Sports Scores

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An instant answer for sports scores. Theoretically, any score could be added, once a reliable source is found for the data. Most leagues have their own websites, so there would not be much of a challenge to find the correct stats.
A query could be "Braves vs. Diamondbacks" and the box score would come up with a link to as the source.
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posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 6 months ago
If your thinking about soccer (in America) you could use for the game data.
posted by Olivr3000 4 years and 5 months ago Link
Has anyone picked this up? I'd like to give it a go.
posted by MulberryBeacon 4 years and 4 months ago Link
This is a fantastic idea. One hurdle that comes to mind though: most sport team logos, if you wanted to display them next to the box score, require a licensing agreement due to trademark and copyrights.

This could be easily be overcome in a creative way.

Access to timely stats is another concern since most sports stats providers charge for their services. ESPN has an API but it's only open to "strategic partners" from the look of their docs.
posted by dmschulman 4 years and 2 months ago Link
Timely stats has proved to be an issue. There are a host of paid providers, but no free public facing API, unfortunately.

I'm continuing to look into that or to find a way that (legally) gets live scores of games.

Or even just schedules.
posted by justinvekinis 3 years and 11 months ago Link
This is something that I'd be interested in trying to pick up.

From some quick research, it looks like Google may tap into data that is not publicly available (whether from ESPN or from directly). I'll keep looking around for a data source (or multiple), as this is definitely a feature that I'd love to have implemented.
posted by justinvekinis 3 years and 11 months ago Link
We are developing sports internally. Check out the first installment (MLB scores)
posted by zac Staff3 years and 5 months ago Link
Just wondering. Are you guys also developing for soccer? If so, just for American soccer or also for European Football?
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 5 months ago Link