"Man, people will believe anything that's written, anything that's on TV. There's nothing in the works with me coming back to swimming" – Retired U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, on rumors he might return to competition (Baltimore SUN, 6/30).
"Last night the ballpark was sold out, today it's sold out, tomorrow it's sold out. There's a real feeling that people are excited about the team, and that's gratifying. ... Last year was incredibly painful and this year is just the opposite" – Red Sox Chair Tom Werner, on the team's performance (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/30).
“It would be great business by Major League Baseball to have him on the All-Star team. I just don’t think he belongs there” – Fox’ Tim McCarver, on Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig potentially playing in the All-Star Game (“Yankees-Orioles,” Fox, 6/29).