• 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).

    Cassandra Lee. Photo by Cheryl TayCassandra Lee. Photo by Cheryl Tay

    Name: 
    Cassandra Lee
    Age: 28
    Height: 160cm
    Weight: 55kg
    Occupation: Regional customer support executive
    Status: Single 
    Diet: Typically a clean diet with no deep fried food, less salt, and more protein and vegetables on weekdays; with some indulgence on weekends with friends and family
    Training: Muay Thai thrice a week and weightlifting twice a week
     
    Have you always been confident about your body?
    Definitely not. I think we will never be truly satisfied or confident with our bodies. However, the past two years of my fitness journey has changed me tremendously and boosted my confidence. It’s not just about appearance, but I’ve changed my entire attitude towards life

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  • LONDON – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a problem, and this one has nothing to do with Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud and the Gunners’ lack of firepower at the tip of the attack.

    Wenger seemingly does not know his best 11. In particular, the Frenchman has overlooked Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain far too often, and on Monday night against Liverpool, that error in judgment cost Arsenal two points in a 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

    Well, the linesman’s error in judgment actually cost Arsenal two points, but the Arsenal boss cannot control the flag waving on the sidelines.

    Wenger has made it clear that Mesut Ozil is his No.10, even if the German international actually dons the No. 11 shirt. Alexis Sanchez was Arsenal’s best player in the first half of last season and continues to be the Gunners’ most consistent attacking threat. Francis Coquelin emerged as Arsenal’s best ball winner, and the Frenchman now acts as the white unicorn that was missing from deep in

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  • Conventional internet wisdom says that a video will not go viral if it is more than a few minutes long. The idea is that millions of viewers will not gravitate towards a clip that requires so much time, no matter the level of its quality. In an era with so many publications and aggregators competing for attention, anything longer than a pop song asks too much of its audience.

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    Whoever first developed this idea probably did not consider that a collection of 100 terrific in-game dunks can hold anyone's interest for a prolonged period of time. As proof, the NBA put out a 19-minute video of the 100 best dunks of the 2014-15 season. It is worth carving out the time to watch it all:

    It should be noted that this is not a countdown but a compilation of the 100 best dunks ordered chronologically. It's almost more like a greatest hits album, because the audience gets to journey through the dunk narrative of 2014-15 and

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  • CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 26:  Wesley Matthews #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after making a shot against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 26: Wesley Matthews #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after making a shot against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)When the Dallas Mavericks signed shooting guard Wesley Matthews to a lucrative four-year, $70-million contract this summer, they did so with full knowledge that he probably would not be ready for opening night of the 2015-16 season. The torn Achilles tendon that Matthews suffered on March 5 typically requires a lengthy recovery, one that the franchise would presumably be willing to endure given their long-term investment in a player who turns 29 before the start of the upcoming campaign. To that end, head coach Rick Carlisle has already said that the team plans to be careful with its new addition.

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    Matthews has different plans. In a new interview with Tim Cato of Mavs Moneyball, the ex-Portland Trail Blazers guard says that he has every intention of returning for opening night, October 28, when the Mavericks visit the Phoenix Suns:

    "I'm getting stronger every single day, doing more every single day," Matthews told
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  • If you happened to roll your eyes when Ronda Rousey’s next opponent was unveiled on Good Morning America last week, you certainly weren’t alone.

    Rousey, 28, went on the ABC morning show to tell the world that she would be fighting former world champion boxer, Holly Holm on Jan. 2, and not Miesha Tate.

    Tate had widely been regarded as the next logical opponent for “Rowdy” after she conquered Jessica Eye in July at UFC on FOX, in what was her fourth win in a row. Despite losing to Rousey on two prior occasions, Tate was promised by the UFC that she would be next in line for a title shot.

    [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league todayl]

    However, that honor (or punishment, depending on your levels of delusion) went to Holm, despite the former boxer having made just two appearances inside the UFC’s Octagon.Joe RoganJoe Rogan

    One voice that has been highly critical of the Holm-Rousey pairinig is none other than UFC announcer and stand-up comic Joe Rogan. On a recent episode of his Fight

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  • For those of you that hate watching Tiger Woods, the inside advice to get the media to stop writing so darn much about him was simple: stop clicking on him. 

    And, as Woods struggled throughout this season with several career-worst rounds in the 80s, many of you did -- or at least much less than you did when he was still winning golf tournaments on the reg'.

    However, the 14-time major champion provided compelling theater this past week at the Wyndham Championship, climbing to the top of the 36-hole leaderboard with Tom Hoge in what turned out to be a must-win situation to complete and 11th-hour bid to make the PGA Tour playoffs. Woods failed in that quest, but still posted a T-10 in Greensboro for his best finish of the season. The tease was enough to get a lot of you to pop the channel to CBS over the weekend and see if Woods could pull off the improbable. 

    The final round of the Wyndham delivered a 3.9 Nielsen rating, a 143 percent increase over last year's final round, in which

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  • Martin Kaymer won't be a PGA Tour member next season. 

    How does a major champion lose his Tour card? Well, it's a pretty open-and-shut case.

    PGA Tour members must play a minimum of 15 events each season to maintain their membership status. Kaymer, who has been trying to balance a schedule straddling the PGA and European Tours, only made 12 starts this season leading into the Wyndham Championship. In his 13th start, Kaymer had to find a way to crack the top 125 in FedEx Cup points to make it into the four-event playoff series and then make it through the first two legs of the playoffs to get to the minimum number of events. Since he finished at 139th in the standings, Kaymer didn't qualify and loses his membership status for next season.

    That means a few things for Kaymer. First, any money or FedEx Cup points that he earns next year on the PGA Tour don't count toward the official lists, meaning he can't qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs for the 2015-16 season either. Second, he'll be

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  • Shawn Kemp points at Alton Lister, who will now reside off-screen forever. (Screencap via NBA)Shawn Kemp points at Alton Lister, who will now reside off-screen forever. (Screencap via NBA)

    As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History.

    Today, Dan Devine recalls Seattle SuperSonics star Shawn Kemp's furious facial on Golden State Warriors center Alton Lister from Game 4 of the 1992 Western Conference playoffs.

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    Alton Lister got an MVP vote in 1983.

    Now, that might not mean much. Media members often cast odd year-end votes; this is why players now give themselves awards. And it was just the one vote, a curious one coming after Lister averaged 8.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game, mostly off the bench, for Don Nelson's Milwaukee Bucks.

    Even as an outlier, though, it suggests that

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  • We don't really blame New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul for keeing a low profile after his scary fireworks accident, but we got a surprise on Sunday when he tweeted with a positive outlook and a little humor about the incident. The star defender defiantly refused to call the moment a setback, saying that only God can judge him. But he also made a typing error in his first tweet, leading to a follow-up tweet that displayed a sense of humor that couldn't be shaken by the adversity. But even though we got a glimpse of a guy that appears to be doing well, the Giants are still waiting to hear from him, and have no idea when he'll be back. So while we appreciate the candor, we can only assume it's frustrating the team's officials.

    His home run swing and bat flip stole the show on the web over the weekend, but the identity of this four-year old slugger still remains a mystery. And that's OK, as the mythology will only grow the longer the

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  • BODY POSITIVE is a new bi-weekly column by Cheryl Tay, who wishes to reach out to others who are struggling with body image issues and help them overcome it. She is also starting a body image movement, www.RockTheNakedTruth.com. The views expressed here are her own.

    Before and After: Cheryl Tay when she was at her heaviest (left), when she was doing extreme weight loss methods (middle) and at present (right)Before and After: Cheryl Tay when she was at her heaviest (left), when she was doing extreme weight loss methods (middle) and at present (right)

    If you struggle with body image issues, it’s not something you’ll easily admit or talk about with other people.

    For over a decade, I struggled with my weight and I loathed my body, often feeling upset about the way I looked and allowing myself to envy skinny girls.

    I hated looking at the mirror and avoided social activities because I felt I wasn’t good enough.

    It started with a first love that went wrong, where I was dumped over the phone for “not being hot and pretty enough”.

    I was also given fat-related nicknames throughout my school days and bullied by the popular girls. The bullying started at the impressionable age of 16. For the next 13 years, I took my body through a series of quick fixes as my self-esteem hit rock

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