"Don't speak -- go out and fight, then you will see. People, they say I should not be a candidate or I should not be elected -- they can take the risk to be in the election" -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter, on criticism he has received regarding his decision to run for the position again next May (AP, 8/9).
"There's a reason why [former Hornets Owner] George Shinn didn't last in the league too much longer than that" -- Basketball HOFer Alonzo Mourning, on the team trading him to the Heat prior to the '95-96 season due to a contract dispute (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/10).
"(I) got up and then got a call from my crew chief, Ryan Pemberton (that) said they may need some help up here today and (I) went to the shop as soon as I knew that. (I) left the shop at probably 9:30 and (was) fortunate enough that (Rick Hendrick) was still coming up here and was able to hitch a ride up here with him and get up here in time” -- NASCAR driver Regan Smith, on replacing Tony Stewart for today's race at Watkins Glen (“NASCAR Countdown,” ESPN, 8/10).