Serena Williams to be next General Mills’ Wheaties box athlete

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — General Mills has found the perfect champion for their signature Wheaties box.The company announced Tuesday that tennis star Serena Williams will be the next athlete featured on the breakfast cereal’s orange box.Williams took to Instagram to share the monumental news.“In 2001, Wheaties paid homage to a true champion and an icon by putting her on the cover of a Wheaties Box,” Williams wrote, captioning the image of her Wheaties box cover in which she wears a white dress.“Althea Gibson was the FIRST Black Woman tennis player to be on the box,” she continued. “Today, I am honored to be the second.”Williams, who has been named the WTA Played Of The Year seven times, has a long list of accomplishments to note. She has earned 23 major singles titles, 14 major doubles titles, and was ranked the world No. 1 in women’s singles eight times between 2002 and 2017.As she mentioned, Williams is the second black tennis player to be featured on the box. She is also the first active tennis player featured on Wheaties since Pete Sampras in 2000 and the fourth female tennis player all-time.“I am so excited to be on the cover of the next Wheaties box,” said Williams in statement. “I have dreamt of this since I was a young woman and it’s an honor to join the ranks of some of America’s most decorated athletes. I hope my image on this iconic orange box will inspire the next generation of girls and athletes to dream big.”Williams’ limited-edition Wheaties box will become available in the U.S. starting next month.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img June 25, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams to be next General Mills’ Wheaties box athletelast_img read more

Gold is Money to defend title against ominous Albouystown-B

first_imgBy Michelangelo JacobusFRIDAY night was one full of high-paced action and upsets as the Georgetown Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ quarterfinals and semifinals were played at the National Cultural Centre tarmac.After the dust settled, the exciting Albouystown-B team had won the right to challenge defending Georgetown and National champions Gold is Money in the final.En route to the final, Albouystown-B secured the semi-final spot by beating Back Circle 2-1 on sudden-death penalties in the first quarterfinal of the night. Later on in the night, they faced a determined Sophia in the semifinal and some clinical finishing from Lennox ‘Tyga’ Cort ensured that they ran out 3-2 winners.Albouystown’s Lennox Cort (on the ball) on one of his many runs during his side’s semifinal against Sophia (orange bibs).Sophia, who are known for their defence, conceded after nine minutes when Cort slammed home, after some fine passing. He added a second in the 18th minute and Marlon Nedd put Albouystown 3-0 up just three minutes later.However, Sophia refused to roll over and had the crowd on edge when they netted a late Guinness Goal (a goal scored in the final three minutes of the game counts as 2) to make things interesting at 3-2. But Albouystown held firm to book the final berth.Earlier in the night, Sophia had needled crowd favourite Sparta Boss in the quarter-finals to create a major upset. Dwayne ‘Goofy’ Lowe’s fourth-minute goal proved to be the deciding factor but not before Sparta came close to equalising on several occasions However Sophia defended staunchly to end 1-0 winners.Meanwhile, defending champions Gold is Money had a comfortable path to the final. First they dispatched Tiger Bay 2-0 in the quarter-final stage with Randolph Wagner netting a brace. His goals came in the 9th and 20th minutes respectively.The Gold is Money juggernaut rolled on without any hiccup as Jermin Junor and Randolph Wagner netted a goal apiece in their 2-0 victory over Broad Street in the semi-final, Junor opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Wagner doubled their lead just two minutes later.The victory meant that Gold is Money gave themselves a chance to defend their Georgetown title and a shot at the $500 000 winners’ purse.Earlier in the night Broad Street had needed sudden-death penalties to get past Leopold Street in their opening quarter-final after regulation and extra-time ended goalless. Broad Street held their nerves to come out 2-1 winners.The final of the Georgetown Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship was being played at the D’Urban Park tarmac last night and up to press time no scores were available,Fixtures – Final NightFinalGold is Money vs Albouystown-B3rd PlaceSophia vs Broad StreetPlate FinalWinners (1) vs Winners (2)Plate SemifinalLeopold Street vs Tiger Bay – 19:00hrsBack Circle vs Sparta Boss – 19:45hrslast_img read more