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Sports Fan Widget helps you keep an eye on your favorite sports teams by providing all the information you need in one small, user-friendly widget. Show the current scoreboard, full results from previous days, the upcoming schedule (game times are displayed in your local time), or current division and standings. The widget supports Baseball (MLB and minor leagues down to Class A), Basketball (NBA, WNBA and Men's NCAA College), Football (NFL and NCAA College), and Hockey (NHL).

You can open multiple instances of the widget to track different sports more...

What's New

Version 1.3.69:
  • (NCAAF) Fix scoreboard loading issues for bowls week

Requirements

  • OS X 10.4.3 or later
  • Note: if the widget doesn't display correctly even after updating to the latest version, try refreshing the widget (by hitting Cmd-R after selecting it on the Dashboard).

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Sbchavel Member IconComment+33
Sbchavel
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NBA scoreboard still seems broken.

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Version 1.3.68
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+649
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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This update, 1.3.67, restored the NFL coverage that crapped out a few days ago.

However, for some time now, whenever I decompress the Sports Fan Widget with the OS X default app, Archive Utility, the widget is reported as corrupt when I try to install it. If I use the old reliable Stuffit Expander, it works just fine. Since most other dmg files decompress just fine, without corruption, I have to wonder what the developer is doing here. What does he use to make his dmg files? I can't complain too loudly because this app has always been free, but it seems to me there is an issue here.

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Version 1.3.67
Andreas Amann
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Not sure where you download the widget from - I don't build an DMG so if you do that you are downloading the widget from a source I have no control over. I suggest that you always download the widget only from its website…

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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@ Andreas Amann: I download the widget from here on MacUpdate, as I do with most of my software. Your's is one of the few that I have this problem with. I can't imagine why your app is affected and most others are not.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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PS: You're right, it's not a DMG file. It's zipped. My bad. Still, even when I download it from your web site, it's reported as broken when I try to install it after using Archive Utility. When I use Stuffit Expander it comes out fine.

Andreas Amann
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I cannot reproduce this issue on my machine - download from the website, double-click to unzip in the Finder, double-click to install in Dashboard - just works…

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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@ Andreas Amann: It used to work for me, too. I've been using SportsFan Widget for years now without a problem. But the last few updates are apparently corrupted when I unzip them in the Finder (which uses Archive Utility - a core system service). Whereas Stuffit Expander unzips them without a problem. This may be an issue with my system, but it does not affect everything I unzip. So I thought I should mention it here in case anyone else encounters the issue, since I do have a workaround to offer. FYI: Stuffit Expander is still available and still free.

My question at this point is why do you zip SportsFan widget, when DMG is a more common standard for software distribution on the Mac. It's not as if your app benefits significantly from zipping compared to using DMG. It's a tiny little thing in either case. Zip is so 20th century. ;-)

Be that as it may, I'm grateful you make your widget available and do so for free. I'd probably even pay for it if the price was reasonable. So, I suspect, would many other sports fans.

Jd_1 Member IconComment+52
Jd_1
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After working fine for the last month it seems the same problem is back. I don't get anything but the spinning load graphic. All but the NHL is not displaying any games and nothing is working anymore.

Anyone else having this problem? Hopefully there will be a quick fix to this soon.

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Version 1.3.66
Jd_1
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1.3.67 has fixed everything but the NBA page.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+649
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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I downloaded it from MacUpdate and from the developer's site and it won't install. OS X reports that it is corrupt. So, instead of decompressing it with the default Archive Utility, I used the old reliable Stuffit Expander and the resulting widget installed properly.

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Version 1.3.65
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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PS: And both collage and pro football show up again. I was beginning to wonder if Sports Fan Widget had reached EOL.

RandallW3904 Member IconReview+1
RandallW3904
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"Version 1.3.65 seems to have everything back running smoothly..."

Close, but not quite everything; there may be other problems, but so far all I've noticed (in the College Football section), is that the AP Top 25, and the Coaches Poll rankings aren't accessing (but for me, those are extremely significant problems).

I understand that this is Freeware, and appriciate how well it's worked over the years (and how well it works even now), but would love to see all of the features I'm used to using, up and running again.

Thanks in advance for anything you can do.

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Version 1.3.65
Andreas Amann
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Rather than submitting bug reports here you probably would get a much faster response emailing the developer directly. Only known problems will get fixed…

That said - 1.3.66 now loads AP Top 25 and Coaches Polls correctly.

Jd_1 Member IconReview+52
Jd_1
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Version 1.3.65 seems to have everything back running smoothly. All the scheduled games for the NCAA, NFL & NHL are displayed correctly and this fabulous widget is working again as it has for many years.

Thanks Andreas!

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Version 1.3.65
funandblindness Member IconReview+0
funandblindness
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Updated to 1.3.63 from the developers page directly. Happy to report all is well again with this great widget.

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Version 1.3.62
DavidP9809 Member IconReview-1
DavidP9809
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Relative to the inability to download football scores, the developer has posted this note:


"Due to a change of format in the data source used, the widget is currently unable to display football and hockey scoreboard information. This change requires a major rewrite of the parser which is currently in the works."

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Version 1.3.62
DavidP9809 Member IconReview-1
DavidP9809
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I agree with this earlier comment:

"This widget worked just fine until recently. Now it cannot display the NFL at all and the latest version fails to load college football games as well.

For some inexplicable reason this once reliable widget seems to be going downhill fast. "

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Version 1.3.62
funandblindness Member IconComment+0
funandblindness
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For the authors web page:

Due to a change of format in the data source used, the widget is currently unable to display football and hockey scoreboard information. This change requires a major rewrite of the parser which is currently in the works.

Seems a little patience and this awesome widget will be back.

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Version 1.3.62
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Sixbillships
Version 1.3.65
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Version 1.3.62
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Version 1.3.56
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chinchilla80
Version 1.3.44
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OsloX
Version 1.3.43
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Version 1.3.41
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Version 1.3.38
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Downloads 37,590
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Date 30 Dec 2013
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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