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     I don't ever intend to dive. I'm a Scouser - we don't do things like that      Ross Barkley hits back at his critics and says he doesn't go to ground too easily Dec 8, 2014

     Love me or hate me. I don't hate anyone. Peace and love. I just don't like c***s      Toulon prop Martin Castrogiovanni does not hold back when talking about his former boss Richard Cockerill Dec 7, 2014

     If it was a boxing match they would definitely have stopped it and you'd be talking to Stuart Bingham as the winner      Ronnie O'Sullivan admits he got lucky after coming back from 4-1 down to reach the UK Championship final Dec 6, 2014

     I think it is disgusting always writing about numbers      That's fair enough, Louis van Gaal. Does that mean you won't be spending £150m in January? Dec 5, 2014

     I miss Champions League football      Probably shouldn't have moved to Manchester United then, Angel Di Maria Dec 5, 2014

     Do I respect them? Yes, almost all of them, the big majority of them obviously I respect      Jose Mourinho cannot speak highly enough of his rivals. Well, most of them... Dec 3, 2014

     You've seen the energy in his legs tonight and his influence on the game as it wore on. It was an outstanding performance from Steven and an excellent goal      Brendan Rodgers couldn't be heaping praise on captain Steven Gerrard in a bid to make him stay at Anfield, could he? Dec 3, 2014

     We came to a point where we weren't communicating as well as we needed to and we didn't want to jeopardise our friendship. I love TW. We still talk. I'm very proud of the way we handled the situation - in a very classy way      Former swing coach Sean Foley insists his split from Tiger Woods was less of a break-up, more of a conscious uncoupling Dec 2, 2014

     I have not taken any decision and speculation is not my thing. One thing is certain: I will stay in football, as a coach, a consultant or executive. We will see      New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry is unsure what the future holds, but refuses to rule out a return to Arsenal Dec 2, 2014

     My vision is for Sam to be a barnstorming back row and we'll see how it unfolds, it'll be a good journey      Bath coach Mike Ford on the long-term plan for Sam Burgess Dec 1, 2014

     You don't want any kind of crack in the door to be open and I felt like we kept it shut from the front nine on      Jordan Spieth has the Australian Open title on lockdown after a round of 63 in Sydney Nov 30, 2014

     A few months ago, I was manager of year and now I'm favourite to get the sack. It's part and parcel of this wonderful life of working in football. It's short-termism      Management talk from Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers Nov 28, 2014

     I am blessed to receive your love and support, and thank God this is nothing serious      Brazil great Pele reassures the footballing world that he is recovering in hospital Nov 28, 2014

     I'd had bad seasons and disappointing seasons before - last year was bad, yes, but it had no influence on my decision whatsoever      Ryan Giggs says he does not miss his playing days at Manchester United and that the disappointment of last season did not swing his decision Nov 27, 2014

     He's worse than Dracula, because at least Dracula comes out of his coffin now and then       Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar isn't particularly impressed with the club's current stopper Simon Mignolet Nov 26, 2014

     I had three poached eggs, some baked beans and a couple of pieces of toast      That's the way to celebrate becoming a double world champion, Lewis Hamilton Nov 26, 2014

     He's worse than Dracula, because at least Dracula comes out of his coffin now and then. He seems to stay on his line and that's it      Bruce Grobbelaar isn't Simon Mignolet's biggest fan Nov 26, 2014

     I always believe that in sport, and in football in particular, losing can be the making of you as a player and a manager      Brendan Rodgers stayed calm despite defeat in Liverpool's last four games Nov 26, 2014

     If you want to succeed at anything, you need a special player in a special form, otherwise you just don't win anything      Vincent Kompany hailed Sergio Aguero after his hat-trick against Bayern gave them a Champions League lifeline Nov 26, 2014

     It pisses you off when your commitment is questioned      Cesc Fabregas wasn't happy with Sergio Ramos' apparent criticism of him after he pulled out of Spain's recent matches with a hamstring injury Nov 26, 2014

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