? Chris Evert, 17-year-old tennis champion, after a year of being called things like "teen angel," when asked if she was getting tired of all the emphasis on her youth: "Well, it would be nice if some writer would get around to describing me as sexy."
? Emile Francis, coach and general manager of the New York Rangers, on the condition of the rink in Madison Square Garden: "I've seen better ice on the roads in Saskatchewan."
? Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboy quarterback, preparing to speak at a football dinner: "I keep waiting for Mike Ditka and Bill Truax to bring in the words."
? Pete Newell, Houston Rocket general manager, on the ABA's signing of undergraduates: "It's almost inconceivable to say there are sophomores and juniors who can play an arduous 82-game schedule. You've got to be half buffalo just to carry a suitcase around our league."