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     These battles cannot go on without more weary followers of our game opting to find others things to do with their time       Wales legend Phil Bennett on the Welsh regional game Dec 31, 2013

     People know I'm not violent      Samuel Eto'o says he's sorry for the nasty challenge on Jordan Henderson. Wonder what Henderson thinks? Dec 31, 2013

     Is he going to want to still kick [in MMA]? I wouldn't want to kick anymore after that. So he should come to boxing. Ain't no kicking in boxing      Roy Jones Jr. isn't letting something as trivial as UFC star Anderson Silva's horrific leg break get in the way of their proposed boxing match Dec 30, 2013

     I said that we seem to be good people, not that we are. We can be a**holes as well      Mauricio Pochettino feels Southampton's friendly image means decisions go against them Dec 30, 2013

     When one day he has the car like the others and he is fourth, fifth or seventh then these four titles will be bad news for him      Fernando Alonso is not bitter about Sebastian Vettel moving onto four world championships. Not bitter at all Dec 29, 2013

     He can bleat as much as he wants but when you operate on a £4m budget, not six or seven like they do here, then he can come into the real world and coach people with not a lot of resources      Sale chief Steve Diamond responds to Richard Cockerill's claim the Sharks were cheating in the scrum Dec 29, 2013

     If Steve Diamond is coaching scrums like that we might as well go home because it's a waste of time       Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill hits out his Sale counterpart Steve Diamond Dec 28, 2013

     We have to score more goals than we concede to win a game of football      After 40 years in the game, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has finally got it Dec 28, 2013

     Just imagine what Amir "Con Artist" will get if his name gets picked in the Mayweather sweepstakes       Floyd Mayweather Jr has been having fun over Christmas by mocking his proposed opponents. One of them being Mr Khan Dec 26, 2013

     If you cut me in half, I bleed the colour of the club. It means an awful lot to me. Blood is thicker than water, as they say      Tim Sherwood, new Tottenham head coach, and a man with too many white blood cells... Dec 25, 2013

     Boring? I'd agree. I played against them 10 times and never lost.      Jose Mourinho sees the funny side of Arsenal fans' jibes at the Emirates Dec 23, 2013

     There’s nothing like playing. It’s all about playing, and I still see that. I can’t get that buzz back. It’s gone      Ireland's Ronan O'Gara on life after rugby Dec 23, 2013

     It wouldn't have surprised me if Julius would have went and handed it [the ball] to some babe up in the stands, trying to get her phone number in exchange for the ball. That would be right up Julius' alley      Peyton Manning sets a new NFL single-season touchdown record, then worries if team-mate Julius Thomas even noticed... Dec 23, 2013

     Whilst on the subject of the media making things up, seems now is a good time to state there was no truth in the pedalo story ! #alllies      Andrew Flintoff uses Twitter to make light of the Graeme Swann furore Dec 23, 2013

     His commitment, competitive spirit and sense of humour have been recognised and admired by team-mates and supporters alike       England coach Andy Flower was full of praise for Graeme Swann after he announced his retirement from all international cricket Dec 22, 2013

     Whether presenting, commentating or offering analysis, he set the standard for all today's sports broadcasters       BBC director general Tony Hall led the corporation's tributes to David Coleman Dec 21, 2013

     I'm lost for words. Nobody expected me to win       As Michael Smith celebrated the greatest night in his darts career, Phil Taylor was also lost for words Dec 21, 2013

     She jumped on me. She grabbed me from the back and she started to say that 'you don't know who I am, I will make your life miserable'       This is apparently what Heather Mills did to IPC skiing committee head Sylvana Mestre, which isn't a surprise Dec 19, 2013

     I think he did a good job at the football club as a whole and I wish him well       At last, Tim Sherwood speaks about Andre Villas-Boas Dec 19, 2013

     If something was proven I would be willing to go out into the street and, I know this is a strong thing to say, I would kill myself       Gennaro Gattuso gets serious about the recent match-fixing investigations in Italy Dec 18, 2013

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