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Keane brings some motherly love to Ireland

ESPN staff
November 10, 2013
Roy Keane he is the good cop to Martin O'Neill's bad cop © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes from the sporting week, Roy Keane likens himself to Mother Teresa, Usain Bolt's wallet shrinks, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains as honest as ever

"This is the opportunity of your lifetime, this is everything to this kid and his family, and I'm greatly disappointed. I'm sorry on behalf of his team to Andre Ward, Ward's team, and to the fans"

After Edwin Rodriguez failed to make weight for his title fight with Andre Ward, his promoter Lou DiBella pulled no punches

"It's really costing me money now, and I'm not too happy about that"

Usain Bolt makes no bones about his priorities when it comes to moving past the doping row surrounding Jamaica

"I'm going to have to be the good cop compared to Martin. You don't know Martin as well as I do. He makes me look like Mother Teresa"

Roy Keane insists he does not need to be "tamed" by Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill

"If I have to crawl those last 18 holes, I'm crawling them. Nothing's going to stop me from finishing"

Jarrod Lyle, Leukaemia survivor, on his determination to complete the Australian Masters now that he's made the cut on his return to competitive golf

"You're a long time retired and my children might not believe me when I'm an old man telling them stories if they do not walk on the pitch and see it themselves"

Frank Lampard had his daughters join him at Wembley when he received a special golden cap to mark 100 England appearances

"England donkey-licked us... there was England, daylight then us"

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen on their 38-21 loss to England last year

"We finished second in our group behind Germany, the best team in Europe. They finished second in a group they should have won. I think we deserve more to go to Brazil"

You can't accuse Zlatan Ibrahimovic of sitting on the fence about Sweden's World Cup play-off showdown with Portugal

"I was a full-blown cokehead"

Mike Tyson gives a harrowing account of his recreational troubles in his new autobiography

"We'll be seeing each other quite often. I see him more than I see my mum"

Novak Djokovic will bump into a familiar face in the form of Rafael Nadal when he plays some exhibition matches during the off-season

"Paolo Di Canio? That managerial charlatan. He ran out of excuses - I had a wry smile to myself"

Martin O'Neill was not impressed with Sunderland successor Paulo Di Canio

"A charlatan is a manager who spends £40m to be a top 10 club and then sees the club sink into the relegation zone"

Not to be outdone, Di Canio hit back at O'Neill in typical style

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