12 Sports Games To Play On IOS While Live Sports Are Benched

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You can still [/news/here-are-7-sports-to-watch-while-real-live-sports-are-on-hiatus/ watch different types of sporting events] in place of more traditional games. Or, you can play sports games on your mobile device to ease the pain of missing your favorite match. Many apps have the option to play with friends and family, which can help recreate the camaraderie of watching a game together.

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EA Sports has seen more fans playing mobile sports games while live games are on hold, Cam Weber, group general manager of EA Sports, said in a Friday press release from Apple. 

Paul Gouge, CEO of Playdemic, agreed. "The thing we hear most from our players is that playing Golf Clash feels just like competing in 'real life,'" he said in the release. "In times like these we all need fun and human interaction." 

Here are 12 sports games to check out on iOS. 
FIFA Soccer
Build your Ultimate Team, join a league and go head-to-head with friends in [ FIFA Soccer].

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Golf Clash
In [ Golf Clash], you can compete against players around the world in tournaments or one-on-one games, and play matches against friends.

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Grand Mountain Adventure
Ski and snowboard in the backcountry in [ Grand Mountain Adventure]. Free-ride down mountain faces, test your skills on the slalom track or just cruise and take in the sights of this open-world game. 

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Madden NFL Mobile Football
[ Madden NFL Mobile Football] has everything you love about football, giving you the ability to create offensive schemes and build the perfect team. 

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MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020
[ MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020] puts you in the game with features like 2020 MLB teams, MLBPA players and MLB ballparks. 

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NBA 2K Mobile Basketball
[ NBA 2K Mobile Basketball] offers console-like NBA 2K gameplay in an app. Season 2 has more court options and an updated 2020 player roster. 

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NBA Live Mobile Basketball
The [ NBA Live Mobile Basketball] app has a new season of EA Sports NBA Live for basketball fans.

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PGA Tour Golf Shootout
Perfect your swing to collect and upgrade golf clubs in [ PGA TOUR Golf Shootout]. Play daily challenges and golf tournaments for more rewards.

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R.B.I. Baseball 20
[ R.B.I. Baseball 20] is an arcade-style baseball game app that features different pitch types, batting power ups, pitcher's perspective and more. 

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Tennis Clash
Swipe and swing through a tennis match in the fast-paced [ Tennis Clash] app.

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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink 
[ Ultimate Rivals: The Rink] lets you assemble a dream team of athletes from the NHL, WNBA, NBA, MLB and the US Women's National Soccer team for wild arcade style hockey. Play three-on-three in short games to learn the controls, but don't forget about strategy. This game is available through [/news/apple-arcade-everything-to-know-about-new-gaming-subscription-service/ Apple Arcade].

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Read more: [/news/hands-on-with-ultimate-rivals-the-rink-apple-arcades-new-retro-style-mash-up-sports-game/ Hands-on with Ultimate Rivals: The Rink, Apple Arcade's new retro-style mash-up sports game]
WWE Champions
Duke it out in the ring with new superstars and all-time greats in [ WWE Champions] on the Road to Wrestlemania.

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For more mobile games, check out [/news/apple-arcade-full-list-110-games-iphone-ipad-apple-tv-and-ipod-touch-mac-update/ Apple Arcade: The full list of games for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV].