Sport: Quotes of the week

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We murdered them and they know it. We flippin' hammered them. David Lloyd, the England coach, after his team's draw with Zimbabwe in the first Test.

When you are trying to save a Test match, you try every trick in the book. Alistair Campbell, the Zimbabwe captain, defends his country's negative bowling.

I can't explain why our batsmen kept getting themselves out. Lloyd after England's batting collapse on the first day of the second Test.

We are always protected by 10 bodyguards. Boris Becker, the German tennis player, who may leave his country to live in the United States because of fears for his family's security.

I would doubt the record will be broken in the modern game. Peter Shilton, who made his 1,000th Football League appearance when he played for Leyton Orient against Brighton last Sunday.

nEnglish players have a natural gift for running but, as for explosiveness and reaction time, they can't match the Italians. In soccer you have to do more than run. Middlesbrough's Fabrizio Ravanelli.