• 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.

    Water

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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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  • Van Gaal: I must retire in 2017 – I promised my wife

    Louis van Gaal will retire in 2017 even if he is offered a huge contract by a wealthy Qatari club, because he promised his wife he would call it a day.

    S&#39;il affirme encore espérer qu&#39;Angel Di Maria reste à Manchester United, Louis van Gaal, le manager des Red Devils, pousse ses dirigeants à recruter une &lt;&lt; super star &gt;&gt; cet été.S'il affirme encore espérer qu'Angel Di Maria reste à Manchester United, Louis van Gaal, le manager des Red Devils, pousse ses dirigeants à recruter une << super star >> cet été.

    (first published on Eurosport)

    The Manchester United manager has been a big hit with fans since he was appointed last summer.

    The Dutchman has restored an air of grandeur at the club since his arrival and after a successful first year in charge, United are now back in the Champions League.

    Van Gaal is enjoying his time in Manchester, but the 63-year-old has promised his wife Truus that this will be his last job in management and he intends to stick to his word.

    "I will give it (football) up (in 2017)," the United manager said.

    "I promised that to my wife. We have not many years together any more. That is the reason.

    "I have to admit I have said to her, when I met her and after our relationship seemed to be very good, that at 55 I shall quit. I am still working and next week I am 64."

    There is another reason why Van Gaal is adamant he will walk away from the game that has consumed his life for the last 43 years.

    After experiencing success with the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and

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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).

    Hayati Nuffus. Photo: Cheryl TayHayati Nuffus. Photo: Cheryl Tay

    Name: 
    Hayati Nuffus (Instagram: @alphafitsg)
    Age: 30
    Height: 161cm
    Weight: 60kg
    Occupation: Head Coach of AlphaFit, Personal and Group Class Trainer
    Status: Single
    Diet: A lot of meat and vegetables, seeds and nuts, some fruits, little starch and no sugar.
    Training: Strength work with kettlebells and the three major lifts (deadlift, squat, bench press), as well as some metcons

    When did you first starting lifting weights?
    I cycled, swam and played badminton growing up, and I only started going to the gym at 20 because I wanted to look good. I tried to follow exercises from magazines, but it didn’t work. I only started lifting weights at 25.

    What was your first

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  • Lewis Hamilton&#39;s new tattoo (c) InstagramLewis Hamilton's new tattoo (c) Instagram

    (first posted on Eurosports)

    F1's Lewis Hamilton is one of the most talked-about men in the world. And even when the racing takes a break, he finds a way to keep himself in the papers and websites.

    And why not? Good luck to him, since his high profile pays his bills.

    Anyway, last week Hamilton was all across the media after posting very painful-looking pictures of him getting a huge new tattoo splatooned across his chest.

    Photo from Lewis Hamilton's Instagram accountPhoto from Lewis Hamilton's Instagram account

    At the time he didn't show off what the full tattoo was, but he's now posted a full image on Instagram showing it to be a lion.

    With the picture, Hamilton posted this message:

    "The African Lion Symbolizes mastering your emotions... The African lion roars ferociously and the roar can be heard for miles... It is summoning the power of the sun to be unleashed at his will, he proclaims his power as a message and a warning"

    Pretty cool, eh? Inspiring stuff?

    So much so in fact that we trawled the web wondering where the quote comes from since – for all his talents –

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  • Rio Ferdinand delivers musical plea to David de Gea

    The former United defender has a plea for the about-to-be-former United goalkeeper. Guess which song he chooses?

    (first posted on Eurosport)

    Rio Ferdinand has posted a begging message on social media to former Manchester Unitedteam-mate David de Gea.

    And, Rio being Rio, he delivered it through the medium of music.

    Very, very literal music.

    And really, what else is there to say? Except that Rio, as ever, will divide opinion with this one.

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  • 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).

    SEA Games medallist Pang Sheng Jun. Photo: Cheryl TaySEA Games medallist Pang Sheng Jun. Photo: Cheryl Tay

    Name: Pang Sheng Jun (Twitter, Instagram: @swimpsj)
    Age: 23
    Height: 175cm
    Weight: 70kg
    Occupation: Student athlete
    Status: Single
    Diet: Tries to get enough carbs and protein without fat during weekdays, has cheat meals during weekends
    Training: 10 pool sessions a week (each session is 2.5 hours), with dry land training in the mornings

    How did you get started in swimming?
    I started swimming from the age of four upon doctor’s recommendation because I suffered asthmatic conditions. I grew to love the sport a lot and swimming was a way of cooling myself down in Singapore’s hot weather. I was very active as a kid and I channelled all my energy into swimming.

    Both my sisters swam competitively and I

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  • Mick Fanning's 'shark attack' actually nothing of the sort: Marine biologist

    A marine biologist has rubbished claims that surfing superstar Mick Fanning was attacked by a great white shark, saying the creature was merely being inquisitive.

    (first posted on Eurosport)

    A visibly shaken Fanning arrived home in Australia on Tuesday saying he would not turn his back on surfing despite needing a "miracle" to survive a shark attack off the coast of South Africa at the weekend.

    But it seems that he might as well not have worried, since a top marine biologist says that the shark was only being curious.

    The three-times world champion was paddling out to ride his first wave in the final of the World Surf League's J-Bay Open on Sunday when an unidentified species of shark knocked him off his board.

    Fanning, 34, was hailed for managing to fight off the circling predator with his fists before returning safely to shore, becoming an overnight international celebrity after video of the incident went viral around the world.

    But South African marine biologist Allison Kock told Sportsgrid that Fanning was never actually in any danger.

    "The fact that he walked away unharmed and wasn't bitten suggests that it was more of an investigatory

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  • (first posted on Eurosport)

    While rallying is a huge motorsport in Europe (not to mention South America, Asia and Australia) it isn't really a big deal in the USA.

    What is a big deal, however, are the famous Trans-America races where souped-up cars fly down tracks created on public roads at insane speeds. And it was at a Trans America-style event that these shocking events taking place.

    As with rallying, there are timed gaps between competitors, so needless to say fans occasionally use the gap between cars to cross the road if they need to.

    Most fans cross at sensible spots. But not these chumps, who decided that a near-flat-out blind left-to-right hand bend was the ideal place to run out in front of a car whistling along at 150mph (240km/h) or so.

    Thankfully they made it just in time - for if this near-miss had been any nearer, the foolish pedestrians would surely have been killed. And even if not, there's every chance that the driver might have accidentally ploughed into innocent

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  • Cyclist's arm skewered by five-inch wood splinter

    A top track cyclist had fans and fellow competitors feeling queasy when a giant splinter speared right through her arm.

    Cuba&#39;s Lisandra Guerra slides down the track after falling during the women&#39;s sprint quarterfinal track cycling competition at the Pan Am Games in Milton, Ontario, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Cuba's Lisandra Guerra slides down the track after falling during the women's sprint quarterfinal track cycling competition at the Pan Am Games in Milton, Ontario, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    (first posted on Eurosport)

    Cuba's Lisandra Guerra was taking part in the track cycling events at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto, where she was defending the gold medals she won in the sprint and time trial events four years ago.

    Guerra sustained the horrific injury when she came off her bike after a collision with Mexico's Luz Gaxiola. She skidded along the track at the velodrome, and the giant shard of wood embedded itself in her upper right arm.

    Cuba's Lisandra Guerra's arm skewered by five-inch wood splinter. Photo: EurosportCuba's Lisandra Guerra's arm skewered by five-inch wood splinter. Photo: Eurosport

    At first Guerra barely seemed to notice what was wrong - but when she realised she had been skewered, her face says it all: total shock.

    She had the splinter removed with four stitches putting right the damage - but has been forced to pull out of the Games.

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