Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV

London (CNN)Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive and has vowed to help “break the stigma” surrounding the illness. “I am living with HIV; now you have that information that makes me extremely vulnerable, but it does not make me weak.” He added that while he is being “forced” to announce his condition, he pledged to “fight to educate and break the stigma” surrounding the illness. “I am asking you to help me to show that everyone lives in fear of people’s reactions and opinions… But that doesn’t mean we should have to hide, but to do this, I really, really need your support,” he said. Thomas said in an interview with the Sunday Mirror …

‘I didn’t know it was so boring’: Tedium ends Matosas’s reign as Costa Rica coach

The Costa Rica coach, Gustavo Matosas, has resigned after less than a year in the job, blaming the frequent down times between games The Costa Rica coach, Gustavo Matosas, has resigned after less than a year in the job, blaming the frequent down times between games. I realised that in the national side I feel unproductive even though I kill myself watching videos, Matosas said at a press conference on Wednesday. Its not what I like to be doing. The 52-year-old also admitted that he found the job boring. Its tough not having players in the day-to-day to train them. I only have the players for a week every two months and its killing me. I didnt know it was …

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 British Grand Prix for record sixth time

Lewis Hamilton led his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas in a Mercedes one-two at Silverstone Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix, taking the victory after an initial dogged fight with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas fell in his favour during a safety car period. Once in the lead, he ran a controlled race from the front to ensure a record sixth win at Silverstone. Bottas was second, in front of the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc who had enjoyed an almost race-long scrap with the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen, who was fifth, and Pierre Gasly, who was fourth. Sebastian Vettel also vied with Verstappen but came off badly. He hit the Dutchman and was given a penalty, eventually finishing in …

Andy Murray advances with Serena Williams but puts singles return on ice

Andy Murray said it is pretty unlikely he will return to singles after he and Serena Williams powered past Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo 7-5, 6-3 in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon Do not be mistaken: behind Andy Murrays new smiley on-court demeanour lurks the spirit of a champion. He still yearns to feel the heat of competition at the highest level of mens tennis again and has seen nothing during his time away from the tour to make him think he is incapable of challenging Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. By the same token, however, the former world No 1 acknowledges he has a different perspective on triumph and despair six months after career-saving hip surgery. Murray …

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 …