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July 11, 1985

Undated (AP) _ ″No, I just put all my faith in War, Warhaw, Warhall? What is it? Oh, yeah, Warhol. I think he’s a well-respected artist. Somebody told me he did Muhammad Ali.″ - Pete Rose, on whether he would allow a portrait of himself by pop artist Andy Warhol be unveiled if he didn’t like it. ---

″I think this is going to change tennis in Germany. In Germany, we never had an idol. Maybe now we have one.″ - Boris Becker, the 17-year-old West German, on becoming the youngest player ever to win the Wimbledon tennis championship. ---

″LaRussa is a very bright man. He’s a lawyer in the offseason, although that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s smart.″ - President Peter Bavasi of the Cleveland Indians, upset that Tony LaRussa, manager of the Chicago White Sox, sent up two pitchers to pinch hit after Indians reliever Jamie Easterly hit two of his hitters. ---

″I’m popular because of my name. Mickey Mantle - it sounds catchy. Give my dad credit for that.″ - Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, on his popularity. ---

″I can sum up two years in the USFL in one word - obscurity. I felt like a monk. In Chicago, I began talking to myself because nobody else knew I was there.″ - Defensive tackle Randy Jostes, a two-year veteran of the United States Football League, now trying to catch on with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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