Museum for-a-day open on Tuesday

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Kids Discovery Factory is opening a Museum-for-a-Day, on Tuesday from 2:00 pm-8:00 pm at Batesville Intermediate School.Children of all ages will enjoy 8 hands-on exhibits including Imagination Playground, Dash and Dot robots, K’Nex Build and Race and more, as they innovate and create through immersive play experiences.Admission is $3 per person.last_img

Things were worse under Redknapp than Real this summer, claims Bale

first_imgGARETH BALE has revealed being benched by Harry Redknapp for a year was worse than his last 12 months at Real Madrid.Tottenham bizarrely failed to win any of the first 24 Premier League games he was involved in and he was benched for the better part of a year at White Hart Lane during an injury-hit start.4 Gareth Bale has revealed the last 12 months were not as bad as his difficult year under Harry RedknappCredit: Alamy Live News4 Bale had a difficult start to life at Spurs and was not on the winning side for his first 24 Premier League gamesCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe Welshman, 30, is back with his national team and has spoken for the first time about his difficulties at Madrid.Real tried to sell the former world record player to Jiangsu Suning over the summer, but the move collapsed after it was aborted by the Spanish giants.The nightmare was made worse by the fact that he was expected to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the Bernabeu, but instead scored just eight La Liga goals last season under Zinedine Zidane.He said: “It’s not been great but it’s not been the worst.”I remember not playing for a year under Harry Redknapp!”It’s not been ideal but I’ve been there before and I know how to deal with it. It’s just about keeping your head down and working hard.”I keep grinding through everything and had a good pre-season in terms of training and I’ve started the season well.”I feel good. I feel stronger than ever at the moment. When you get older you learn from your mistakes in the past and do a bit more prevention work in the gym.”I feel in very good shape so hopefully I can stay on top of that and continue to play well.”LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict England, Wales and Scotland vs Belgium scores this weekend and win £100Bale is back in the goals again and back in favour among the notoriously fickle Madridistas.His brace at Villarreal helped his side to a point, where they have made an OK start with a win and two draws.But he says he drowned out all the noise throughout the summer over his future.He added: “I don’t listen because they don’t know what they’re on about! I don’t read anything. Most people don’t know the situation. MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on it”It didn’t impact me too much, I had a great summer holidays.”I kept my head down in pre-season and there was a lot of talk, good and bad, but I just kept working hard in training.”Things that happened will stay private at the club but if you want answers maybe you need to ask Real Madrid.”4 Bale’s career looks to be back on track at Madrid after he netted two against VillarrealCredit: Rex Features4last_img read more

Outrageous! Top 10 best players who have never won the World Cup

first_img 10 3. Alfredo di Stefano – Argentina, Colombia & Spain: Never on a team that qualified for the World Cup – Click the arrow, right, to see the iconic Hungarian – Di Stefano was born in Argentina, but also played internationally for Colombia and Spain. He is currently the fourth-highest scorer in La Liga, and Real Madrid’s second-highest goal scorer of all time with 216 goals in 282 league matches between 1953 and 1964. Di Stefano won five straight European Cups, but never was on a team that qualified for the World Cup. 10. Paolo Maldini – Italy: The legendary defender lost the ’94 World Cup final against Brazil – Click the arrow, right, to see Maldini’s compatriot who also came up short in ‘94 – Maldini made his debut for AC Milan at age 16, and was a fixture of their defence for the next 24 seasons. He captained at five major tournaments, beginning with the 1994 World Cup. Italy lost the ‘94 final to Brazil on penalties, and the Euro 2000 final to France in extra time. In his club career, Maldini won seven Serie A titles and five Champions Leagues with A.C. Milan. 7. Marco Van Basten – Netherlands: Scored one of the most memorable goals of all-time but only played in one World Cup – Click the arrow, right, to see the Northern Irishman who never played in a major international tournament – Van Basten scored one of the most memorable goals in European Championship history to help the Dutch claim their first international title at Euro 1988. But he never scored in the only World Cup he played in 1990 – legendary career but no world crown. 9. Roberto Baggio – Italy: Came agonisingly close to the famous trophy but missed the decisive penalty in the ’94 World Cup final against Brazil – Click the arrow, right, to see one of the most revered Brazilians of all-time – Baggio is the only Italian player to score in three World Cups – scoring nine goals in total. The Italian was on a third-place team in 1990, and the runner-up Italian team that lost to Brazil on penalty kicks in 1994. In his club career, Baggio won FIFA World Player of the Year in 1993, as well as two Serie A titles and became the first Italian to score over 300 goals in 50 years. Let’s start off by saying Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not included in this list because there is still time for the two greatest players of the modern generation to lift the World Cup.But winning the famous trophy is an instant path to footballing immortality, just ask Diego Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane.However, uncontrollable factors, such as fortune, timing and a supporting cast play a pivotal role in World Cup success.  Some of the game’s immortal talents never get a chance. But with the draw for Russia 2018 qualification now complete, and the opportunity for the likes of Messi and Ronaldo to etch their names in football folklore,  talkSPORT takes a look back at those great players never to lift the World Cup.Some truly fantastic footballers have been agonisingly close – click the arrow above, right, to see 10 of themNotable exceptions:George Weah – LiberiaPaul Gascoigne – EnglandLuis Figo – PortugalMichael Laudrup – DenmarkIan Rush – WalesRyan Giggs – WalesEric Cantona – France 10 10 10 2. Ferenc Puskas – Hungary: Lost in the ’54 final to West Germany – Click the arrow, right, to see the Dutchman who helped invent ‘Total Football’ – Playing at top-level until he was 39, the Hungarian scored 509 goals in 523 career league appearances. He won five straight La Liga titles at Real Madrid and went to five European Cup Finals in eight years – winning three. He was the iconic player for Hungary’s ‘Magical Magyars’ of the early 1950s, scoring 84 goals in 85 appearances. Hungary rolled all the way to the final in 1954 before being upset by West Germany – one of the biggest World Cup shocks – a team they beat 8-3 during the Group Stage. 6. George Best – Northern Ireland: Never played in the European Championships or the World Cup – Click the arrow, right, to see the Portuguese who scored a nine goals in the ’66 tournament – Best helped Manchester United to a European Cup championship in 1968. The greatest player ever to wear Northern Ireland’s jersey was prolific, scoring 179 goals in 470 appearances for United over 11 years, but he never played in the European Championships or the World Cup. 8. Zico – Brazil: Part of the 1982 Brazil side that is widely regarded as the greatest team never to win the World Cup – Click the arrow, right, to see the Dutchman who scored one of the most memorable goals of all-time – Brazilians revere Zico as one of their greatest players – he scored 52 goals in 72 international matches. But he had the misfortune for being part of the one generation of Brazilian players who did not win the World Cup. Zico was a part of the 1982 Brazil side that is widely regarded as the greatest team never to win the World Cup – they lost to eventual champions Italy in the second round. 10 10 1. Johan Cruyff – Netherlands: Legendary career, but came up short in the ’74 final against West Germany – Cruyff led the Netherlands to the World Cup final in 1974 – he was named Player of the Tournament – where Total Football was beaten by West Germany. He is arguably the best player in European history – he won three European Cups and was awarded three Ballon D’or trophies. Cruyff helped the Netherlands qualify for the ‘78 World Cup, but retired after his family was targeted in a kidnap plot in Barcelona in 1977. 10 10 10 4. Michel Platini – France: Won the ’84 European Championship but came up short on the world stage – Click the arrow, right, to see the famous Real Madrid star who represented three different nations – The current UEFA president formed the heart of the 1984 European champions – scoring nine goals in just five matches. Platini played in the World Cup in 1978, 1982 and 1986, but the best France could do in those tournaments was reach the semi-finals in ’82 and ’86. During a five-year stretch in the mid 1980’s, he won two Serie A titles and a European Cup with Juventus. 5. Eusebio – Portugal: Scored an unbelievable 749 goals in 745 appearances at club level but finished third in ’66 – Click the arrow, right, to see the Frenchman who’s targeting FIFA’s top job – He only played in one World Cup, but Eusebio certainly made his mark, scoring a tournament-high nine goals and leading Portugal to a third-place finish in 1966. The Mozambican-born Portuguese forward scored an unbelievable 749 goals in 745 appearances at club level and another 41 for the Portuguese national team. In his club career, he led Benfica to 11 Primeira Liga titles, one European Cup title, and three European Cup finals. 10last_img read more