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To bee or not to bee, that is the question

ESPN staff
April 20, 2014
Pablo Larrazabal tried to keep calm when he was confronted by a swarm of attacking hornets © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes from the sporting week, Jose Mourinho breaks his media blackout in style, Pablo Larrazabal gets hornet-y and Rafael Nadal has his eyes on something else...

"They were three times the size of bees and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy, the other players told me to jump in the lake"
Pablo Larrazabal found the water hazard on the 14th hole at the Malaysian Open... after diving in to shake off a swarm of attacking hornets

"Congratulations to Mike Dean because he made a fantastic performance"
Jose Mourinho, quiet for ages but saves everything for the referee

"They are still the league champions and they haven't lost anyone. United's squad is bigger and better than people are trying to make out"
Roberto Martinez isn't having David Moyes' excuse that Manchester United's poor season is down to his squad

"I could not tell you the best 11 players at Tottenham. They are all so similar, much of a muchness regarding the same quality"
Tim Sherwood is certainly going out in style at Tottenham, isn't he?

"Punching lockers isn't the way forward for anyone. There's only going to be one winner there"
Words of wisdom from Ben Stokes

"He's not a machine, no? Sometimes he can play not so good"
David Ferrer wasn't as surprised as the rest of us that he was able to beat Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo

"In the life there is much more important things than a tennis match"
Rafael Nadal puts his disappointing Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to David Ferrer in perspective

"Last year we were all sizzle and no steak, this year we had a horror start but now we are off like a bride's nightie"
Our current favourite quote machine, Honey Badger himself, Nick Cummins, on Western Force's season so far

"If there is contact, you should go down and make the referee's mind up for him"
Sam Allardyce wasn't too impressed with Matt Jarvis not going to ground at the Emirates Stadium as West Ham lost 3-1 to Arsenal

"You can either be an angel and do what Matt Jarvis did and get a pat on the back off his Nan when he goes home tonight, or he can win his team a penalty"
Safe to say Gary Neville wasn't convinced by Jarvis' honesty either

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