Royals smarting after Villa comeback

first_img The Royals crashed to a 2-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Aston Villa that leaves them above bottom-placed QPR on goals scored only. McDermott’s men had begun the day able to climb out of the bottom three with a win and had led thanks to a calamitous Nathan Baker own goal on the half-hour. But they failed to cash in on their luck as Christian Benteke levelled two minutes later before Gabby Agbonlahor profited on hesitant defending to thump in the winner in first-half injury time. The full-time whistle was greeted by boos and, with trips to Manchester United and Arsenal next up, McDermott said: “We’re hurting. We are very much hurting at this moment in time.” Reading boss Brian McDermott admitted his side were hurting after their survival hopes suffered a significant blow for the second successive home match. He added: “It was disappointing to say the least. It was rough. When we got 1-0 up I though we were ready to kick on. We didn’t do that and that’s cost us. “We were disappointed with both goals. We’ve got ourselves into the lead and they’ve scored virtually straight after. We have to hold our hands up. We need to be better and see the game out. I know that and the players know that.” A fourth league defeat on the spin was made worse by QPR’s 3-1 win over Sunderland to leave the Royals looking as the most vulnerable of the bottom clubs. Trips to Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium before the end of the month could start to leave Reading adrift with just nine games left. “They’re not friendly (fixtures). They are big, big clubs in Manchester United and Arsenal,” McDermott said. “We’ll see where we are at the end of March and then go from there.” Villa boss Paul Lambert was full of praise for his side, especially Baker, after he recovered from his red-faced moment to help inspire a win to haul them three points clear of danger. The 21-year-old defender completely missed a routine clearance before the ball hit his standing leg and bounced over the line. “I thought Nathan Baker was exceptional,” he said. “He has been for the past number of weeks since I’ve put him at left-back. It was important his head never went down which it didn’t. Being young the slight thing in my head was how he reacted. I’ve got to give him so much credit.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse upsets No. 17 Duke, 68-65

first_imgSyracuse (19-7, 7-6 Atlantic Coast) shot 11-of-19 from 3 in the first half on Thursday. The second half didn’t come as easily though. The Orange scored just 25 points in the final 20 minutes. But when it mattered, Tiana Mangakahia knocked down her fifth 3 and SU got a key stop. It was enough to upset No. 17 Duke (20-7, 9-5), 68-65, in a crucial win as the regular season winds down. Comments Published on February 15, 2018 at 11:13 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

South Beach driveby shooting injures 2 1 arrested on unrelated charges

first_imgsurveillance vid shows drive by shooting on Miami Beach. Woman and man hit. @MiamiBeachPD questioning person. @wsvn— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 26, 2016 MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A drive-by shooting in South Beach sent a man and a woman to the hospital, Thursday morning. Police later arrested one man on unrelated charges.According to Miami Beach Police, just before 5 a.m., a call was issued to report shots fired in the area of Ninth Street and Collins Avenue.Surveillance video captured a silver Mercedes-Benz SUV parked on the side of the road. The woman and man in the SUV were then shot at by the alleged drive-by shooter in a white Toyota Corolla as bystanders on the street ducked and tried to hide.Footage from across the street showed a man and a woman running for shelter.Officials said they arrived and found no victims. Shortly after, they received a call concerning two victims with gunshot wounds at Mercy Hospital. Police said both victims drove themselves to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.Police later located the Corolla a few blocks away from the scene of the shooting. Witness Jeff Surprenant was recording with his cellphone. All of a sudden, from all different angles, all these cop cars surrounded the white vehicle,” he said. “They were yelling at him to get out of the car.”Police arrested 24-year-old Kareem Stuart for fleeing, driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana. Investigators said the possibility of other charges will have to wait on ballistics and forensics investigation. The shooting took place next to the Sherbrooke Hotel. The hotel’s owner, Mitch Novick, told 7News he heard the shots. “Gunfire erupted, I ran to the window, I called the police,” he said. “I wish them the best, and I hope justice is served.”The shooting marks a violent start to Memorial Beach Weekend in South Beach. “It is unfortunate, because we’re traveling and we don’t want to come to shootings,” said one visitor. “No one thought it would begin like this.”If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. South Beach man with surv vid of drive by shooting has 12 yr old toy poodle named Maggie and old slot machines— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 26, 2016 Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more