Steven Barry, a 32-year-old plasterer from Cardiff, Wales, who won the 30-km walk in the Commonwealth Games in 2:10:16, when asked how he intended to celebrate: "I'll get plastered."
Tony Johnson, Yale crew coach, on the choppy water at the Cincinnati Regatta, which his team won: "in water like that it's difficult to pick up much ground."
Bill Yeoman, university of Houston football coach, whose players were immunized against a measles outbreak in Waco, Texas, where they proceeded to overcome a 21-0 half time deficit to tie Baylor 21-21: "I thought we had a rather spotty first-half performance."
Ron Davis, Minnesota Twins pitcher, objecting to a newspaper story in which he was quoted as criticizing the club's management for trading away many of its top players: "All I said was that the trades were stupid and dumb, and they took that and blew it all out of proportion."
Tom Lasorda, Dodger manager, on the world Cup: "I was glad to see Italy win. All the guys on the team were Italians."
Dale Berra, Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop and son of noted linguist Yogi Berra, on comparisons between him and his Father "Our similarities are different."
Doug English, Detroit Lion defensive tackle, on the standard objection to using urinalysis to test pro football players for drug use: "Sure, such tests are dehumanizing. But when you think about it, the game of football is, at times."
Lee Trevino, who was once struck by lightning while playing a round, on how other golfers can avoid a similar fate: "Hold up a one-iron and walk. Even God can't hit a one-iron."
Bianca Jagger, discounting the importance of sex: "Unless there's some emotional tie, I'd rather play tennis."
Gord Racette, heavyweight boxer, upon being KO'd by Trevor Berbick 11 months after having been KO'd by Jimmy Young: "Young paralyzed the left side of my face, Berbick the right. This is not what I had in mind."