Sport: Quotes of the week

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Suddenly I'm feeling very philosophical and it's not a terrible sensation at all. It's rather good, believe it or not . . . Perhaps, all of a sudden, I realise that at my age I actually don't care enough any more. Daley Thompson.

We are going to set the world in flames. We have arrived. Stanley Tshabalala, South Africa's coach, after his side beat Cameroon 1-0 in their first football international for 28 years.

We came here wanting to play cricket in the right spirit, but our players have been made to feel very uncomfortable. Intikhab Alam, Pakistan tour manager.

They can't have their cake, eat the icing and not expect to get stomach ache. Derek Pringle on the rebel tourists to South Africa, whose bans were ended by the ICC this week.

I'd rather have a jacket ripped than walk through the airport without anyone taking any notice. Paul Gascoigne, after scuffles at Rome airport.

It's just a shame I didn't respect Wimbledon a little earlier. Andre Agassi, Wimbledon singles champion.

I didn't lose because I wasn't grunting. Monica Seles, straight after defeat to Steffi Graf in the Wimbledon final.

Everything was done to bring me down. How can I be expected to win if I am not allowed to breathe properly? I felt like an animal in a cage. Seles five days later.

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