Sports quotes of the week: Anthony Joshua bares all and more
“It’s been some season, I’m proud of everyone. It’s probably the proudest moment of my whole career. I’m delighted for this football club.
“I said to the fans come on this journey with us and we did. We filled our stadium and Wembley today. What a journey. My players and staff I can’t speak highly enough. I can’t thank them all enough for being part of this amazing day.”
Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer couldn’t contain his delight after watching his side score a last-minute winner in the League One play-off final, securing promotion to the Championship for next season.
“The longer the other two [Wilder/Fury] wait, the worse for them because I’m just getting better.
“The big fights aren’t happening, but it’s not about me any more. It’s the fans who are being starved of it.”
Boxer Anthony Joshua responded to suggestions he was dodging potential fights against Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
“When there is an opportunity, I will return to the bench, otherwise I will take a year off.
“If I have the opportunity to choose, I will choose a team that I like. Concrete offers? Still no. Talking about the future now makes no sense.”
Massimiliano Allegri remained coy regarding his future after overseeing his final match in charge of Italian Serie A champions Juventus.
“I think it was the hardest race I’ve had. I’ve had a lot of races but globally, in the car and with the tyres, the strategy, with Max (Verstappen) behind, it was the biggest challenge I think I’ve had and I’m really grateful I was able to pull it off.”
Lewis Hamilton was delighted with his performance as he triumphed in the Monaco Grand Prix.
“I believe in hard work and determination.
“I really stayed so focused out there today. Obviously my caddie, Jeff, did a great job keeping me calm.”
Female golfer Bronte Law was ecstatic after winning her first title on the LPGA Tour with a two-shot victory at the Pure Silk Championship in Virginia.
Memorable moments from the archives
June 2, 1935
Baseball star Babe Ruth announces his retirement from the game following a glittering career. He’s widely considered as one of the game’s greats.
June 3, 1972
Billie Jean King wins her only French singles title by defeating Evonne Goolagong, of Australia, in straight sets. In total, King won 39
Grand Slam titles.
June 6, 2018
Lebron James eclipses Michael Jordan’s record (109) for the most 30-point games in NBA play-off history during Cleveland’s defeat to Golden State.
June 7, 2018
Washington Capitals are crowned NHL champions for the first time in their history courtesy of a 4-1 series victory over Las Vegas Golden Knights.