“For some reason, lycra to motorists is like a red rag to a bull.” – President of the National Roads and Cyclists Association ALAN ODDS, after 30 cyclists were brought down when a car braked suddenly in front of them in Sydney on Thursday.
“I just tried to do that so I could have a go for The Biggest Loser.” – a slim, trim GRANT HACKETT laughs off the concerns about his weight prompted by an unflattering photo.
“I think if Wayne slapped his legs too hard he might break something.” -Brisbane forward SAM THAIDAY advises WAYNE BENNETT not to attempt the haka in his coaching advisory role with the New Zealand rugby league team.
“We want to belt them. We want to bash them and put them out of the game.” – NSW Waratahs’ five eighth KURTLEY BEALE on the Super 14 match against South Africa’s Stormers.
“We’ve got to work out what we stand for as a football team – quickly. And if not, I’ll sort it out.” – Fremantle coach MARK HARVEY after the Dockers gave up a 51-point lead before succumbing meekly to previously winless Melbourne.
“It will happen – if not today, then tomorrow. Because once the franchises have established themselves, it will be a free-for-all.” – Indian Premier League chairman and cricket powerbroker LALIT MODI on salary caps becoming a thing of the past.
“I guess we landed on the moon so we can figure out how to get to the quarter-finals of a clay court tournament.” – ANDY RODDICK on the chances of an American reaching the last eight at the Rome Masters.
“I have been very happy that I was able to achieve a miracle and become a team owner, but I have to make the difficult decision to withdraw.” – AGURI SUZUKI, founder of Japanese team Super Aguri, on pulling out of Formula One.
“If I had a white straight jacket, I’d probably put it on now. One hole I feel good and the next hole I feel like a psycho.” – Australian golfer ROBERT ALLENBY after blowing his tournament lead with a poor finish to the second round of the PGA Wachovia Championship