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The Best Free Sports Newsletters for Athletes & Diehard Fans

Save your inbox. These are the sports emails actually worth reading.

Ranking the best free sports newsletters to subscribe to
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If you’re looking for the best free sports newsletter to subscribe to, you might be wondering which are worth getting in your inbox.

Having worked in the sports media industry for over 5 years – and with my experience as a college athlete – I’ve seen them all. Some are great, while others are simply not worth your time.

Let’s dive into the top sports newsletters on the internet.

1.) The Underdog Newsletter

The Underdog Newsletter logo next to an illustration of underdog MLB pitcher Jim Abbott

The Underdog Newsletter breaks down the best underdog stories in sports, past and present. It captures the most inspiring, interesting, and entertaining stories all in one place.

You’ll find plenty of stories you’ve never heard, and learn lessons you can apply to your own life.

More than 10,000 sports fans love it and you will too. You can join here 👇

2.) The GIST Sports News

The GIST Sports News logo illustration

More than 500,000 sports fans subscribe to The GIST to get “the gist” of what’s going on in the sports world in less than 5 minutes every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday morning.

If you’re looking to keep up with the sports world without spending hours watching ESPN or reading news from different outlets, this is the ideal email for you.

You can join The GIST Sports News here.

3.) Go Long

Go Long newsletter logo by Tyler Dunne

In my opinion, Tyler Dunne is one of the best sports journalists in media today. His Go Long newsletter is described as “humanizing pro football journalism”. And I couldn’t think of a better way to put it.

His profiles, Q&As, podcasts, and long-form deep dives capture the true spirit of football.

You can join the free version of his newsletter right here.

4.) Dead Legends

Dead Legends newsletter logo

More than any other sport, baseball is full of whacky and wild stories. And whether you’re a fairweather fan or a season-ticket holder, there is plenty you don’t know about America’s pastime.

Dead Legends is a baseball newsletter that sends you a bite-sized story that’s guaranteed to blow your mind.

You can join thousands of subscribers right here.

5.) Front Office Sports

Front Office Sports newsletter banner – the business of sports in 5 minutes

Front Office Sports has established itself as the go-to source for news and insights on the business of sports.

If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite league or team, this is the newsletter for you.

You can join over a million subscribers here.

6.) Huddle Up

Joe Pompliano's Huddle Up newsletter

Joe Pompliano’s Huddle Up is a 3-time per week newsletter breaking down the business and money behind sports. Where Front Office Sports provides more news-focused exclusives, Huddle Up is a longer-form newsletter offering a different perspective.

You can join over 100,000 subscribers here.

7.) The Sportsletter

The Sportsletter logo illustration

I’d describe The Sportsletter as SportsCenter in email form, without all the annoying sportsbook promotions and “hot takes”.

Just straightforward sports news to keep you informed on what’s going on, the main storylines to monitor, and bite-sized nuggets to discuss with friends and co-workers.

You can join The Sportsletter here.

8.) Savage Sports

Savage Sports newsletter logo

Savage Sports is the cheeky, light-hearted friend of the sports news world. They offer a fun (and often hilarious) spin on everything happening around football, basketball, baseball, and more.

From memes to funny tweets, Savage Sports gives you the need-to-know info in an entertaining way.

You can join over 50,000 subscribers here.

9.) Axios Sports

Axios Sports promo image with green foam finger

Axios is known for its “smart brevity” reporting style, and Kendall Baker’s Axios Sports newsletter is no different.

You’ll get all the sports news and storylines you want in a quick-hitting fashion. It’s all business, with very little fluff.

You can join a ton of free subscribers here.

Honorable Mentions

Good luck picking out the best sports newsletters for you! Remember, it might take some time to find the best fit for you personally. But the good thing is that all of these emails are free to try, so there’s no downside.

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Division III baseball alum (McDaniel College) and founder of Joker Mag. Sharing underdog stories to inspire the next generation.

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