Singaporean teenager Matthew Yap has set a new squat world record at the World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Minsk, Belarus, on Sunday (18 June), according to media reports. Yap, an 18-year-old Republic Polytechnic student, lifted 208kg in his final attempt under the men’s Under-66kg sub-junior
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not deserve the flak he’s been getting, says Mikael Silvestre. “To stay that long for over 20 years, it’s something that I think right now it’s difficult to see,” said the former former defender who played for Arsenal, Manchester United and France.
Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise has called Liverpool “embarrassing” for the way they tried to sign Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk. Media reports last week had linked van Dijk with a £60million move to the Reds, which would have broken the Merseyside club’s record for the most expensive
In front of some 28,000 spectators at the National Stadium, Argentina’s national football team handed Singapore a 6-0 loss. In the end, the final score from the international friendly between Singapore and Argentina was as expected – a one-sided game that resulted in a 6-0 victory for the visitors,
A Singapore barber shop has posted a video chronicling their encounter with the Argentina national football squad. The Golden Rule Barber Co posted a video of their team visiting the Fullerton Hotel to give haircuts to members of the football team. The house call was reportedly initiated by Paulo Dybala
Much to football fans’ disappointment, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was in Singapore for a mere five hours on Saturday. Argentina national coach Jorges Sampaoli defended the decision to release Messi, saying that he needed to rest after a long season, and that playing for Argentina in the friendly
It appears that there was never any intention for Argentina to field Lionel Messi in the international friendly against Singapore. At a press conference on Monday evening (12 June) ahead of the Singapore-Argentina match, coach Jorge Sampaoli implied that Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín had logged a lot of
Argentina’s Angel Fabian Dimaria (L), Federico Fazio (2nd L) and Lucas Biglia 3rd R) and teammates warm up during a training session at Bishan stadium in Singapore on June 11, 2017. Argentina will play against Singapore in an International friendly football match at the National Stadium on June 13.
There were plenty of eye-catching sporting moments from the past week, including a dramatic and very painful conclusion to an MMA fight and some stunning goals in international football. Yahoo Singapore picks out a selection. Aorigele’s MMA fight was ended just seconds in. Imagine paying for a tickets
Representatives from the Singapore and Chinese Taipei team shook hands at the pre-match press conference held at the Amara Hotel on Friday (9 June). Both Singapore and Chinese Taipei are reluctant to call themselves the clear favourites for the Asian Cup Group E Asian Cup qualifiers match at Jalan Besar
Singapore badminton player Yeo Jia Min has topped the Badminton World Federation (BWF) junior rankings. The 18-year-old native Singaporean overtook Malaysia’s Goh Jin Wei in the latest rankings released Thursday (8 June) to reach number one for the first time in her young career – the first time a Singaporean
Romanian women’s tennis player Simona Halep could win a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the French Open and become the world’s No.1. This was the prediction of former two-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce, who was speaking to Singapore media by phone from Paris on Thursday evening (8
JUNE 06: Lionel Messi of Argentina has a laugh during an Argentina Training Session at City Football Academy on June 6, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Football superstar Lionel Messi who is currently in Australia with the Argentina national team may miss the friendly match against Singapore on 13 June
FC Vereya’s Ivan Bandalovski clearly didn’t have any reservations when it came to drinking in a match. A Bulgarian footballer certainly proved otherwise, with his antics in a Bulgarian First League playoff match between his team FC Vereya and Levski Sofia.
Singapore swimming head coach Gary Tan can still recall the boos and jeers from spectators that he and his compatriots received back when he was a SEA Games participant. Although he would like to believe that the home crowd at the upcoming 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur will be more hospitable, Tan has
He has choreographed silat demonstrations for many VIPs in Singapore including president Tony Tan and Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. However, planning a performance for a UK royalty such as Prince Harry was probably the biggest gig yet for national silat champion Sheikh Alau’ddin Yacoob Marican.
Singapore Vice Captain Hariss Harun, Singapore head coach V Sundramoorthy and Singapore captain Shahril Ishak holding a jersey to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Football Association of Singapore. Having more quality friendly matches like Argentina will help to lift the national team and standard
There were plenty of eye-catching sporting moments from the week past, particularly in Singapore where a footballer struck a superb free-kick to win a game for his team and in the US, where a huge fight occurred during a… baseball game. With the score tied at 2-2, Home were awarded a free-kick three
The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) has appointed Australian Stephan Widmer as its new national head coach and performance director. The Swiss-born 50-year-old coach has groomed Olympic champions Libby Trickett, Leisel Jones and Jessicah Schipper, said an SSA media release on Tuesday (30 May). His
A Singapore track and field coach has been charged with five counts of outrage of modesty. Loh Chan Pew, 72, was charged in court on Thursday (25 May), reported the Straits Times. Loh is the vice-president (competitions organising) of Singapore Athletics (SA).
After a slump in form earlier this year, Singapore swim star Joseph Schooling believes he can make a podium finish at more than one event at the 2017 Fina World Championships in July, and maybe even break a world record. Speaking to reporters at Clarke Quay on Thursday evening (25 May), the Olympic
Singapore Sports Hub chief executive officer Manu Sawhney has resigned from his post with immediate effect, said a media statement from SportsHub Pte Ltd (SHPL) released on Thursday (25 May). “Mr Sawhney has decided that the time has come for a new CEO to take the Singapore Sports Hub to its next level
Muhamad Ridhwan made history on 9 April by becoming the first Singapore male to win the World Boxing Association Asia Featherweight Championship title after beating Indonesia’s Waldo Sabu. The accomplishment even drew praise from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who said it was “inspiring” to see Ridhwan
There were plenty of eye-catching sporting moments from the past week, including a missed dunk from LeBron James and the shortest press conference ever held. Yahoo Singapore picks out a selection. Widely regarded as the best player in the NBA today, LeBron James showed that even the best can mess it
Lavin Raj (in white) averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds over three games in SEABA 2017. A member of Singapore’s national basketball team has drawn interest from a Philippine college after some impressive performances in the recently concluded Southeast Asia Basketball Association tournament in Manila