? Muhammad Ali, told that an Amish man in Pennsylvania had never heard of him: "Tell me where he's at. I'll buy his town and have him deported."
? Gary Player: "The ideal build for a golfer would be strong hands, big forearms, thin neck, big thighs and a flat chest. He'd look like Popeye."
? Red Grange: "No player is worth a million dollars, I can understand why a player would have an agent; I couldn't keep from laughing if I went in and demanded a million dollars from an owner."
? Claudell Washington, 19-year-old Oakland A's rookie, asked why he went out for high school track: "Because the track coach was the biology teacher, and I had trouble with biology. I'm not crazy."
?Robyn Dummett, touring pro, on the rolling contours of the Speidel Course, site of LPGA Wheeling (W. Va.) Ladies Classic: "When you get to your ball you're too tired to hit it."
? Casey Stengel on Dodger Pitcher Mike Marshall: "He has wonderful stuff and wonderful control and throws strikes, which shows he's educated. But then, say you're educated and you can't throw strikes. Then they don't leave you in too long."