Sports Fan Widget
Sports Fan Widget
1.3.95

4.3

Sports Fan Widget free download for Mac

Sports Fan Widget1.3.95

16 October 2018

Keep an eye on your favorite sports teams.

Overview

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 or teams -- each instance of the widget will remember your selections.

What's new in Sports Fan Widget

Version 1.3.95:
  • Correct date title and day switcher for NHL scoreboard
  • Fix issue with the hockey standings not loading

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66 Reviews of Sports Fan Widget

5
jmw1480
11 August 2011
Version: 1.3.38

Most helpful

We're baaack. Same great app, now working on Lion. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
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hmfwic47
05 December 2018
Version: 1.3.95
Week 13 far right-hand column scores were missing.
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hmfwic47
14 November 2018
Version: 1.3.95
It no longer puts a square around your favorite team.
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JD-1
16 October 2018
Version: 1.3.95
The NHL date & standings features are still not functioning, at least for me.
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3
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
15 September 2018
Version: 1.3.94
Still doesn't work for football.
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hmfwic47
13 August 2018
Version: 1.3.91
1.3.92 is out. However, the update circle just spins and spins and nothing happens.
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hmfwic47
16 January 2017
Version: 1.3.84
The app says "OS X 10.4.3 or later." However, only 10.12.2 is out.
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5
Tomjwright
10 November 2016
Version: 1.3.82
Latest version (1.3.82) has a peculiar glitch that could probably be easily corrected if the developer knew about it. It fails to show the standings for the NBA Eastern Conference or for that conference's Southeast division. The standings do not load and the spinning gear shows on the widget. All other divisions seem to work properly.
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5
Tomjwright
11 October 2016
Version: 1.3.81
I just found this note on the developer's website: " if the widget doesn't display correctly even after updating to the latest version, try refreshing the widget (by hitting <command>—R after selecting it on the Dashboard)." This solved the display problem.
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4.5
panzerkampf
19 September 2016
Version: 1.3.80
This widget is the one you definitely need to know the latest sport games results. Test it and you'll give it the thumbs up.
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5
hmfwic47
16 September 2016
Version: 1.3.79
The best way to install this is delete the previous one and do a clean install of the widget. When I first did an update the spinning wheel was still evident.
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hmfwic47
07 September 2016
Version: 1.3.78
The widget is spinning as for an update of info, which it isn't doing. Was working until last Thursday, 1 Sep 16, when the NFL had a group of games..
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2.5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
06 October 2015
Version: 1.3.77
"Fix football scoreboard goin into an eternal spin." If only. College Football works fine. The NFL, not so much.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
05 May 2015
Version: 1.3.76
I've been waiting for the developer to fix the problem where no NBA scores are displayed. This isn't it. As well, the dev. still cannot package his widget so that it will install without an error message when decompressed Apple's native Archive Utility or Stuffit Expander. I have to use Pacifist to extract it correctly with admin privileges. I think this app is on its last legs, sad to say.
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CDavid
05 May 2015
Version: 1.3.76
Nice, simple, just what I need!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
02 March 2015
Version: 1.3.74
This file always unpacks with problems using the default system Archive Utility. When I try to install the widget I get an error message saying the file is damaged. Usually Stuffit Expander can decompress it so it will install properly, but for this version not even Stuffit worked. So I used Pacifist, which enabled me to extract it with admin privileges. This made the difference and I was able to install SportsFan Widget successfully. This is one of only a few apps where I have this problem.
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Jb4
03 December 2014
Version: 1.3.73
Nice little widget.... useful, works pretty well.... EXCEPT... Using the NBA option, the standings by "conference" won't load for "East." Each division loads fine and even the "Western Conference" works.... funny little quirk.... other than that ....great... salute the developer for continuing to perfect this.
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sbchavel
22 November 2013
Version: 1.3.68
NBA scoreboard still seems broken.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
13 November 2013
Version: 1.3.67
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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JD-1
12 November 2013
Version: 1.3.66
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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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
13 October 2013
Version: 1.3.65
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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4.5
RandallW3904
12 October 2013
Version: 1.3.65
"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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JD-1
12 October 2013
Version: 1.3.65
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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4.5
funandblindness
01 October 2013
Version: 1.3.62
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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4.5
DavidP9809
29 September 2013
Version: 1.3.62
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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1.5
DavidP9809
29 September 2013
Version: 1.3.62
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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funandblindness
28 September 2013
Version: 1.3.62
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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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
13 September 2013
Version: 1.3.62
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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JD-1
12 September 2013
Version: 1.3.62
For me, both College & NFL football scheduled games are not being displayed. Everything worked fine the first two weeks of NCAA games & the first week of the NFL season. I noticed this with the last version & it's still not showing in the new 1.3.62 version as well.
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hmfwic47
11 September 2013
Version: 1.3.61
It quit working on Tuesday, Sep 10.
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5
Rmorris
22 March 2013
Version: 1.3.60
Hands down the best Dashboard widget available! Extremely well supported by the author. In other words, whenever a problem occurs with one of the scoreboards, a fix is available within hours. Simply a must have!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
19 March 2013
Version: 1.3.60
When I try to install this version of Sports Fan Widget, the Finder reports that it is damaged and cannot be opened and recommends moving it to the trash. I've downloaded it several times with the same result.
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jdanek630
03 February 2013
Version: 1.3.57
1.3.58 (January 23, 2013) Resolve NHL standings loading issues. Fix NFL scoreboard for Pro Bowl.
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jdanek630
19 January 2013
Version: 1.3.53
Why do the MacUpdate Administrators not update the listing for this widget anymore? MU used to be so great about being on the ball with it! Version History 1.3.56 (January 14, 2013) Correct date issues on NHL scoreboard. 1.3.55 (January 14, 2013) Fix scoreboard display for NFL games with multiple overtime periods. 1.3.54 (January 1, 2013) Fix loading issues with College basketball AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll standings.
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Jimblue
08 December 2012
Version: 1.3.53
like i said before i only use two third-party widgets and this is one of them. it's a great widget but i'm having trouble installing it because of apple's new Security and Privacy preference. i have "Mac App store and identified developers" checked. must i check "Anywhere" to install this widget and have it work properly?
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5
Caesar113
15 November 2012
Version: 1.3.51
MU Administrators: Please be advised that 1.3.53 is the most recent version of this widget.
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jdanek630
28 October 2012
Version: 1.3.47
MU Administrators: Please be advised that 1.3.50 is the most recent version of this widget.
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jdanek630
07 October 2012
Version: 1.3.47
Andreas: any chance you could consider adding MLS soccer as an option/feature? www.mlssoccer.com
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JD-1
28 August 2012
Version: 1.3.47
Seems to be working fine for me. Scrolled through all my teams in all the sports covered by the widget & it all looks as it should.
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Jab47
27 August 2012
Version: 1.3.47
Cannot load the latest version 1.3.47. Get message that it is not a valid widget. HUH? Still rate it a 10 out of 10 despite not being able to follow women's college basketball.
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phillipbj
27 August 2012
Version: 1.3.47
Cannot enter a favorite team in Southeast conference football. Other conferences appear to be OK. Frustrating, GO Dawgs
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Gitte79
17 March 2012
Version: 1.3.44
Awesome ! Best sports widget and free.
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jdanek630
21 November 2011
Version: 1.3.42
Another splendid update to a near-flawless widget. Thanks as always for keeping SFW up to snuff Andreas!
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JD-1
05 September 2011
Version: 1.3.41
College football screen just spins & does not load anything. All the other sports are not effected. This has been happening for the last 2 versions.
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Pengman
03 September 2011
Version: 1.3.40
Does not look good under Lion. Very hard to read scores, type running off edges. Very good app previously but seems to not work well under Lion.
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Pengman
03 September 2011
Version: 1.3.40
Does not look good under Lion. Very hard to read scores, type running off edges. Very good app previously but seems to not work well under Lion.
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jdanek630
20 August 2011
Version: 1.3.39
Andreas: any chance you could consider adding MLS soccer as an option/feature? Thanks again for your continued support and development of this incredible widget; it does everything you claim it to do in the description.
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4.5
Aeschylus
19 August 2011
Version: 1.3.39
Great widget. I use it with Amnesty Singles to run it on my desktop in Lion, and it works great. I love everything about it. Thank you thank you to the developer. If you want to know sports scores quickly, this is the way to go!
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hmfwic47
11 August 2011
Version: 1.3.38
I installed it and made my team the Denver Broncos. Nothing except a light blue screen and 4 large icons of the major sports appears. Tonight, Aug 11th, is the first day of preseason football Help!!!
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5
jmw1480
11 August 2011
Version: 1.3.38
We're baaack. Same great app, now working on Lion. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
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Bruce-Juice
03 August 2011
Version: 1.3.36
I use SportsFan daily to track all my sport teams, but the newest version of Webkit affects the widget (From the dev's site:) NOTE: due to a bug in CSS rendering (selection of alternate style sheets) in WebKit included in Safari 5.0.6 & 5.1, the widget currently does not display properly when the latest version of Safari is installed (e.g., under MacOS X 10.7 "Lion"). This should resolve itself once Apple fixes this bug - registered developers please duplicate rdar://problem/9567255 (Safari 5.1: switching alternate stylesheets doesn't work)
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Sgginc
08 April 2011
Version: 1.3.36
1.3.7 is available from developer’s site. Fixed the scrambled text I had.
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2.5
gliderjoe
19 February 2011
Version: 1.3.35
It's just OK. It does not display the ranking of a team (college hoops for ex.) and it's not very easy to switch between sports. A tabbed approach might be good. It's also not very easy to read in general. I stuck with the basic sports widget.
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5
Michael-Sebrecht
19 February 2011
Version: 1.3.35
Best widget ever !! I would even pay for this.
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anonymous-heron-1332
30 January 2011
Version: 1.3.32
I love this widget!
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Jimblue
31 August 2010
Version: 1.3.25
i'm not a big widget person at all. i tried hundreds of them when they first came out and decided most just aren't worth the while. i let about six of apple's widgets come through -- and two 3rd party ones: iStat and Sports Fan. it's sooo useful with its live updating. remember that scene in The Matrix when this guy is looking at the screen of numbers and symbols falling down the computer screen and he says he sees right past it and all he sees is a beautiful blonde or streets and buildings, etc.? that's how i feel about this widget - i can follow the triangles -- see who's on what base, at bat, pitching -- and follow a game like i'm there. well done.
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5
jdanek630
03 May 2010
Version: 1.3.24
This widget does everything that it says it does. I have never run into any problems with the widget after one full year of use. There have been no network or CPU performance hindrances as a result of the widget. My only suggestion would be to offer an even "larger text" option for team names and scores. I have my resolution set to 1920x1200 on my 17" MBP. When I set the Sports Fan Widget preference to, "larger text", the text still appears rather small, albeit a bit larger than the standard preference. All in all, a fantastic widget that actually does what the developer says it does - nothing more, nothing less.
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Jonnyg75
08 December 2009
Version: 1.3.19
For some reason when i'm using the NBA scoreboard, and i advance past the current day, it always says no games are scheduled. This has been happening for a long while and i'm hoping i can figure out what's causing it or it will get fixed. I really enjoy this app for its simplicity and seeing the upcoming schedule to find out what time and who my team plays later on this week is one of its best and most simple features, yet its not working anymore. I've tried re-installing/ re-downloading it and still doesn't work. Any suggestions?
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Pengman
18 September 2009
Version: 1.3.16
Great widget. I use this at work too and find it much faster than official sites.
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5
sbchavel
11 March 2009
Version: 1.3.7
Great widget. It would be even better if you could change sports much more easily so you could use a single widget to track all the sports rather than take up much Dashboard desktop space with so many for all the different sports you like to track.
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Wallydog
13 January 2008
Version: 1.1
Seems to work well, but how do you open more than one "instnace" of the widget? When I try to install again, it replaces the copy of the widget already there.
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Robert-Morton
12 January 2008
Version: 1.1
If you like sports, I can't imagine how you would not like these. With the changing versions, upgrading could be easier, but that is all I can think of that is a minor annoyance.
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Reddawg123
04 January 2008
Version: 1.0
Great Widget, my only suggestion is that you implement the widget in a viral platform. I am familiar with Clearspring at http://www.clearspring.com/ so sign-up, it takes 30 seconds, and then check it out.
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5
Riqay
03 January 2008
Version: 1.0
Have been using the baseball and football widgets throughout the 2007 seasons. The design of the widgets is excellent, feature set is complete, and updates are frequent. This integration is a fantastic idea and it works great!
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5
Studiodave56
10 July 2007
Version: 1.3.4
This gets better with every update. I have now removed all the other sports widgets I had installed, this is all I need. ( I hope I spelled everything correctly this time, dod should be did)
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5
Schwa
09 July 2007
Version: 1.3.4
Nicely done!
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Studiodave56
30 May 2007
Version: 1.1.1
This widget is great. I dod not follow sports much before but now this makes it easy.
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