Quotes of the Week: Sport

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It's not a monkey off my back, it's a whole zoo. Anthony Young, the New York Mets' pitcher, after the win which ended a major- league record 27-game losing streak.

Dad had plenty to say and he was loyal to the boy, as we would have expected him to be. Ted Dexter, the chairman of England's selectors, referring to fellow selector Micky Stewart and his son Alec when asked whether the decision to appoint Mike Atherton captain was unanimous.

I thought suggestions of a father and son business were in the past. Micky Stewart reacts angrily to Dexter's comments.

At one stage he asked me 'who the hell are you?'. I thought it was very funny. At least he didn't try to kick me - I tried to kick him but I couldn't catch him. The Tottenham manager, Ossie Ardiles, on the first game he played against a teenage Paul Gascoigne.