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ESPN Plus review: Decent sports streaming, but no cable killer

ESPN Plus offers a lot of live sports for a little money, but it’s no replacement for the mainstream match-ups you’ll still find on cable.

ESPN Plus, the new streaming service from the Disney-owned sports network, does not offer sports nuts enough live coverage to completely sever their ties to cable. But it does give cord cutters a way to get their live-sports fix on the cheap, particularly if their tastes are a little off the beaten path.

You’ll still need a cable subscription if you want to enjoy ESPN’s marquee programming — NBA games, big-time college football and basketball match-ups, and Monday Night Football, to name just a few. But ESPN+ offers a low-cost alternative that mixes live sports with some original programming. It’s especially compelling for fans of soccer, lower-profile college sports and baseball fans looking for a daily broadcast.

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