Hart hired as QPR boss

LONDON - Queens Park Rangers named Paul Hart as their new manager on Thursday after the London club parted company with Jim Magilton the previous day.

Hart, who was sacked as manager of Premier League Portsmouth last month, will be in charge of the Championship club until the end of the season, a statement on their website said.

Magilton was suspended by QPR last week following media reports of a bust-up with Hungarian midfielder Akos Buzsaky.