Belarussian shotputter Nadzeya Ostapchuk celebrates her win at the London Olympics, before she was stripped of her medal
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VERBALS: The world's worst shotput coach comes clean on doping and a former England cricket star takes up boxing...
"I think everyone is in a little bit of shock that it has happened."
Andy Murray after breaking his grand slam duck by defeating Novak Djokovic in five sets at the US Open. He was the first Briton in 76 years to win a major.
"Regardless of what the circumstances were, whether we'd won, lost or whether he'd played good or bad - he was always there for the group and always trying to be positive."
Port Adelaide captain Dom Cassisi reflects on teammate John McCarthy, who died after falling from a hotel roof in Las Vegas.
"My wife said: 'Richard, I love you not because of your money, so don’t get tempted by this offer to lose your dignity and credibility'."
Former Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson on the counsel from his wife that convinced him to reject a $300,000 bribe to throw a World Cup finals match against the Czech Republic.
"On behalf of the government, and indeed of our country, I am profoundly sorry that this double injustice has been left uncorrected for so long."
British PM David Cameron apologises to families of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster after a new report that exonerated the Liverpool supporters at the game of any blame.
"The name of the people of Liverpool was damned for all these years and so it was great for those people on Wednesday night to put the message worldwide that they were right all along."
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers responds to the Hillsborough report.
"I'm not going to make a fool of myself by jumping back into coaching half-hearted."
Newly-appointed Carlton coach Mick Malthouse dispels any thoughts that the demands of coaching an AFL club are beyond him.
"People are kind of saying 'it's just boys being being boys' but unfortunately I come back and I look back on that kind of thing and maybe that would be acceptable in schoolboys rugby ... but this is the Australian Olympic team. That kind of behaviour shouldn't be tolerated nor should it be allowed."
Olympic swimmer Tommaso D'Orsogna admits the men's 4x100m relay squad were responsible for pranks and misbehaviour in the lead-up to London.
"I will change my surname from Yefimov to Idiot."
Alyksandr Yefimov, the coach of disgraced Olympic gold medallist Nadzeya Ostapchuk, after he was accused of dusting the shotputter's food with steroids without her knowledge.
"I don't think we've got smart enough blokes in this side to do the niggle."
Manly coach Geoff Toovey is well aware of his side's limitations.
"It's car-crash TV but will probably get people watching."
British heavyweight champion David Price doesn't pull any punches on former cricket star Andrew Flintoff's televised bid to become a professional boxer.
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