Quotes of the Week: Sport

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Football has probably lost the greatest ambassador it has ever known. Denis Law on Sir Matt Busby.

He always told us to go out and express ourselves. Sammy McIlroy, Busby's last signing, on the master's philosophy.

People talk about Ayrton (Senna) destroying his team-mates psychologically, but what's he going to do, hit me with a Vulcan Mino-grip? Damon Hill on trackies and Trekkies.

Just love of the game has brought me back. I really have a wonderful life without this. But there is always that itch. Tracy Austin, ex-world No 1, on her professional tennis comeback.

To Cliff, who gave his life to an unworthy sport - Rachel and Steve. The Ovetts' message on a floral tribute to Cliff Temple, the journalist and athletics coach.

Perhaps I have upset the Establishment again. Terry Venables, England manager-elect, on the Financial Times's allegations of financial impropriety.

When so many trains have already gone by there are not many left to catch. Jesus Gil on his decision not to replace Emilio Cruz, Atletico Madrid's 14th coach during his chairmanship.

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