TG4’s Underdogs To Take On League Champions Mayo In Series Finale

first_imgTwo Galway Players Involved This Year…Mikie Lyons from Caltra and Patrick Ó Domhnaill from Oileann Arann.        #UnderdogsTG4 New Underdogs Series Begins On TG4 Tonight at 9:30pm  center_img Ahead of tonight’s series premiere TG4 are proud toannounce that the Underdogs will be taking-on one of the best Gaelic footballteams in the Country at the end of the series; this year’s Allianz LeagueChampions Mayo.The match will be played under lights in ElverysMacHale Park in Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday 26th October 2019 and TG4’s GAABeo will provide live coverage on the night.This year the Underdogs management team will havetwo new members joining former Cork Ladies Footballer Valerie Mulcahy. They areformer Kerry All-Ireland winning Captain and Manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan andGaoth Dobhair legend and former Donegal Footballer Kevin Cassidy.Over the next six dramatic weeks, the TG4 serieswill follow the players’ stories and personal journeys. Viewers will witnessthe months of preparation and intense training that it will take to transform asquad of Underdogs into a team of inter-county standard footballers.The Underdogs is a unique group of players, fromdifferent GAA clubs all across the country. These footballers have never playedat a senior intercounty championship level before.James Horan, Mayo Manager said:  “We are looking forward to being involved inthe Underdogs event this October. A really interesting game in McHale Park thatwill see many talented and ambitious players take to the field.”The series is sponsored by Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of says:  “ started as a small business but, applying the same spirit and hard work we’ll see from the Underdogs team has grown to be market leader in van insurance across Ireland”The Underdogs Panel Is…Aaron Duffy Round Towers Lusk GAA, Co. DublinAlan Daly Donard/Glen GFC, Co. WicklowAnthony Darmody Rathmore GAA, Co. KerryAnthony Hargan St Mary’s Ardmore, Co. DerryAron McKenna Madden Raperees GAC, Co. ArmaghCathal McKenna St. Patrick’s Dromitee, Co. ArmaghChristopher Dineen Castlerea St Kevin’s GAA, CoRoscommonCillian Stynes St. Peregrines, Co. DublinCormac Curtis Portarlington GAA, Co. LaoisCraig Reilly Trinity Gaels, Co. DublinDiarmuid O’ Hagan Éire Óg GAC Co. ArmaghEoin Devine Newtownstewart St Eugenes GAA, Co.TyroneEoin O’Sullivan Douglas GAA, Co. CorkFergal Owens Mayo Gaels, Co. MayoFionn O’Leary Skerries Harps, Co. DublinIsrael Ilunga Rosemount GAA, Co. WestmeathJamie Conlon St. Patricks Dromahair, Co. LeitrimJason Hickson Annascaul GAA, Co. KerryJames Willis St Brigid’s Killashee, Co. LongfortJonathon O’Leary Dr. Crokes GAA, Co. KerryKyle Fitzmaurice Ballymahon GAA, Co. LongfortLeo Reilly Donaghmore Ashbourne, Co. MeathMark O’Kane  John Mitchel’s GAC Glenullin, Co. DerryMikie Lyons Caltra, Co. GalwayMikie LyonsNoel Leech St. Josephs, Co. LaoisPatrick Ó Domhnaill CLG Oileáin Árann, Co. Galway Patrick Ó Domhnaill Séamus Mac Giolla Bhríghde Na Gaeil Óga, Co. DublinSteafain Gallen Castlederg St Eugenes GAA, Co.TyroneStephen Husband Summerhill GAA, Co. MeathWilliam Kerry Castledermot GAA, Co. KildareUnderdogs starts tonight (Thursday 12th September) at 9:30pm and will be repeated on Sunday 15th September at 5:50pm after the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Finals. The game will be broadcast live from Elverys MacHale Park on TG4’s GAA Beo on 26th October 2019Tickets details for the game will be announced in the coming weeksThis series of the Underdogs is sponsored by Insuremyvan.ieThe Underdogs team gear is provided by O’Neillsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Arsenal held as Liverpool strike late, Leicester stun Spurs

first_imgBy Toby DavisLeicester City won 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur to rekindle their unlikely Premier League title challenge and draw level at the top with Arsenal who conceded a late goal to draw 3-3 at Liverpool on Wednesday night.Those predicting Leicester would fade into the background of the championship race got a wake-up call when Robert Huth headed an 83rd-minute winner against fourth-placed Spurs at White Hart Lane.Arsenal had looked like going four points clear at the summit before Huth scored and Joe Allen came off the bench to grab a dramatic late equaliser for Liverpool.Arsenal had twice trailed to superb goals from Roberto Firmino but battled back to take a 3-2 lead thanks to two Olivier Giroud strikes.Third-placed Manchester City stayed three points off the top after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Everton.Champions Chelsea continued to confound as they were twice pegged back in a 2-2 home draw with West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland’s bid to stay up was boosted when Jermain Defoe grabbed a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over relegation rivals Swansea City.Norwich City were dragged towards the relegation scrap after losing 3-1 at Stoke and Southampton won their first match in three with a 2-0 home victory over Watford.last_img read more

Albert Pujols hits 600th career homer; 9th to join club

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April The milestone homer is the latest superlative in the 17-year career of Pujols, a 13th-round draft pick who became one of the greatest hitters of his generation.The 37-year-old Dominican slugger is the fourth-youngest player to hit 600 homers behind Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. Pujols joins home run kings Barry Bonds and Aaron as the only players to hit 600 homers and 600 doubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundPujols is the first player to hit his 600th homer since Jim Thome joined the club in August 2011. With his ninth homer this season, Pujols has joined the club with Bonds (762), Aaron (755), Ruth (714), Rodriguez (696), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630), Thome (612) and Sammy Sosa (609).He also became the first to hit a grand slam for No. 600. 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He became the youngest player to hit 250 homers and the first to hit 400 homers in his first 10 big-league seasons while with the Cardinals, and he is the only player ever to hit at least 30 homers in his first 12 big-league seasons.The three-time NL MVP has slowed in numerous ways since joining the Angels, who haven’t won a playoff game since giving him a $240 million free-agent contract in December 2011. Pujols doesn’t round the bases or play the field with his youthful vigor, but he still delivers solid pop at the plate as one of the majors’ top RBI producers.Pujols has homered in 37 different ballparks and against all 30 big-league teams, including the Cardinals. Santana is one of 386 pitchers to yield a homer to Pujols.Pujols is the majors’ active leader in homers by a long shot, and the 600-homer club might not get its next member for several years. Detroit’s 34-year-old Miguel Cabrera has 451 career homers, and the next-closest player under 34 years old is Milwaukee’s 33-year-old Ryan Braun with 292.“What Albert is about to do, it’s legendary,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before Friday’s game. “To be able to witness it is something special. You look around baseball, and the guys that have reached that plateau are few and far between, to say the least. It’s such a special journey. It doesn’t happen very often.”Pujols has hit 155 homers in nearly 5 1/2 seasons with the Angels, dropping well off the incredible pace established when he hit 445 homers in his 11 seasons with St. Louis. He hit at least 40 homers in six seasons with the Cardinals, but has done it only once for Los Angeles.Although he has made just one All-Star team with the Angels, Pujols has been a consistent offensive threat in Orange County when healthy, racking up 119 RBIs last season and ranking third in the AL with 38 RBIs entering Friday’s games. Injuries and age have forced the Angels to use the formerly above-average fielder largely as a designated hitter: He played only 28 games at first base last season and just four this year.“This guy is probably the toughest ballplayer I’ve ever seen,” Scioscia said. “To be able to go out there at maybe 50 percent and still be productive, what he means to the team in the dugout, in the clubhouse, you can see why he’s been a winner his whole career.” Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols points after a balk by Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, California. APANAHEIM, California — Albert Pujols hit his 600th career homer on Saturday (Sunday Manila time), delivering a grand slam to become the ninth player in major league history to reach the mark.The Los Angeles Angels slugger connected in the fourth inning against Minnesota’s Ervin Santana, driving a high fly into the short left-field porch at Angel Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in “I don’t play here for numbers,” Pujols said this week after hitting No. 599. “My goal since Day One when I got to the big leagues was to help the organization that I wear the uniform of. At the end of my career, numbers are numbers. I think I’m going to have plenty of time, but my main goal is to try to win a championship here.“I’m aware of the history, don’t get me wrong. I respect it, but I think that’s kind of a distraction that I don’t want to bring into the game for me.”Pujols hit his 599th homer on Tuesday and then went through three straight homerless games. The slugger rarely acknowledges the importance of individual accomplishments, but his fellow Angels thought he clearly wanted to reach the milestone at home before they hit the road Monday.The Angels were excited, too: Mike Trout went to the ballpark right after having thumb surgery Wednesday because he wanted to see Pujols make history — and Trout has returned every night since.“It’s pretty incredible,” Trout said. “Each night he gets a hit or gets an RBI, he’s passing somebody. (On Thursday) he passed Babe Ruth in hits. I think that’s pretty special. It’s remarkable, his career so far. He’s got a lot of baseball left, but I think the biggest thing is 600. That’s special.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Approved FK polls register to be published

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 26- Following conclusion of the football voter register verification exercise countrywide, the Independent Electoral Board (IEB) and the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) held a consultative meeting to address concerns and errors raised by the football election representatives. Objections to the names on the register and other complaints were received from regions such as Mombasa, Kirinyaga and Nyanza and efforts have been made to address the issues raised by the parties concerned. IIEC will use the register approved by IEB in consultation with FKL and KFF and which IEB says it is made up of teams which participated in the 2009/2010 KFF/FKL league matches. IEB committed itself to publish in local dailies the correct names of clubs and delegates who will be allowed to vote. Training of election officials for the October 29th polls starts Wednesday in all the training venues countrywide which have been identified by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Polling starts 9am and ends at 12.30pm. Sub-branch officials will be elected by members drawn from clubs within the specific sub-branch in which they are registered to vote and their names appear on the register. Branch officials will be elected by three members drawn by each club in the sub-branches that make up the branch while NEC officials will be elected by all registered voters. Each official of the executive members post will be elected by all registered voters in all eight regions countrywide. The candidates contesting for the post of chairmanship will have at least two agents per polling station but a maximum of ten will be allowed in a polling room at a time.Transmission of results will be done at the polling station/sub-branch level by presiding offices and only the two National Executive Council posts- Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson will be transmitted electronically to the national tallying centre, Kasarani, Nairobi. The returning officers will bring the results for the remaining posts, in manual format, to Nairobi. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Rooney may have cost England their World Cup chance, claims Eriksson

first_imgSven-Goran Eriksson believes Wayne Rooney may have cost England their best chance of World Cup success – but still rates the striker as one of the best in world football.The Manchester United captain will become only the ninth Englishman to notch up a century of appearances when he leads out the Three Lions against Slovenia on Saturday afternoon.And Eriksson, who handed the former Everton star his debut against Australia at Upton Park, believes only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are currently ahead of the 29-year-old.“Wayne Rooney is not far behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi,” he told Drivetime. “Rooney is one of the best players in the world.“Messi and Ronaldo are fantastic, and maybe it’s difficult to reach their level because they score goals for fun, but Rooney is next to them.“He’s been, and still is, extremely important for Everton, England and Manchester United.”Rooney was sent off during the quarter-final clash with Portugal at the 2006 World Cup and Eriksson, who was manager at the time, believes the tournament was within England’s grasp before the red card.“It could have been possible [to win the World Cup] if he hadn’t have been sent off in 2006,” he added. “If he had been on the pitch for the full 90 minutes then who knows what would have happened.“It was a low point for him and me. In 2006 we all thought we had a good chance to reach a final and maybe win it. When I say we, I mean the players, the staff and myself. We were convinced that there was no better team than England at that World Cup.“We could have won it but, when you get a red card in the quarter final of a World Cup, it’s hard.”last_img read more

Live Premier League games for 2015-16 announced

first_imgtalkSPORT’s live commentaries for the first two months of the season have been announced.These are the games you can listen to on your favourite all-sports station…August:Sat 8 Aug              Chelsea v Swansea (5.30)Sun 9 Aug            Arsenal v West Ham (1.30)Fri 14 Aug            Aston Villa v Manchester United (7.45)Sun 16 Aug          Crystal Palace v Arsenal (1.30)Sun 23 Aug          West Brom v Chelsea (1.30)Sat 29 Aug           Tottenham v Everton (5.30)Sun 30 Aug          Southampton v Norwich (1.30)September:Sat 12 Sept          Manchester United v Liverpool (5.30)Sun 13 Sept        Sunderland v Tottenham (1.30)Sat 19 Sept          Manchester City v West Ham (5.30)Sun 20 Sept        Tottenham v Crystal Palace (1.30)Sat 26 Sept          Newcastle v Chelsea (5.30) 1 Where can I find the Premier League live on talkSPORT? last_img read more

Arrest could crash Gibson’s career

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAccording to the report, in addition to threatening the arresting deputy and trying to escape, Gibson said, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” and asked the officer, James Mee, “Are you a Jew?” The report has not been made public, but the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that it had independently verified its authenticity. Gibson’s publicist, Alan Nierob, would not elaborate beyond a nonspecific apology Gibson issued Saturday. Sheriff’s sources also declined to comment on Gibson’s alleged remarks. Studio executives, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the matter, were divided on how Gibson’s behavior would affect his career. One noted that people have short memories, including filmmakers who might want to profit from Gibson’s star power. “Lots of stars over the years have been involved in controversial situations or made controversial statements,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations. Filmgoers, too, could overlook much if the film is perceived as worthwhile. “Usually it comes down to the marketing of the movie and does the average person want to see the film,” Dergarabedian said. Gibson has turned his attention in recent years to producing films and TV shows through his Icon Productions. His last major starring role was in the 2002 film “Signs.” He played a supporting part in the 2003 film, “The Singing Detective,” which he also produced. The hundreds of millions of dollars he made producing the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ” have given the star the ability to finance his own films, giving him a measure of independence from the major studios. His next project is “Apocalypto,” a movie about the decline of the Mayan empire that is being distributed by The Walt Disney Co. The Office of Independent Review, a department watchdog panel, has opened an investigation into whether authorities gave Gibson preferential treatment by covering up his alleged inflammatory comments, said its chief attorney, Mike Gennaco. “Assuming that the report was excised, then the question is was it done for a good reason within regulations,” he said. Gibson has filmed public service announcements for Sheriff Lee Baca’s relief committee dressed in a sheriff’s uniform. “There is no cover-up,” Baca told the Los Angeles Times. “Our job is not to (focus) on what he said. It’s to establish his blood-alcohol level when he was driving and proceed with the case. Trying someone on rumor and innuendo is no way to run an investigation, at least one with integrity.” Gibson said in his apology that he said “despicable” things to deputies during his arrest. “I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable,” Gibson said. Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, called Gibson’s apology “unremorseful and insufficient.” “It’s not a proper apology because it does not go to the essence of his bigotry and his anti-Semitism,” he said in a statement on the organization’s Web site. “We would hope that Hollywood now would realize the bigot in their midst and that they will distance themselves from this anti-Semite.” This is not the first time Gibson has faced accusations of anti-Semitism. Gibson produced, directed and financed “Passion,” which some Jewish leaders said cast Jews as the killers of Jesus. In a 2004 interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Gibson said he was not anti-Semitic. “To be anti-Semitic is a sin,” he said. “It’s been condemned by one Papal Council after another. To be anti-Semitic is to be un-Christian, and I’m not.” Days before “Passion” was released, Gibson’s father, Hutton Gibson, was quoted saying the Holocaust was mostly “fiction.” The younger Gibson has said that he will not speak against his father. Gibson, 50, was arrested after deputies stopped his 2006 Lexus LS 430 for speeding at 2:36 a.m. Friday. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said deputies clocked him doing 87 mph in a 45 mph zone. A breath test indicated Gibson’s blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent, Whitmore said. The legal limit in California is 0.08 percent. Gibson posted $5,000 bail and was released hours later. In his statement, Gibson also said he has struggled with alcoholism and had taken steps “to ensure my return to health.” He won a best-director Oscar for 1995’s “Braveheart.” He also starred in the “Lethal Weapon” and “Mad Max” films, “What Women Want” and “The Man Without a Face,” among other films.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A stunned Hollywood debated the future of one of its biggest stars Sunday as a sheriff’s watchdog launched an investigation into a possible cover-up of a leaked report that quoted Mel Gibson unleashing a tirade of anti-Semitic remarks during a drunken driving arrest. One media expert said Gibson irreparably damaged his career with his “crazy” behavior after his arrest by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Malibu early Friday. Charges of anti-Semitism were also leveled against the actor-director with the release of his 2004 blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ.” “It’s a nuclear disaster for him,” said publicist Michael Levine, who has represented Michael Jackson and Charlton Heston, among others. “I don’t see how he can restore himself.” The entertainment Web site TMZ posted what it said were four pages from the original arrest report, which quoted Gibson as launching an expletive-laden “barrage of anti-Semitic remarks” after he was stopped on Pacific Coast Highway. last_img read more

Thousands seek ‘Idol’ dream

first_img Participants also turned in a signed release form, which gives producers permission to air even their most embarrassing moments. Will Tijerina, 27, of North Hollywood said he signed it, “but I’m just hoping I won’t be caught on camera doing anything stupid.” For some, such as the banana-costume clad Solphat Peou, 20, of Long Beach, getting on camera was one of his primary goals. “I needed a gimmick,” said Peou. Other outfits included an Uncle Fester costume, military uniforms and cowboy get-ups. Some traveled from out of state, from Utah to Mississippi to Ohio. Even though locals such as Clay Nel, 17, a Pasadena resident; Michael Taylor, 21, from El Monte; and Amber Calles, 16, from Pomona, didn’t travel far, they were still hoping to be discovered. Taylor, cut from the first round, said he would not let the dismissal prevent him from pursuing his singing career. “This is just a stepping stone and I’m looking past it,” he said. Police officials said the event ran smoothly. The next audition is Friday in San Antonio. Auditions wrap up in Seattle on Sept. 19. Those who are rejected from the first rounds can try out at the other auditions. The Associated Press contributed to this story. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles Only Hubrich, of course, wants to capture the “American Idol” title, she said. Hubrich, along with the others who were chosen by producers to go on to the next stage, will have another tryout Sept. 23, where executive producers will make the decision. The show’s famous judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will not begin judging until later rounds, spokesman George Cabico said. Thousands of people ages 16 to 29 showed up convinced they were the next superstar. The talent show that has produced such stars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and, most recently, Taylor Hicks, gives those who say they have an undiscovered talent a minute to shine. But few continued on to the next level, despite how far they traveled, how long they stood in line or what they wore. As the “American Idol” hopefuls awaited their destiny, they applied the finishing touches to their makeup, called family members and listened to their headphones. • Video: 08/08: ‘American Idol’ auditions | 2 • Blog: Did you audition for ‘American Idol’? • Photo Gallery: 08/08: ‘American Idol’ audition PASADENA – Some cried, some laughed, but most importantly, everyone sang, all with the dream of becoming the next “American Idol.” Fox’s popular television talent show kicked off its national auditions Tuesday at the Rose Bowl, which an estimated 10,000 people attended. This was the first of seven auditions that will be held nationwide for the show’s sixth season. Some of those auditioning arrived late Monday and stood in line through the early morning. They passed their time with coffee, energy drinks, singing and dancing before the tryouts began at 10 a.m. Ken Fitzgerald, 27, of Cupertino may have been the first to lead the line when the gates opened around 8 a.m., but it was the Kentucky-born, bubbly redhead, Carrie Jo Hubrich, 24, who was the first to receive the nod from the producers to continue on to the next level. After recently moving to Sherman Oaks to pursue her singing career, Hubrich is hoping to follow the footsteps of last year’s “Idol” runner-up, Katharine McPhee, who is also from Sherman Oaks.last_img read more

Suspect arrested in mall rape

first_imgPALMDALE – A Palmdale man who drew detectives’ suspicion when they went to interview his sex-offender father has been arrested in the rape of a 10-year-old girl in an Antelope Valley Mall movie theater, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. Marque Clark, 31, was arrested Monday night after failing a lie detector test and confessing to the rape, said Capt. Margaret Wagner, commander of the the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau. “There’s a huge sigh of relief from our city,” said Mayor James Ledford, who – at a news conference Tuesday to announce the arrest – reiterated his opinion that the Antelope Valley has more than its fair share of California’s sex offenders. Clark was being held in lieu of $2 million bail. DNA test results were being awaited, detectives said. Detectives did not describe evidence that they said links him to the rape and was found during a search of the west Palmdale home where he lives with his father. Clark’s 60-year-old father is a registered sex offender – who was convicted in the mid-1980s in Van Nuys for molesting a girl under age 14, according to records of the Los Angeles County district attorney – lives about 11/2 miles from the mall. The father was not home when detectives went to the house, but they spoke to the son, Wagner said. She said detectives’ suspicions were aroused by the younger Clark’s statements, including an admission he had been at the mall on the day of the rape. They asked to take a DNA sample. Detectives obtained security video from the mall, had it enhanced and saw a man who resembled the younger Clark. Detectives brought Clark to the Lancaster sheriff’s station for a lie detector test, which he failed, Wagner said. Clark eventually confessed, she said. Clark is younger than the description originally provided by detectives of the rapist, who was said to be about 35 to 45 years old, and he has no graying mustache like that shown in the composite drawing created from the victim’s description. But detectives said the girl’s description corresponded in significant ways with Clark’s appearance, and it is common for composite drawings to differ from a criminal’s true appearance. “We’re basing the composite drawing on the memory of a 10-year-old girl who saw the suspect for a short period of time,” Sgt. Dan Scott said. The girl said her attacker had an accent that might be Nigerian. Detectives said Clark does not have an accent but has distinctive speech. “There was definitely a tone (that) a person would be able to perceive as an accent,” O’Quinn said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe girl seems to be weathering the crime, Detective Tim O’Quinn said. “She is extremely strong, extremely bright,” he said. “The family was overjoyed that we had a suspect in custody,” he added. He said the girl’s mother told him she had been feeling that hunting for the rapist was like looking for a needle in a haystack. The little girl had gone to the theater Aug. 29 to watch a movie while her father was in the mall. She was coming out about 1:30 p.m. to rejoin her father when the rapist accosted her in a theater hallway and forced her into an empty theater, detectives said. The rapist, armed with a knife, assaulted the girl behind the movie screen and then fled out a back door and left her in the theater, detectives said. Outraged by the crime, community residents have phoned in some 200 tips to detectives. But detectives said it was just solid police work that led them to Clark, whom they met while visiting the 23 registered sex offenders who live in west Palmdale to question them about the rape. last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: 14 new signings you should pick for your squad

first_imgThe new season is just days away and everyone is picking their Fantasy Premier League squads.As you try and juggle your finances, risks may need to be taken and you could screw up your whole season with one wrong move.New signings are a minefield with some being huge hits and others being massive flops.So who are the new signings you should definitely put in your Fantasy Premier League team? Click the right arrow above to find out…READ MORE: Fantasy Premier League tips: 12 players you should avoid signingREAD MORE: Fantasy Premier League tips: 20 bargain stars for your squad Steve Mounie (Huddersfield) – £6million – It seems the Benin international will be David Wagner’s first choice striker this season, and already looks promising as a line-leading centre forward. Markus Suttner (Brighton) – £4.5million – A signing from Ingolstadt this summer, he’s a full-back who has history of delivering goals and assists at a low price. 14 Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) – £6million – His Community Shield showing means he won’t quite be the surprise package he was threatening to be, but he’s someone who could make a big impact this season. 14 Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – £6.5million – His performances for Monaco and France have really impressed, his direct running and powerful frame will make things hard for opponents at both ends of the pitch. 14 14 14 Pascal Gross (Brighton) – £5.5million – A set-piece taker, Gross may earn you some decent points this season, but only if Brighton can pick up decent form. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £9million – After failing to prove himself with Chelsea, the Egyptian star will be looking to make a huge impact in the Premier League this time. Victor Lindelof (Manchester United) – £5.5million – The Swede could well make up a formidable defence for the Red Devils along with the likes of Eric Bailly. Under Jose Mourinho clean sheets are assured. Thomas Ince (Huddersfield) – £6million – A prolific spell with Derby County earned the midfielder a switch to the Terriers. In pre-season he’s hit the ground running and could be a real bargain this summer. Javier Hernandez (West Ham) – £7million – He won’t have the same kind of supply he did during his time at Manchester United, but the Mexican will surely be good enough to score at least 10 goals. 14 14 14 14 Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – £10.5million – Click the right arrow above to see more new signings you should pick for your Fantasy Premier League… – France international star Lacazette showed glimpses of real class in the Community Shield against Chelsea. It would be a shock if he didn’t hit the ground running for the Gunners in the Premier League. 14 14 14 14 Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace) – £4.5million – Already looking like a starter under Frank de Boer, this could be a huge season for the Chelsea youngster. Sandro (Everton) – £7.5million – It’s going to be hard to replace Romelu Lukaku, but the Spanish star looks like doing a decent job of it from his pre-season performances. 14 Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) – £7million – His chances were limited at Manchester City following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, but the Nigerian definitely has goals in him. Already used to the Premier League, he should settle quickly and has already linked up with Jamie Vardy for a goal in pre-season. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace) – £4.5million – Loaned in from Manchester United, the Eagles have picked up an excellent young player and as the season goes on he could get you plenty of cheap points.last_img read more