Sport: Quotes of the Week

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I know how they do it, but I won't comment on whether it's fair or unfair. . . They are the best pair of swing bowlers I have seen in all my years of the game. Micky Stewart, England cricket team manager, on the ball-doctoring allegations against the Pakistani bowlers, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram.

How can the English insult me like this? The complaints come only when we win. Waqar Younis.

The lesson to be learned is that if you hire 12 Clint Eastwoods to do a job then don't ask what bullets they have in their guns. Michael Jordan, of the American Olympic basketball gold medallists, on the medal ceremony sponsorship row.

I can't see the rest of the world catching up ever. Not while countries keep splitting up. Magic Johnson.

I'm in my sixties and I'm still learning. I'd like to be a good coach one day. Dave Sexton, of Aston Villa.

When I say nice things to him, he understands me very well. When I suggest he works harder, he finds it more difficult. Howard Wilkinson, Leeds United manager, on Eric Cantona's progress in learning English.

She loves her job, she's dedicated and she trains hard. There are not too many guys who train more than their right arm at the bar. Nick Faldo on his caddie, Fanny Sunesson.

I was the best men's player but I have always wanted to be the unofficial women's champion too. Jimmy Connors, who plays Martina Navratilova in Las Vegas next month.