Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony reaches out on social media, former Olympian Bruce Jenner’s reveals his turmoil, Andy Murray gets married and Jiri Vesely’s shorts to do the talking, as we cover the best of the world’s sports quotes for the week of April 23-29, 2015.
Amid the escalating tensions in his hometown, Carmelo Anthony has taken to Instagram urging people to “build our city up, not tear it down”. Menawhile, former Olympic gold medalist and once-proclaimed “greatest athlete in the world”, Bruce Jenner, revealed the secret that has caused him turmoil for decades, Andy Murray got himself married and is now back to the business of tennis while Jiri Vesely’s shorts got loud.
“We all want Justice. And our city will get the answers we are looking for. My deepest sympathy goes out to the GRAY Family. To see my city in a State of Emergency is just shocking. We need to protect our city, not destroy it. What happens when we get the answers that we want, and the media attention is not there anymore? We go back to being the same ol Baltimore City again. If not yourself, then Think about the youth. How this will impact them. Let’s build our city up not tear it down. Although, we want justice, let’s look at the real issues at hand. For example, When was the last school built in Baltimore? That’s just one example. I know my community is fed up. I’m all about fighting for what we believe in. The anger, the resentment, the neglect that our community feels right now, will not change over night. Continue, fighting for what you believe in. But remember, it takes no time to destroy something. But, it can take forever to build it back up. Peace7. #Thisonehitshome #BeMore #LetsNotFallForTheTrap “Please Understand What State Of Emergency Mean”(Destroy and Conquer) #StayMe7o”
New York Knick’s star and Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony.
“We need to keep in mind people are suffering and dying around the US, and while we are thankful no one was injured at Camden Yards, there is a far bigger picture for poor Americans in Baltimore and everywhere who don’t have jobs and are losing economic civil and legal rights, and this makes inconvenience at a ballgame irrelevant in light of the needless suffering government is inflicting upon ordinary Americans.”
Baltimore Orioles COO, John Angelos, regarding the rioting that forced the stadium into “lock-down” prohibiting fans from leaving the game with the Boston Red Sox until things had quietened down.
“Yes. For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.”
Bruce Jenner, when asked about his gender in an interview with Diane Sawyer.
“I don’t imagine much will change.”
Scot Andy Murray will make his first ATP World Tour appearance as a married man this week in Munich. Other than that, he was a bit lost for words…
☔❤ — Andy Murray (@andy_murray) April 11, 2015
Meanwhile, on the ATP Tour, Jiri Vesely‘s shorts did all the talking…
Jiri Vesely’s shorts though. pic.twitter.com/JJIzi7Kpy6
— Brad Hunter (@bradhunter) April 11, 2015
“Discovering that getting abused and almost being forced to come to blows with a stranger has turned into a lucrative payday for someone else makes me feel that the target on my back just got that little bit bigger.”
After a confrontation outside a Melbourne restaurant, AFL superstar and Carlton footballer Chris Judd has questioned whether members of the public should be able to profit from selling mobile phone footage, saying it sets a dangerous precedent.
“We’re either the best team, or the second best team.”
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that whichever statistics you care to look at, his team are, well, very good.
“It shouldn’t be them thanking me, it should be me thanking them. It is a family club and deserves its moment in the sun.”
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe turns to the supporters after the Cherries defeat Bolton and effectively seal a £100m promotion to the Premier League. It’s the first time in the Cherries 116-year history and comes just seven years after the club almost went out of business.
Photo Credit: AP/File
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