The great mystery of the man in the hat...
"Who is this guy? What was he doing? I knew there was something dodgy with the scoring. Watch the fight from 9.10 seconds of this video there is a guy wearing a grey suit with a blue shirt wearing a hat. After watching it on tape, you see him around the same corner as Lamont Peterson's team, cheering with them and celebrating.
"The truth is finally coming out slowly but surely ... if I lost fair and square then fair enough I've lost and I move on, but does it really take over 10 minutes from the final bell to decide who's won?" (A bitter Amir Khan vents his fury as he accuses an unidentified gentleman of meddling with the judges' scorecards during his defeat to Lamont Peterson.)
Let's talk darts...
"There's only one reason why I lost that match — and she was sitting right in the front row. If she had not been in that crowd, I swear to God I would have won... Trust me, the most important thing in that match was her. I wanted to win it so badly, but nobody on the planet can play in that situation. I've got nothing against Kim, he played better than me, but the crowd were more interested in his girlfriend than the darts. I just didn't have the crowd's respect — and quite frankly, I don't want it any more. The next time I win a tournament on television, I'm going to give them the two fingers up and I'll take the fine." (Paul Nicholson becomes a laughing stock at the World Championship Darts after blaming his defeat to Kim Huybrechts on his opponent's girlfriend - loser and winner's other half pictured below.)
"Sarah's gone from our council home to a nice house with Adrian. And he's bought her a Mercedes instead of her old Corsa. I've been living with my dad and seeing our kids at weekends. All she's left me is a fishtank, a sofa and an old TV." (Not everybody is happy with Adrian Lewis after he picked up £200,000 by regaining his PDC World Darts title. Mark Welch - the jilted husband of 'Jackpot's' new wife to be - makes his feelings known.)
Football crazy, football mad...
"I admitted to the commission that I said a word in Spanish once and only once. I told the panel members that I will not use it again on a football pitch in England." (Luis Suarez issues a very limited apology.)
"I cannot believe that a club of Liverpool's stature, and with how it has previously led on matters of social injustice and inequality, can allow its integrity and credibility to be debased by such crass and ill-considered responses." (Lord Ouseley on Liverpool's latest 'lamentable' statement in the ongoing Suarez saga.)
"Do you really think Chelsea would sell to United in January? Chelsea want to do something in the second half of the season so they want to keep their best players." (Sir Alex Ferguson launches a scathing riposte to journalists asking whether the Manchester United boss is poised to swoop for Chelsea stalwart Frank Lampard.)
"The way we and our supporters should look at it is that we may as well get used to it, because they are not going to go away." (Sir Alex again — this time on United's "noisy neighbours" City.)
"If I could have made 10 changes I would have made 10 changes." (Wigan boss Roberto Martinez provides a subtle insight into the gist of his half-time team talk during the 4-1 defeat to Sunderland.)
"Am I surprised that Frank Lampard commits a horrendous challenge and Peter Walton gives him a yellow card? If that would have been Joey Barton, Karl Henry or any Tom, Dick and Harry would that have been a yellow or red card?" (Ah yes — it's Neil Warnock. This week, the QPR boss is furious with referee Peter Walton, who failed to send off Frank Lampard for a reckless challenge.)
"Whenever I've knocked on the boss's door to ask why I'm not playing he says, 'I think you understand football enough to know why'." (A clearly disgruntled Alan Smith reveals what Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew said to explain away the midfielder's continuing absence from the side.)
"Everyone knew, including players, media and SPL, that the wages are going to be paid as soon as the money was received for Eggert Jonsson, who was sold last year (to Wolves). But the media still tried to create conspiracy plots about the team and managed to get a prompt and unwise decision from the SPL meeting, which the club asked it to postpone until next week in order to get opportunity to pay the wages. I've not cheated anyone. The monkeys tricked the SPL, fans and themselves and showed who is in charge of the football mafia. They'll continue to cheat as this is their job." (Eccentric Heart of Midlothian owner Vladimir Romanov tries to explain why he was again late in paying wages at the troubled Edinburgh club.)
"The public will assume this has been thoroughly checked, but sadly it's totally out of date. On parks pitches it will just encourage players to keep pressurising officials to blow the whistle immediately any time a player is in an offside position - and to abuse them when they don't." (Referees' Association member Mal Davies expressed his disgust with the new London 2012 Olympic 50p coin which explains the offside rule, but has been blasted as "confusing" and "totally out of date".)
"The next step for England is to work out where they are and work out where they want to be and quickly work out what is acceptable and what is not acceptable." (Jonny Wilkinson picks a few choice words to challenge England in the wake of their disastrous World Cup and ahead of the upcoming Six Nations.)
"We are working on a special delivery, it's not very far, you will know it." (Saeed Ajmal rather ominously threatens England with his new ball ahead of the Test series in the UAE.)