Kagawa rejoins Dortmund

first_img “Of course we chose to sign this quality player again.” Since joining United in the summer of 2012 – signed by Sir Alex Ferguson – Kagawa struggled to reproduce the form he displayed in his first spell at Dortmund, which started when he joined them from Cerezo Osaka in 2010. The 25-year-old made 57 appearances for United and scored six goals, including a hat-trick against Norwich, but failed to convince the club he was the playmaker they thought they had signed. “I said on the day of my departure that my story with Borussia Dortmund was not completed,” Kagawa told Dortmund’s official website. “I wanted to realise my Premier League dream but now I’m happy to be back in Dortmund; in this great team, the unique environment. Dortmund is like a family. “I am proud they have never forgotten me and I can belong again.” Kagawa has been restricted to just one appearance under new United manager Louis van Gaal this season, coming in their 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat against Milton Keynes Dons. United had still to confirm Kagawa’s departure but its impact is unlikely to be felt in the wake of Angel di Maria’s recent arrival. Shinji Kagawa’s time with Manchester United has come to an end after Borussia Dortmund signed their former player on a four-year deal. Press Associationcenter_img The Bundesliga club announced that the Japan international midfielder had rejoined them on Sunday afternoon, ending a two-year stay at Old Trafford. “The chance presented itself over the last few days to make the signing of Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said. last_img read more

Hill, Rowan provide potent 1, 2 punch in Badger backfield

first_imgCLEVELAND — Throughout spring ball, summer conditioning and even into fall camp there were many questions surrounding the state of the Wisconsin running game in light of Badger standout Brian Calhoun defecting to the NFL last April.Not only have these questions been answered in convincing fashion, it appears that the UW offense may not miss a beat without Calhoun in the 2006 season. The style of running just might look a little different.During Wisconsin’s 35-14 defeat of Bowling Green on Saturday, the Falcon defense was consistently hammered by a pair of bowling-ball-sized backs: P.J. Hill and Dywon Rowan. Hill plunged his way to 130 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown, whereas Rowan chipped in with 28 yards and UW’s first touchdown of the game.At 5-foot-11 and 242 pounds, Hill made a resounding statement in the first start of his career, literally hauling Bowling Green defenders down the field on many occasions. As a result, Hill averaged nearly six yards a carry on the evening.”I felt I was pretty good with my start. I had a few long runs. I didn’t get many losses of yardage,” said Hill, who only lost three yards from scrimmage. “I just stayed focused; I just went out there and just had fun and played my game.””He really runs hard, lowers his shoulder and got a lot of tough yards for us,” quarterback John Stocco added. “He was right on his blocks, right on everything, so I thought he did a great job for us.”With new coach Bret Bielema at the helm, most of Hill’s carries seemed to come in bunches, as he regularly ran the ball on two or three consecutive offensive plays during the night.”I have no problem being the workhorse as long as the coaches see that I’m helping to try and win this game,” Hill said.Rowan saw most of his action in the first half, but the 5-foot-9, 241-pound fifth-year senior helped the Badgers gain an early advantage. After Bowling Green eased down the field for a 7-0 lead on the first drive, Wisconsin answered with a 10-play, 66-yard drive capped by Rowan’s 7-yard dash to the left side of the end zone.”We were down. I just knew I had to bring the team back and get us in the end zone,” Rowan said. “Hopefully [I can get more red-zone touches]. Whatever I can do to help the team, I just want to be able to do that.”Hill, who didn’t find the end zone until 5:19 left in the fourth quarter, said he knows he can be more than a sufficient successor to Calhoun — a quicker and flashier runner.”I was pretty comfortable setting my mark, Brian Calhoun’s a good back, but I’m a different back,” Hill said. “We have two different kinds of running games. I just brought my game to the table.”That other style came from true freshman Lance Smith, who, on the first play of his career, broke free for a 14-yard carry up the middle. Two plays later, Stocco hit full back Bill Rentmeester for a 4-yard touchdown, pushing the UW lead to 28-14.Smith also earned some late-game work and turned in an eight-carry, 42-yard performance for the Badgers.On the other side of the ball, Wisconsin’s defense struggled to contain Falcon quarterback Freddie Barnes. In the redshirt freshman’s first start, Barnes all but destroyed the UW run defense, dashing for 158 yards and two scores.But that didn’t stop Wisconsin from matching the Falcons’ running game, equaling Bowling Green’s mark of 4.8 yards per carry as a team. In the end, Barnes’ two touchdowns were not enough as the Badgers were able to utilize the steady run power from Hill, Rowan and Smith to craft three touchdown drives of at least 66 yards.If the first game of Wisconsin’s season serves as any indication, Bielema will not hesitate to employ two, three or even four backs. Bielema acknowledged that Jamil Walker will be incorporated into the mix of running backs throughout the remainder of the year.”As coaches, we knew that there were probably [at least] three running backs that we felt comfortable with,” Bielema said. “As a drive wears on, that tailback’s been carrying the ball, those same defenders are out there. All of a sudden, you pop in a fresh set of legs. … [It’s] just a little change in speed.”last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: August 31 to Sept. 7, 2015

first_imgSUSO17 Gaines, Bradley E.49Wichita, KSKingman County JailSUSOProbation violation9/3/15 Wiley, Loretta L.31Wellington, KS100 S. B St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery/ Probation violation9/2/15 Divilbiss-Goracke, Jordan J.25Salina, KSI-35 MM 32.9, Mulvane, KSKHPPedestrians under influence; Regulations on use of controlled-access highways and facilities9/6/15 Weikal, Brian K.42Wellington, KS1104 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFailure to appear/DWS, DUI9/1/15 Shores, Sean E.38Wichita, KS777 Kansasa Star Drive, Mulvane, KSMPDFailure to appear/ Criminal trespass9/3/15 Shugart, Steven D. Jr27Wichita, KSSedgwick CountySGSOServing sentence8/31/15 Martin, Drake A.29Wellington, KS891 S. Rome Rd., Rome, KSSUSOPoss of hallucinogenic drug; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia8/31/15 Wood, Shaun T.33Lee Summit, MO610 E. Hillside, Wellington,KSSUSOServing sentence8/31/15 McKamie, Julie R.33Lee Summit, MOSumner CountySUSOProbation violation8/31/15 Greene, Michael J.47Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOBond revocation9/3/15 Johnson, Evan S.24Caldwell, KS1500 S. Argonia Rd., Bluff City, KSSUSODUI9/6/15 Coleman, Michael A.46Wichita, KS1400 N. US HWY 81, Mulvane, KSSUSOFail to appear/ DWS; Operate vehicle w/out liability insurance; Vehicles unlawful acts registration9/2/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Campbell, Christopher A.28Wellington, KS100 S. B St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery9/3/15 KHP1 Ybarra, Christina B.44Wellington, KSWellington Lake, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery9/6/15 40 Zimmerman, Gregory H.51Collinsville, TX777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDAttempted criminal tresspass9/1/15 Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/5/15 Jones, Jamez D.23Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/4/15 Melendres, Joseph V.57Crested Butte, CO1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDPossession of stimulant; Possession of paraphernalia9/5/15 Stewart, Thomas J.36Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/1/15         Wangberg, Elizabeth L.51Mulvane, KS1470 E. Shady Lane, Mulvane, KSSUSODomestic battery9/2/15 Query, Michael J.41Wellington, KS524 N. Poplar, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery; Criminal trespass9/4/15 SGCO1center_img KRGC1 Taylor, Valerie L.31Homeless1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFailure to appear9/5/15 Miller, Laramie W.30Winfield, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear9/3/15 Melendres, Harley J.20Hurst, TX1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDTransporting open container; Possession of opiate; Possession of drug paraphernalia9/5/15 Johnson, Richard H.50Reston, VA785 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSMPDTheft of prop/services9/5/15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for August 31 to Sept. 7, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Total35 Baumgarner, Dameon V.35Wellington, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOUnlawful discharge of firearm in city limits9/2/15 Hall, Johnny D.45Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSKRGCPossession of opiate; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia9/2/15 BPPD2 Weidner, Tina K.28Wellington, KS570 S. Seneca, Wellington, KSSUSODomestic battery; Possession of hallucinogenic drug; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia9/7/15 Dubberstein, Cameron C.25Anthony, KS1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFurnishing alcohol or CMB to a minor/ Possession of opiate; Possession of paraphernalia w/intent manufacture9/5/15 Cook, Sandra K.72Wellington, KS702 N. B St, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery8/31/15 King, Christina M.31Belle Plaine, KS400 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDFailure to appear X29/1/15 Pudden, Brady M.44Arkansas City, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear (X2); Serving sentence9/6/15 WPD10 Cohorn, Dakota M.23Ponca City, OK1600 Blk. N. A St., Wellington, KSWPDProbation violation9/2/15 Ouano, Devin B.32Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/4/15 CAPD0 Lara, Aron20Wichita, KS800 US 166 HWY, South Haven, KSSUSODWS9/6/15 Randall, Brandon R.27Belle Plaine, KS419 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDProbation violation X29/1/15 OXPD0 MPD3 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 08-31-15 thru 09-07-15  Harris, Jeremy L.last_img read more

Oldham Athletic complete signing of Wolves defender Elokobi

first_img1 George Elokobi Oldham Athletic have completed the signing of former Wolves defender George Elokobi.The Cameroonian defender, who was released by Wolves earlier this summer, has penned a one-year deal at Boundary Park.The 28-year-old spent six years at Wolves after moving to Molineux from Colchester United in 2008.Elokobi was loaned out to Nottingham Forest and Bristol City during his time at Wolves.last_img