Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs

UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot boxes under current gambling legislation — urging a blanket ban on the sale of loot boxes to players who are children. Kids should instead be able to earn in-game credits to unlock look boxes, MPs have suggested in a recommendation that won’t be music to the games industry’s ears. Loot boxes refer to virtual items in games that can be bought with real-world money and do not reveal their contents in advance. The MPs argue the mechanic should be considered games of chance played for money’s worth and regulated by the UK Gambling Act. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) parliamentary committee …

‘Basketball or Nothing’ connects the past and present through hoops

sports docuseriesBasketball or Nothingis more than a Navajo version of, though both track young people using sports as a means to escape various personal challenges. This six-episode show follows the Chinle Wildcats, a high school basketball team from the Navajo reservation in rural northwest Arizona. The area is passionate about basketball like few regions in the United States; the Wildcat Den sports complex holds 6,000 people, exceeding Chinles population of roughly 4,500. YetBasketball or Nothing transcendsbasketball fandom and even the sport itself, connecting past tribulations with the current conditions the Navajo and other Native American and First Nations groups face. Basketball or Nothing RELEASE DATE: 8/2/2019DIRECTOR:Matt HowleySTREAMING: NetflixThe sports docuseries shines a light on the past and present struggles of …

Cormier Vs. Miocic at UFC 241: Fight Card, Schedule, and How To Watch

Ever since Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG purchased the UFC for $4 billion in 2017, theres been a noticeable tension in the way the promotion is marketing itselfa philosophical push-and-pull between further legitimizing MMA as a mainstream sport on the one hand and turning it into pro wrestling with actual blood on the other. This tension was on full display last July when Daniel Cormier won the UFC heavyweight championship and instead of thanking the man hed just knocked out, Stipe Miocic, or calling out a legitimate contender for his first defense, he pulled WWE superstar Brock Lesnar into the cage to challenge him. Everyone watching knew that the moment was pure theater, and the two men made a meal of …

Netflix horror-comedy ‘Girls with Balls’ serves up more laughs than story

is a French horror film about a volleyball team lost in the woods, and to answer the most important question: Yes, they use the volleyballs as weapons. Girls with Balls RELEASE DATE: 7/26/2019DIRECTOR: Olivier AfonsoSTREAMING: NetflixThis gory midnighter gets a few laughs in, even if it doesnt have much structure. Rawand co-written with Jean-Luc Cano (), the film delves into well-tread territory: An RV carrying scrappy womens team the Falcons gets lost in a remote part of the French countryside, where the women encounter a group of backwoodsAnd so the chase begins, men vs. women, but the unfortunately-titled adds in a little drama between team members to give it some emotional stakesnotably, headstrong troublemaker Morgane (Manon Azem) clashing with team …

How to live stream Liga MX

If youre hankering for club soccer, and you cant bear to wait for the Premier League, La Liga, and Bundesliga to start up, Liga MX is here for you. Arguably the best club soccer league in the Western Hemisphere, Mexicos top-flight league has cohesive teams, talented players, and robust financesthe teams sport a near NASCAR-level of jersey sponsors. And with its expansion to 19 teams this year, theyve moved up their calendar to start matches in July, including Fridays pairing of matches at 8 and 10 pm ET. Heres what you need to know in order to live stream Liga MX. What is Liga MX? The Liga MX name was created for the 2012-13 season but is merely a rebrand …

How to watch the U.S. vs. England at the World Cup for free

Theis down to its final four, and the U.S. womens national team outlasted talented French hosts 2-1 last Friday to progress to the semifinals. Some thought Megan Rapinoe might be distracted by President Donald Trump making her a subject of his tweets in the run-up to the match. Instead, she scored two goals, was celebrated wildly from sea to shining sea, and AOC invited her and the rest of the team to hang out at the House of Representatives. You know, just totally normal, peak 2019 happenings. Though France may be the toughest team the U.S. will face en route to a looming fourth World Cup title, Englands no slouch. To get to Sundays finals, the U.S. will have to …

The best sports documentaries on Netflix

If you’re looking for30 for 30on Netflix, you’re out of luck. While select documentaries were once available to stream on-demand, the entire series has been pulled from the service. If you want to , you’ll need a subscription to . (You can learn more .) But Netflix does offer plenty of thrilling sports documentaries for your consideration.You won’t findNature Boy, but you can dig into the gloriousGLOW: The Story of the Glorious Ladies of Wrestling, which looks into the ’80s wrestling federation that inspired the hit Netflix series. You can’t streamNo Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, but Netflix carries Showtime’s 2014 documentary on the former Philadelphia 76ers star. Likewise, in lieu ofChasing Tysonand42 to 1, there’s a 2008 documentary …

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 …

How to stream the 2019 PGA Championship for free

Of course, this isnt an issue for golf enthusiasts. The tournament will once again bring together one of the most credentialed fields in the sport, giving fans a chance to see the worlds best golfers vie to add a major notch to their career rsums. Best of all, for fans who cant schlep out to Long Island to catch the action, watching the 2019 PGA Championship from home is easy. PGA/YouTube The PGA Championship is one of professional golfs four designated major tournaments, alongside the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the Open Championship (a.k.a. the British Open). Of those events, its the only one that features a fully professionalized field of golfers, as the three others allow a limited amount …