• The women have their limelight in Monday's #Fitspo. Now it's the men's turn. The Yahoo #FitFind series is a new weekly feature every Wednesday dedicated to all fit men out there. Know of any who deserve to be featured? Hit me up on CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltaysg).

    Justin Loi. Photo: Cheryl TayJustin Loi. Photo: Cheryl Tay

    Name: Justin Loi (@justin.loi)
    Age: 29
    Height: 185cm
    Weight: 82kg
    Occupation: Finance
    Status: Married to Kelly Latimer
    Diet: Tries to eat reasonably clean and avoids carbohydrates and simple sugars as much as possible, but mainly enjoys meaty dishes; not the best at keeping to a strict diet and is capable of demolishing a Korean rice bowl, or a McSpicy or two every few days
    Training: Gets an hour at the gym during lunch time on weekdays, doing weights training interspliced with a day or two of HIIT; football on Thursday nights in a friendly league

    Were you always a sporty person?
    I used to play most sports from a very young age – football, badminton, tennis, table tennis, and volleyball. I was a

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  • The Philadelphia 76ers' long wait for a win is over. After 18 games of ineptitude, frustration, and blown leads, the Sixers finally got off the schneid with a 103-91 victory over the West-worst Los Angeles Lakers at the Wells Fargo Center. The 1-18 Sixers ensured that they will merely share the record for worst start to a season with the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets, who finished that campaign 12-70. Tuesday's win also ends a U.S.-record 28-game losing streak that began last season.

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    Philadelphia got the job done by eschewing the bad habits of their previous five losses, all of which involved sizable second-half leads blown in crunch time. Tuesday was very different in that it was the Sixers who had to fight back from a notable deficit. Down 57-43 with 1:47 remaining in the second quarter, the Sixers closed the first half strong and out-scored the Lakers 30-17 in the third quarter to enter the final period up 80-75. A

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  • Kobe Bryant's first road game since his Sunday retirement announcement always figured to be a momentous occasion, especially considering it would come against the Philadelphia 76ers, ostensibly his hometown team. Kobe has not always been the most popular player in Philly — who could forget the boos at the 2002 All-Star Game? — but the hope of many was that he would receive a warm welcome at the Wells Fargo Center for Tuesday's tilt with the winless Philadelphia 76ers.

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    That's exactly what took place when the public address announcer called Bryant's name last among Lakers starters. Take a look:

    After a hearty ovation, the Sixers played a short tribute video tying Bryant to the city and had franchise legend Julius Erving and Kobe's high school coach Gregg Downer (who spoke to our Michael Lee on Monday) presented him with a framed No. 24 jersey from nearby Lower Merion High School, his last stop on the way to

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  • Luke Walton doesn't quite get it, but he'll take it all the same.Luke Walton doesn't quite get it, but he'll take it all the same.As promised, the NBA has taken a fresh look at its position on the longstanding but informal practice on crediting wins earned by teams run by interim coaches not to that temporary leader, but rather to the head coach in whose stead the interim coach serves. Unfortunately for Golden State Warriors store-minder Luke Walton, who has moved up to the head of the Dubs' bench in place of the injured Steve Kerr, who's still working his way back to the club after offseason back surgery, the league has decided not to change things up.

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    From the league's Tuesday announcement:

    The NBA clarified today the league’s rules regarding coaching records: the head coach of record is credited with team wins and losses. Steve Kerr remains the head coach of record for the Golden State Warriors and is credited with those results.
    Additionally, any team head coach, interim head coach or acting head coach is eligible to be recognized with league coaching
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  • Tiger Woods doesn't know when he'll be able to return to professional golf.

    Speaking Tuesday at his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Woods couldn't offer a timeline for his recovery from a pair of back surgeries this fall.

    "I have no answer to that, and neither do my surgeon or physios," Woods said with an air of dejection. "There is no timetable."

    Woods underwent a second microdiscectomy procedure on his back in September, 18 months after an initial procedure on the same place in his back in March 2014. Six weeks after the September surgery in Utah, Woods has a follow-up procedure done to alleviate some complications. 

    The September surgery came weeks after he finished his PGA Tour season at the Wyndham Championship, coming up short in an 11th-hour bid to make the FedEx Cup playoffs. That week in Greensboro, N.C., Woods complained of hip pain. In a follow-up visit with surgeon Dr. Charles Rich, it was discovered a nerve problem in his back was the source of the pain. Woods chose

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  • Weep not for the memories, friends. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)Weep not for the memories, friends. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)Over the past five weeks, a great many opinions have been offered on the current form and function of Kobe Bryant, who announced Sunday that he plans to retire after this season. Few have been especially positive. Many have touched in some fashion on the notion of Deserving Better Than This.

    The basic idea: watching the version of Kobe suiting up for the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers — one who has finally succumbed to the physical deterioration of playing more total NBA minutes than anybody in history but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Jason Kidd, the accumulated toll of "using" offensive possessions more frequently than anybody but Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade and Allen Iverson over a two-decade span, and suffering three consecutive season-ending injuries; one who can no longer torch, roast, slow-cook or even really reheat most NBA defenders — is sad. We don't like being sad. We'd rather be happy, like we were when watching Kobe hang 81 on Toronto, or put 65 on Portland, or set a

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  • Mad Dash: Ohio State receiver goes off on Alabama

    Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas has zero love for Alabama, and he let the world know on Monday, posting a series of tweets to make the case that the Crimson Tide are overrated and shouldn't be ranked so highly by the College Football Playoff committee. Alabama's Cyrus Jones kept his retort short and sweet, and while we must remain neutral in this Twitter beef, we'll admit that while Thomas is obviously biased, the charts he used certainly don't make Alabama look great. That said, it's pretty obvious that given the choice, any team in the playoff right now would rather open it against anyone other than Alabama. Which you don't need a chart to understand. 
    In case you were wondering if Rasheed Wallace still has the magic touch, check out the video Brandon Jennings shot of 'Sheed at North Carolina. Wallace shoots a ball with both arms, and both find the net like it's nothing. Money in the bank. And he did it without the signature headband, so
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  • Hey, remember when Rory McIlroy said the FedEx Cup's $10 million first-place prize didn't really mean all that much to him? 

    Yeah, he wasn't kidding.

    The four-time major champion is valued at $422 million, according to documents filed by his eponymous management company. Rory McIlroy Inc., which McIlroy formed in October 2013 after prematurely leaving former management firm Horizon Sports Management, values the Ulsterman at that nearly half-billion-dollar figure based on his on-course earnings, as well current endorsements with Nike, Bose, Omega and others.

    Despite having a home in Florida, McIlroy's management firm is based in Dublin. In documents filed by the company, McIlroy's primary residence is listed as being in Dubai. 

    The 26-year-old would seem well on his way to becoming golf's second-ever billion-dollar player, joining Tiger Woods, who was recently valued by Forbes at over $700 million.

    McIlroy is done for 2015, wrapping up a four-win year with a victory at the European

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  • Jarrod Lyle was announced Tuesday as the second recipient of the PGA Tour Courage Award.

    Lyle, a two-time acute myeloid leukemia survivor, made his return to the Tour in 2014 after being diagnosed with the condition a second time in March 2012. The 34-year-old received the news just before his wife, Briony, was set to give birth to the couple's first child.

    The Aussie battled and defeated the same condition as a 17-year-old, confined to his bed for nine months while undergoing aggressive chemotherapy.

    Lyle made his return to competitive golf at the 2013 Australian Masters, where he made the cut. He returned to the PGA Tour in October 2014 at the Frys.com Open.

    Former Open champion and fellow Aussie Ian Baker-Finch presented the award to Lyle ahead of this week's Australian PGA Championship.

    "I am very humbled to be receiving this award from the PGA Tour," Lyle said in a statement. "It has taken a lot of fighting for me to get back to the PGA Tour but it has been well worth it. For me

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  • It would have been very easy for the Golden State Warriors to drop their first game of the season in Monday's visit to the Utah Jazz. The slow-paced Jazz controlled tempo and generally played the style they prefer, trailing by double digits for all of 14 seconds on the night. No team has played the Warriors so consistently well over their record-breaking start to the season, and the Jazz had a chance to win late.

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    It says something about Golden State that the defending champions were able to withstand that fine effort to improve their record to 19-0. The Warriors topped the Jazz 106-103 at Vivint Smart Home Arena behind a resilient showing that featured key bench contributions and a few new wrinkles with wing Harrison Barnes sidelined due to an ankle injury. The Jazz provided a sort of blueprint for beating them, but it still wasn't enough to get the job done.

    Utah may have pulled it off if not for a big shot by —

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