''I really had to forgive not the fans of Boston per se, but I would have to say, in my heart, I had to forgive the media...for what they put me and my family through. So I've done that. I'm over that. And I'm just happy that I just try to think of the positive. The happy things.'' <br><br>--An emotional Bill Buckner, fighting back tears, in explaining why it was hard for him to agree to return to Fenway Park for the first time since 1997.
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''It's frustrating in all aspects. But let's not kid ourselves, we haven't shown anything yet. There's not one phase of the game we've done even adequately. Right now, we're the worst team in baseball.'' <br><br>--Kenny Rogers on the Tigers' season-opening slump.
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''I told them we might go in as underdogs, but we were going to come out as top dogs,'' <br><br>--A motivated Pat Summitt said after predictions by some that Stanford would win the Women's Final Four.
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''What is most dramatic is to see how broad and deep the support has become. You almost have to feel sorry for the Chinese because it's turned completely against the public image they wanted to present.'' <br><br>-- Jan Willem den Besten of the International Campaign for Tibet, after the torch run was interrupted in Paris by demonstrators.
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''We got the ball in our most clutch player's hands, and he delivered,'' <br><br>-- Kansas coach Bill Self on the game-tying three-pointer by Mario Chalmers that helped lift Kansas to the national title.
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''I said, 'Lord, if he makes this, these two, we're supposed to be national champs. And if that's your will, I'm fine. And if he misses them and we're not, I'm fine with that, too.' That's what I said in my mind. I'm probably not supposed to say that, religiously, but that's what it was.'' <br><br>--Memphis coach John Calipari after missed free throws contributed heavily to the Tigers losing the national title game.
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''Life's thrown a lot of things at us this season. It took away two players. The fairy tale didn't have a happy ending. That's life.'' <br><br>--Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, whose Huskies were denied a spot in the national championship game.
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''[If)] God put me in Denver, it's no question they would be a better team,'' <br><br>-- Sacramento's Ron Artest, making it no secret that he'd like to be with a contender.
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''I thought for a moment, 'Maybe I should try to do something funny, like a flip or something. No, no, no. Too dangerous. So I did the regular jump. You always worry about the jump, but once you win, I don't care.'' <br><br>-- Lorena Ochoa after celebrating her second consecutive victory in a major by jumping into a pond at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage.
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