Quotes of the Week

The Associated Press

"I've experienced a lot of things in baseball, but I've never been traded during a strike. At least I know I'll be in a new uniform the next time I put one on." Dave Winfield, who was acquired by the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later, amid the baseball strike.

"Maybe I should try to play some women's tournaments next year." Goran Ivanisevic, who was seeded No. 2 in the U.S. Open but lost in the first round to Markus Zoecke.

"The next time I schedule a game like this I'm going to talk to our athletic director and ask him to give me a lobotomy." Fresno State coach Jim Sweeney, after losing to Ohio State, 34-10, in the Pigskin Classic.

"I don't want to come back until I can play the way Mario Lemieux can play. If I feel I'm not able to go on the ice and be close to 100 percent, another decision will have to be made." Mario Lemieux, announcing he is not going to play hockey this season as he tries to recuperate from lingering fatigue.

"Boxing's almost a substitute for social security." Boxing promoter Bob Arum, commenting on the age of resent bouts featuring fighters well into thier 30s and some over 40.

"I'm not the Bank of America and I'm not the only guy who's said that (offered loans) to some of the other players. The bottom line is they are my teammates and I do care what happens to them." Curt Schilling, the Philadelphia Phillies' player reprensentative, who said he's willing to make loans to lower-salaried teammates if they get into a financial pinch as the strike continues.

"My heart wants the best of three worlds. I want to win a championship. I want to play offense and defense (until) they have to drag me off the field. And I want to live in a city where my family is comfortable, where I'm comfortable and where my mother can see me. Now somebody has to step up and do it." Deion Sanders, who has been shopping his services to several NFL teams.

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