Lee Trevino, on the rough at Royal Birkdale, site of the British Open: "At 15 we put down my bag to hunt for a ball. Found the ball, lost the bag."
Jim Valvano, North Carolina State basketball coach: "I don't like all those TV time-outs. I run out of things to say to my team."
John Madden, CBS sportscaster, during a preseason game between the Cowboys and the Oilers: "From the waist down, Earl Campbell has the biggest legs I've ever seen on a running back."
Mickey Rivers, Texas Ranger DH, complaining about weather conditions during a game: "Man, it was tough. The wind was blowing about 100 degrees."
Mickey Rivers, denying he'd have problems with owner George Steinbrenner or manager Billy Martin if, as rumored, he returned to the Yankees: "Me and George and Billy are two of a kind."
John Butcher of the Rangers after pitching a one-hitter: "I threw about 90 percent fastballs and sliders, 50 percent fastballs, 50 percent sliders...wait, I'm starting to sound like Mickey Rivers."
Jack Kelly Jr., U.S. Olympic Committee vice-president, about present-day amateurism: "Let's be honest. A proper definition of an amateur today is one who accepts cash, not checks."
Don Matthews, coach of the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions, asked whether his team would attempt any quick kicks in an upcoming game in Vancouver's domed stadium: "Only when we have the air conditioning at our backs."
The Rev. John Lo Schiavo, the president of the University of San Francisco, when asked if Queen Elizabeth had said anything to him when he attended a dinner for her in San Francisco: "Yes, she leaned over and whispered, 'When are you bringing back basketball?' "
Larry Holmes, IBF heavyweight champion, explaining why he continues to dwell in his hometown of Easton, Pa., instead of moving to a bigger city: "Here the Joneses try to keep up with the Holmeses."