?Ron Laird, U.S. race walker after he went off course in the Pan-American Games' 20,000-meter walk: "I knew something was wrong when I came to a locked gate."
? Marianne Moore, renowned poet and baseball fan: "The Yankees are having an off season, but their timber is there. As The Boston Transcript said of the Harvard crew, "Win or lose, their speed is marvelous'."
? John Griffin, Denver defensive back, referring to the competition for starting jobs: "You sure don't see many guys in the training room this year. You wouldn't catch me in there unless a bone was sticking out."