Quotes of the Week: Kvitova recounts being attacked

Sport360 staff 23/12/2016

Yet another week of sporting action comes to an end this week, Sport360 selects the most entertaining and striking controversial and amusing quotes that have lightened up these past seven days.

From Petra Kvitova’s tale of fending off her attacker to Andy Murray describing his damaged trophy, what got you talking this week?

Here, we pick out our favourite quotes from the past seven days in sport.

Which quote from our list was your favourite?

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Happy Birthday: Del Bosque, Oshie, Schlupp

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One of Spain’s most successful managers, Vicente del Bosque, turns 66 on December 23. A Real Madrid player in his playing career, Del Bosque was a defensive midfielder, had 441 appearances and 30 goals in La Liga, in total.

However, his most notable contribution to Spanish football was when he led Spain, as manager, to a World Cup win in 2010, their first ever.

Spain beat Netherlands in the final, thanks to a goal from Andres Iniesta in extra-time.

Under Del Bosque, Spain also won the Euro Championship in 2008 and were also able to retain the title in 2012.

He stepped down as Spain’s coach in July 2016, following Spain’s poor show in the 2016 Euro Championship, when they were ousted in the second round by Italy.

Other sport stars born this day

1941: Jean Gachassin, former France back, now president of the French tennis federation.

1979: Kenny Miller, former Scotland forward, now with Rangers.

1986: TJ Oshie – Washington Capitals and United States forward who shot to prominence by scoring four times in a Winter Olympic shoot-out against Russia in Sochi.

1992: Jeff Schlupp, Leicester and Ghana forward.

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Scroll down to see who celebrates their birthday today.

Cornelius McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack, was an iconic American professional baseball player, manager and team owner.

Connie, who was born on this day back in 1862, was the longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history.

He holds records for wins (3,731), defeats (3,948), and games managed (7,755), with his winning tally being almost 1,000 more than any other manager.

Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics for the club’s first 50 seasons, starting in 1901, before retiring at age 87 following the 1950 season, and was at least partowner from 1901 to 1954.

He was the first manager to win the World Series three times, and is the only manager to win consecutive Series on separate occasions (1910– 11, 1929–30). Mack was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

Other sportspersons who celebrate their birthdays today

1960: Tyrell Biggs, retired American boxer who won the super heavyweight gold at the 1984 Olympic Games (55).

1963: Brian McMillan, former South African all-rounder who took 75 Test wickets and hit three tons (52).

1963: Giuseppe Bergomi, ex-Italian footballer who played his entire career at Internazionale, playing 519 games (52).

1988: Leigh Halfpenny, rugby union full back who is the third highest record points scorer for Wales (27).

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