Quotes of the week

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I haven't a malicious bone in my body.

Andy Cole on his high tackle on Simon Colosimo during Manchester United's tour victory over Australia.

West Ham have only been back in training less than two weeks and it takes one week just to sweat off the alcohol.

Pasi Rautiainen, manager of FC Jokerit, on West Ham's poor InterToto Cup display against his side.

The thinking had to be done on the tee and the best players didn't work out the way to play the course.

Sir Michael Bonallack, R&A secretary, defends the Carnoustie course.

It wasn't something mad I was trying to do but I could see the ball sinking, telling me `Hey, you madman. Not for you, not today.'

Open runner-up Jean Van de Velde on his decision not to play a shot from the Barry Burn during the final round of the Open.

This is really beyond a joke. He's gone ga-ga.

BBC commentator Peter Alliss watching the same incident.

I basically lost the Open twice in one day.

Runner-up Justin Leonard.

I played 71 holes very well.

Van de Velde.

There is nothing tougher than what I've been through. Ryan Rhodes didn't mean anything.

Boxer Jason Matthews, who dedicated his WBO middleweight title victory over Rhodes to his mother, who died recently.

He fights with his hands down, even when he's under pressure. I could have fought him with my eyes closed and still hit him.

Matthews after knocking out Rhodes in 208 seconds.

They want me to crack on the bike - and I'm not going to. It's vulture journalism.

Lance Armstrong, Tour de France leader.

One problem in cycling is the doping. The other is the code of silence.

French rider Christophe Bassons after pulling out of the Tour de France.

If he was pounds 500,000 and could spend time in our second team I might have a look. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson attacks Aston Villa's multi-million pound interest in Wolves striker Robbie Keane.

Butchers, bakers, candlestick-makers.

Former Wales boss Terry Yorath giving advice to Terry Venables on who makes up the Welsh FA's council.