?World B. Free, Cleveland Cavaliers guard, praising Washington Bullets rookie Jeff Malone: "He reminds me of a young me."
?Dexter Bailey, Xavier of Ohio forward, after starring in the Musketeers' final appearance in their 56-year-old fieldhouse, when asked if he'd always remember the game: "Whether I'll always remember is something I won't be able to tell you for a couple of years."
?Bettina Bunge, tennis player, on what she has learned from her 11 straight losses to Martina Navratilova: "How to shake hands."
? Tom Heinsohn, CBS pro basketball commentator, on New Jersey Nets guard Kelvin Ransey after the 6'2" Ransey drove around two bigger opponents: "If he goes one-on-one against two guys like that, he's going to be in trouble."
? Joe Torre, Atlanta Braves manager and former big league catcher, on recently released knuckleballer Phil Niekro, who last week signed with the Yankees: "First I found it hard to catch him. Then I found it hard to hit him. And finally, I found it hard to manage him."
? Bob Boyd, Mississippi State basketball coach, explaining why he returned to the game after a two-year retirement: "I didn't miss the smell of the gym, the bounce of the ball or the kids. I just ran out of money."