first_imgYou have just won the lottery for a trillion dollars, tax-free! (Just go with it; face reality later.) That’s a 1 with twelve zeroes: $1,000,000,000,000. What will you do with your newfound gains?First, let’s put a trillion dollars in perspective. A stack of a trillion one-dollar bills would go almost one quarter of the way to the moon and weigh approximately ten tons. Assuming you live fifty more years (and cannot purchase immortality for a trillion dollars and/or your soul), you could spend over $54 million every day of your life and still leave a few grand in the bank for the kids.So how are you going to spend all that money? You are certainly welcome to share it with us, but here are some other ideas.Buy All the Sports Leagues – Every billionaire seems to desire a sports team. However, as a trillionaire, you can buy them all.The average NFL franchise is worth $1.4 billion, thus the entire roster of teams is valued at nearly $45 billion. That is pocket change to you. Buy the whole league. Make them play wherever and whenever you want. Have twelve Super Bowls a year and appoint yourself the halftime entertainment. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgNovak Djokovic is out of Wimbledon after a shock defeat by American Sam Querrey – ending the world number one’s hopes of a calendar-year Grand Slam.Querrey, seeded 28th, completed a 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 3-6 7-6 (7-5) third-round win after the rain had suspended play on Saturday evening.It was the Serb’s first loss at a major since 2015 French Open final.Djokovic had hoped to win his third straight Wimbledon title and secure the third leg of a calendar Slam.The 29-year-old has already won the Australian and French Opens this year and was also trying to become only the second man to win five successive major titles.Querrey ‘ecstatic’ with surprise win “It’s incredible, especially to do it here at Wimbledon,” said 28-year-old Querrey after ending one of the most dominant runs in tennis history.”I’m so ecstatic, so happy. I played the break points well and every time he had a break point I was able to come up with a big serve.”He came out and got the first four games, fortunately for me we had another rain delay and I got to regroup. I’m just taking it one round at a time, I’m not even sure who I’m playing next.”Djokovic lacking clinical edgeThe 6ft 6in Querrey has a huge serve, and grass-court pedigree as a former Queen’s Club champion, but there was no reason to think he might be the man to finally derail Djokovic. Even when the world number 41 headed off with a two-set lead on Friday evening, having played superbly, there were few at the All England Club confidently backing him to finish the job.Djokovic had looked strangely out of sorts in the first chapter of the contest but he took advantage of an edgy Querrey to build a quick 4-0 lead on Saturday’s resumption.The third set was duly taken either side of another rain delay but try as he might, the 12-time Grand Slam champion could not break away in the fourth.The pair shared 16 break points before Djokovic finally moved ahead with a forehand for 5-4 – only to give the break straight back with a poor attempt at a drop volley.When the rain returned just after Querrey had held for a 6-5 lead, it left Djokovic heading for the locker room knowing he would have to serve to stay in the match on the resumption. A little over an hour later, the top seed played a nerveless service game to force the tie-break but once again he could not find his usual clinical edge.A 3-1 lead disappeared and despite Djokovic saving a first match point with an ace, it was Querrey who was leaping in the air in celebration when the Serb pulled a forehand wide on the second.AnalysisTim Henman, four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist: “If I was going to question something about Djokovic, it was more mental than physical. There was a lot of eye contact with the box. It was a bizarre performance.”last_img read more