Quotes of the Week

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World boxing is a shark-infested ocean. I feel as though Lennox and I are treading water while the sharks circle, waiting to sink their teeth into our bones. Frank Maloney, manager to Lennox Lewis, who fights Razor Ruddock in tonight's world heavyweight title eliminator.

If there is any trouble, we will be on the first plane home. Naas Botha, South African rugby captain, on threat of demonstrations during tour of England.

If nothing else all the discussion has been good for my confidence and self-belief. David Gower on attempts to force his addition to England's tour of India.

Who's our 15? We call him Cosmo. I don't know what his last name is. Come to think of it, I don't know what his first name is. Ross Strudwick, London Crusaders rugby league coach, on his side's unsung players.

I lost all my growing-up years. I haven't lived a normal life. I think it was a mistake. Seve Ballesteros.