"It's weird because I remember something she told me. We would talk about death and she said, 'If I ever pass away, do you want me to come back and let you know I'm OK?' I said: 'No, that would scare me too bad!' We talked about it some more and she said, 'Well, if I ever die I will help you get the ball in the net.' And that's why I look up to the sky now when I score - to remember her."
-- Clint Dempsey on why he points to the sky after he scores, as he did following his goal against England last Saturday. Dempsey's sister, Jennifer, died of a brain aneurism at age 16 when Clint was 12. (The Guardian)