• Newcastle's French striker Loic Remy celebrates scoring a goal during an English Premier League match on December 26, 2013. (AFP)


    Richard Lenton is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He was the editor of the critically-acclaimed but rarely bought Football Punk magazine in the UK, before heading to Singapore to present live football coverage on Mio TV. www.richardlenton.co.uk Twitter: @richardlenton


    Selection dilemmas

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

    We’re now very much into the business end of the season in Yahoo Fantasy Football; a time when inspirational selections can make the difference between staying in the race for glory or slipping back into the pack.

    Now, more than ever, is a time to pick out those unpolished gems who are being singularly ignored by our competitors.

    Newcastle’s Loic Remy is hardly an unpolished gem; after all, he’s a seasoned French international and proven goalscorer at the highest level. However, for some unknown reason, only 2.83% of Yahoo Fantasy Football players have the Magpies’ front man in their squads.

    Remy amassed 16 points

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  • REPORTING FROM KUALA LUMPUR

    Ann Osman of Malaysia poses on the scale during the weigh-in for her bout against Sherilyn Lim of Singapore last year. (Getty Images)


    Passionate about cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a familiar face in prominent local, regional as well as international automotive titles. She is equally enthusiastic about health and fitness and is always on the lookout for the latest workout trends. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram (cheryltay11).

    She’s gearing up for possibly the biggest fight of her life – but can’t get the ongoing Malaysia Airlines crisis off her mind.

    Because everywhere Malaysia’s first female pro mixed martial artist (MMA) Ann Osman goes in Kuala Lumpur, she hears about the missing MH370 plane and the unknown plight of its passengers, which includes 38 Malaysians.

    “It’s tough…. and definitely sad news for me,” Osman, 27, told Yahoo. “There hasn’t been much positive progress about the situation.”

    But if anything, the airline saga has further stoked the fire in her belly ahead of her anticipated rematch with Singapore’s Sherilyn Lim at One Fighting

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    When he was too young to remember, Md Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh would spend his days at his dad’s bowling shop in East Coast, watching him tend to business and wandering lanes filled with recreational keglers.

    So it might seem natural that Jaris is now regarded as one of Singapore’s most promising national bowlers – at 19, he is already a Commonwealth champion and was named the Singapore Bowling Federation’s Youth Bowler of 2013.

    But there is much more to his story than just the bowling influence provided by his father, Leonard..

    Jaris, whose mother is Indian-Muslim, only started bowling in Primary Three as a co-curricular activity in school. He proved to be a natural at the sport, and soon set his sights on the Singapore Sports School (SSP) – even though the EM3 student was aware that the 10-year-old institution only offered post-secondary school pathways for express and Normal (Academic) streams.

    After his PSLE, Jaris went for Sports School trials anyway, was shortlisted for the 2008 batch

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  • By World of Sport (original post from Yahoo Eurosport here)

    Not age, not weather, not even cancer can keep Dr. Moses Christian from running.

    The 81-year-old physician battling prostate cancer will run his 19th L.A. marathon on Sunday, one of more than 200 marathons he's run over 18 years. Christian was diagnosed with an advanced stage of the disease in 1994, and it has since metastasised and spread to his spine. Nevertheless, the man on a mission continues to work full time as a general surgeon and practitioner in Beaumont, California, and runs a marathon every month.

    Furthermore, he's skipped chemotherapy in favor of a vegetarian diet, alternative medicine, and, most importantly, running.

    "One thing that's going through my mind when I run is the health benefit, and then the challenge of it, the determination," Christian tells the Good News Blog. "Especially when you do one a month. There are times when you think you can't do it because of the pain and all, but I tell myself, no I have to

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  • Photo: Westin Singapore


    Passionate about cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a familiar face in prominent local, regional as well as international automotive titles. She is equally enthusiastic about health and fitness and is always on the lookout for the latest workout trends. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram (cheryltay11).

    If you’ve always fantasised about turning your running hobby into an actual career, your time has come.

    The newly-opened Westin Singapore is searching for its first ‘runWESTIN’ concierge, an on-site running and fitness guide for guests and associates.

    Responsibilities include bringing hotel guests on runs, creating running maps for them, providing marathon training, and dispensing tips on health and wellness.

    It’s a dream job for someone like Southeast Asia Games cycling gold-medallist Dinah Chan, who said she would consider applying for the position if not for her teaching bond with the Ministry of Education.

    “This is definitely an interesting career

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  • Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (L) fights for the ball with Olympiakos' Jose Holebas during their Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match at Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis


    Richard Lenton is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He was the editor of the critically-acclaimed but rarely bought Football Punk magazine in the UK, before heading to Singapore to present live football coverage on Mio TV. www.richardlenton.co.uk Twitter: @richardlenton


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

    Wayne Rooney has only managed two goals in his last 13 games for club and country, which is a rare drought for the boy wonder turned botox-loving Manchester United front man.

    However, now that his contract issues have been resolved and United manager David Moyes has welcomed the likes of Marouane Fellaini and Robin van Persie back from injury, there may just be light at the end of the tunnel for the Red Devils.

    Rooney had scored 12 times in his previous 20 matches before the goals abruptly dried up, and it’s surely only a matter of time before he hits the heights again.

    This weekend’s match away to West Brom

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  • Li Na, of China, smiles before throwing a water balloon after an interview at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


    She is the biggest tennis star in the world right now, and she can’t wait to come to Singapore.

    China’s world No. 2 Li Na was referring to the end-of-season Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Championships in October when the world’s top eight women will battle it out at the Sports Hub.

    “I’m always at the Singapore airport but I’ve never been in the city. If I’ve a chance, I’ll look around right after the tournament,” Li told Yahoo in a phone interview from the US on Thursday morning. “I cannot wait for it.”

    It is the first time the event will take place in the region, and “a very good push for tennis in Asia”, said the reigning Australian Open champion, who is sitting pretty at the top of the WTA leaderboard.

    Off the courts, there are few tennis players – or athletes for that matter – who’re as funny as Li.

    Over a month since she won hearts with a hilarious victory speech at the Australian Open, the Chinese ace brought on the laughs again when discussing her husband and former trainer Jiang

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  • “The Special One” Jose Mourinho has signed on as Yahoo’s 2014 global football ambassador.

    “I’m very excited that I will be working as an exclusive analyst for Yahoo’s worldwide football coverage including the FIFA World Cup 2014,” said the Chelsea manager, hailed by many as one of the greatest tacticians of all time.

    The partnership will see the 51-year-old Portuguese provide analysis and commentary exclusively for Yahoo readers during the World Cup to be played in Brazil from June 12 –July 13.

    And to kick things off, the ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss believes England could win the World Cup.

    The much-maligned Three Lions, who laboured to a 1-0 friendly win over Denmark on Thursday morning, received Mourinho’s backing when he was asked to name his top contenders for the World Cup. England will be grouped with Luis Suarez’s Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica in Group D.

    “England, everybody says no, no, no, no, no… I always say why not because I don’t understand why not,” said Mourinho.

    “When

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  • Andrew Tang wants to be Singapore's first-ever Formula One driver (Photo: Bruce Jenkins)


    Passionate about cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a familiar face in prominent local, regional as well as international automotive titles. She is equally enthusiastic about health and fitness and is always on the lookout for the latest workout trends. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (cheryltay11).

    He could be Singapore’s first-ever Formula One (F1) driver – but for the looming obstacle of a National Service (NS) enlistment date in May.

    It’s no small ambition for 19-year-old Andrew Tang, but he has the pedigree to back it up: last month, the young speed demon became the first non-Kiwi to win New Zealand’s 15-round Toyota Race Series (TRS).

    (Photo: Andrew Tang)


    He is the only Singaporean to have ever competed in the decade-old premier racing championship, and the laudable achievement has already attracted attention from around the world.

    “After winning TRS, I received offers from some teams in Europe, but I cannot make any commitments now, as we’re trying to see if it’s

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  • Singapore's only flotation tank, located at the home-operated Palm Avenue Float Club. (Yahoo Photo)


    Strip naked in a stranger’s house and lie in a tub of concentrated saltwater. See, feel and hear nothing for over an hour.
     
    Not an experience you hear of every day – but it’s what over 60 people from all walks of life in Singapore have signed up for in the past month alone, with many coming back for more.
     
    Among these individuals are some 15 athletes like national rower Saiyidah Aisyah and professional mixed martial artist Sherilyn Lim, who are already attesting to the physical and mental benefits of what is known as a flotation tank.
     
    Alternatively referred to as an isolation or sensory-deprivation tank, the only such experience in Singapore can be found at Palm Avenue Float Club – a “float” centre run out of founder Derrick Foo’s home in the east.
     
    His tank contains water less than 30cm high, but super-saturated with almost 550kg of Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate.
     
    The result is akin to the famed “zero-gravity” Dead Sea, where one can easily float on the surface of the water. With its

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