Boost for Celtic as key man commits future to club

first_img 2 Leigh Griffiths recently became the first Celtic player since John Hartson in 2005 to player to reach a century of goals for the club ADVICE BEST OF 2 Leigh Griffiths scored nine league goals last season but is yet to get off the mark this season I had the opportunity to move but I wanted to stay and fight for my place.“I’ve been rewarded with another deal and knowing that I’m going to be here for another four years is great.”Celtic have won seven titles in a row, and Griffiths is targeting further success with Brendan Rodgers’ side.“I’m here for the 10-in-a-row bid, but my main focus now is trying to get in the team and stay as fit as possible,” he said.“I’ve hit the 100 now and I want to try and continue that and aim for greater heights. “I’m over the moon,” he told Celtic TV. “From the moment I walked in the door here, this is where I wanted to be for the rest of my life.”Griffiths has scored 100 goals in 190 appearances for the Hoops since arriving from Hibernian in 2013.He has won five successive Scottish Premiership titles with the club, as well as three League Cups and two Scottish Cups.“I’ve been here for three-and-a-half years already and to sign another four-year deal is great. I can’t wait for the future.“Celtic is a great club and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions smart causal possible standings “There’s been a lot of high and some lows, but more highs than lows. Hopefully there’s more highs to come.“The Invincible season and the Double Treble season were some very good highlights and hopefully in the coming years there’s more to come.” Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Leigh Griffiths has signed a new long-term contract with Celtic.The Scotland international striker has put pen-to-paper on a deal which will see him tied to the club until 2022. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Latest Football News Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade highlights impact REVEALED last_img read more

Burbank police say shooting justified

first_imgBURBANK – After a four-month review, Burbank police officials said an officer acted within department policy when he shot an armed man outside the man’s home. Officer Michael Reyes fired one shot from a shotgun at Daniel Houy , 48, wounding him in the lower back after Houy ignored orders to drop the handgun, pointed it at himself and police, and tried to go inside his house, where his wife and two daughters were, police said. “The officer fired to defend the family so we didn’t end up in a hostage situation or with one of them being harmed,” said Burbank Deputy Chief Larry Koch. Reyes was among several patrol officers who responded June 11 to Houy’s home after his wife called 911, saying he was armed and threatening to shoot her, his daughters and then himself, police said. Houy pleaded no contest to a felony charge of resisting arrest, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years’ probation, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office is continuing its review of the shooting, she said. The 30 guns Houy owned were confiscated and he was forbidden to own any more. In an interview at his home Friday, Houy said he was to blame but that he didn’t deserve to be shot. He said the incident began when his wife snatched away his glass of liquor and began to harangue him over his drinking. He said things went fuzzy fast. “That’s when my mind went woo-hoo,” said Houy, a disabled aerospace worker. Houy said he got a gun from his safe “just to put a scare” in his wife. One of his daughters grabbed the gun out of his hand, so he got another one, went outside and was pacing in the front yard of his Lamar Street home when police arrived. He said he can’t remember what happened next, but said that when he turned to walk inside his home, he was shot. “It knocked me on the ground,” he said. “I didn’t deserve to be shot.” After being treated at the hospital, he served 28 days in jail and was released on a written promise to return to court in January to finish out his term, he said. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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