2013 Atletico Mineiro Ronaldinho - Imago
"Everyone said I was finished, let them talk now" – Ronaldinho reacts after leading Atletico Mineiro to Copa Libertadores glory. The Brazil legend has now won the Champions League, Copa Libertadores, World Cup, Copa America, Confederations Cup and the Balon d'Or.
"I never quite believe that whole suggestion that players owe clubs, that somehow Suarez owes Liverpool. He has done his best for two-and-a-half years. And should be thanked for that. What I do believe in is honesty and respect towards other people. That is important in football and life. I think Suarez should respect the club, and the respect he has had from the people and supporters of the city. All those people who have supported him over the years deserve much better than they are getting from him at the moment." – Liverpool great Jan Molby gives his thoughts on the Luis Suarez situation.
"A deal about as likely to go through as Gareth Bale turning out for Fulham in the new season" - Jim White is not convinced that Arsenal have much hope of signing Suarez.
"What do you think they're smoking over there at Emirates?" – Liverpool owner John W Henry seems to agree with Jim.
"The Duke is a huge Villa fan and it is hoped that his new son will be brought up in the claret and blue tradition. As a birthday present, Villa chiefs have sent the 8lbs 6oz baby a new kit with the appropriate letters 'HRH' and the number '1' on the back. Let's hope he dribbles for Villa in the coming weeks and months ahead." – Aston Villa quickly sent a jersey to the Royal Baby before wee George even had a name.
"Ha, ha, I accidentally posted a picture on Instagram that showed more than intended. Now corrected," - Swedish politician Lars Ohly after sharing a picture of his new Liverpool tattoo that also showed his, er, meat and two veg peeking into view between his legs.
"My dad was sat next to me and ducked out of the way so I took the full force. If I didn't put my wrist out in front of me I'd have ended up with no front teeth." - 11-year-old Charlie Silverwood explains how Cristiano Ronaldo broke his arm.
"I wanted to show respect for those who have been around and won titles with Bayern," -Vahid Cehaja explains why he walked from Bosnia to Bayern Munich to fulfil a promise he made if the German club won the Champions League.
"I always wanted to say: Forfar 5 East Fife 4" - James Alexander Gordon reveals his big regret after retiring from his post reading the classified football results on BBC radio.
"As much as it is about going out the door every day, there's a whole lot of luck involved, too. You can't step in a hole or get so sick you can't get out the door, but I've been very fortunate with my health in general." – Mark Covert, a man who had not missed a day running for 45 years, takes a philosophical view to taking his first day off since 1968.
Lieuwe Westra (Imago)
"How hard can a sport be? I kept going for three days while sick just to finish the race then I got dropped on the finishing circuit." – Poor Lieuwe Westra of Vacansoleil-DCM tries to put into words just how hard it is to quit the Tour de France with just 39km to go.
"I've had serious problems with the back, I had to get some anti-inflammatories last week in Hamburg due to the back pain. It was so tough to play and move out there today. I'll just have to take treatment and see how it all goes." – Roger Federer tries to explain his latest shock defeat.
Usain Bolt celebrates winning Olympic 100m final in London
"If you were following me since 2002 you would know I've been doing phenomenal things since I was 15 and setting records all the time. I was made to inspire people and to run I was given a gift and that's what I do. I'm going to continue running and using my talent and help the sport." - Usain Bolt says talk of him being on drugs is just nonsense.
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