Real Madrid willing to break bank for Mane

first_img But his representatives have already been approached for informal talks on a possible move. read also:Klopp leads Liverpool players to celebrate Mane’s birthday in lockdown Mane is not pressing to leave and Liverpool are determined to see off Madrid — just as they did last year when Zidane had his eye on Mo Salah. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid are willing to break the bank to prise Sadio Mane away from Liverpool. Liverpool’ forward Sadio Mane The Sun says Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is a huge fan of the Senegal star, 28, and the Anfield hierarchy are bracing themselves for an approach. Mane only signed his £150,000-a-week contract, designed to keep him with Liverpool until 2023, 18 months ago.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were KidsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Reasons Sharks Are Afraid Of DolphinsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different Actorslast_img read more

MainSource Bank announces retirement of President, CEO

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — MainSource Bank announced the retirement of Daryl Tressler, president and CEO of the bank.Mr. Tressler, a Decatur County native, graduated from the University of Indianapolis and joined MainSource Bank in 1973.In his 43-year MainSource banking career, Daryl has served in numerous banking and management roles, including accounting, mortgage lending, commercial banking and president of several MainSource affiliate entities.In recent years, Daryl served as the holding company’s Chief Banking Officer and was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of MainSource Bank.last_img read more

TENNIS:Federer cruises into semi final

first_imgRoger Federer charged into the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Thursday with a straight sets win over South African Kevin Anderson.The Swiss master succeeded where others had failed by blunting the serve of the towering 2.13m Anderson to win 7-5 6-1.Federer faced only one break point in the entire match and reeled off seven games on the trot to clinch the opening set and race to a 5-0 lead in the second.His reward for winning was a semi-final clash on Saturday with Ukrainian giantkiller Alexandr Dolgopolov, who continued his fairytale run in the Californian desert by defeating big-serving Canadian Milos 6-3 6-4.In the women’s draw, China’s Li Na won her rematch with Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova to join Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta in the semis.In her first meeting with Cibulkova since the Australian Open final in January, Li once again proved too strong for her younger opponent, winning 6-3 4-6 6-3 in a little over two and a half hours. Pennetta booked her place in the last four by beating American Sloane Stephens 6-4 5-7 6-4 in a seesawing match played in gusting winds.In a tournament that has been packed with surprises and high-profile casualties, the 32-year-old Li has been a model of consistency, ferociously battling through each round.The Chinese top seed, in the absence of world number one Serena Williams, has struggled with her serve all week and committed eight double faults against Cibulkova, four in the opening set and four more in the third when the pressure was on.The Slovak also made eight doubles while the pair combined for more than 100 unforced errors in a match that was longer and much tighter than their last meeting in Melbourne.Li got the decisive break late in the third set and then served out for victory to stay on course for her first title at one of the biggest events outside the grand slams. ”Here is different than Australia. Of course score should be different,” said Li.”I think today she played more aggressive. I was feeling if I try to go back like a little bit she was trying to step in to hit the ball.”Also I was feeling in the second set I think I dropped down a little bit and gave her more chance. She can get a lot of winners.”CRAZY WINDPennetta looked to be heading for the exit when she blew her first chance to win the match then fell behind in the deciding third set. The 32-year-old was two points from victory when serving for the match in the second set when the wind suddenly started to blow a gale and her game started to unravel.Stephens, 20, broke her serve and won six games in a row to jump out to a 3-0 lead in the third when Pennetta staged her own comeback, winning six of the last seven games to wrap up an extraordinary victory.”We didn’t play our best tennis,” Pennetta said. ”Maybe in the beginning we played much better, and in the second one, but the third was a disaster for both of us.”I’m happy to get through this match, but I don’t have good feelings right now – it’s just crazy outside, the wind is just coming out of nowhere.” Dolgopolov has been a revelation at Indian Wells since he was thrust into the spotlight when he scored an upset win over world number one Rafa Nadal in the third round.Players who register shock wins often fail to maintain their form on but the 28th seed has gone from strength to strength, beating three seeds in succession.Raonic, one of the biggest servers in tennis, beat Wimbledon champion Andy Murray on Wednesday but found Dolgopolov too hot to hold.”I just wish I could have served better. But other than that, he did the right things at the right times right away from the start of the match,” said Raonic.”He was a factor of why I didn’t serve as well as I would have liked as well.” Not only did Dolgopolov succeed in breaking the Canadian’s serve three times, including twice in the second set to overcome a 3-0 deficit, but showed he also has a serve to be reckoned with as he fired six aces, two more than his opponent.”I was really happy with that. And I was able to get more returns than usually you can against him,” said Dolgopolov.”He serves really big and I knew I had to do that, and I’m quite pleased how I anticipated on his serve and have seen the toss of the ball and was really, really concentrated to get those serves back.”last_img read more

Booze destroyed heroes but teetotal Greavsie must be celebrated as he turns 80

first_imgTHERE is no doubt Jimmy Greaves should be honoured after reaching his 80th birthday on Thursday.But regardless his name is already safe in the memory of anyone who saw him play in the 14 years of his football career or on film over the next 40.3 Jimmy Greaves was up there with George Best in the pantheon of top-class strikers3 Chelsea, spurs and West Ham legend Jimmy Greaves retired aged 31 – after an amazing goalscoring recordCredit: AFP – Getty3 Superstars of the past and present – Jimmy Greaves with current (but injured) Spurs striker and England skipper Harry KaneCredit: Getty – ContributorHe was fabulous. With 357 goals in the top flight and 44 more for England, the only sweeter goalscorer in the First Division was arguably George Best but in nothing like the quantity.I’m not old enough to have seen Greaves play for Chelsea, Spurs or even West Ham.But friends and relations who did take a deep breath and try to find words to describe his deadly instincts in front of goal.So I watched Tuesday night’s BT Sport film as it fleetingly captured the ravishing ballet of Greaves on the move through thickets of defenders with the seemingly inevitable result.It came as a shock to everyone he decided to retire at the incredibly young age of 31.And it is tragically coincidental. Best was 29 when he walked out of English football, both on a lethal path towards alcoholism.He moved like a skimming gull across pitches that today’s footballers would consider an insult to their ball controlThe drinking culture in football claimed other victims of which the most horrible was the unravelling of Paul Gascoigne whom England dispensed with, yes, at 31.With all the might at his command, Greaves threw off the curse of booze and is proud that for more than 40 years he hasn’t touched a drop.It killed Best and destroyed Gazza’s already shaky equilibrium.His successful resistance owes a lot to his wife, Irene, who went through nightmare times but succumbed for only three months of their 60-year love affair when she divorced him but returned, eventually to remarry five years ago.It’s clear, too, just how much his children love him.Greaves, on a black and white screen, moved like a skimming gull across pitches that today’s footballers would consider an insult to their ball control.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesNot that anyone could stop Greaves in full cry.As an 18-year-old, the slight youth scored five in Chelsea’s 6-1 drubbing of Division One champions Wolves in August 1958.He continued scoring in threes, fours and even a five or two, an East London lad destined to break the world record of goals scored and probably jokes made, too.The odd thing is Greaves spent his football life being rewarded by goals all over the place but outside gluey goalmouths not by much else.His Spurs record of 220 could be overtaken by Harry Kane, 26, already owner of an MBE.Indeed, he missed out by a year on Spurs’ Double in 1961, couldn’t get back into England’s World Cup winning team and has been ignored by the types who decide on where the Queen’s gongs go.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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBut as I say, football people would never judge the quality of a player by whether he scores a medal at Buckingham Palace.Nor for that matter how funny he was (and he was very funny) on Saint and Greavsie.Stunned by a serious stroke, he is too ill to respond publicly to well-wishers. But I suspect he would say to each one of them ‘Thanks, mate. Glad to be of service.’The Chase viewers seeing double with Jimmy Greaves lookalike contestantlast_img read more

Cyclist killed after colliding with car on WCB

first_imgA West Coast Berbice (WCB) man was killed on Saturday afternoon after he reportedly collided into a motorcar on the Onverwagt Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB).Dead is 41-year-old Joel Jacobs of Number 28 Village, WCB. The accident occurred at about 15:30h on a bridge along the Onverwagt Public Road.According to the police report, hire car bearing registration number HC 8140, wasThe dead man’s bicycleproceeding east on the northern side of the said bridge whilst the pedal cyclist was proceeding in the opposite direction on the southern side of the bridge.The driver told investigators that while in the process of passing the bicycle, Jacobs suddenly swerved from south to north and in so doing, came into contact with the front right side of the hire car.As a result of the impact, the cyclist fell onto the bridge where he sustained injuries. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to Fort Wellington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The body of 41-year-old Jacobs is presently at Fort Wellington Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver and no alcohol was detected.The 27-year-old driver of El Dorado Village, WCB, remains in Police custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

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