Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal. Announcing the deal through their website, Galatasaray confirmed an initial fee of 2.5million euros (£1.8m) plus add-ons for how well the club perform during the length of Podolski’s stay, with the former Bayern Munich man tweeting a picture of himself inside the Turk Telecom Arena. President Dursun Aydin Ozbek admitted Galatasaray had been chasing the signature of the World Cup winner for some time and was pleased to have finally worked out a deal for the forward. “Podolski was a player we have been following for a long time,” he said at the announcement of the signing. “We have met the expectations of our fans. We think he will serve us for many years.” Podolski, who started for the Gunners in the 2014 FA Cup final victory over Hull, had long been linked with a move to Galatasaray and his agent Nassim Touihri said on Friday that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had begrudgingly allowed the player to leave. ”We had good talks with Wenger,” Touihri said. ”He wanted to keep Lukas at Arsenal but could not guarantee him a starting position. That’s why we agreed to make a transfer.” Despite moving to Arsenal with a fine reputation, Podolski’s chances became limited as Wenger added the likes of Ozil, Sanchez and Danny Welbeck to his forward options. He also has Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at his disposal, which is the likely reason why the Frenchman could not guarantee Podolski the game-time he craves. Press Association Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan and has now signed a contract with the Super Lig champions, with an option for a fourth year in place.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The South Haven girls won the South-Central Border League Basketball Tournament over Sedan 44-34 held at Cowley Community College Saturday evening.West Elk would beat Udall 51-47 for first place in the boys division (see brackets here:Â Final SCBL girls BB bracket 2015Â andÂ SCBL boys BB bracket 2015).Caldwell would defeat Oxford 52-37 for third place in the boys division. Caldwell girls would finish fifth.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢South Havenâ€™s championshipSouth Haven captured the SCBL tournament crown with a 44-34 victory over Sedan Friday night. The Cardinals opened with an 11-8 first quarter lead, but trailed at the half, 18-17.The Cardinals would outscore the Blue Devils 11-8 and 16-8 in the third and fourth quarter for the win.South Haven was led by Chloe Ralls with 12 points. Deborah Morrison had 10 and Paige Turek 9 (see full stats here: South Haven vs. Sedan girls stats).The Cardinals were 13 of 35 from the field for a 37 percent success rate, and 17 of 30 from the free throw line. Baylee Tanner led the team in rebounds with 8.South Haven is now 8-4 overall and 2-0 in league play. South Haven1161116â€”44 SCBL Tournament Championship girlsÂ Â Â Â Â Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down ProudDAD · 289 weeks ago These games were awesome. the CCCC campus was a good place to hold this. My daughter Esther got to Play some good defense. The Team did an awesome job. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Twitter. South Haven: Harris 2, Morrison 10, Ralls 12, Turek 9, Tanner 4, Ray 2, Hawkins 5. Total: 13 (1) 17-30 44. Sedan81086â€”34