“I don’t know whether – and I’ve had people on the Yankees say this to me. He wants to blow up the world. You know, he’s like the marathon bombers. It’s just, he’s going to get them” – Writer Peter Gammons, on the recent erratic behavior of Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (“Mike Lupica Show,” ESPN Radio 98.7 N.Y, 11/21). Gammons has since gone on Twitter to apologize for his marathon bombing reference.
"I started doing some games last year. I did three or four last year and I'm doing three or four this year. I love the crowd there" – TNT's Charles Barkley, who will make a "rare game appearance" as a booth analyst for tonight's Clippers-Thunder game in Oklahoma City (NEWSOK.com, 11/20).
"The anti-doping test program for Sochi will be the toughest ever applied in a Winter Games" – IOC President Thomas Bach, on plans for the IOC to boost drug testing 57% from the '12 Vancouver Games (REUTERS, 11/21).