The best sports quotes of the week

Warriors hooker Nathan Friend broke his jaw in last weekends match against the Broncos. Photo/ Hannah Johnstone.
Warriors hooker Nathan Friend broke his jaw in last weekends match against the Broncos. Photo/ Hannah Johnstone.

Here is a look at some of the more memorable quotes from the sports world over the last week:

"I'm going to be out for up to six weeks so the last thing I want to do is come off now." - What Warriors' hooker NATHAN FRIEND reportedly told club medical staff after breaking his jaw in the 30-20 win over the Brisbane Broncos.

"We're not a three times worse side in discipline than Manly." - A fuming Canberra Raiders coach DAVID FURNER after losing the penalty count in last Sunday's narrow loss to the defending premiers.

"Well that's a first! Being deported from England...surely nothing else can go wrong can it?!?!" - NSW and Australian fast-bowler MITCHELL STARC announces on Twitter that he has been deported from England due to a visa problem. The 22-year-old had arrived in the UK to take up a short-term stint with county side Yorkshire.

"Hodgo is the best (at) pulling out a day before a game and coming out and having a blinder." - Manly backrower ANTHONY WATMOUGH greets the news that Brisbane centre Justin Hodges will miss Friday's match against the Sea Eagles with some suspicion.

"It could be like Devon Loch - stranger things have happened in football." - Manchester United coach ALEX FERGUSON hopes cross-town rivals City collapse on the final day of the season against QPR, just as the famous racehorse lost the 1956 Grand National after leading.

"You are faced with certain obstacles in life. You take the good with the good, and the bad with the bad." - Boxer FLOYD MAYWEATHER JNR reflects on his upcoming prison stint after defeating Miguel Cotto by an unanimous points decision in their WBA Super-welterweight title fight in Las Vegas last Saturday.

"I feel better than last year, so I'm definitely happy with myself. I dont think my execution was perfect, but I think for my first race it was good." - Defending Olympic 100 metre champion USAIN BOLT feels he can perform better, despite clocking a world-leading time of 9.82 seconds in his first outing over the distance for 2012 at the Jamaica international invitational.

"A couple of those blokes who are sitting on the fringe didn't actually take the game by the scruff of the neck in regards to cementing their spot in the team." - Carlton coach BRETT RATTEN proves he's a hard taskmaster despite the 67 point win over GWS.

"It was very disappointing. From my perspective, I was down the front and I could see the tension on some of the players' faces. I was embarrassed to be an ex-Parramatta player." - Former Parramatta premiership winner STEVE SHARP was not impressed with the decision by the Parramatta board to force the entire NRL squad to attend the annual general meeting.

"To run in my home Olympics? I would say it was a dream come true but it's not. Because I didn't even bother dreaming. I thought I would be sitting at home watching." - British sprinter DWAYNE CHAMBERS reflects on the Court of Arbitration for Sport decision that allows him to be eligible for London selection after successfully appealing against his life-time Olympic ban following a drug suspension.

"That won't stop me picking him." - NSW State of Origin coach RICKY STUART seemed unperturbed by the demotion of Penrith centre Michael Jennings to NSW cup side Windsor Wolves five days before he is due to announce his side for the opening match of the series.

"Paul Gallen shouldn't be talking about players staying down and playing for penalties. Supposedly one of the toughest in game #getupandplayon." South Sydney forward MICHAEL CROCKER blasts Cronulla hardman Paul Gallen on Twitter after a fierce clash between the two sides. South's prevailed 34-28.

"I feel like I've never batted better." - A relaxed KEVIN PIETERSEN sounds an ominous warning to the the touring West Indies ahead of the English summer after returning from duty with IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils.

"It could only happen in Britain. We are so organised. We got a letter - well, an email - requesting could Keith Moon attend the opening ceremony." - On an appearance on US Talk Show Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Who's ROGER DALTREY confirmed rumours that an official from the British Olympic Organising Committee had requested an appearance by the band's original line-up.

-AAP

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