„1. sports 2. opera 3. weapons.“

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American artist 1960 - 1988

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„I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen to own guns for sporting, hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

At the University of Southern California (February 6, 1989) when asked his opinion on gun control after the January 17, 1989 Cleveland Elementary School shooting that killed five schoolchildren in Stockton ([Becklund, Laurie, `Saddled Up' Reagan Vows to Speak on Issues, Los Angeles Times, February 7, 1989, 1]).
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„By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd;
The sports of children satisfy the child.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774

Source: The Traveller (1764), Line 153.

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„I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.“

—  Earl Warren United States federal judge 1891 - 1974

As quoted in Sports Illustrated (22 July 1968)
Variants:
I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
As quoted in Best Sports Stories : 1975 (1976) by Irving T. Marsh
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As quoted in The Norton Book of Sports (1992) by George Plimpton, p. 470
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„I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life“

—  Yevgeny Yevtushenko Russian poet, film director, teacher 1932 - 2017

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„I spent all of my life trying to stay away from sports and here I am in a sporting arena.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

1993-12-30 at the Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
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„When this quality sports product…“

—  Keith Olbermann American sports and political commentator 1959

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„It is a poor sport that is not worth the candle.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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„(After kicking an extra point in a Bengals preseason game) Esteban' Ochocinco is back, the most interesting footballer in the world. Everyone has to remember, I've always said that soccer is my No. 1 sport. I think Ronaldinho would be proud of me right now.“

—  Chad Johnson American football player, wide receiver 1978

"Ochocinco kicks PAT vs. Pats" http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4412952&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines, ESPN.com (20 August 2009)

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„It was the saying of Bion, that though the boys throw stones at frogs in sport, yet the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest.“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

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