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ESPN Headlines


Add ESPN Headlines from a wide variety of sports to your blog. Easily choose your favorite sport and enhance your sidebar
with high quality up to date sports content.

This plugin utilizes the ESPN API, and has all the supported sports/leagues as they are made available.

Currently includes: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball (Men’s and Women’s), Soccer (lots of global leagues),
Golf, Tennis, Auto Racing, Boxing, MMA

Note: Requires ESPN Developer API Key. You must also agree to ESPN’s terms and conditions of using the API,
including giving attribution (the logo will automatically appear at the bottom of the widget) and not having any
ads within the page that includes their content.


  • Widget setup options
  • NBA Headlines example


  1. Upload the espn-headlines-widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enter your ESPN Developer API Key under Settings->ESPN Headlines
  4. Add the widget to your sidebar


How do I get an ESPN API Key?

Head to to request a key.

Contributors & Developers

“ESPN Headlines” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Initial Version