Jockspin Sports Headlines

Display the latest sports headlines for a specified team, a specific sport, or overall, in your sidebar as a widget.

Author:James Hawkins (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:4.0.1
Plugin version:0.5
Added to WordPress repository:13-08-2012
Last updated:03-12-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:5 711
Active installs:100+
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Jockspin Sports Headlines plugin enables you to show the latest sports headlines, as fetched by sports news aggregator and publisher JockSpin (, in your Sidebar. This plugin installs a widget, which you can then place within your site from the WordPress admin panel. Within the widget settings you can customize your heading, specify which headlines (team, sport, region, or all sports) to have displayed, and whether to have links open in a new window. Plugin works great for adding additional content to a sports oriented site or for adding related sports headlines to a more general site.

The main features of this plugin are:

  1. A large number (approximately 340) sports, teams, leagues, and regions to choose from.
  2. Choose the number of headlines to display.
  3. Text for title of widget can be customized.
  4. Caches locally for speedy rendering.
  5. Displays using your css settings so as to be consistent with your site.
  6. Links can be set to open in a new window by checking a box within the widget.