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They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.
Mike Schmidt

A sporting system is the by-product of society and its political system, and it is just boyhood dreaming to suppose you can ever take politics out of sport.
Peter Hain

For I must go where lazy Peace
Will hide her drowsy head;
And, for the sport of kings, increase
The number of the dead.
William Davenant

When I was young, I did not see a single soccer match. Where I came from, football wasn't played. The sport simply did not exist...now some of us, the old guys, are beginning to understand how important the World Cup is for the entire world
George W Bush

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

I like nice normal basic sports like football and golf. But then you look at Darren Gough and you realize that you might be up to the challenge. Darren made it legit, he made me realize that you could step out of your comfort zone, and have fun and see what you could do
Mark Ramprakash

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

Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators.
Noam Chomsky

There isn't anything on earth as depressing as an old sportswriter.
Ring Lardner

Have the courage to do something which deserves transportation if you want to be somebody
Juvenal

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
Avery Brundage

I lost my passport. Then it turned up in someone else's bag [the day to day trauma of being in the Sugababes]
Keisha Sugababes

I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Sport, rightly conceived, is an occupation carried out by the whole man.
Pope Pius XII

Not every age is fit for childish sports.
Titus Maccius Plautus

For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

The whole of our national sport is not doing very well.
Ted Dexter

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
P G Wodehouse

I am here to propose a toast to sportswriters. It's up to you whether you stand up or not.
Fred Trueman

'Playing for Success is working tremendously well since its launch five years ago. It's getting lots of schoolkids more involved with their local sports teams while teaching them the basics in a way that interests them.' - on initiatives to improve English rugby
Johnny Wilkinson

I'd seen it on top of the pops [son of my father]. The band were proper platform heeleed, tank top sporting, chest wig wearing glam rockers, and I'm pretty sure it was top of the charts for several weeks.
Hugh Fearnley-whittingstall

I totally wanted to fix up my health and to challenge myself. I've never attempted to keep fit or do any sports at all.
Lisa Mafia

Sport is a preserver of life.
Hippocrates

Mother... just because I wear trackies and play sports does not make me a lesbian! (Bend It Like Beckham)
Keira Knightley

I'm fanatical about sport: there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organize play, the spirit of play.
Simon Gray

If they [England] do well without me in India, then good on 'em. I'm a sports fan. Whatever's good for England is good for me.
Darren Gough

Fishing is the king of sports, there is nothing as relaxing as a day fishing and nothing as satisfying as landing a big catch.
Rex Hunt

The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.
Alvin Dark

I don't watch movies a lot. I watch sporting events. Because you can never tell how they're going to end.
Michael Douglas

My successes in the Army are owing in great measure to the manly sports of Great Britain, and one sport above all - cricket.
Arthur Wellesley Wellington

A sporting hero has been born in South Africa, and the country needs somebody young, fresh, enthusiastic and committed. This is a guy who you know will climb Everest for South Africa. [on Graeme Smith]
Ali Bacher

Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four. We own this shit. Basketball, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and as soon as they make a heated hockey rink we'll take that shit too.
Chris Rock

There's probably no other sport [than tennis], and very few professions in this world, where a woman can earn as much as a man.
John McEnroe

All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

Perhaps sport should accept sponsorship from the Mafia. They kill fewer people than smoking.
Alan Hubbard

There is something for everyone in sports.
Arnold Beisser

I love prawns and calamari at the moment.

I'd love to eat them on my sofa, transported to a little trattoria.
Clair-Hope Ashitey

He'll go down as one of the guys who changed our sport in a lot of ways, not only the way he played the game, but also the way that he conducted himself on and off the court.
Lleyton Hewitt

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

Playing for Success is working tremendously well since its launch five years ago. It's getting lots of schoolkids more involved with their local sports teams while teaching them the basics in a way that interests them.' - on initiatives to improve English rugby
Jonny Wilkinson

If there has not been such a thing as gymnastics, I would have had to invent it because I feel at one with the sport.
Olga Korbut

The man that has no friend at court,
Must make the laws confine his sport,
But he that has, by dint of flaws,
may make his sport confine the laws.
Thomas Chatterton

Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.
Jack Kent Cooke

Rodeoing is about the only sport you can't fix. You'd have to talk to the bulls and the horses, and they wouldn't understand you.
Bill Linderman

Sport went hand in hand with science.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sportsmanship, next to the Church, is the greatest teacher of morals.
Herbert Hoover

Being an Olympian is the ultimate test of one's sporting ability.
Russell Mark

Women use their sexuality to promote all kinds of sports, so why not chess.
Maria Manakova

There is more energy locked up in sources around the solar system than we could ever reasonably expect to need, the problem would be transporting them back to earth and using them in a cost efficient manner.
Wilson Greatbatch

David transcends the sport and is a cultural icon. David is clearly one of the most recognisable athletes in the world. People are going to feel really good about David Beckham spending the rest of his career in the US.
Frank Yallop



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