An Arduino with Ethernet shield can be configured as an Ethernet client to fetch live sports scores from the Internet. The scores can the be displayed on any display device connected to the Arduino or sent through the serial port.
In the Arduino live cricket score project, the Arduino fetches the live cricket scores from cricbuzz.com and displays them in the Arduino IDE serial monitor window. It gets the scores by accessing the XML scores feed and then extracting the desired information from the XML file.
Arduino Cricket Score Ticker
This is a very early version of cricket score code and will be improved on in the future. The code is susceptible to breaking if there are any unexpected changes to the XML file, but the code will be made more robust and will be updated to handle and recover from errors in the future.