LAST year was a busy year for Alexis Ohanian as he married the love of his life Serena Williams and the couple welcomed their first child. But who exactly is Alexis, how long has he been dating Serena and just how much is he worth? We've got the lowdown... Who is Alexis Ohanian? Alexis Ohanian, 33, is a tech entrepreneur and best-selling author from the US. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in 1983 to an Armenian-American father – whose family fled the genocide – and a German mother. Alexis went to school in Ellicot City, Maryland, before graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005 with degrees in commerce and history. He's most famous for co-founding social news website Reddit. Along with business partner and fellow Virginia graduate Steve Huffman, the 6ft5 innovator set up the now-global name at the age of just 22. The website went from strength to strength and was eventually snapped up by publishing giant Conde Nast – owners of Wired, GQ and Vogue … [Read more...] about Who is Alexis Ohanian and will Serena Williams husband and Reddit co-founder be at the French Open?
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1956: Jim Laker took 10 wickets for 88 runs while playing for Surrey against the touring Australians at The Oval. He repeated the feat 10 weeks later in the Old Trafford Test match, where he ended up with 19 wickets. 2001: Liverpool won the Uefa Cup final 5-4 with a golden-goal triumph over Alaves to seal a cup treble. They had already won the Worthington Cup and FA Cup. 2009: Down beat Kerry in round 2A of the Christy Ring Cup, while Derry defeated Wicklow in round 2B at Swatragh 2010: England beat Australia by seven wickets in Barbados to win the ICC World Twenty20 tournament. 2012: Kenny Dalglish was sacked as Liverpool manager just three months after winning the League Cup. 2013: Former England captain David Beckham announced that he would retire from football at the end of the 2012-2013 season after winning the French league title with Paris St Germain. 2015: Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in two minutes and 56 … [Read more...] about On this Day, May 16 2015: Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history
Cool Currency Sportswear companies like Germany's Puma and Adidas increasingly rely on celebrities to sell their products, but some experts are skeptical this trend can last. Published on March 29, 2017 5:02 pm Why it matters Why it matters The sportswear market is notoriously competitive, as brands vie for attention on and off the field of play. To help stand out from the crowd, companies are increasingly using non-sporting celebrities to help shift their products. Facts Facts Puma and Adidas have taken their rivalry to the celebrity arena, signing up stars like singer Rihanna and rapper Kanye West. Puma’s sales of €3.63 billion in 2016 were dwarfed by those of Adidas, which reached €19.29 billion. Companies use social media to create hype for their products, relying on celebrities to promote the brand on their own channels. Audio Pdf They were equipped with sleeping bags, deck chairs and sandwiches. Six friends spent four … [Read more...] about Sportswear to the Stars
Petra Kvitova defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup World Group semifinal. Goerges lasted only an hour with 23 unforced errors against the 10th-ranked Kvitova, who dropped just two points on her serve in the second set and converted four of five break points. It was Kvitova's 29th singles match win in the Fed Cup. Angelique Kerber hoped to level the score later Saturday against Karolina Pliskova in the second rubber. The 10-time champion Czechs have a 7-1 head-to-head record over their hosts. The Germans' only win came in 1987 when Steffi Graf was part of the team that beat Czechoslovakia 2-1 in the World Group semifinals in Vancouver. After taking a 3-0 lead in the second set, Konta broke Nara to lead 5-2 and then served for the win to level the playoff at 1-1. Naomi Osaka, who claimed her first WTA title at Indian Wells in March, hit 11 aces to beat Heather Watson 6-2, 6-3 in the opening singles. Konta will face … [Read more...] about Tennis, Fed Cup: Kvitova gives Czechs 1-0 lead over Germany, Japan and Britain 1-1 after opening day
IF YOU'RE a sports fan, there’s no avoiding award-winning presenter Gabby Logan. By Kirsten Jones / Published 1st April 2018 GETTY GYMNAST: Gabby had her first experience in sport performing in events herself The journalist and mum-of-two had her first taste of the sporting world as a teenage gymnast at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.“I was 24 hours from home in a truly incredible country,” she said recently.“I adored my sport and I was really inspired by other athletes like Tessa Sanderson and Steffi Graf.”Twenty-eight years on and the Games haven’t changed, but Gabby has. From her humble beginnings on the radio, Gabby reached the dizzy heights of the BBC to host Match Of The Day, The Premier League Show and the World Athletics Championships.She’s never far from the footie field, and she’s even had a go at the jive under the Strictly glitter ball.“No two days are the same,” she admitted … [Read more...] about Commonwealth games presenter Gabby Logan opens up on her sports career