Rooney equals scoring record as Man U whip Reading

first_imgDERBY COUNTY 2Tom Ince, son of former England midfielder Paul Ince, struck a fine winner to upset top-flight West Brom. The hosts led through a Matt Phillips long-range strike, but Derby hit back in the second half as Darren Bent levelled, and Ince curled home a superb free kick. LONDON (AP):Wayne Rooney stands one goal away from becoming Manchester United’s outright record goal-scorer after equalling club great Bobby Charlton’s mark of 249 yesterday.With the 79-year-old Charlton watching from the stands, Rooney guided in Juan Mata’s cross after seven minutes as the defending FA Cup champions swept aside second-tier Reading 4-0 in the third round.English Premier League teams Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion, and Stoke City all bowed out to lower-league opponents while Arsenal needed second-half goals from Aaron Ramsey and Oliver Giroud, the Frenchman netting late on, to wipe out Preston North End’s halftime lead.Third-tier Millwall, Cup finalists in 2004, caused the biggest shock by thumping a much-changed Bournemouth 3-0; West Brom went down at home to Championship team Derby County 2-1; while Wolverhampton Wanderers, also from the second tier, ensured Stoke lost in the third round for the first time since 2009 by winning at Britannia Stadium 2-0.In all-Premier League matches, Ahmed Musa scored twice as Leicester fought back from a goal down to defeat Everton 2-1, while in the battle of the new managers, Marco Silva saw his Hull side get the better of Paul Clement’s Swansea 2-0.Silva, appointed on Tuesday in place of the fired Mike Phelan, would have noted the large number of empty seats at Hull’s KCOM Stadium with home fans staying away in protest against the club’s owners.MANCHESTER UNITED 4 READING 0Rooney’s latest milestone – he is the record scorer for England – came in front of Old Trafford fans who have adored him, on and off, since he joined as a teenage prodigy from Everton in 2004.”It is a really proud moment for me,” Rooney said. “It was not something I could have imagined. You don’t think that far ahead, but I have been at this club a long time, it is a huge part of my life, and it is an honour to be up there alongside Sir Bobby.”The game will be not be so fondly remembered by former United defender Jaap Stam, whose Reading side he coaches was outclassed.Rooney set up Anthony Martial for 2-0 not long after he scored the opener.United, winning for the eighth consecutive game in all competitions, added two more in quick succession after the break through Marcus Rashford got his second after a mistake from goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.PRESTON NORTH END 1 ARSENAL 2Arsenal preserved manager Arsene Wenger’s feat of never having lost a third-round match, but the Gunners did it the hard way.After their dramatic comeback from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Bournemouth in midweek, Arsenal started slow again as second-tier Preston fully deserved their halftime lead.But whatever words Wenger barked during the break, they had an immediate effect, with Ramsey rifling in an equaliser 50 seconds after the restart.Arsenal, 11-times FA Cup winners, six of which have come under Wenger’s long reign, dominated after that but had to wait until two minutes from time to seal victory through Giroud.EVERTON 1 LEICESTER 2A turgid first half at Goodison Park was followed by an entertaining second as Leicester showed the mettle that made them English champions last season.They fell behind to Romelu Lukaku’s goal on 53 minutes, but Musa’s equaliser was a rebound after he struck the post, and his second goal five minutes later was a fine finish after he played a one-two with Danny Drinkwater.WEST BROM 1last_img read more

Medical books from UCLA are bound for Iraq

first_imgThe call for medical books came through an e-mail from U.S. Army Maj. Laura Pacha, a 1998 UCLA School of Medicine alumna serving in Iraq. In a letter to the UCLA Medical Alumni Association, she asked if any books could be donated to Iraqi physicians and nurses to “help open the doors to education” and more up-to-date information. Most of those in the medical field in Iraq are taught English, so the books are a perfect fit, organizers said. “The war and ongoing fight against the insurgency has severely strained Iraqi medical sources,” Pacha wrote. “Sectarian issues divide hospitals as well, and doctors have been moved, sometimes to entirely different provinces, in order to reduce tensions.” Upon receiving her request, members of the UCLA Medical Alumni Association and those from other health-related professional schools on campus donated their textbooks. The medical books and journals, some published more than a decade ago, were of little use to their owners – who had long gone on to become physicians and surgeons, nurses and social workers. So on Thursday, the 2,000 textbooks were carefully boxed, labeled and piled at the University of California, Los Angeles, ready to be loaded into a Humvee and bound for Iraq. “I happened to witness some of the looting that happened there and I thought this was a great idea,” said Capt. George Zuniga, a professor of military science at UCLA’s Reserve Officers Training Corp program. Zuniga served in Iraq for 14 months, he said. And on Thursday, the 33-year-old Woodland Hills resident helped in the effort to collect and transport books to Iraq as part of a Books Without Borders Project. Dr. Patrice Healey, an alumni association board member, said the goal is to help Iraqi physicians and health care workers replenish their libraries and knowledge. The texts and journals, which will be taken to Pennsylvania then loaded onto aircraft, are expected to arrive in Tikrit by Oct. 1 to be distributed throughout the country, said Lt. Col. Christopher Talcott, who has served three tours of duty in Iraq. “I think this speaks to the fact that Iraqi professionals are taking charge of their facilities,” he said. “This is just a start.” (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more