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Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders. He's got a kind of presence.

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.

Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.

Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.

Slumps in life are like soft beds. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of.

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.

Sports are a microcosm of society.

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.


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