Wallabies skipper Nathan Sharpe urges his team to grow up quickly
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VERBALS: The Wallabies skipper’s words of advice for his team apply to a lot of sportsmen, fans and others behaving badly this week...
"Sharpey said 'get your head around what you're walking into - you have to be men, not boys."
Wallabies prop James Slipper relates skipper Nathan Sharpe’s motivational advice to an inexperienced Australian rugby team ahead of their tough away Test match against Argentina in Rosario.
"…a B-grade move from a so-called professional driver."
Triple Eight chief Roland Dane is less than impressed with Mark Winterbottom’s late overtaking move at the Sandown 500.
"I wanna go and punch you in the face."
One of the less-offensive remarks made by as-yet-unknown Bulldogs players to media during Canterbury’s mad Monday at Belmore.
"She doesn't have to walk into those bars."
Gary Johnston, head of the Canterbury Bulldogs’ major sponsor, has a solution for how a woman can avoid being subject to sexual abuse or ogling in some bars in Sydney.
"[Graham] opens his mouth, turns his head and closes his mouth on the ear of player Slater."
At a lengthy hearing which found Bulldog James Graham of biting Storm’s Billy Slater, NRL prosecutor Peter Kite describes perfectly what nearly four million television viewers saw.
"Kochy would not even know what I do at Collingwood."
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire doesn’t take kindly to his newly appointed Port Adelaide counterpart and media personality David Koch’s opinion that the chairman should not be the face of the club.
"There is little in the way of mitigating circumstances; Mr Nikolic does not have an unblemished record."Brian Forrest, deputy chair of the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board, explains why jockey Danny Nikolic was disqualified for threatening Victoria’s chief racing steward Terry Bailey and his family.
"We all have good and bad in us."
England cricket coach Andy Flower comments on Kevin Pietersen’s behaviour after the announcement the English batsman will be reintegrated into the Test team after his suspension for sending controversial text messages about Andrew Strauss.
"How would you feel if it was your son?"
Former Crow Kurt Tippett’s manager insists threats made on Twitter towards his client are far from funny.
"I don't care what Shaq says. Shaq played the game. He's done. He's gone. It's time to move on."
LA Lakers centre Dwight Howard responds to comments by Shaquille O’Neal that Howard was not one of the best big men in the NBA.
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