• 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).

    Daryl Cheng. Photo: Cheryl TayDaryl Cheng. Photo: Cheryl Tay
    Name: Daryl Rafael Cheng
    Age: 20
    Height: 1.74m
    Weight: 75kg
    Occupation: Medical student
    Status: Single
    Diet: Tries to keep everything balanced as much as possible; for instance, if lunch was carb-heavy, dinner will be a healthier alternative
    Training: 4 to 5 times in the gym for CrossFit and weightlifting at Solitude of Strength
    Benchmarks: 1RM for Snatch 97kg; Clean & Jerk 120kg; Back Squat 160kg; Front Squat 145kg; Deadlift 170kg
    Did you grow up playing a lot of sports?
    Yes, I’ve always enjoyed sports since young. I picked up Taekwondo in Primary 1 and did it for four years till I was 10. I went into swimming in Upper Primary and subsequently, into water polo when I was in secondary school.


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  • When UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey called out Floyd Mayweather in her ESPY acceptance speech, “Rowdy” unquestionably added a few more fans to her corner.

    Four-time NBA league MVP LeBron James was not one of them – that’s because he was already an admirer of the 28-year-old fighting phenom long before she took home the night’s award for “Best Fighter.”

    An admirer from a distance, apparently.

    Rousey finished her last two opponents in a combined 30 seconds, so it’s not surprising that someone might be intimidated approaching the “World’s Most Dominant Athlete.”

    However, when that person is a two-time NBA champ and four-time MVP, well, it kind of puts into perspective the aura Rousey emits.

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  • Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum, from France, reacts after he is called for a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum, from France, reacts after he is called for a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)Rampant player movement is one of the defining features of the contemporary NBA, with teams moving virtually anyone in the pursuit of future flexibility and the accrual of assets. With that in mind, it's not shocking to hear that franchises and players alike often look ahead to potential future destinations even when they're under contract with another squad. It's only human nature.

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    However, one recent report of such interest happened to rub the named player the wrong way. Grantland's Zach Lowe wrote a typically in-depth piece on the state of the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, and it included this note on offseason addition Nicolas Batum:

    Batum is an impending unrestricted free agent on a borderline playoff team, diving into an unprecedented cap frenzy in which two-dozen suitors could offer $20 million per season. Batum’s people have already made noise about how much Batum would like to play in Toronto, a city
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  • Karim Benzema sparks Arsenal transfer frenzy with cryptic Instagram post

    Karim Benzema has sparked speculation about his future at Real Madrid after posting a cryptic Instagram message while on a private jet.

    Capture d'écran du compte Instagram de Karim Benzema., DRCapture d'écran du compte Instagram de Karim Benzema., DR

    (first posted on Eurosport)

    Benzema, 27, has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer and Arsenal have reportedly identified him as the man to fill their vacant No. 9 shirt at Emirates Stadium.

    The France international was in China with the rest of his Real Madrid team-mates ahead of their pre-season international Champions Cup tour, but posted a photo of himself on a private jet accompanied with the caption, "Leave the past to the past. #directionfuture".

    Karim Djaziri, the agent of Benzema, told Sky Sports News last week that the former Lyon man "will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 per cent" which Gunners boss Arsene Wenger responded by joking:

    "One thousand per cent is a lot! That looks quite convincing. I do not come out with names anyway. I believe we built something special last season. We want to work on that and not expect too much from outside."

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  • The World Series of Fighting on Wednesday will name 50-year-old digital media executive Carlos Silva as its new chief executive officer.

    Silva has an extensive background in digital media and sports television and said he hopes to use all available platforms to make the World Series a bigger player in the MMA space.

    It already has a television deal with NBC and NBC Sports Network, but is generally regarded as the No. 3 promotion in the U.S. behind the UFC and Bellator.

    Silva isn't necessarily looking to take down either of the two MMA giants, though matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz insists he's going to seek out the best talent on the market. Abdel-Aziz told Yahoo Sports he plans to make a competitive offer to free agent heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, who recently announced his intention to come out of retirement.

    New World Series of Fighting CEO Carlos Silva (Back9Network)New World Series of Fighting CEO Carlos Silva (Back9Network)Silva's goal is to overhaul the World Series' website that will not only have comprehensive information about it, its fighters and events, but also about all of MMA.

    Live sports

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  • GAINESVILLE, Va. -- Tiger Woods is still mired in the process of installing a baseline shift, trying to figure out spin rates and feels and traj. He's done it before and he feels close to doing it again. 

    The problem for Woods is that he's seemingly running out of time in this 2014-15 PGA Tour season to make much more progress inside the ropes.

    Barring an unlikely win at this week's Quicken Loans National, Woods, who enters the week at No. 266 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will not qualify for next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. A win at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, which would be his 80th career PGA Tour title, is the only way Woods can crack the world top 50 and land a tee time at Firestone Country Club, a place he has won eight times in his career.

    "Kind of funny I won there a couple years ago," Woods said Tuesday. He added, "Unfortunately, I can't get an invite there unless I win."

    If that's the case, then Woods likely has just one more tournament remaining on his

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  • It looks like the Bucks' new logo will continue to occupy courts in Milwaukee for some time. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)It looks like the Bucks' new logo will continue to occupy courts in Milwaukee for some time. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)The Milwaukee Bucks took a major step toward remaining in Wisconsin on Tuesday. With Bucks head coach Jason Kidd reportedly watching from the gallery at the State Capitol in Madison, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to approve a bill that will earmark $250 million in public money to help fund the construction of a new downtown arena.

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    After buying the Bucks from former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl for $550 million in April 2014, hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry committed $150 million toward the construction of a new arena that would allow the Bucks to move out of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, their home since 1988, which Commissioner Adam Silver deemed unfit for NBA occupation as far back as 2013. Outgoing owner Kohl also committed $100 million to the project.

    With the "Atomic Age" palace expected to cost $500 million, though, a $250 million funding gap remained. The Bucks owners looked to the state

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  • GAINESVILLE, Va. -- Billy Hurley III made a public plea on Tuesday at the Quicken Loans National in the search for his father, Willard Hurley Jr., who has been missing for the last nine days.

    Hurley cried as he explained that his father, a retired police officer, hasn't been seen since getting into his 1998 Ford F150 truck and driving away from the family's Leesburg, Va., home on July 19 with some clothes and cash.

    The Naval Academy graduate, who said he learned his father was missing on Monday afternoon, said his father does not have a history of mental illness. Hurley's mother has filed a missing persons report with local police.

    The 33-year-old PGA Tour player said he is in this week's field with the hope that his father will see him on TV and return home. In lieu of that, Hurley hopes someone who has seen his father will come forward and help the family locate Hurley's father.

    Hurley said, "I’m just hoping that there’s a story, that maybe he goes to PGATour.com to check my tee time

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  • Vin Baker is working toward a career with Starbucks. (AP)Vin Baker is working toward a career with Starbucks. (AP)Like countless other players, coaches and basketball obsessives, Vin Baker headed to Las Vegas Summer League last month looking for a job. The four-time All-Star, whose career ended in 2006 after years of on-court decline brought on by off-court struggles with alcohol abuse and ballooning weight, trekked to the desert on the invitation of Jason Kidd.

    The Milwaukee Bucks head coach thought the former Olympian — who has since auctioned off the gold medal he won in Sydney as part of Team USA in 2000 — might be able to help the younger Bucks learn the finer points of post play and boxing out as a Summer League assistant coach. Moreover, he could also offer these hoops hopefuls a first-hand perspective on the temptations and dangers of living the NBA fast life.

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    As Baker told Yahoo Sports NBA columnist Marc J. Spears during an interview about the ongoing alcohol issues surrounding former Denver Nuggets and now Houston

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  • The PGA Tour rolls into the national capital area this week for the Quicken Loan National. Tiger Woods' event has a new date and, this year, a new course in Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, former host of four of the first six Presidents Cup matches.

    Defending champion Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler are two of just a handful of top 50 players in the field this week, so our weekly power rankings are pretty top heavy.

    1. Rickie Fowler -- Fowler's the class of the field and a two-time worldwide winner this year. He's not the most consistent guy in the field, but he has the highest ceiling on an unknown course that commands an aggressive approach game.

    2. Justin Rose -- It wouldn't be hard to make a case for Rose as the No. 1 guy in our ranking this week. He makes plenty of birdies per round, and he has to feel good coming off a T-6 effort at the Open heading into a title defense -- albeit at a new track.

    3. Tony Finau -- This is just the kind of course where Finau could bust loose. He can use

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