The Score is a WordPress theme that’s all about sports, from scores to the latest breaking news, the latest injuries and trade buzz, fantasy sports and free agent tracking. If it’s got a ball, it’s a sport and if it’s a sport, the Score is the right theme for the job.
Obviously, the Score is attempting to emulate ESPN’s website and they’re definitely on the right track.
The Score offers several different homepage options as well as a ton of different post templates for keeping your site looking different.
Homepage 5 – Sports magazine theme.
There are so many features available with this theme. It’s really perfectly built for any kind of online magazine, not just sports.
The League is the premier sports news theme for WordPress. Add an instant, undeniable level of credibility and professionalism to your sports news site or blog with a SportsPress compatibility, a Custom Scoreboard, 8 Article Layouts, 4 Featured Posts Layouts, Mobile-First Responsiveness, access to over 800 Google Fonts, and so much more, including Theia Post Slider and Theia Sticky Sidebar included at no extra charge!
Here are some of the awesome features of The Score theme.
Optional Custom Scoreboard – Enter and display scores in a matter of seconds with The League’s custom-built scoreboard. You can customize the scoreboard to fit your own team or league by entering the sport or team you need.
Featured Headlines – Most major news and magazine sites use shorter “teaser” headlines in their featured content sections. The League gives you the same option to spruce up your featured items in the Featured Posts section on the homepage and category pages.
RTL Ready – With access to over 800+ Google fonts and a built-in RTL feature that lets you switch the stylesheet to RTL with the click of a button, it has never been easier to set your site to RTL.
Video/Audio Posts – Easily replace the standard featured image in posts with embedded video or audio from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud.
Retina Ready – The theme and its images look sharp and crisp on retina-ready devices!
800+ Google Fonts – Use any of the over 800 Google Fonts to set the fonts for the general text, navigation menu text, Featured Posts & Headlines, article title, and headings.
Unlimited Colors – Easily change the colors of the main background, navigation background/text, the primary theme color, and links to any color from within the Theme Options.
Unlimited Ad Units – The League takes full advantage of available ad space to give you a myriad of options to place your ads. The ad units include a main leaderboard area with adjustable height and width that can accommodate any size ad, an Ad Widget that can accommodate 300px wide ads of any height in the sidebar as well as any size leaderboard ad in the homepage widget area. The League also comes with a Wallpaper Ad that spans the width of the screen and site behind the content area.
So, there you have it, a modern and feature filled WordPress theme for news magazines.
***EDIT – Well, it looks like they’ve gone and changed the name of this theme to The League. So much for calling this theme Score, right?