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"The future will tell us if this wonderful day can also be rated as a pivotal day in the fight against doping." — IOC president Jacques Rogge, on the approval of a policy to standardize rules against doping and punish athletes who are drug cheats.

"It's a new day. Let's forget about the past and look ahead to the future. The future looks bright for this team." — Georgia coach Jim Harrick, following his son's firing as an assistant coach. Jim Harrick Jr. was accused of academic fraud and paying a former player's bills.

"Fifty games. It's hard to fathom we've lost that many." — Cleveland rookie Carlos Boozer, after the Cavaliers lost to Atlanta 111-105 to drop to an NBA-worst 11-50. Boozer's team at Duke lost only 13 games in three years.

"When you have a tragic event, it focuses people's attention in a different way." — Donald Fehr, after the baseball players' union encouraged players not to use products with ephedra, the herbal supplement linked to the death of Baltimore pitcher Steve Bechler.

"Some wins are pretty, some are pretty ugly. This was pretty ugly. That was a sloppy, ugly hockey game, but we'll take the two points and run." — Dallas coach Dave Tippett, after the Stars' 7-4 win over Chicago.

"Don't taint my business. It's an honorable business. It's not a joke. It's noble. I hate people making a mockery of my business. Some of them think anything goes. But not in my gym, not in my life. I don't live that way. I don't accept it. Give my job the respect and dignity that others have." — Boxing trainer Teddy Atlas, on the sideshow that boxing has become.

"We're pretty similar. If I could be half the player he was, I'll be satisfied." — Los Angeles center fielder Dave Roberts, on being compared to former Dodgers great Maury Wills.

"Well, well, members of the media writing about who is going to have a good year or bad year. I'll tell you right now who's in for a bad year: Saddam Hussein. Forget his season, his career is going to be over in a couple weeks." — Hall of Famer Bob Feller, arriving at the Cleveland Indians' training complex.