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Volume 24 No. 156
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Quick Hits....

"Alex should put up or shut up" – Yankees President Randy Levine, challenging 3B Alex Rodriguez to release his medical records after assertions by his lawyer that the team misled him about his injuries earlier this season (, 8/18).

"(Levine) is always a very big talker, but he is going to be humbled eventually" – Rodriguez' attorney Joseph Tacopina, in response to Levine (, 8/18).

"The Little League World Series is on TV: Let the creepy adulation and glorification of 12-year-old kids begin" – The S.F. Chronicle's Scott Ostler, in today's column (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/18).

"Yes, it's all B.S. There is no 'watch list.' And there is no concern (about the Senators). And you can quote me" – NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, in response to a report that the NHL had put the Senators on a "watch list" due to financial concerns (OTTAWA SUN, 8/17). 

"When I first heard this, my first instinct was maybe she finally got around to reading Jimmy's book" – Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan, on tennis player Maria Sharapova firing coach Jimmy Connors after only one match ("PTI," ESPN, 8/16).

"I'm feeling great. I'm ready to go out and do the Ironman again" – Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen (DENVER POST, 8/18).