"If six seconds counted as a win, I'd have all four of them" – '13 British Open champion Phil Mickelson, now with career victories in each of golf's four major championships except the U.S. Open ("British Open," ESPN, 7/21).
"If you don't know anything about what you're talking about, you probably shouldn't talk about it. ... Start studying up on MMA, you guys" – UFC President Dana White, during an interview with "SI Now" host Maggie Gray, criticizing previous comments on the web-based show about possible match-fixing during UFC 162 (NYPOST.com, 7/19).
"Closer than ever" – Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, when asked if the NFL was close to returning to L.A. (ESPNLA.com, 7/20).
"FIFA has to change its behaviour. It is time to recognise that it has a responsibility to pay taxes like any normal enterprise" – A FINANCIAL TIMES editorial, on FIFA's policy around the '14 World Cup in Brazil (FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/20).
"You are Bill Belichick, and it’s time to deal with what has happened to your Patriots this summer" – Columnist Bill Reynolds, who writes under the header, "Belichick Should Break His Silence On Hernandez" (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 7/21).