"I think it's the swing more than the clubs. I wasn't very comfortable off the tee because I didn't feel like I was swinging it that well" – Golfer Rory McIlroy, when asked about his Nike clubs today after shooting a three-over 75 in the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 1/17).
"I just don’t know why anybody would want to come out and watch a match with 106-degree maximum (temperature). Even as a spectator you got to keep drinking that water and stay hydrated" – ESPN’s Chris Evert, on a fan passing out from heat stroke in the stands at the Australian Open (ESPN2, 1/17).
"Anytime you get a chance to play in front of a new audience, new fans, new people, you’re really excited because you want to show your game … and you want to bring a new fan base into your hometown" – NBA TV's Isiah Thomas, on today's Knicks-Pistons Game in London (“Pistons-Knicks,” NBA TV, 1/17).