Quotes of the week

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n I don't want anything more to do with it [The Davis Cup]. The people here are like animals. Thomas Muster walks off court during his match against Brazil, complaining of death threats and being spat upon by Brazilian supporters.

n This is certainly the most stupid excuse I have ever heard. Nobody is shot because of tennis. Paulo Cleto, the Brazilian team captain.

n When you talk to Kerr, all he does is make threats. Three or four people are hijacking the sport for power or money. They don't give a stuff about the game. Fran Cotton, former England prop, attacks Donald Kerr, chairman of Epruc, the company which represents the leading rugby union clubs.

n We've been drinking much more and kicking the ball in the sky much more. Wimbledon manager Joe Kinnear reveals the secret behind his side's success.

n A lot of people expected a shock tonight and when the coach broke down I thought 'oh no, here we go'. George Graham celebrates his first victory as Leeds manager, at Darlington in the Coca-Cola Cup.

n I don't want them to speak in a book that does not say good things about me. If these are my friends, I prefer to have enemies. Diego Maradona.

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