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Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't.

Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun.

I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.

H. L. Mencken

I have no magic potion, although there are some who think I do.

For what do we live but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it no real success is possiblem no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army or in an office.

He's conservative, but when he needs to be competitive he's a killer. He has an amazing engine.

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

Mark Twain

He's been doing the defensive part all year long. Sometimes the people want more. Tonight he gave them more.

Sometimes things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.

I think the biggest change is we have a system that we believe in and we trust ... It's Phil and the system? Absolutely. It's a beautiful system. When everything's clicking, it's a beautiful thing to watch.

Golf is a good walk spoiled.

Mark Twain

It's cool now to play golf.

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid stable business.

Every girl who has dated a football player, they all have sex the same way.

Kudos to the educators, athletes, dancers, judges, janitors, politicians, artists, actors, writers, singers, poets and social activist, to all who dare to look at like with humor, determination and respect

Maya Angelou

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.

It was not very wonderful that Catherine... should prefer cricket base ball... to books.

I mean as an athlete, as a competitor, you have to have that belief in yourself.

For me the worst part of playing golf by far has always been hitting the ball.

I know how to play my guard spot ... He can worry about the low post.

A lot of times I blend in a little bit easier because I'm not like a basketball player who's going to stand out because of his height.

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

As far as carrying the torch for the years to come I don't know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.

I think it's better we downplay our chances. I think we should cherish this role as the underdog because it's the perfect way to ride this race.

If you dominate a world sport you will always have questions and doubts. Perhaps at the end of the day we were too successful. When you win the Tour once twice seven times it is just too hard to believe.

Lance Armstrong

I was very familiar with him and Eddie (Jones) and Rick Brunson. I just know what he's about. He's a steady basketball player rarely makes mistakes on the floor.

We've made some significant strides. I look for us to make more significant strides. We're not in a position where we're playing our best basketball.

Serious sport is war minus the shooting.

It is veneer rouge aestheticism art museums new theaters etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football kindness and jazz bands.

George Santayana

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.

Steven Wright

Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys when I was a tomboy was a great way to learn about winning and losing and most girls didn't have that experience.

[But the strongest reason he gave for discounting the results of the B-sample tests from France was heartfelt and honest and totally typical of the iconic cancer survivor.] A guy who comes back from arguably you know a death sentence ... Why would I then enter into a sport and dope myself up and risk my life again? That's crazy. I would never do that. No. No way.

Lance Armstrong

I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it check the cash register.

If you're a basketball player and you don't stop and take pictures with your fans you can have an amazing game and everyone still loves you.

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death, and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.

My brother says that I was writing songs about fate while he was off playing soccer. Now I tell him he's 33 and being a professional, while I'm playing soccer with my friends. Ha!

Alanis Morissette

Sometimes it gets frustrating

I want kids. I want a soccer team and I want a husband.

I was very familiar with him and Eddie [Jones] and Rick Brunson. I just know what he's about. He's a steady basketball player rarely makes mistakes on the floor.

As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport.

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is simply a good excuse not to play football.

My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961.

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

Michael Jordan

I think foosball is a combination of soccer and shish kabobs.

Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.

Tiger Woods

By the time you get dressed, drive out there, play 18 holes and come home, you've blown seven hours. There are better things you can do with your time.

We're playing good basketball. We feel like we can carry it over into the playoffs.

It's weird... people say they're not like apes. Now how do you explain football then?

Mitch Hedberg

I know that I'm here today and I'm alive today and I've been blessed to have this life and this sport and I want to win the 2004 Tour de France.

If Tiger Woods had played football he would have been a quarterback.

The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives.

The dullest Olympic sport is curling whatever 'curling' means.

Business is a combination of war and sport.

In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people to travel and expand my financial capabilities to get ideas and learn about life to create a world apart from basketball.

Michael Jordan

Wouldn't it be great if our national news media had standards as high as the National Football League's?

I'm pleased the UCI is investigating this entire matter thoroughly because any professional investigation will reveal that the allegations made by a French sports tabloid have no basis because I never used any performance-enhancing drugs

My father was raised with brothers he was a football player and a boxer he was a chief petty officer in the Navy he was a man of his times.

You want to come out here and play good basketball. The fans here know their basketball and want to see good basketball.

Academe n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy n.: A modern school where football is taught.

It just happened. It's tough to explain. I would have been sick as a dog if we would have lost this game.

If you consider my situation: a guy who comes back from arguably you know a death sentence why would I then enter into a sport and dope myself up and risk my life again? That's crazy. I would never do that. No. No way.

Lance Armstrong

I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports I drop him.

The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter.

I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons but at the very least you need a beer.

How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

If a man watches three football games in a row he should be declared legally dead.

Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction behavior attire grace learning and all their words azimuth only at love respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.

Like a baseball game wars are not over till they are over. Wars don't run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them.

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

What scares me is (the re-testing procedure) would create a full-blown witch hunt. This would give them another year to sabotage the system again and that's not a good thought. I love my sport. I love racing. I feel I have accomplished enough.

I have played a lot of playoff basketball and I have never had a game quite like this with our backs against the wall seemingly out of it and us just battling back and getting this win. We matured about 10 to 15 years today.

Happy happy Christmas that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backward in a mirror

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.

It was a good season for me individually. I'm more proud of what we accomplished as a team getting to the post-season. At the end of the season here we are

Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.

What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.

In the future torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.

Doug Coupland

The latter part of the year with the rumor that was a nightmare. Fortunately sports fans see through it.

Nowadays we all want clean sport. And fortunately an organization called WADA has come along and has really governed the world of anti-doping. They have set about a protocol and a code that everybody has to live by. And [the lab] violated the code several times.

Football is like life - it requires perseverance self-denial hard work sacrifice dedication and respect for authority.

When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player it's time for me to move away from the game.

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training diet and mental approach.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dogsled-riding is a sport that is relaxing as well as fragrant.

Cards are war in disguise of a sport.

So like any football or basketball coach you always always believe you're going to win.

To enter Europe you must have a valid passport with a photograph of yourself in which you look like you are being booked on charges of soliciting sheep.

Oh I can't play soccer and I'm not a great swimmer. I won't drown but you won't see me doing laps in a pool.

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport, when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

Hopefully I'll continue to have the success I've had.

European toilet paper is made from the same material that Americans use for roofing which is why Europeans tend to remain standing throughout soccer matches.

Admit it sport-utility-vehicle owners! It's shaped a little differently but it's a station wagon! And you do not drive it across rivers! You drive it across the Wal-Mart parking lot!

Lamar is a dangerous player. There are not too many like him in the league. As a matter of fact, he's probably the only one in the league that size who can handle the ball, post you up and shoot the 3.

Transport of the mails transport of the human voice transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.

While playing golf today I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake.

Henny Youngman

You try to take all of that in. It will have been almost a year since I have heard that as a sportsman. It will be neat to get a little of that back.

That felt good. That's basketball. That's how basketball was in the '80s. You see Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson standing talking in the tunnel and that's basketball.

You just try to take it one day at a time ... You step on the basketball floor and just play. It's fun. I'm comfortable with it.

I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.

Angelina Jolie

For truly it is to be noted that children's plays are not sports and should be deemed as their most serious actions.

At the end of the season here we are - playing our best basketball.

I was very familiar with him and Eddie [Jones] and Rick Brunson ... I just know what he's about. He's a steady basketball player rarely makes mistakes on the floor.

To all the cynics I'm sorry for you ... I'm sorry you can't believe in miracles. This is a great sporting event and hard work wins it.

In life as in football you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.

Arnold H. Glasow

Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.

When somebody comes down the lane you've got to hit him. You can't let them come down the lane and just finger roll and get easy baskets. ... That's just basic NBA basketball.

I like watching the Pistons. It looks familiar to me. Everybody is on the same page. For me that's entertaining basketball.

The idea that we are physical beings descended from primeval cells in nutrient soups that idea does violence to my intuition stomps all over it with football-shoes. The idea that we are descended from a jealous God who formed us out of dust to choo

He's the most recognizable American rider in the sport today. At the races men women and children crowd around the Discovery bus to see George. He's the leader of this team.

Mankind's yearning to engage in sports is older than recorded history dating back to the time millions of years ago when the first primitive man picked up a crude club and a round rock tossed the rock into the air and whomped the club into the sl

Politics is like football, if you see daylight go through the hole.

John F. Kennedy

Some of the companies we helped start are names you know. An office supply company called Staples - where I'm pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping, The Sports Authority which became a favorite of my sons. We started an early childhood learning center called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised.

A lot of times things get blown out of proportion in a negative light especially in the NBA ... But there are a lot of players in the NBA who really care about the community and want to use their basketball-playing ability for a good cause.

If people really liked to work we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.

William Feather

Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?

Football is like life and I know life.

Rush Limbaugh

We were looking at the Chicago Marathon, but a conflict arose with the date and New York seems to fit our schedule better. I've been training some, but I wouldn't call it serious. It's just something to fill a void in my life after I quit competing as a professional cyclist.

Lance Armstrong

For a competitive junkie like me golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.

Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years.

Ronald Reagan

We're playing good basketball but the playoffs are all about preparation. We're just going to go out there and play.

I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they'd be what position they'd play and so on.

Every sport evolves. Every sport gets bigger and more athletic and you have to keep up.

You can win all the tournaments you want but the majors are what you're remembered for. It's how you're measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it's at.

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January only more intelligent.

For cycling and the community it's a big step. This would be a great way to bring kids into the sport and have them around coaches that are constantly observing them. I hope it happens.

Lance Armstrong

When I was young I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world but you still have to know the fundamentals.

It's great to beat your goals -- and it's not that sports goals are bad but this one was much better ... This combines my two main passions in life outside of my children.

All are inclined to believe what they covet from a lottery-ticket up to a passport to Paradise.

People who work together will win whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society.

It's great. It's bigger than the sport because we're looked up to by so many young people out there. It's great.

It's arguably one of the most famous sporting events in the world. Every year there can only be one guy to drive the pace car. For me to be selected and asked to come it's a huge honor.

I was very familiar with him and Eddie (Jones) and Rick Brunson ... I just know what he's about. He's a steady basketball player rarely makes mistakes on the floor.

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.

We can have no progress without change whether it be basketball or anything else.

I like sports and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.

Truth is tough. It will not break like a bubble at a touch, nay you may kick it about all day like a football and it will be round and full at evening.

[Meanwhile the former pro rider defended cycling which in his opinion the same rules weren't applied as in other sports.] I can understand why a journalist publishes the information ... But I have my doubts on the lab. And I ask myself: Why only Armstrong and not the other ones? Why only cycling and not the urine samples of the French soccer players in the 1998 World Championships?

There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.

Michael Jordan

I love him. I've been fortunate to have sat down and talked with him in the past about basketball things and stuff like that. He's an amazing coach. If he's available to be considered I'm sure he's one of the guys that Mitch and Dr. Buss would consider.

Georgia was a great race last year and very tough in terms of its route ... I hope to defend there, although I think it will be tougher this year.

Lance Armstrong

We're a young team. We tend to be very up and down which you expect with a young team. Sometimes we play extremely well sometimes we don't. The main thing is when you go through stretches when you don't play very well is to try to stop the bleeding before it starts bleeding profusely.

I think it's a learning experience. We've learned we have to do a better job of closing those games. We'd much rather have won them, but we're not that far off. A play here and there and we're in a completely different position right now.

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