources listed at the Google Chrome extensions page. Look for the sport app developer to find specialized topics.
- Are You Watching This?! carries sports scores, news, and television listings for arena football, auto racing, men’s college basketball, women’s college basketball, college football, MLB, NBA, NFL, CFL, NHL, Soccer (MLS and World Cup), and the WNBA.
- Cricwaves brings live cricket feeds right to your browser. With this extension you can now follow match updates in a non intrusive manner.
- ESPN Cricinfo shows you the latest cricket news, features and live scores straight from ESPN. You can now select one or more matches to follow by clicking the check boxes next to them.
- ESPN F1 offers the latest Formula 1 news, featured stories, season standings and race schedule from espnf1.com.
- ESPN Mobile loads the ESPN mobile website into an iframe from the html file. This allows for easy access to one of the best content for sports.
- ESPN Scrum allows you to get the latest rugby news, features, interviews and live text commentary from ESPNScrum.com.
- S24 live score follows sports scores in real time, including auto, basketball, NBA, football, handball, rugby, tennis and volleyball.
- Sports Scoreboard helps you stay up to the minute with live MLB, NBA, NHL and top 25 college basketball scores. Includes quick glance at real time sports scores with links to ESPN.com GameCast, box score and team pages.
- Sports Scores PRO 1.3 provides you with the fastest baseball, basketball, football and other sports scores and updates for all your teams.
- SportsDash for MLB, NFL, NBA, and Soccer is the official app for tracking live baseball, football, basketball, soccer scores is now available on Chrome. Get a live score matrix, hyper-news stream and track team by team or league by league.
- Sportskeeda can update you with the recent sports news in India and around the world.
- Real-time Baseball News for Google Chrome provides the latest baseball news and opinion. Blogs and traditional sports media reports all on a single page.
Watch your favorite games live on the Chrome browser, or purchase tickets to that event. These extensions enhance any sports’ lovers experiences!
- Chrome TV is free plug-in to watch online TV direct from your browser. With more than 3,000 TV channels from all over the world, this is best way to easily watch TV on your computer.
- Event Ticket Finder allows you to set your preferences for the type of event, location and date range – you can even use three powerful keyword filters to narrow down your search even more.
- LIVE Streaming and Online Broadcasts Monitor allows you to gather up to 25 live stream channels from Livestream.com, Blogtv.com, uStream.tv, Justin.tv, Stickam USA, Stickam Japan, Microsoft Media Server (MMS) services and Motion JPEG video stream in one and only page.
- PanicButton is the ticket for you to escape the boss’s prying eyes! PanicButton makes it easier for you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. They are then saved as bookmarks in a separate folder.
- TicketPortal allows you to buy tickets in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
- TV Chrome allows users to watch television directly from the Chrome browser, over 2780 live channels sorted by country and category, including sports and World Cup 2010.