Advertisement Wenger has been keeping busy on punditry duty and worked with Jose Mourinho – also linked with the Newcastle job – during the Champions League final (Picture: beIN SPORTS)Asked about the Newcastle speculation, and whether he is close to a return to management, Wenger told France24: ‘Not in the near future, no. I’m still not ready to go back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I thought yes but I don’t think at the moment I will come back. I’m more open now than a year ago to talk about that but I cannot tell you that in the next two or three days I will go into management again.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I took a little bit of distance and I enjoyed it. I worked for 35 years without any interruptions, so I think I deserved a little rest.’Wenger has previously suggested he would not be prepared to return to the Premier League given his 22-year allegiance to Arsenal, but that stance appears to have changed slightly. Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Jun 2019 11:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link400Shares ‘Why not?’ Wenger has surprisingly opened the door to taking over at a Premier League club despite his ties to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Asked his preferred destination, he continued: ‘Well I would prefer to try another country, although my preferred time was in England because the Premier League is the place to be at the moment.‘But for me it is very difficult because I was for so long at the same club. But why not? I still need a bit of time to pass and then maybe make the decision.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsene Wenger plays down Newcastle United rumours but opens door to Premier League return Advertisement The former Arsenal boss is still not quite ready to return to management (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from the Newcastle United job and says he is still not ready to return to management just yet – though could consider a Premier League job in the future.It is over a year since the Frenchman left Arsenal and he has been linked with a host of jobs ever since, from national team roles to sporting director positions and even a return to Japan.Most recently, Wenger’s name has been mooted as a potential successor to Rafa Benitez at St James’ Park, but the 69-year-old says he wants to enjoy his rest for a little while longer.
With a 17-13 win over Iowa Saturday night, the Wisconsin football team maintained its No. 9 ranking in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. Despite winning their Big Ten opener, the Badgers dropped slightly in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, moving from seventh to ninth.Behind four touchdown passes by quarterback John David Booty, the USC Trojans remained the top team in both polls, as they have all season. Second-ranked LSU closed the gap in number of votes after beating No. 12 South Carolina in Baton Rouge 28-16, but still trail Southern Cal by 21 first-place votes. Oklahoma, Florida and West Virginia round out the top five.Kentucky jumped all the way to No. 14 after its win against Arkansas. It is the team’s highest ranking since finishing the 1977 season at No. 6 in the AP Poll.An embarrassing 38-35 loss to Syracuse caused Louisville, now 2-2, to fall out of the rankings completely and hurt quarterback Brian Brohm’s Heisman chances. Before Saturday’s game, the Cardinals were slotted as No. 18 in the country. Former No. 20 Texas A&M also dropped from the polls following its 34-17 thumping at the hands of Miami (Fla.).Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Ohio State moved up one spot to eighth in the USA Today poll and now holds down the No. 8 slot in both polls, best of any Big Ten team, thanks to a dominating 58-7 win over Northwestern. Penn State fell 11 spots, from No. 10 to No. 21, following its 14-9 loss to Michigan at the Big House in Ann Arbor.Purdue, now 4-0 after defeating Minnesota at the Metrodome, is currently receiving the most votes of any unranked team in the AP Poll and now finds itself at No. 25 in the USA Today poll. Michigan State traveled to Notre Dame and beat the lowly Irish 31-14, improving its record to 4-0 and giving the Irish their first 0-4 start in school history. As a result, the Spartans were rewarded with a No. 23 ranking in the USA Today poll. Next week, Michigan State will make the trip to Madison to face No. 9 Wisconsin in a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.
Members of the cycling section from the Sports Association “DISTRICT,” will be organizing cycling marathon Brčko – Srebrenica in memory of the murdered civilians of Srebrenica, who will departure in front of City Hall in Brčko on the 10th of July at 8 pm.Cyclists from Brčko will gather first at the Square of the young in Brčko, and later on will go to the monument for the members of the Army of B&H and HVO where they will recite Fatiha and pay tribute to the fallen soldiers, after which they will be moving to Srebrenica.Cyclists will pass by the Brezovo Polje, where the Bosniaks and Croats were trapped at the beginning of the war, and later will pass through Bijeljina, Janja, Zvornik and Konjević Polje, where members of the marathon from Bihać will join them. They are planning to enter together in the Memorial Centre Potočari.More than 500 bicyclists from Brčko and other parts of B&H are expected at the 20th anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica.All participants of the cycling marathon will be uniformed. Police of Brčko District and the Public Security Center Bijeljina will be securing the participants.For more information about the marathon, you can call the following phone number: 38762 853 234.Brčko cyclists who are ready for co-existence, but not willing to forget the past either, drove similar marathon from Brčko to Vukovar. They will be joining the Vukovar marathon again this year. (Source: novovrijeme.ba)
4 Mar 2014 Talented teenagers in Scottish championship squad England Golf will send a squad of six talented teenagers to defend the Scottish U16 girls’ open stroke play championship at Strathmore, from 10-11 April. They are: Cloe Frankish (image © Leaderboard Photography) and Mollie Lawrence of Kent, Sammy Fuller of Surrey, Hollie Muse and Louisa Brunt of Lancashire, and Billie-Jo Smith of Lincolnshire. All six are members of England Golf training squads and this event provides developing players with an excellent opportunity to travel and prepare together as a squad. England Golf players have a very good record in this championship. Last year, Alice Hewson of Hertfordshire became the fourth successive English winner of the individual title and also helped to win the team prize, alongside Sophie Madden of Essex and Eloise Healey of Lancashire. The players: Team A Cloe Frankish, 14, (Chart Hills) was runner-up in last year’s Scottish U14 stroke play and shared second place in the girls’ event at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. She was third in the U14 section of the North of England championship and represented Kent at County Finals. Sammy Fuller, 14, (Roehampton) is the most experienced member of the squad. She is an England girl international and helped to win the 2013 Girls’ Home Internationals. She has also represented GB&I in the Junior Vagliano Trophy. She is a past English U13 champion and last year had top 10 finishes in three women’s championships: the Welsh and Irish Opens and the English amateur. Hollie Muse, 14, (West Lancashire) is another past winner of the English U13 title. Last year she won the Royal Birkdale ladies’ scratch tournament, the U14 title at the North of England Championship and the prize for the best score in qualifying by an U14 player at the British girls’ championship. Team B Louisa Brunt, 15, (Ashton-under-Lyne) tied 10th in last year’s Scottish U16s and also had a top ten finish in the English girls’ U15 championship. She trains with England Golf’s U16 North West squad. Mollie Lawrence, 15, (Rochester & Cobham Park) was a member of the Kent women’s team which competed at the 2013 English County Finals. She was sixth in the English U15 girls’ championship and tied fifth in the girls’ event at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Billie-Jo Smith, 14, (Woodhall Spa), was 10th in the English U15 championship last year and tied 11th in the St Andrews junior ladies’ open. She trains with the England Golf U16 East Midlands squad.
“In fact we have only had four goals against us and scored 42,” Spendlove adds.Second ranked Prince Charles Comets of Creston meet the winner of Golden and Trail’s J. Lloyd Crowe.”They are a real treat to watch . . .with a good solid defence, skillfull midfield and quick offence,” said Spendlove, who assists son Jamie on the coaching staff.”We only have four Grade 12’s in a squad of 24 players so the next few years look promising.”The two semi final winners advance to the Kootenay AA Final at 4:30 p.m.The Kootenay champ represents the region at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Championships November 19-21 in Burnaby. The L.V. Rogers Bombers are the early favourite to capture the Kootenay High School AA Boy’s title when the zone tournament opens Saturday in Creston.The Bombers enter the six-team tourney as the top ranked team and get a bye into the semi final round Saturday, playing the winner of the Invermere’s David Thompson/Stanley Humphries of Castlegar contest at 1:30 p.m. at the Rec Centre Field in Creston.”The boys have done great this year and are looking and playing with lots of class and style (come Saturday),” said coach Dave Spendlove.”We lost only one game out of nine this season and that was due to injuries mounting up over the course of the tournament in Summerland.”