QPR boss Redknapp praises Austin’s impact in comeback win

first_img1 QPR striker Charlie Austin celebrates Harry Redknapp praised his hat-trick hero Charlie Austin as Queens Park Rangers completed a remarkable 3-2 comeback victory over West Bromwich Albion.The former Burnley man returned in style after sitting out Rangers’ midweek defeat to Everton through suspension, and became the first R’s player to score a top flight hat-trick for 21 years.And Redknapp was quick to praise his forward’s all-round game claiming he could’ve been watching a full-back at times during his side’s win at Loftus Road.The boss said: “Charlie scored the goals and has been excellent for us but we showed a lot of character to come back from two down“We were being outplayed,” admitted Redknapp, with QPR having found themselves two goals down inside 20 minutes.“They started fantastically with their movement and passing and it was difficult to live with them in the early stages but to come back from that and win 3-2 is a fantastic result.“Everyone talks about Charlie’s three goals but his defending at the end of the game, he makes a challenge in the corner that was unbelievable, you would’ve thought it was a right-back.“If that ball had come into the box we could have been in trouble but that summed up his work-rate up today, he worked his socks off for the team.”last_img read more

Panthers drop close one at home

first_imgKaylea Sanchez scored 13 of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter and the Del Norte Warriors handed the McKinleyville Panthers its second Big 5 Conference loss of the season, 48-42 Friday night at McKinleyville High.The Panthers took a 19-17 lead into halftime but could not keep Sanchez and the Warriors contained in the second half as the visitors poured in 20 points alone in the third quarter to take a lead which they would not give up until the final buzzer.Friday’s win keep the …last_img read more

Wrestlers Sachin Rathi, Deepak Punia win gold in Junior Asian Championships

first_imgIndian wrestlers Sachin Rathi and Deepak Punia bagged gold medals at the junior Asian Championships on Sunday in New Delhi. In the 74kg category final of freestyle wrestling, Sachin defeated Mongolia’s Bat-Erdene Byambasuren by Victory by Fall (VFA).On the way to the final, Sachin had defeated Ali Bakhtiar Savadkouhi of Iran in the semi-final, Bekzhan Kamchybekov of Kazakhstan in the quarter-final and Chiranuwat Chamnanjan in the qualification.Deepak Punia, on the other hand, won the gold medal in the 86kg category by defeating Azat Gajyyev of Turkmenistan 10-0.Deepak’s road to the gold medal was as follows:Deepak beat Japan’s Kairi Yagi 16-6 in semi-finalDeepak defeated Daniyar Meldebek of Kazakhstan 11-0 in quarter-finalDeepak advanced from qualification with a 4-0 win over Seyedsajjad Seyedmehdi Seyedi of IranDeepak Punia wins GOLD in 86kgs men’s freestyle at Junior Asian Wrestling Championship in Delhi .Dominant performance by Deepak winning the final bout against A. Gajyyev of Turkmenistan 10-0OGQ is very proud to support Deepak! pic.twitter.com/3AzNyJV7IOOGQ (@OGQ_India) July 22, 2018Apart from Sachin and Deepak winning the gold medal, three other wrestlers settled for silver.In the 57kg category, Naveen lost to Uzbekistan’s Gulomjon Abdullaev 7-1, Vishal Kaliramana lost to Iran’s Amirhossein Morteza Gholi Kavousi 10-7 in the 70kg category and Sachin Giri lost to Sajjad Saberali Gholami of Iran 10-0 in the 79kg category.Three wrestlers settled for Bronze at the wrestling Junior Asian Championships.Mohit beat Bat Erdene Erdenebaatar of Mongolia 10-0 in the 124kg category to win Bronze, Suraj Rajkumar Kokate defeated Japan’s Yuto Tsuchiya to bag bronze in the 61kg category and Karan beat Perman Hommadov of Turkmenistan in the 65kg category.advertisementlast_img read more

Football Taming the Terrapins Ohio State heading to Maryland

Maryland quarterback Perry Hills calls a play against FIU in the third quarter on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at FIU Stadium in Miami. Credit: Courtesy of TNSWhile the narrative of how much of a difference a week can make has been run dry, the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes will be looking for back-to-back strong performances after last Saturday’s complete domination of Nebraska. This week, OSU travels to College Park to face the Terrapins in Maryland. Maryland started the year on a hot streak, earning four straight victories. Since then, however, D.J. Durkin’s team has picked up just one win in five weeks, and are coming off an embarrassing 59-3 loss to Michigan. And with OSU up next, it seems safe to say Maryland’s in for another rough week.All-time, the Buckeyes are 2-0 against Maryland. After being introduced into the Big Ten prior to the 2014 season, the Terrapins have given up a combined 101 points to OSU, and this year should be no different. Although senior quarterback Perry Hills has had success against the Scarlet and Gray in the past, a defense that has been gashed by the run all season could spell trouble for Maryland at home.OSU coach Urban Meyer has been repeating the same phrase all week.“Beat Maryland,” he said multiple times.So just how will the Buckeyes beat Maryland?OffenseHills is the man under center for Maryland, and has earned the moniker of one of the most accurate passers in the Big Ten. He leads the conference in pass completions, and has made good use of his legs to keep plays alive. Last time the two teams met, the Pittsburgh native moved with ease through OSU’s defense, compiling 170 yards on the ground. Another big day for Hills on the ground might be in store, but with his status in the air after reinjuring his shoulder, Maryland could instead lean on the ability of freshman running back Lorenzo Harrison III. The quick feet of Harrison have helped him on his way to 633 yards, just 57 shy of a freshman record set in 1997. The way OSU’s secondary has been playing, expect to see the Terrapins looking his way often on Saturday.The offensive line for Maryland has been disappointing at best so far. Allowing the quarterback to be hit is never a good sign for an offense, and that’s become the norm for Durkin’s unit. Giving up more than three sacks a game, Maryland ranks near the bottom of all Division I teams in terms of sacks allowed. The defensive front for OSU should be in for a field day.Staying true to never underestimating your opponent, redshirt junior defensive tackle Michael Hill doesn’t want to take anything for granted.“They seem pretty good at what they do,” he said. “They like to do (guard and center) pulls a lot, and they can move well and run well in open space.”DefenseOSU redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber has enjoyed a solid season of production against some stout defenses, but Saturday will present a new challenge; playing injured. A sprained AC joint could be a problem for Weber, but against a defense like Maryland, he could still be in for a great day. The Terrapins allow 245.6 yards per game, and have a defensive line that represents a sieve more than it does a run-stopping unit.Numbers are sometimes deceiving, according to redshirt junior guard Billy Price. He said Maryland’s defense still promotes a dynamic challenge to the Buckeyes and the offensive line.“Team has had some bumps and bruises, no doubt,” Price said. “But you know what? They’re going to come back this week, they’re going to come at us. They’re very athletic. Their defense … they got a backup quarterback playing linebacker, which is always cool. You never really see that that often. Their defensive front, they’re big guys; athletic.”That “backup quarterback playing linebacker” happens to Shane Cockerille, a redshirt junior who played as a quarterback against Indiana last season to fill in for now-senior Caleb Rowe. Now, however, Cockerille is the man in the middle of Maryland’s defense, and currently leads the team with 79 tackles. Look for his name to be called more than once on Saturday for making a play.BreakdownAfter dominating a quality opponent in Nebraska last week, OSU is itching to see what it can do against some less-than-stellar teams, like Maryland. While the Terrapins deserve praise for improving from last season, there is no indication of a close game this Saturday. OSU’s defense should dominate a Maryland offense that averages less than 200 yards passing per game, and relies on the legs of a freshman running back for most of its rushing yards. Expect a few more forced turnovers this week, along with another big-time blowout by the Buckeyes.OSU redshirt junior J.T. Barrett had one of his best overall performances last week, and could be in for another huge day. The Terrapins are allowing just 204.5 yards passing to opponents this season, but were torched by Michigan junior quarterback Wilton Speight last week for 362 yards and two touchdowns. If Barrett were to ever rack 300-plus passing yards for the first time since Week 1, this would be the time. read more

Kylian Mbappe reminds Wenger of Pele

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he saw Pele in Kylian Mbappe from the very moment he first set eyes on him.The 20-year-old forward has already achieved things in his short career that most footballers can only dream about and appears destined for a long and glorious future.Mbappe first rose to prominence at AS Monaco during the 2016/17 campaign, where he became a regular scorer to help the club win the Ligue 1 title over the heavily-fancied Paris Saint-Germain.The Parisians then secured a €180m transfer for Mbappe’s services the following season to make him the world’s second most expensive player of all-time behind team-mate Neymar, who arrived from Barcelona for €222m.Mbappe later helped PSG claim a domestic treble in his debut campaign and then went on to win the World Cup with France last summer at Russia, which saw him even score their last goal in the 4-2 win over Croatia in the final at Moscow.It meant that Mbappe, who was 19 at the time, became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele, who managed a brace in Brazil’s 5-2 victory over Sweden in the 1958 final.Since then, The French youngster has been regularly compared to the legendary Pele.And this season has seen Mbappe reach even greater heights with 25 goals and 14 assists in 30 appearances for PSG.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…Lyon defender Marcelo claimed this week that stopping Mbappe has proven to be an even more daunting task than five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.Now Wenger has given his verdict on Mbappe and recalled the moment he first saw him in action.“When I saw him the first time in the first period, I said: ‘It’s Pele,’” Wenger told CNN.“He has a combination of pace, intelligence, relaxed attitude to deal with stress. You cannot give that to people.“It looks like all the ingredients are there. Now for him, it’s how much does he continue to improve and how much can he keep a rigorous attitude to think: ‘Okay, where do I go from there.’“When a guy is a world champion at 20 years of age, has won championships — two or three already — what can you say? And the numbers don’t lie. He’s an exceptional football player and France is gifted to have him.”Mbappe will likely feature for PSG today in their Ligue 1 match against Nimes at home with kick-off set for 5:00 PM (CET).MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 15: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)last_img read more

Attorney for abuse survivors calls for probe of San Diego Diocese

first_img KUSI Newsroom Attorney for abuse survivors calls for probe of San Diego Diocese Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, November 9, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An attorney who represents survivors of clergy sexual abuse is calling for an investigation of the San Diego Diocese. San Diego attorney Irwin Zalkin held a news conference on Thursday, accusing the diocese of trying to hide information about abusive priests.In August, the Pennsylvania Attorney General released a grand jury report that found more than 1,000 children in six Pennsylvania dioceses had been victimized by priests in cases dating back to 1947.Following the disclosures in Pennsylvania, the San Diego Diocese in September released a list of 51 priests in the San Diego and San Bernardino dioceses who had been credibly accused of abuse. However, Zalkin told reporters that he knows of at least 10 to 12 priests who abused children but are not included on the list.”We have clients that have been calling us since this list has come out and have been telling us, ‘Hey, my priest is not on this list.’ This is what happened to me,” Zalkin said.The attorney who negotiated a nearly $200 million settlement on behalf of 144 abuse survivors in 2007 believes the San Diego Diocese destroyed past records of predator priests and is continuing to cover up the broader scope of the clergy abuse scandal. He is calling on the California Attorney General to launch an investigation similar to the one in Pennsylvania to look into the internal records of the San Diego Diocese.He said an independent investigation is needed “because you cannot trust this diocese to be transparent.” Zalkin said the Church has decided to place more importance on protecting its reputation. “My view is that they are more concerned about protecting their “brand” than they really are about the protection of children and making it right.”The San Diego Diocese released a statement that read in part, “All accusations of priest misconduct are taken seriously. If anyone believes the published list is incomplete, they may contact the Diocese at (858) 490-8353.” Posted: November 9, 2018last_img read more