? Orlando Pena, Athletics' pitcher, after beating Cleveland 5 to 2 in his first American League start: "I don't use a spitter. I just throw a sinking fast ball like Lou Burdette."
? Kansas State Basketball Coach Tex Winter, decrying college recruiting tactics as encouraging game fixes: "If you could check on the boys involved in the basketball scandals you would probably find that they were highly recruited. Once a person is told to cheat, it will be that much easier to cheat the next time."
?End Gordie Smith, just out of the Army, on the rigors of the Minnesota Viking training camp: "The pay is better here but the working conditions are not as good as in the Army."
? Labron Harris, Oklahoma State golf coach: "The best amateur golf in the world is played in the colleges. You let me pick a team of college players and I'll beat the tail off the Walker Cup team."