So you’re cheap and you don’t feel like paying for a sports streaming service, but you really need to watch the crucial matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Or maybe you need to watch Conor McGregor beat the living crap out of an opponent. Not to worry, The Well Balanced Man has you covered with the best methods for finding streams for every sporting event you’re interested in watching.


Reddit is usually the best source for finding streams. There are subreddits for essentially every sport. To list off a few:

Notice the pattern? It’s pretty simply once you’re on the subreddit. Typically, threads are created in the subreddit about an hour or half an hour prior to the event’s start time. Just look for the game/fight thread you want, scroll through the comments and find what works smoothly… it’s that simple.

Streaming websites

For years, there have been all-purpose websites that provide mostly standard definition streams covering every sport. Here’s a quick list of reliable ones:

These websites are all fairly easy to use as well. Simply click on the sports category of your choice and a list of games will show up with a set of multiple links for each game. The advantage of specifically is that they have 24/7 streams of sports channels across the globe including ESPN, Fox Sports, BEIN Sports, NBA TV, Sportsnet, TSN, and many more.

The main thing to consider is that when you’re looking for free streams, you have to accept that the quality isn’t always going to be consistent, or that you’ll be dealing with annoying pop-up ads from time to time. Generally, there are HD streams available for major sporting events, but for the most part, you’re going to have to sift through a lot of SD streams. That’s the price you pay when you’re not paying a price for content!