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Volume 24 No. 117
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Quick Hits....

"I don't like it. I'd rather play stroke play for four days. You can make an eight on a hole and you're only one down. That's not golf to me" – Golfer Bubba Watson, on the format for this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain in Arizona (, 2/20).

"No helmet is concussion proof. [But the new helmet] is going to decrease the amount of energy that your head will feel, and the less energy transmitted to your head, the better” – Rawlings Senior VP/Product Development Art Chou, on the company introducing a carbon fiber S100 Pro Comp batting helmet (N.Y. TIMES, 2/20).

"The NBA All-Star Game is something we would certainly have interest in. We know this type of event would have a significant impact on the local economy and as an organization we would be honored to host" – Bobcats President Fred Whitfield, on the team possibly bidding to host the next available NBA All-Star Game in '16 (, 2/20).

"All I can say is 'Woe be unto you' if you're lobbying for something now. These manufacturers and NASCAR have worked for two years on this car" – Fox' Darrell Waltrip, on the different body styles of the Gen-6 Sprint Cup Series cars possibly providing advantages to a certain manufacturer at certain tracks (, 2/20).