• The Quah siblings Zheng Wen (left) and Ting Wen (right). (Photo courtesy of Black Dot).The Quah siblings Zheng Wen (left) and Ting Wen (right). (Photo courtesy of Black Dot).

    In 2011, swimmer Quah Ting Wen suffered a devastating injury.

    She fractured two bones in her left forearm when going surfing for the first time in the United States.

    That kept her out of the pool for six weeks and unable to use her arms for three months, during which she practiced kicking with a special waterproof cast.

    It took a toll physically and emotionally, especially as she was away from her family.

    At the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, she finished with five silvers and two relay golds.

    “2013 was just rough,” she said. “I came from school, I was in the middle of my college season and I just had a lot of things on my plate at the time and I think I wasn't as prepared as I wanted to be, or should have been,” she admitted.

    This year, Ting Wen wants to bounce back with individual glory on home soil. Her biggest inspiration? Fellow swimmer and younger brother Quah Zheng Wen.

    Zheng Wen emerged as one of the superstars at the Singapura Finance 46th Singapore National Age Group Swimming

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  • Strong is the new sexy and fitness is the new party. With society leaning towards health and fitness, Yahoo's #Fitspo of the Week series is dedicated to all inspirational women in Singapore leading active lifestyles. Know of any who deserve to be featured? Hit me up on CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltaysg).

    Photo by Cheryl TayPhoto by Cheryl Tay

    Name: Jasmine Danker (@jasminedanker on Instagram)
    Age: 25
    Occupation: Personal Trainer
    Status: Single
    Height: 165cm
    Weight: 52kg
    Diet: 3 to 5 meals a day, whole food as much as possible, gets protein from chicken and fish, eats a lot of red bean
    Training: Works out 5 to 6 times a week on specific muscle groups
    Sports background: Inline skating, netball, dance, track when she was younger

    Photo by Cheryl TayPhoto by Cheryl Tay


    Q: What are your objectives for working out?
    A: To look good and also to walk the talk for my job.

    What is it about lifting weights that you enjoy?
    The routine and the discipline you need to have, plus seeing the results at the end of the day. This is my lifelong sport!

    What's

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  • Liverpool's Adam Lallana (L) celebrates with teammate Martin Skrtel after scoring a goal during their FA Cup 5th round match against Crystal Palace, in south London, on February 14, 2015Liverpool's Adam Lallana (L) celebrates with teammate Martin Skrtel after scoring a goal during their FA Cup 5th round match against Crystal Palace, in south London, on February 14, 2015

    Richard Lenton is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He won Best Sports Presenter at the 2013 Asian TV Awards, and, despite being in his late 30s, still believes that he can make it as a professional footballer. www.richardlenton.co.uk Twitter: @richardlenton

    Selection dilemmas
    Helping you choose the right players for your Yahoo! Fantasy Premier League team

    Just as the Premier League season reaches its final few furlongs, and the excitement levels escalate to something approaching fever pitch, it’s time for an international break. Brilliant. Just what we all wanted. I’d rather spend the day sitting at the side of the ECP watching traffic dawdle by whilst inhaling exhaust fumes than keep tabs on some of this week’s fixtures. Macedonia versus Belarus anyone?

    The one positive of international week is that at least there are no selection dilemmas to ponder when it comes to your Yahoo Fantasy Football teams. However, be vigilant; keep a close eye on your players to make sure they don’t

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  • By Teng Kiat

    The LionsXII cruised to a 4-0 victory against KL SPA Putrajaya FC on Saturday night to set up a quarter-final date with Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) II in the Malaysia FA Cup.

    The visitors, currently rooted to the bottom of the second-tier Malaysia Premier League, provided little resistance to Fandi Ahmad’s charges and only had two weak shots on target throughout.

    Howver, the Singapore legend was expecting a more dominant performance, noting that the LionsXII played well only in “patches” in front of a 3,801-strong Jalan Besar Stadium crowd.

    “I thought at certain times of the games, we dominated [proceedings] very well with our [fluid] interchange of passes,” he asserted. “But after [going up] 2-0, we were a bit complacent, which is not very good, but in the end the result was good for us.”

    Right-back Madhu Mohana opened the scoring on 16 minutes, thumping home Gabriel Quak’s corner from six yards. Goal-scorer then turned provider ten minutes later as his throw-in found

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  • First establishing herself in the world of cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a keen photojournalist who is equally enthusiastic about fitness and sports. She is also looking for the fittest in Singapore. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltay11).

    Chew Feng Yi. Photo by Cheryl Tay.Chew Feng Yi. Photo by Cheryl Tay.

    When you look at Chew Feng Yi’s toned physique, it’s hard to believe this record-breaking powerlifter was once an overweight student.  

    Chew broke the world record for not one, but all three events at the Global Powerlifting Alliance (GPA) held as part of the Arnold Classics Australia on 13 March.

    Competing in the Under 48kg category, the 28-year-old army regular lifted 150kg, 120kg and 62.5kg in the deadlift, squat and bench press events respectively for a total of 332.5kg, which eliminated the previous record of 235kg by nearly 100kg.

    “To be honest, breaking world records was not even on my mind. All I wanted to do was to lift as much as I could; I don’t need a competition to prove myself,” she said.

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  • Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) is held by Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (R) during the English Premier League football match at Old Trafford in Manchester on December 14, 2014Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) is held by Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (R) during the English Premier League football match at Old Trafford in Manchester on December 14, 2014

    Richard Lenton is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He won Best Sports Presenter at the 2013 Asian TV Awards, and, despite being in his late 30s, still believes that he can make it as a professional footballer. www.richardlenton.co.uk Twitter: @richardlenton

    Match Selection: Liverpool to beat Manchester United
    Making sense of the statistics to come up with a Premier League dead cert

    For the third week in succession I’m attempting to predict the outcome of a game involving Manchester United. And for the third consecutive week, I’m finding it difficult to back them to win.

    After their home defeat against Arsenal in the FA Cup a fortnight ago, maybe I should have envisaged the response we saw last weekend when Louis van Gaal’s under fire team delivered one of their best performances of the season against Tottenham. I’ll hold my hands up to that error of judgment.

    This weekend’s visit to Anfield is hugely important as both teams set their sights on a top four finish.

    In stark contrast

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  • First establishing herself in the world of cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a keen photojournalist who is equally enthusiastic about fitness and sports. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltay11).

    Left to Right: Annie Set, Tricia Tan, Sarah Widjaja, Landy Eng, Sarah-Anne Tan (Photo by Cheryl Tay)Left to Right: Annie Set, Tricia Tan, Sarah Widjaja, Landy Eng, Sarah-Anne Tan (Photo by Cheryl Tay)

     
    They may not have the bodies of societal standards  – skinny limbs and small waists – but these CrossFit girls are proud of their bodies.
     
    As their bodies changed, clothes that used to fit weren’t so comfortable anymore – jeans felt tighter, sleeves became too small, and other clothes felt smaller.

    But all of these don’t bother them one bit.
     
    These women focus on performance and not aesthetics – getting stronger, faster and more efficient is more important to them than having a slim hourglass figure.
     
    CrossFit is a strength and conditioning programme that consists of constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity across weightlifting, gymnastics, rowing, running and more.
     
    These girls are able to perform Olympic weightlifting – think

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  • Strong is the new sexy and fitness is the new party. With society leaning towards health and fitness, Yahoo's #Fitspo of the Week series is dedicated to all inspirational women in Singapore leading active lifestyles. Know of any who deserve to be featured? Hit me up on CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltay11).

    Photo by Cheryl TayPhoto by Cheryl Tay

    Name: Roxanne Gan
    Age: 25
    Occupation: Group Fitness and Yoga Instructor
    Status: Attached
    Height: 158cm
    Weight: 52kg
    Diet: Eats whatever she wants; needs chocolate every day
    Training: Spinning (indoor cycling) twice a week, yoga twice a week and the rest of the time dedicated to teaching yoga
    Sports background: Track and field, field hockey, touch rugby, yoga

    Photo by Cheryl TayPhoto by Cheryl Tay


    Q: When did you discover yoga?
    A: I discovered yoga after my first year in University. It was during the three-month break and I needed to find something to keep myself occupied. At that time, I was dating a guy and he told me I was fat and needed to lose weight. Being young then, I was very affected by what

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  • Faris Ramli scoring the equaliser for LionsXII (Photo: FAS)Faris Ramli scoring the equaliser for LionsXII (Photo: FAS)

    The goalpost denied the LionsXII twice on Saturday night as they came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw against Terengganu FA in the Malaysia Super League.

    Fandi Ahmad’s charges returned to the Jalan Besar Stadium for their second home game of the season after a month away, which was delayed by over an hour and half due to poor weather.

    A lethargic first half saw the LionsXII fall behind after just nine minutes. From Gustavo Lopez’s corner, towering centre-back Vincent Bikana beat Khairul Amri in the air and his thumping header flew past goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud.

    However, a spirited response after the break saw Faris Ramli nab a well-taken equaliser and Fandi was ultimately disappointed that his side did not go on to win.

    “We are happy with our performance in the second half, although we started very slow,” he said after the game.

    “We knew that they were a ‘first-half’ team… We are better in terms of our speed, strength and fitness. Our boys really pushed [hard] until the end.
    “It was two

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  • (Original post on Eurosport)

    Remember the name: Richard Sturm.

    US sports writer Larry Brown said it all with his assessment: "Richard Sturm cannot be serious with this hair. He. Cannot. Be. Serious.. That powdered wig look was straight out of the 1600s."

    And yet, it seemed, Strum was entirely serious. Sturm is MGM International's President of Entertainment and Sports, a huge name in sports business, and the man responsible for bringing some of boxing's biggest-ever bouts to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas over the last 30 years - not to mention some of showbusiness's biggest names. He's the man who got Elton John, the Rolling Stones and Barbara Streisand playing for the entertainment of the guests.

    In short, he's a big cheese at a big company. And yet, from the moment that he stood up to speak at the press conference at the biggest boxing bout in a generation - Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao on May 2, aka 'The Fight Of The Century'  - all anyone could talk about was Sturm's hair.

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