The 20 best sports movies on Netflix

Sports movies can accomplish several different goals. On the surface, they show staggering, inspiring displays of athleticism. But the best sports movies can also tackle real-world sociopolitical issues and offer glimpses into the human condition. On the other hand, some of the genre’s more lighthearted fare uses sports as a backdrop for gut-busting hijinks or compelling romance. From documentaries to screwball comedies, these are the best sports movies on Netflix. The best sports movies on Netflix 1) High Flying Birdtells the story of a sports agent caught in the crosshairs of an NBA lockout who tries to end it on his own. A strong script fromMoonlightscreenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney and a leading performance from Andr Holland make potentially insider story …

France storms to win in Women’s World Cup opener against South Korea

(CNN)A good host should be confident and entertaining but must not completely dominate proceedings. France took notice of two of those three nuggets of advice at least, as the home nation ensured a copybook start to its Women’s World Cup campaign with a commanding performance against South Korea. Follow @cnnsport The build-up has been intense. But after the pageantry of the opening ceremony and the passionate rendition of the national anthem, and despite the presence of the country’s president, there were no visible sign of nerves from the home team. READ: How Bob Marley’s daughter saved women’s football in Jamaica In a cafe in the shadows of the stadium, the flags of the nations competing in a tournament described as …

Football fans could help break flight record

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome fans have had to take to the road to get to Madrid There could be a record-breaking number of flights using British skies on one day as English football fans fly to Madrid for the Champions League final. Around 9,000 flights are predicted on Friday, which would exceed the previous record of 8,854 set on 25 May 2018. Air traffic controller Nats said there would be a surge in chartered flights and private jets ahead of Saturday’s clash between Tottenham and Liverpool. Greenpeace said it showed Uefa was not taking climate change seriously. As they begin their journeys to Madrid, fans have been posting their progress on social media. Report End …

Breakdancing to help mental health fight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamie Berry turned to breakdancing as an escape from bullying After years of bullying, when he was just 13 Jamie Berry tried to take his own life. Then Jamie turned to breakdancing – known as breaking – which he says has saved him from suicide numerous times. In Rhondda, he is using breaking to help others in a class which GPs can now refer people to. Public health experts hope community classes like Jamie’s, run by Avant Cymru in Cymmer, could help ease pressure on NHS services. “It’s a way to get the demon off my back and to be free,” he said. Image copyright Huw Dale Photography Image caption Jamie Berry …

NBA bans and levies huge fine against Warriors investor who pushed Kyle Lowry during NBA Finals

(CNN)Verbal altercations between NBA fans and players aren’t new. But this case is a little different. Earlier an NBA spokesman said team representatives are held to the highest possible standard. “The conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens last night was beyond unacceptable and has no place in our league,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement. 🗣There’s absolutely no place in our BEAUTIFUL game for that AT ALL. There’s so many issues here. When you sit courtside you absolutely know what comes with being on the floor and if you don’t know it’s on the back on the ticket itself that states the guidelines. But he himself being a fan but more importantly PART-OWNER of the Warriors …

Depth of Field: At the French Open, Serena Williams Is a Study in Motion

Serena Williams descended upon the clay courts of the French Open in Paris this week, where a year ago she became a lodestar of ridiculous controversy. In one early bout, Williams' decision to wear a black catsuit resulted in a violation; the form of dress has since been banned by the French Tennis Federation. "The combination of Serena this year, for example, it will no longer be accepted," FTF President Bernard Giudicelli told Tennis magazine. "You have to respect the game and the place." The press praised the outfit. Fans loved it. For Williams, the reason was more practical: she said the suit helped to prevent blood clots that started forming after the birth of her daughter, Alexis Jr. (some …

James Holzhauer Finally Lost Jeopardy!and Changed the Game for Good

It’s over. Thirty-three games, more than 1,100 correct responses, and $2,464,216 dollars after first taking the Jeopardy! contestant podium, James Holzhauer lost. While his run failed to match Ken Jennings’ for either longevity or earnings—he fell just $56,484 short—Holzhauer has left as indelible a mark on the game. How did he do it? By not treating Jeopardy! like a game at all. “To me, that’s the story,” says Buzzy Cohen, winner of the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. “When he showed up he had a plan, he had practiced, as opposed to just walking into the studio and saying ‘all right, here it goes,’ which is how most of us do it.” In fairness, the playbook Holzhauer drew from is …

iTunes Is Dead. Let’s Pay Our Respects

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple executive Craig Federhigi made it official: iTunes is dead on the Mac, split in the upcoming version of macOS into separate Music, Podcast, and TV apps. In truth, the much-maligned media player had already been buried years ago, crushed by nearly two decades of cruft. But hating on iTunes at this point makes for cheap sport; WIRED’s been at it since at least 2008. It seems more fitting, at the time of its demise, to consider its powerful legacy. In January 2001, at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Steve Jobs described a tectonic shift in the types of devices people use and how they interact with them. “We think the PC is …

This Could Be The ‘Catch Of The Century’ In Any Sport

Ben Stokes of England’s cricket team just made the “catch of the century,” according to Stokes’ leaping, one-handed grab against South Africa in Thursday’s ICC Cricket World Cup match at The Oval in London invited high praise elsewhere from those in the know. “The catch by Ben Stokes alone is the greatest catch I’ve ever seen in the flesh,” So what’s all the fuss about? Check out the catch here: England won by 104 runs.  For The Win REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Beyonc & Daughter Blue Ivy Take On ‘The Lion King’ At Wearable Art Gala! – Perez Hilton

Beyoncé‘s Lion King promo is starting early with an incredible caped jumpsuit she rocked to Tina Knowles‘ Wearbale Art Gala in Santa Monica, California! On Sunday night, the A-lister stepped out with daughter Blue Ivy Carter to show attendees how it’s done, choosing to sport an ensem inspired by the upcoming live-action Disney movie! Swipe through the epic pics posted to her Instagram (below): View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jun 2, 2019 at 2:21am PDT Bey, who voices Nala, flaunted her own ferocity in the embroidered one-piece, emblazoned with the Lion King’s face on her chest. The gilded outfit’s silky cape made for a major moment, which you can see (above) the momma …

Fitness startup Mirror nears $300M valuation with fresh funding

Today, Peloton is a bonafide success. The company, which sells $2,245 internet-connected exercise bikes, boasts a $4 billion valuation and a cult following. That hasn’t always been the case. For years, Peloton battled for venture capital investment and struggled to attract buyers. Now that it’s proven the market for tech-enabled home exercise equipment and affiliated subscription products, a whole bunch of startups are chasing down the same customer segment. Mirror, a New York-based company that sells $1,495 full-length mirrors that double as interactive home gyms, is closing in a round of funding expected to reach $36 million, sources and Delaware stock filings confirm, at a valuation just under $300 million. It’s unclear who has signed on to lead the round; …

Startups net more than capital with NBA players as investors

Mary Ann Azevedo In February, we covered how digital sports media startup Overtime had raised $23 million in a Series B round of funding led by Spark Capital. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern was an early investor and advisor in the company (putting money in the company’s seed round). Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant invested as part of the company’s Series A in early 2018 via his busy investment vehicle, Thirty Five Ventures. And then, Carmelo Anthony invested (via his Melo7 Tech II fund) earlier this year. Other NBA-related investors include Baron Davis, Andre Iguodala and Victor Oladipo, and other non-NBA backers include Andreessen Horowitz and Greycroft. I talked to Overtime’s CEO, 27-year-old Zack Weiner, about how the involvement of so many NBA players came about. I also wondered what they brought to the table beyond their cash. But …

Here’s Where To Find Pride Parades Around The Country & Celebrate Love

Burak Kara/Getty Images News/Getty Images Where Are Pride Parades In 2019? You Won’t Have Far To Go By Shelby Black a day ago Summer is heating up, and you know what that means: Pride season is upon us. During the year, members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies gather together to celebrate that love is love, no matter your sexuality or gender identity. In case you’re asking when and where are the 2019 Pride parades? We’ve got you covered with a list of events. June represents Pride month, where people can celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. From June to even October, cities all across the United States host a number of Pride-themed events in order to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Of …

True Scary Stories Megamix (50 Of The Creepiest Ones Ive Found In Awhile)

Erin Cossetta Updated May 31, 2019 By Rob Potter Mystery guest A few years back, I lived with my mother and german shepherd in a two bedroom rented town home. I got home from work one day and went about my daily routine. When it came time to eat dinner i knocked on my mom’s door to come and eat. I smelled cigarette smoke and heard her grunt a response. So I went back down and ate alone. I figured i would just put a plate away for her. Fast forward to about 2 am, I am awoken by someone holding my hand and gently shaking it. I immediately shoot straight up and look around. My dog, who is overly …

Chipotle Is Live-Tweeting Free Burritos For The NBA Finals

Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images Here’s How To Win Free Chipotle During The NBA Finals By Lizzy Rosenberg a day ago To say the NBA Finals are a big deal amongst my friends is kind of an understatement. All of us squeeze into someone’s living room — or line the barstools at a nearby pub — to drink beer, yell at the screen, and most importantly, eat our feelings. And while I’m always down to tag along, I usually get most excited about the selection of game day munchies… and this year, Chipotle is giving away free burritos during the big game. So if you, too, mostly watch sports for the food, here’s how to win free Chipotle during the NBA Finals. …

The 10,000-hour rule for sporting success is largely a myth, so let kids dabble | Sean Ingle

A new book blows out of the water the theory that the key to sporting success is relentless practice and total focus from an early age This column comes from the sleepy Austrian town of Gtzis, where Katarina Johnson-Thompson a 2014 study comparing the development of 52 top German footballers, including 18 national team players, with 50 who played in the fourth to sixth divisions found that emphatically was not the case. A German study comparing international women players with those who just played in the Bundesliga found a similar story. Those who represented the national team played fewer games up to 18 and did more peer-led football and coach-led practice in other sports compared to their Bundesliga counterparts. There …