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In Pictures: The sporting week in quotes
A look at sporting week's highs and lows.
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 18:46
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With his name etched on the silver claret jug, Phil Mickelson enjoys his stunning win at the British Open: "To play the best round arguably of my career, to putt better than I've ever putted, to shoot the round of my life ... it feels amazing to win the claret jug." [AFP]

"We won't be taking anything for granted or taking our foot off the pedal. That is not how this England side works". England captain Alastair Cook maintains his focus after sealing a 2-0 Ashes series lead against a hapless Australia [AFP]

Meanwhile, a downcast Australia skipper Michael Clarke reflects on five days of woe: "What can I say? Our performance in the first innings was unacceptable ... We just didn't have the discipline that England had Ė they were willing to bat for long periods and graft through the tough times" [AFP]

There were tears in the eyes as Team Sky's Chris Froome celebrated his Tour de Franced win: "Crossing the line with [the] guys brought tears to my eyes. I expected it to be big but this is something else" [AFP]

And there were tributes from David Kinjah, the Kenyan champion cyclist who introduced Froome to road cycling in the Kikuyu township: "Even though we don't see each other so much any more, he has lived my dreams ... He is wearing the yellow jersey every day and I almost felt like I was wearing it myself." [AFP]

It didn't get any better for Clarke and his team back home, with broadsheet The Australian called their defeat a "a shabby and public humbling at Lord's", with the writer only singling out batsman Usman Khawaja for praise [AFP]

A petition for a women's Tour de France race by four top female riders is gathering momentum: "While many women's sports face battles of inequity, road cycling remains one of the worst offenders: fewer race opportunities, no televised coverage, shorter distances, and therefore salary and prize money inequity" [Reuters]

"When I was younger my coach showed me a video of this pool during the 1992 Olympic Games...It was my dream to compete here and of course to dive well." China's Li Shixin secures his second consecutive menís one-metre springboard title at the world championships in Barcelona [Reuters]

"You're going to get hit, you're going to get pushed. It's rough. It's really hard, and hard is what I like." Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece gets down and dirty as he retains his gruelling 10k open water marathon title [AFP]

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With his name etched on the silver claret jug, Phil Mickelson enjoys his stunning win at the British Open: "To play the best round arguably of my career, to putt better than I(***)ve ever putted, to shoot the round of my life ... it feels amazing to win the claret jug." [AFP]

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"We won(***)t be taking anything for granted or taking our foot off the pedal. That is not how this England side works". England captain Alastair Cook maintains his focus after sealing a 2-0 Ashes series lead against a hapless Australia [AFP]

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Meanwhile, a downcast Australia skipper Michael Clarke reflects on five days of woe: "What can I say? Our performance in the first innings was unacceptable ... We just didn(***)t have the discipline that England had Ė they were willing to bat for long periods and graft through the tough times" [AFP]

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There were tears in the eyes as Team Sky(***)s Chris Froome celebrated his Tour de Franced win: "Crossing the line with [the] guys brought tears to my eyes. I expected it to be big but this is something else" [AFP]

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And there were tributes from David Kinjah, the Kenyan champion cyclist who introduced Froome to road cycling in the Kikuyu township: "Even though we don(***)t see each other so much any more, he has lived my dreams ... He is wearing the yellow jersey every day and I almost felt like I was wearing it myself." [AFP]

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It didn(***)t get any better for Clarke and his team back home, with broadsheet The Australian called their defeat a "a shabby and public humbling at Lord(***)s", with the writer only singling out batsman Usman Khawaja for praise [AFP]

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A petition for a women(***)s Tour de France race by four top female riders is gathering momentum: "While many women(***)s sports face battles of inequity, road cycling remains one of the worst offenders: fewer race opportunities, no televised coverage, shorter distances, and therefore salary and prize money inequity" [Reuters]

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"When I was younger my coach showed me a video of this pool during the 1992 Olympic Games...It was my dream to compete here and of course to dive well." China(***)s Li Shixin secures his second consecutive menís one-metre springboard title at the world championships in Barcelona [Reuters]

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"You(***)re going to get hit, you(***)re going to get pushed. It(***)s rough. It(***)s really hard, and hard is what I like." Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece gets down and dirty as he retains his gruelling 10k open water marathon title [AFP]

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