Arsene Wenger admits stress of Arsenal job was affecting his health

first_imgArsene Wenger admits stress of Arsenal job was affecting his health Wenger is yet to return to football (Picture: Getty)‘So it was both a break-up but also a relief for me, because carrying that responsibility for so long, with all the obligations that come with it, it wears you out.‘It’s extraordinarily difficult. And last year I felt I was beginning to pay the price health-wise.’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 CityEmery has struggled to make major improvements at Arsenal since taking over from Wenger, but has the firm backing of the board and club hierarchy.And Arsenal are now in pole position to qualify for the Champions League after Manchester United were beaten by Wolves on Tuesday night.Winning a spot in the Champions League would serve as a major boost to Emery and substantially increase his transfer kitty for the summer. Wenger left Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has admitted the pressure of being Arsenal manager was taking a toll on his health in the final year of his reign.The Frenchman was in charge at Arsenal for 22 years before eventually being ushered out the door last summer.Wenger, who won the Premier League three times as Arsenal boss, stepped aside and was replaced by Unai Emery. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger removes his Arsenal tie at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves There were some difficult times at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The 69-year-old is yet to return to work, but revealed the stress of managing Arsenal was beginning to negatively affect his health.ADVERTISEMENT‘In life there are some splits that you choose and some that are imposed on you,’ Wenger said speaking at an event in France.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In this case it was a bit of a mix of the two, because at a certain point, the fans need a change. In my last year it was becoming difficult. Coral BarryWednesday 3 Apr 2019 12:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link689Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Harberts selected in 2014 WNBA Draft

first_imgUSC senior forward Cassie Harberts was selected by the Atlanta Dream with the 20th pick in the 2014 WNBA draft Monday in Uncasville, Conn. Harberts will be reuniting with current Atlanta Dream head coach and former USC women’s basketball coach Michael Cooper, who was Harberts’ coach in her first three years at USC.Chasing the dream · Senior forward Cassie Harberts, who served as team captain and led the Women of Troy in average minutes played (32.9) and blocks on the season (27), was drafted by the Atlanta Dream Monday night. – Benjamin Dunn | Daily TrojanIn her final two years at USC, Harberts provided an invaluable post presence both offensively and defensively.The two-time Pac-12 All Academic Honorable Mention award winner averaged 18.0 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in her breakout junior season in 2012-2013. Harberts provided valuable leadership and stability in a season fraught with difficulty as the Women of Troy stumbled to an 11-20 record and underwent a coaching change from Cooper to current head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke.Harberts was USC’s leader going into the new regime under Cooper-Dyke, and though the senior’s averages dropped slightly to 15.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, her field goal percentage increased from .438 to .453 in her final season.The Women of Troy shocked No. 4 Stanford, 72-68, in the semifinal round of the Pac-12 Tournament behind 10 straight points from Harberts in the closing three minutes. USC would go on to win the Pac-12 title, but eventually bow out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round.Perhaps Harberts’ most notable contribution to the Women of Troy, however, was her durability and consistency: The forward never missed a single start or game in her four seasons at USC, and scored in double digits in 30 of her 35 starts during her senior season.Harberts will look to bring her strength in the post and consistent play to the Atlanta Dream, a perennial WNBA title contender that has appeared in the WNBA Finals in three of the last four seasons, but has yet to win a championship.Harberts becomes the 11th USC women’s basketball player to be drafted into the WNBA, a list that includes Cooper-Dyke, seven-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA champion Lisa Leslie and WNBA all-time leading scorer Tina Thompson.Schools from the Pac-12 Conference had four players picked in the first two rounds of the WNBA draft, including No. 1 overall pick Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford.last_img read more

O.J. Simpson enjoying life in Las Vegas 25 years after chilling double murder

first_imgWednesday marks 25 years since Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death, igniting what would come to be known as “The Trial of the Century.”But these days, O.J. Simpson is just trying to escape the shadow of his past and live in the present. “Life is fine,” Simpson told The Associated Press in a phone interview from his home. “We don’t need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives. The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again. My family and I have moved on to what we call the ‘no negative zone.’ We focus on the positives.”Simpson was acquitted of the double murder of his ex-wife and her friend in 1995 but was later found liable for their deaths in a civil suit filed by their families. Related News He found himself in trouble again in 2007, when he was arrested on felony armed robbery and kidnapping charges in Las Vegas. Simpson was convicted of both charges in 2008 and served nine years in prison before being released in October of 2018.It was widely believed that Simpson would move to Florida upon being freed since he had lived there in the past, but he was convinced to return to Las Vegas, and he hasn’t looked back.”The town has been good to me,” Simpson said. “Everybody I meet seems to be apologizing for what happened to me here.”Goldman’s sister, Kim Goldman, certainly sees it that way, too. She’s well aware that Simpson plays golf regularly and even poses for selfies on occasion. O.J. Simpson’s No. 32 issued out by Bills for first time in 42 years “Yeah, I hear he’s living the life of Riley out there in Las Vegas, being treated like a king,” Goldman told The AP sarcastically.On the other hand, Goldman admitted she doesn’t think about Simpson unless his name is brought up.”I don’t suffocate in my grief,” Goldman said. “But every milestone that my kid hits, every milestone that I hit, you know, those are just reminders of what I’m not able to share with my brother and what he is missing out on.”last_img read more