Mets pitcher Jason Vargas threatens to ‘knock out’ reporter after team’s loss

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging at him after Sundays loss to the Cubs New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained during a confrontation in the teams clubhouse after a loss on Sunday. The confrontation with Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Reporters asked repeatedly after the game about Callaways decision to stick with reliever Seth Lugo during the eighth inning instead of going to closer Edwin Diaz. Lugo allowed a go-ahead, three-run homer to Javier Baez. After …

Tiger Woods gives himself 10 years to break Jack Nicklauss 18 majors record

Tiger Woods has given himself 10 years to win four more majors and overhaul Jack Nicklauss major record of 18 Tiger Woods has set himself a target of a decade more at the top level as he looks to overhaul the majors record of 18 held by Jack Nicklaus. After years of physical turmoil this may be regarded by some as a bold aspiration yet Woods defied all odds to win a 15th major, at Augusta National, in April. Since that juncture, all bets have been off. In a break from his preparations at Pebble Beach, where he will attempt to win a fourth US Open starting on Thursday, Woods was asked to what extent Nicklauss total features as motivation. …

‘The heart is here’: why the Warriors’ success is more bitter than sweet

Although the teams move to San Francisco is only across the Bay, longtime Warriors fans based in Oakland are feeling left behind As fans streamed into the Oracle Arena in Oakland for the third game of the NBA Finals, the excitement for the Golden State Warriors was tinged with melancholy a victory parade that could feel, at times, like a funeral march. In a few weeks, the team will no longer call Oakland home, moving across the Bay to the $1bn Chase Center in San Francisco. The move is only 16 miles by car but for many fans of the Warriors, who have been playing in Oakland for 47 years, it feels much farther representing a betrayal of the city …

The problems that may stop the US retaining the Women’s World Cup

The Americans have arguably the best squad in France this summer. But they are far from a perfect unit as they aim to become world champions again The US womens national team are considered a favorite to win next months World Cup, and theres good reason for it. The team are No1 in the world rankings and have outscored their opponents 85-16 over the past 18 months. The Americans again showed their dominance in a 3-0 win over Mexico on Sunday. But the refrain from coach Jill Ellis afterward was that the USWNT still have plenty to work on if they want to win in France, and US Soccer shouldnt make room in the trophy case just yet. As strong …

War of Will wins Preakness Stakes at Pimlico

(CNN)War of Will, which was impeded by Maximum Security in the controversial Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, bounced back Saturday and finished first at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Since the Kentucky Derby, the owner of Maximum Security, Gary West, has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn the disqualification. He has also offered a $20 million bounty to the owners of Country House — declared the winner at the Derby — War of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress, the four horses that were impeded at Churchill Downs. West says he will pay $5 million to the owner of any of the quartet that beats Maximum Security on their next meeting. The Preakness Stakes is …

Liverpool stun Barcelona: Where does Champions League ‘classic’ rank in competition’s great games?

(CNN)Few gave Liverpool a chance against Barcelona ahead of their Champions League semifinal against Barcelona on Tuesday. “We played against maybe the best team in world,” Klopp told BT Sport. “Winning is difficult, but winning with a clean sheet, I don’t know how they did it. “Divock and Shaq didn’t play a lot. Putting a performance in like that, it was so important. It shows what’s possible in football. It’s so nice. It’s really nice. “I saw James Milner crying on the pitch after the game. It means so much to all of us.” But how does Liverpool’s remarkable victory rank against the competition’s greatest and most memorable matches? Here’s a look back at some of the best. Obviously, the …