BIR maintains POGOs should pay 5% franchise tax

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has maintained that foreign-based Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) should pay the 5% franchise tax before they can resume their operations. In a statement, the taxman said the payment of 5% franchise tax on POGOs is clearly stated in a memorandum circular issued by […]

Baseball ‘Hit Dog’ Mo Vaughn launches men’s fashion line

Baseball ‘Hit Dog’ Mo Vaughn launches men’s fashion line

Former baseball star Mo Vaughn, aka “The Hit Dog”, has debuted a niche fashion line for men, with the collection designed specifically for “big and tall” men. The line, dubbed “MVP Collections”, will offer casual apparel for sizes 1XL to 4XL in three categories: ath-leisure, weekend wear and night out, with the selections to include […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

The August 3 meeting between Manchester United and Everton, a testimonial for United forward and captain Wayne Rooney, will be broadcast live via Facebook. The occasion marks the first time that a match between two Premier League soccer teams has been livestreamed on the social media platform. Both facebook.com/manchesterunited andfacebook.com/waynerooney will carry the game, which kicks off at […]

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

Enhanced golf shoe IOFIT is offering a swing at greater power, longer drives, and more reliable putts with technology that analyzes balance and weight shift in real-time. When coupled with a companion app for Android or iOS, pressure sensors within the shoe’s outsole can deliver instant feedback on pressure distribution, weight shift, and foot balance […]

Adidas updates 99g boot with limited edition

Adidas updates 99g boot with limited edition

Having dubbed it the world’s lightest soccer boot, Adidas is treating the Adizero 99g to a limited edition run of 299 pairs. It’s half the weight of a standard football boot, Adidas says, with a 1mm polyamide outsole for rigidity, and a one-layer PU mesh-based upper. The boot’s stud layout is designed to enhance speed, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
Popular Brazilian foods to try to get in the Olympic spirit

Popular Brazilian foods to try to get in the Olympic spirit

When the Rio Olympics kick off next week, all things Brazilian will be placed under the worldwide spotlight. What better way to become acquainted with Brazilian culture than through its rich, culinary heritage, which includes deeply savory stews and theatrical dining experiences in churrascarias? Whether you’re lucky enough to be headed to the center of […]

5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. In his latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” David shares his own story of balancing fatherhood with fitness, and gives his expert advice on how to work out and eat well with the whole family. […]

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

Twitter and the National Basketball Association announced a deal Tuesday to stream live content, but not games, to users of the social media platform. The deal will deliver a weekly NBA pregame show with “first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation,” according to a joint statement. “The weekly pregame show will be featured […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

With the countdown on until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we round up which world-famous designers will be dressing the athletes this year. Stella McCartney for Team GB British designer Stella McCartney has once again been enlisted to design both the opening and closing ceremony and sportswear for Team GB after also […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Puma to dress New York City Ballet

Puma to dress New York City Ballet

Puma has teamed up with the New York City Ballet to act as the company’s official activewear partner. The brand will provide sportswear gear to the group’s 92 dancers for rehearsals, in addition to using the athletes to test out new garments, WWD reports. The two powerhouses have reportedly entered into a multi-year partnership agreement. The dancers […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
WHO releases health guidelines for travel to Rio during the Olympics

WHO releases health guidelines for travel to Rio during the Olympics

The World Health Organization has released a raft of health and safety advisories for travelers headed to Brazil for the Olympic games. In addition to routine vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, hepatitis B, mumps etc) which vary from country to country, the WHO also recommends travelers get vaccinated against Hepatitis A, B, Typhoid fever, rabies […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: WHO committee says low risk of Zika spread

Olympics: WHO committee says low risk of Zika spread

There is a “very low risk” of the Zika virus spreading further internationally as a result of the Olympic Games in Brazil, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee on the disease said Tuesday. The statement came as worry mounted that the mosquito-borne virus, which has spread across much of Latin America and which can lead […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Sports psychologist Sophie Huguet: “the emotions involved in football aren’t the same for goalkeepers and strikers”

Sports psychologist Sophie Huguet: “the emotions involved in football aren’t the same for goalkeepers and strikers”

As well as physical ability, mindset can make all the difference for sportspeople out in the field. Managing pressure, exceeding limits and staying focused on targets are all skills that are very much in the mind. A growing number of professional sports clubs, such as Spanish soccer club FC Barcelona, now have sports psychologists on […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

After being picked to host the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which runs June 10 to July 10, France will be welcoming soccer fans to matches in 10 of its cities. In Bordeaux, players and supporters will be heading to games at the Matmut Atlantique stadium. Here’s a look at a few things awaiting fans of […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

The world’s most elite tennis players return to the court this May for the French Open (Roland Garros) 2016, and just in time for the event Nike have launched the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016. Featuring tennis gear for both men and women in a range of blue hues, France’s signature color, the NikeCourt Paris Collection […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Researchers recommend physical activity as ‘magic bullet’ in fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease

Researchers recommend physical activity as ‘magic bullet’ in fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease

A team of US researchers have declared that physical activity is the most effective way of tackling the global epidemic and cardiovascular disease, comparing its effects to a “magic bullet.” The team of professors from Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University made their conclusions after evaluating evidence on physical activity and […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Netflix’s entry into reality competition to be produced by Sylvester Stallone

Netflix’s entry into reality competition to be produced by Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone will produce Netflix’s first reality competition show for the online streaming network. To be called “Ultimate Beastmaster,” the show will have six national versions — American, Mexican, Brazilian, German, South Korean and Japanese. Each country will have nine episodes, with each episode being made available globally on Netflix. Each country will have 18 […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Basketball fans flocked to the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 28 April 2016 to witness the US launch of the book, “The Maestro of Philippine Basketball,” which chronicles the life and career of legendary coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan. “Coach Dalupan was not only a coach but a mentor, and an inspiration […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Running for beginners: Top 10 tips to get you started

Running for beginners: Top 10 tips to get you started

If you’re feeling inspired to get fit for summer, then running is one of the simplest yet most rewarding sports you can do. But getting started can at first seem difficult and overwhelming, and you may find it hard to keep going. So to help you with your new challenge we’ve spoken to Ann Johansson, ultra-marathon […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Bradley mingles with fans, eats Pinoy food

Bradley mingles with fans, eats Pinoy food

By Abner Galino Former two-time WBO welterweight champion Timothy Ray “Tim” Bradley recently showed great adoration for Filipino fans, and as well as for Filipino food, despite a recent loss to boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. “The Filipino fans, they showed great love and respect. The Filipino community where I live, you know, they embraced me, […]

Puma unveils new “Tricks” boots to turn heads ahead of summer football championships

Puma unveils new “Tricks” boots to turn heads ahead of summer football championships

Sports brand Puma has debuted the latest edition of its dual-colored “Tricks boot” under the tagline “Play Loud.” The fluoro pink and yellow boot has been adopted by football players such as Sergio Aguero, Marco Reus, Cesc Fàbregas, Marco Verratti, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and more. Equipped with evoPOWER 1.3, the “Tricks” boot has been specifically […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Boost both body and brain with chocolate say two new studies

Boost both body and brain with chocolate say two new studies

More good news for chocolate lovers, with two new studies published this week finding that consuming a little dark chocolate can help boost physical as well as mental performance.  In a study out of Kingston University, UK, Rishikesh Kankesh Patel and his team split nine amateur male cyclists into two groups to look at the […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Luxury car marque Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the world premiere of its luxury motor yacht “Arrow460–Granturismo” on France’s Côte d’Azur, setting the vessel out on its maiden voyage off the coast of Nice. The 14-meter long, 706 kW (960 hp) “Silver Arrow of the Seas” combines the performance of Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from […]

Pacquiao back to PHL after last bout vs. Bradley

Pacquiao back to PHL after last bout vs. Bradley

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, April 14 (PNA) – Fresh from what he considered his last bout in Las Vegas, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao greeted a sea of Filipino fans with a big smile who welcomed him back to Manila on Thursday morning. The newly-retired champion arrived the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at around […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Grand, unique Palarong Pambansa 2016 opening draws praises from delegates, guests

Grand, unique Palarong Pambansa 2016 opening draws praises from delegates, guests

By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo LEGAZPI CITY  (PNA) – The grand and unique opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2016 at the Albay Provincial Sports Complex inside the Bicol University compound left a mark on the map of the Philippines as it drew praises from delegates, visitors and local residents who flocked to the red-accented oval ground […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Boxing fans still want Pacquiao to fight

Boxing fans still want Pacquiao to fight

By Lolito T. delos Reyes DAVAO CITY (PNA) – Boxing managers, promoters, trainers and fellow Filipino boxers think that 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao can still fight and should postpone his retirement after scoring a convincing unanimous decision against Timothy Bradley last Sunday. “Ok pa si Manny, puwede pa I match kahit sinong boxer pa […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

Twitter has scored a deal to live-stream Thursday night National Football League games, the NFL announced — a move that helps the social media group connect with new audiences. The streaming rights had been hotly contested, with Amazon, Verizon and others reportedly seeking to be the first to help the NFL reach viewers outside the […]

Journey at Pechanga hosts for the 4th time the exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am

Journey at Pechanga hosts for the 4th time the exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am

Kore 2016 Pro-Am comes back to Journey at Pechanga on April 3 and 4, 2016. Pechanga is holding the tournament at their resort for the fourth year as the proud official sponsor. Journey at Pechanga is Pechanga Resort & Casino’s premiere championship golf course, already well known among many Asian golfers. This year, 26 talented LPGA golfers were […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

There are plenty of diets to choose from these days. To find one that best suits your needs or goals — and which seems feasible — here’s a look at of some of the most popular diets of the moment. The alkaline diet: banish acidity The alkaline diet seeks to reduce the effects of foods […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

The American Baseball league has struck a deal with Apple, providing iPad tablets and devices to teams and coaches to facilitate and develop in-game tactics. The tech giant’s devices will be on-hand to assist with the analysis of various game statistics, from player performance to weighing in on pitcher-versus-hitter matchups and possible outcomes as well […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Eating out can be tough for dieters following a weight-loss program since it’s all too easy to give in to temptation. In fact, a main course, a dessert and a glass of wine can easily add up to 1,000 calories. However, there’s no need to miss out on a great evening with friends, as it’s always […]

David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

Former England football great David Beckham has taken a key step towards his goal of launching a Major League Soccer franchise by buying land for a stadium in Miami, one of his partners said Thursday. Beckham’s group of investors acquired land in the Overtown neighborhood northwest of downtown in the Florida city. “Big News: We’ve […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles was named by the NBA on Tuesday as the host city for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, the record sixth time the Southern California metropolis will stage the event. The 67th showdown between elite squads from the Eastern and Western conferences will be played February 18, 2018, at the […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Get up and walk on National Walking Day, April 6

Get up and walk on National Walking Day, April 6

American Heart Association, Union Bank to host group walk in downtown LA LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2016 – Heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer and stroke is the leading cause of disability. LA’s workforce can make a positive impact on their heart and brain health, starting with simple steps – take 30 minutes of the […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

New research, presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association, has highlighted the negative effects of energy drinks on the heart. The beverages, containing sugar, caffeine and taurine, were found to trigger abnormal heart rhythms.  A clinical trial, led by researchers at the University of the Pacific and David Grant Medical Center in the USA, […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Majority of Americans back FBI in battle with Apple

Majority of Americans back FBI in battle with Apple

Washington, United States | AFP   – A majority of Americans support the US government’s efforts to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, a poll showed Monday. The Pew Research Center survey found 51 percent of respondents supported the effort to require Apple to help unlock the iPhone, […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
LA 2024 bid unveils Olympic logo, sunny slogan

LA 2024 bid unveils Olympic logo, sunny slogan

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid chiefs unveiled an official logo of an angel basking in rays of Californian sunshine on Tuesday as the city cranked up its campaign to stage the games for a third time. The brightly colored logo is accompanied by an official slogan, urging people to “Follow the […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Why you may need to add wine to your Super Bowl shopping list

Why you may need to add wine to your Super Bowl shopping list

(Relaxnews) – Though beer has traditionally been the beverage of choice during the Super Bowl, the results of a new survey show that viewers are increasingly reaching for wine and spirits during the big game. According to a Nielsen study conducted by Harris Poll, 20 percent of Super Bowl spectators said they plan to drink […]

Give weight-loss efforts a boost with ‘negative-calorie’ foods

Give weight-loss efforts a boost with ‘negative-calorie’ foods

(Relaxnews) – For many, a new year means new resolutions, and in the top five inevitably come losing weight and getting healthy. So maybe it’s time to try so-called negative-calorie foods as the key to a successful new year’s diet. Negative-calorie foods contain so few calories that they use more energy to digest than the […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
New Adidas football boots come with no strings attached

New Adidas football boots come with no strings attached

(Relaxnews) – The ACE 16+ Purecontrol is the world’s first lace-free professional football boot. Teased towards the end of 2015 via social media, the footwear is now official and will be going on limited sale on January 23 at flagship Adidas stores in cities within soccer’s heartland — Marseille, Barcelona, London, Manchester and Paris. Anything […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Mayweather says racism exists in boxing

Mayweather says racism exists in boxing

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Floyd Mayweather says “racism still exists in the sport of boxing” and he cited UFC champion Ronda Rousey’s name in an attempt to bolster his argument. Mayweather also mentioned unified WBA, IBF, WBC and IBO champ Gennady Golovkin and former Olympic gold medallist Andre Ward but added the problem isn’t […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

(Relaxnews) – Sudden changes in temperature have a negative effect on our bodies, which are weakened at the end of the year by cumulative tiredness. This makes us more susceptible to colds, ear infections, pharyngitis, and sore throats. Echinacea, propolis, vitamin C and grapefruit seed extract can help to protect us from viruses by strengthening […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

(Relaxnews) – 2015 saw us stop counting the calories and instead start counting the nutrition. We focused on eating ‘real’ food again that is unprocessed, natural, and full of goodness, as seen in our round-up of the most popular nutrition and health food trends of the year. No sugar diets With many studies showing the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

(Relaxnews) – The annual review of top trending search terms has been released, with Google revealing that its search engine users submitted the most queries for basketballer Lamar Odom, French magazine Charlie Hebdo, video game “Agar.io,” and blockbuster film “Jurassic World.” Three films, two people related to the celebrity Kardashian family, two video games, two […]

Vitamin D levels should be boosted for intense sporting activity to avoid fractures

Vitamin D levels should be boosted for intense sporting activity to avoid fractures

(Relaxnews) – An American study reports that active individuals who enjoy high-impact sports such as running may need higher vitamin D levels to reduce the risk of stress fractures. If you practice sport regularly and you prefer high-impact activities, this latest American study, published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, advises you to […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

(Relaxnews) – Eating pomegranates regularly could provide protection from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to an American study published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Pomegranates have been proven scientifically to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer effects. They are also thought to have an anti-aging effect that can protect our neurons. The latest […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
World rafting championships paddle into Asia

World rafting championships paddle into Asia

(Sukabumi, Indonesia-AFP) – Around 700 competitors have descended on the Indonesian island of Java for this year’s World Rafting Championship, showcasing the best of the extreme sport in a region where its popularity is on the rise. Teams of rafters, almost all non-professional, slammed their paddles into fast-flowing rapids to battle through the Citarik River, […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cricket: Commonwealth Games wants cricket back at the crease

Cricket: Commonwealth Games wants cricket back at the crease

(Manikata, Malta-AFP) – The Commonwealth Games is in talks with the International Cricket Council about bringing the sport back into the four-yearly event, organisers told AFP. The Commonwealth Games Federation, which controls the second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics, said it was keen to get cricket back on the bill, with the Twenty20 shortest format […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Golf: Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

Golf: Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

(Milan, Italy-AFP) – Boasting a bird’s eye view of St Peter’s Basilica from the 17th tee the Marco Simone course could spark a golfing revolution in Italy if it wins the right to host the 2022 Ryder Cup. “We are a country of 60 million people and we have only 100,000 golfers, so the potential […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

(Relaxnews) – If played at a young age, team ball sports such as football, handball and basketball are better than swimming in helping to strengthen our bones during adulthood and preventing osteoporosis, says a new Spanish study. Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone resistance which predisposes the sufferer to fractures. It is considered […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Games: World Beach Games awarded to San Diego

Games: World Beach Games awarded to San Diego

(Washington, United States-AFP) – The first Olympic-style World Beach Games will be held in San Diego, California in 2017, organizers said Friday. More than 20 sports will be featured at the games, the Association of National Olympic Committees said as it wrapped up a two-day general assembly in Washington, D.C. The program is still being […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

(Manila-AFP) – Cyclist Jack Yabut is on a perilous and likely futile crusade to help the Philippine capital beat “Carmageddon”, but even if his campaign fails — he will have saved time on his own commute. Traffic in the megacity of 12 million people has reached crisis levels this year, as record car sales have […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
David Beckham to play 7 games in 7 continents in BBC documentary

David Beckham to play 7 games in 7 continents in BBC documentary

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham will star in an upcoming documentary for BBC1 in which he plays seven soccer matches in all seven continents, it has been announced by the BBC. To showcase soccer’s global appeal, international celebrity, model and ex-England captain David Beckham will star in a one-off documentary entitled “Beckham: For The Love Of The Game”. He […]

Pinoy boxers sweep foes in their US debut

Pinoy boxers sweep foes in their US debut

By Abner Galino THE Philippines vs World boxing event in Los Angeles turned out to be as explosive as it has been promoted, resulting in three breathtaking knockdowns and two other fights filled with  fierce exchanges of blows – all of them ending in the victory of Filipino pugilists. Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo lived up to […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

By Rod Mijares Balita Media Nevada correspondent After a successful boxing promotions in the Philippines and in the Middle East, ALA Boxing Promotions in collaboration with ABS-CBN makes history by promoting their latest installment of never ending Pinoy Pride, where else, but in the boxing mecca of the world, America, the land of opportunities where […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Orlando is the top US city for runners

Orlando is the top US city for runners

(Relaxnews) – New York, Boston and Chicago have failed to make the cut in a new index of the best cities for those committed to half marathons and full marathons. Instead, the top 10 list, complied by Vitals and based on the number and quality of sports medicine specialists, the number of races the city […]

‘Ronaldo’ documentary available worldwide on November 10

‘Ronaldo’ documentary available worldwide on November 10

(Relaxnews) – Just 24 hours after its world premiere in London, the feature about the life of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s greatest living footballers, will be available to own on DVD and in digital formats in 75 countries. The documentary, made by the people behind critical and commercial hits “Senna” and “Amy” took […]

World’s highest marathon returns to quake-hit Everest

World’s highest marathon returns to quake-hit Everest

(Nepal-AFP) – Dozens of runners donned snow goggles and braved icy temperatures to participate in the world’s highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest Monday, five months after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal. The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, which kicked off in 2003, is usually held in May to mark the anniversary of the […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
ALA Int’l, ABS-CBN Sports and TFC to showcase world-class boxing

ALA Int’l, ABS-CBN Sports and TFC to showcase world-class boxing

By Abner Galino and Joy Marino PHILIPPINES against the world. The line may not convey a very thrilling prospect at first glance, but if only limited to boxing, it certainly sets off great excitement. Because as far as boxing is concerned, our boxers have proven that they are a power to contend with and that […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
RugbyU: Rugby chiefs back new Japan plan for 2019 World Cup

RugbyU: Rugby chiefs back new Japan plan for 2019 World Cup

(AFP) – Japan’s new schedule for the 2019 Rugby World Cup — after it scrapped a planned new national stadium — received the green light from the sport’s governing body World Rugby on Monday. Yokohama Stadium, which hosted the 2002 football World Cup final, will now get the 2019 rugby finale. Tournament plans were thrown […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
5 ways to stay calm this fall

5 ways to stay calm this fall

(Relaxnews) – You’re back from vacation and the holiday season is fast approaching. We’re giving you the scoop on how to stay calm between busy work schedules, running errands and looking after children. 1.     Smile anyway Believe it or not, flashing a smile could keep you calm and cool, even if nobody’s around to see […]

The Los Angeles Football Club, LA’s newest professional sports team

The Los Angeles Football Club, LA’s newest professional sports team

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles’ newest Major League Soccer team officially announced its name as the Los Angeles Football Club, which will make its debut in the 2018 MLS season. The Club determined the official name after months of engagement with supporters, partners, stakeholders and founding season ticket members. “The name that we chose is […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome bid for 2024 Games

Olympics: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome bid for 2024 Games

(Lausanne-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday named Budapest, Hamburg in Germany, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome as the final candidates for the 2024 Olympics. The winning bid will be announced after a vote by the IOC session in the Peruvian capital Lima in September 2017. IOC president Thomas Bach said there were […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
NFL to crunch Big Data in new tech deal

NFL to crunch Big Data in new tech deal

(Washington-AFP) – It won’t just be bodies crunching on the NFL gridiron this season: teams and coaches will be getting data from every player with new technology unveiled on Friday. Zebra Technologies, an Illinois firm known for barcode readers and inventory tracking, announced an agreement to install location-tracking sensors in the shoulder pads of NFL […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Azkals hard in practice; game vs Uzbekistan Sept. 8

Azkals hard in practice; game vs Uzbekistan Sept. 8

Members of the Philippine national football team, popularly known as Azkals, are now hard in training at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, in preparation for their crucial match against Uzbekistan, the highest ranked team in their bracket, on September 8. The training sessions provide players with an opportunity not only to sharpen their skills […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Longer, faster, stronger: US high school sports more popular than ever

Longer, faster, stronger: US high school sports more popular than ever

(Relaxnews) – For the 26th consecutive year, participation in high school sports increased, reaching 7.8 million for the first time, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). This marks an increase of 11,389 student athletes from last year, according to the survey. Increasing interest on the part […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

Olympics: Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Los Angeles joined the race to win the 2024 Olympics here Tuesday after city leaders gave unanimous backing for a bid to stage the sporting extravaganza for a third time. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) formally named Los Angeles as its candidate soon after the city council members voted […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
NFL docuseries to feature football-focused small towns

NFL docuseries to feature football-focused small towns

(Relaxnews) – A new TV series being created by the NFL Network is to provide a look into US towns where football is the name of the game. Set to premiere on September 17, the first season will include eight episodes focused on the the Barrow High School Wheelers, a team in a Native American […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Djokovic new UNICEF goodwill ambassador

Djokovic new UNICEF goodwill ambassador

By Mariano Andrade New York, United States | AFP |  – Reigning world tennis champion Novak Djokovic became a new goodwill ambassador for the UN Fund for Children on Wednesday, joining a roster of athletes and celebrities to hold the post. The 28-year-old Serbian, who grew up during the Balkans war, has already worked to […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech

Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech

(Paris-Relaxnews) – Luxury fashion house Ralph Lauren is set to unleash sales of its highly anticipated Polo Tech “smart shirt” for men — a year after its initial trial at the 2014 US Open. The Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt features sensors knitted into the core of the product to read biological and physiological information […]

David Beckham to star in new Belstaff film, produced by Liv Tyler

David Beckham to star in new Belstaff film, produced by Liv Tyler

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham has teamed up with his old friends at Belstaff, and this time the star is taking center stage. The former football champion appears in “Outlaws,” a short surrealist film for the British fashion house shot on location in Mexico, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Produced by Hollywood actress Liv Tyler and starring Harvey […]

Basketball: Adidas sign James Harden to ‘$200 million deal’

Basketball: Adidas sign James Harden to ‘$200 million deal’

(Frankfurt, Germany-AFP) – German sports giant Adidas on Thursday agreed a sponsorship deal with NBA superstar James Harden which was reported to be worth $200 million in a major blow to heavyweight rivals Nike. The contract for the 25-year-old Houston Rockets star takes effect from October 1 and is understood to span 13 years. Adidas […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Swimming: Late nights in Rio now focus for world’s elite

Swimming: Late nights in Rio now focus for world’s elite

(Kazan, Russia-AFP) – The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games will force swimming’s elite to adopt some nocturnal habits as preparations are stepped up in the coming months in the race for golds. The world championships finished on Sunday as the United States again ended top of the swimming table in Kazan with 23 medals […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
The Olympic golds we never had

The Olympic golds we never had

By Abner Galino Philippine gymnasts Tanya, Althea, Jovelyn and Sheila were hugging and shedding tears of joy with their coaches and I was clicking away, capturing the moments with my camera. The emotions passed on from the lens and travelled deep inside me and I suddenly found myself genuinely celebrating with them – even if […]

03.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quits

Olympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quits

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was “confident” the US would find a “strong candidate” to host the 2024 Summer Games, despite Boston pulling out of the contest shortly before a mid-September nomination deadline. “We are confident that the US will make the right choice and that they can still […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Consulate urges all Fil-Ams to support Special World Olympics in Los Angeles

Consulate urges all Fil-Ams to support Special World Olympics in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – A Philippine Delegation of 36 Athletes and 16 Coaches/Staff, headed by Ms. Delia A. Ortega,  President and Ms. Kaye Samson, National Director of SO Philippines will join the 2015 Special Olympics (SO) World Games in Los Angeles on 24 July -02 August 2015.  The 2015 SO World Games website states that the Philippine Athletes will […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: Tokyo Games logos unveiled amid stadium row

Olympics: Tokyo Games logos unveiled amid stadium row

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Tokyo’s Olympic committee unveiled the official logos for the 2020 Games on Friday, days after the Japanese prime minister ordered plans for the new stadium to be scrapped over the huge $2 billion price tag. The logos for the Olympic and Paralympic games are based around the letter “T” for Tokyo and […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
The 10 best slimming fruits and vegetables

The 10 best slimming fruits and vegetables

(Relaxnews) – Many of us spend the summer holidays getting back into shape and working off some extra pounds. Here is a selection of the 10 best fruits and vegetables to maintain that hard-earned figure. 1/ Melon If your goal is to keep losing weight, melon, which is rich in minerals like beta-carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

PHL to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines has agreed to host the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after the two other countries next in line, Brunei and Vietnam, declined, a sports official said Sunday. This was agreed upon during a SEA Games Federation executive meeting in Singapore in June when Brunei, which was scheduled for […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Tearful prayers as Manny Pacquiao visits death row Filipina

Tearful prayers as Manny Pacquiao visits death row Filipina

Yogyakarta, Indonesia (AFP)   – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao visited a Filipina on death row in Indonesia on Friday, with the convict breaking down in tears as she prayed behind bars with the Philippine sporting hero. Mary Jane Veloso was sentenced to death in Indonesia after being arrested in 2009 with 2.6 kilograms (5.7 pounds) […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came face to face with a scantily clad life-size double on Wednesday when Japanese scientists unveiled a “cyber clone” of the Portuguese pin-up. The 30-year-old, who was in Tokyo to promote an electric muscle stimulator for sculpting a washboard stomach, gave the thumbs-up to the doppelganger with […]

Nike unveils Wimbledon whites

Nike unveils Wimbledon whites

(Relaxnews) – The key player in tenniswear has revealed some of the 2015 kits for the Wimbledon stars that comply with the British tournament’s all-white rule. We’re giving you a sneak preview before the June 29 start date that will unleash two weeks of ferocious competition until the final championship on July 12. In 1963, […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: UAE rubber-stamped as Asian Cup hosts

Football: UAE rubber-stamped as Asian Cup hosts

(Kuala Lumpur-AFP) – The United Arab Emirates were rubber-stamped as hosts for the expanded Asian Cup in 2019 after signing an official agreement with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The UAE previously held the event in 1996 but they will be the first to host 24 teams, up from the 16 who competed in Australia […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to NY’s Times Square

Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to NY’s Times Square

(New York-AFP) – Thousands of people laid out their mats and stretched into yoga exercises in New York’s Times Square Sunday, including the Secretary General of the United Nations, to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga. UN chief Ban Ki-moon, dressed in white, joined the yoga gathering late in the morning in one of […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Motor racing: ‘McDreamy’ Dempsey takes Le Mans starring role

Motor racing: ‘McDreamy’ Dempsey takes Le Mans starring role

(Le Mans, France-AFP) – American actor Patrick Dempsey is making a real fist of his other profession: motor racing. For the fourth time in his career, Dempsey will appear in the Le Mans 24 Hours Race in his Porsche this weekend. His passion is gradually becoming an obsession. He’s certainly proven himself on screen, featuring […]

Cray wins 100m as Fil-Ams dominate

Cray wins 100m as Fil-Ams dominate

By Stefanus Ian Singapore, Singapore (AFP)  – Texas-based Eric Cray swept to 100m victory at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Tuesday as he led a Filipino-American assault on the athletics competition. Cray, who will represent the Philippines at next year’s Olympics in the 400m hurdles, switched to 100m but easily won with a personal best of 10.25sec. The Philippines’ […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
Cristiano Ronaldo documentary in the making

Cristiano Ronaldo documentary in the making

(Relaxnews) – Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be the subject of an upcoming documentary feature film. Titled “Ronaldo,” the film is in post-production, having been directed by BAFTA-winning Anthony Wonke, famous for his work on “The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities.” The Real Madrid player broke the news Wednesday on his Twitter […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
How to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

How to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

(Relaxnews) – The FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer kicks off inCANADA on Saturday, June 6. With more viewing options available than ever before, the action will be hard to miss. Games will be played at stadiums in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa,MONTREAL and Moncton, and 2015 marks the first time Canada has ever hosted […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

(Relaxnews) – For its annual Mobility Report published Wednesday, Ericsson has drilled down on data generated by sporting events to understand the role mobile is playing in fans’ lives. And the findings show that smartphones are becoming an integral element of the spectator experience. This is particularly true of soccer. Based on network volumes, the […]

PHL, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

PHL, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – Filipino and Vietnamese troops played football and tug-of-war on a disputed South China Sea island on Wednesday, officials said, closing ranks as their rival China ramps up construction of artificial islands. The games took place on Philippine-held Northeast Cay, just 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) from Southwest Cay which is controlled […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

New York, United States (AFP)   – Britain’s former world champion Amir Khan is aiming to punch his ticket to a bout with Floyd Mayweather on Friday with a victory over Chris Algieri in a non-title welterweight fight. Khan, the former unified light-welterweight world champion who headlines a card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

(Relaxnews) – Long established as a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is important for the membrane that envelops your muscle cells, promoting proper healing from the natural tears that take place when you work out, according to a new study. “Every cell in your body has a plasma membrane, and every membrane can be torn,” says […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – Elite athletes are blessed with an area of the brain that performs 82 percent faster than average under intense pressure, a study published on Wednesday claims. A series of tests commissioned by Dunlop Tyres in conjunction with University College London (UCL) found that extreme sportsmen and women performed significantly better under […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

(Relaxnews) – Dressing the part is the first step towards improving your game, and the greats know what works in terms of the best fabrics and materials when it comes to choosing their gear and clothes. We’re giving you a sneak peek at what they’ll be wearing in Paris for the French Open, which gets […]

No more rematch with ‘sore loser’ Pacquiao, says Mayweather

No more rematch with ‘sore loser’ Pacquiao, says Mayweather

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Floyd Mayweather has branded Manny Pacquiao a “sore loser” and a coward and says he won’t delay his planned retirement to grant the Philippine icon a rematch next year, in an apparent U-turn. And he dismissed Pacquiao’s claim that he had been carrying an injury in Saturday’s one-sided win for Mayweather, the […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Lawsuits pile up over Pacquiao injury

Lawsuits pile up over Pacquiao injury

By Rebecca Bryan Los Angeles, United States (AFP)    – Call it the fallout of the century. More disgruntled fight fans are going to court with their complaints, suing Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and others for failing to disclose a shoulder injury prior to his “Fight of the Century” against Floyd Mayweather. A class-action […]

08.05.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Senate resolution commending Pacquiao filed

Senate resolution commending Pacquiao filed

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Despite his loss in his fight against Floyd Mayweather, a senator still wants to commend Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao “for his greatness inside and outside the ring.” Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito filed Senate Resolution No. 1307 entitled “Resolution Commending the People’s Champ Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao for his exceptional performance during […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Mayweather ignores jeers in moment of triumph

Mayweather ignores jeers in moment of triumph

By Rebecca Bryan Las Vegas, United States (AFP)   – Floyd Mayweather shrugged off the jeers which greeted his victory over Manny Pacquiao and wasted no time in taunting his detractors. After hugging his father and trainer Floyd Sr, the unbeaten welterweight king clambered onto the ropes of the ring, banged his fist on his […]

Mayweather beats Pacquiao to join greats

Mayweather beats Pacquiao to join greats

By Greg Heakes / Rebecca BRYAN Las Vegas, United States | AFP |   – Floyd Mayweather’s emphatic win over Manny Pacquiao sealed his status as a boxing great, but triggered an outcry in the Philippines and divided opinion amongst the sports legends. Feinting and dancing his way to a unanimous decision, Mayweather comfortably picked […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Palace: Manny remains our champion, inspiration

Palace: Manny remains our champion, inspiration

MANILA, May 3 (Mabuhay) — Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao may have lost in the ring, but he still managed to win the hearts of many for showing sportsmanship and staying humble. In a radio interview, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the country remains proud of its boxing champion because of the inspiration he […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Mayweather outpoints Pacquiao, remains undefeated

Mayweather outpoints Pacquiao, remains undefeated

MANILA, May 3 (Mabuhay) – American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. backed up his claim of being “The Best Ever” as he out-pointed Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao to win the much-hyped “Fight of the Century” in front of a packed crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Facing […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

By Cecil Morella He may be the underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favorite Floyd Mayweather in history’s richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet’s top “pound-for-pound” boxer crown. “Use my left and right (fists),” the Filipino boxing hero told reporters when asked how he planned […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup for next two years

Football: Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup for next two years

(Paris, France-AFP) – Japan will host the Club World Cup for the next two years, world football’s governing body FIFA announced on Thursday. After last staging the event in 2012, Japan will play host again in 2015 and 2016, with this year’s competition confirmed for December 10-20. FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said on the FIFA […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Getting in the groove: study offers rare insight on physical interaction

Getting in the groove: study offers rare insight on physical interaction

(Relaxnews) – More than a question of keeping time to the music or fine-tuning your footwork ahead of time, the dynamics of activities such as dancing are delicate and a new study says people fall into a specific pattern to avoid a collision. And yet, dancing is not the only complementary, coordinated task during which […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Recycled plastic bottles could be your next coat: North Face

Recycled plastic bottles could be your next coat: North Face

(Relaxnews) – If you buy a new coat from The North Face in 2016, it will likely be made from recycled content if, indeed, they meet the lofty goal they announced Tuesday in which they aim to use 100 percent recycled polyester by then. Polyester makes up nearly 80 percent of the fabric they use, […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets to cost up to $7,500

Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets to cost up to $7,500

Los Angeles, United States, AFP  – Tickets for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s long-awaited superfight will cost between $1,500 and $7,500, organizers said Wednesday, but it is unclear how many will go on sale to the public. Seats at the May 2 bout in Las Vegas promise to be one of the hottest tickets of […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Former NBA player Stephon Marbury to star in biopic

Former NBA player Stephon Marbury to star in biopic

(Relaxnews) – A biopic of Stephon Marbury, the former NBA star who became a Chinese basketball champion, will go into production in the next year, according to Variety. The production is part of a five-film deal between Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and China’s Beijing Hairun Pictures. It was announced at the Beijing International Film Festival, which […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Floyd training in a swimming pool is a sign he knows Manny is taking him into deep water’ – Roach

‘Floyd training in a swimming pool is a sign he knows Manny is taking him into deep water’ – Roach

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF – SACRÉ BLEU!  We have all heard of France’s New Wave style of filmmaking but has Floyd “Money” Mayweather decided to incorporate New Wave training into his preparations for his battle against Fighter of the Decade Congressman Manny “Pacman”Pacquiao or is he just a fish out of water?  Their welterweight world championship unification battle takes place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Where Manny Pacquiao sees himself ten years from now

Where Manny Pacquiao sees himself ten years from now

He trains hard from Monday to Saturday. But on the Lord’s day, Sunday, Philippine fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao focuses on his family and his faith, making it a point to attend Sunday worship service at Westside Shepherd of the Hills. “Before I came to this church, I was praying and crying to the Lord. ‘Lord, […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Columnists, Jannelle So, Sports & Recreation ·
Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism: reports

Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism: reports

(Tokyo-AFP) – Japan, China and South Korea briefly put aside territorial and historical disputes Sunday for rare trilateral talks announcing a bid to boost tourism numbers in the three countries to 30 million visitors in five years. Japanese tourism minister Akihiro Ota met with counterparts Li Jinzao of the China National Tourism Administration and Kim […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Boxing: Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

Boxing: Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Floyd Mayweather’s blockbuster May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao will help make the American fighter’s 2015 earnings shatter the all-time record for a sportsman’s annual pay, Forbes.com calculated on Thursday. Forbes noted that Mayweather will likely to earn at least $150 million and Pacquiao more than $100 million for the […]

Pacquiao’s Holy Week message: Forgiveness

Pacquiao’s Holy Week message: Forgiveness

While blessed with adoring fans and supporters who love and respect him, Philippine boxing champion and congressman Manny Pacquiao also has his share of haters who want to see him defeated, especially in his upcoming match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015. What’s probably worse is […]

01.04.2015 · Filled under: Columnists, Jannelle So, Sports & Recreation ·
Manila-born ex-NFLer Tebow pays Pacquiao visit

Manila-born ex-NFLer Tebow pays Pacquiao visit

Los Angeles, United States, AFP – Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao received a visit from Manila-born former National Football League quarterback Tim Tebow for a weekend workout sesssion ahead of his May showdown with undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Tebow watched Pacquiao train for nearly three hours on Saturday, including seven rounds of sparring and eight rounds of […]

25.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Longest zipline in Canada and the US to open in mid-July

Longest zipline in Canada and the US to open in mid-July

(Relaxnews) – Whistler, Canada’s Ziptrek Ecotours announced Tuesday the launch of what would be the longest zipline in Canada and the US, spawning over two kilometers. Adrenaline junkies will soar from high up on Blackcomb Mountain in British Columbia, Canada and land in the middle of Whistler Mountain. The trek is similar to that of […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Rio unveils test program as 500-day milestone looms

Rio unveils test program as 500-day milestone looms

(Rio de Janeiro-AFP) – Organizers of next year’s Rio Olympics on Wednesday unveiled the full program of test events in the lead-up to the first ever Games in South America. Between July and May of next year, 7,800 athletes will participate in 34 Olympic, four Paralympic and four mixed test events with more than 16000 […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Pacquiao undergoes random blood, urine testing

Pacquiao undergoes random blood, urine testing

Los Angeles, United States |AFP| – Manny Pacquiao was given a random drug test Saturday, only two days after the US Anti-Doping Agency revealed the Filipino boxing icon and future foe Floyd Mayweather agreed to Olympic-style testing. A report on GMA News in Pacquiao’s homeland detailed that he had given blood and urine samples to a […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
One third of web users globally is a British football fan

One third of web users globally is a British football fan

(Relaxnews) – Proving that soccer is the world’s only universal language, three in 10 consumers with web access say that they watch Premier League matches on the television and 15% turn to the web to see a game. The figures, from the GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which are based on a sample of up to 170,000 internet […]

Bill to exempt Pacquiao from taxes mulled

Bill to exempt Pacquiao from taxes mulled

MANILA, Mar 2 (Mabuhay) – The chairman of the Senate ways and means committee said a bill seeking to give Manny Pacquiao tax exemption on his earnings as a boxing champion is a good measure that would recognize his contributions to the country. In a statement, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara said he will consider the […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
No rematch clause for Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight deal – execs

No rematch clause for Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight deal – execs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite earlier reports that Floyd Mayweather Jr. was pushing for a rematch clause in the contract, the superfight with Manny Pacquiao is confirmed to be a single-bout affair now that the official announcement has been made. Showtime Vice-President Stephen Espinoza disclosed the detail shortly after the American boxer declared the fight “a […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: FIFA to move 2021 Confederations Cup from Qatar

Football: FIFA to move 2021 Confederations Cup from Qatar

(Doha, Qatar-AFP) – The 2021 Confederations Cup will not be held in Qatar, FIFA announced on Wednesday. Jerome Valcke, FIFA secretary general, said the tournament will be played “in an Asian country”, but Qatar had been ruled out because of its climate. The tournament, which pits the following year’s World Cup hosts and the World […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Pacquiao fight not set yet, Mayweather says

Pacquiao fight not set yet, Mayweather says

New York, United States | AFP |  – Unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather said Sunday that neither he nor Manny Pacquiao have signed a deal for a May mega-fight, but he still hopes to get into the ring with the Filipino icon. Mayweather, attending the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden, said in a brief […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Olympics: Cash and prestige drive race for Tokyo Games place

Olympics: Cash and prestige drive race for Tokyo Games place

(Lausanne, Switzerland-AFP) – An army of sports — from baseball to wushu — is battling for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with cash as much as prestige the driving force. Hundreds of millions of dollars in television revenues will be handed out to the lucky federations that get a place in the Tokyo […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Hilfiger’s American football love story on NY runway

Hilfiger’s American football love story on NY runway

(New York-AFP) – Feted designer Tommy Hilfiger dominated New York Fashion Week on Monday with a spectacular catwalk show inspired by American football to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his clothing empire. Hundreds of fashionistas, celebrities and admirers poured into the imposing Park Avenue Armory, braving near record-low winter temperatures for a ringside seat at […]

Adidas launches ball for UEFA Champions League finale

Adidas launches ball for UEFA Champions League finale

(Relaxnews) – Real stars replace the plain old pentagons on the Official Match Ball — released Monday — for the knockout stages that are expected to bring a dramatic close to the most prestigious club competition in international soccer. This year’s UEFA Champions League Final is set to take place in Berlin on June 6, […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Pre-sale for tickets to FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada open

Pre-sale for tickets to FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada open

(Relaxnews) – The online ticket office has opened for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 for Visa cardholders. Before the general public release February 26, Visa cardholders are being offered the chance to cut in line with exclusive access to pre-sale tickets to the games. The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada runs June 6 […]

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Nike unveils Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe

Nike unveils Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe

(Relaxnews) – Nike has presented the Kobe X, its 10th basketball shoe inspired by NBA star Kobe Bryant. The tie-up between the American basketball star and the sports outfitter began in 2008 with the launch of the first Kobe Bryant signature shoe, the Hyperdunk. For the new model, Nike chose an understated design with a […]

Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

(San Francisco-AFP) – Millions of fans took to social media for Sunday’s Super Bowl 49, making it the most tweeted about NFL football final in history, Twitter said Monday. More than 28 million tweets were sent out relating to the big match, which saw the New England Patriots snatch a win from reigning champions Seattle […]

NFL: Super Bowl 49 viewership sets US television record

NFL: Super Bowl 49 viewership sets US television record

(New York, United States-AFP) – New England’s dramatic victory over Seattle in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday was the most watched show in American television history, seen by a record 114.4 million US viewers, telecaster NBC said Monday. The Patriots’ 28-24 triumph over the Seahawks in the National Football League’s championship spectacle lured 2.2 million […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Sports: Birmingham, Alabama to host 2021 World Games

Sports: Birmingham, Alabama to host 2021 World Games

(LAUSANNE-AFP) – The 2021 World Games will be hosted by Birmingham, Alabama, the International World Games Association confirmed on Thursday. The town of just over one million inhabitants beat competition from Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia to become the second US city to host after Santa Clara, California organised the inaugural edition in 1981. “It’s […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Obama toasts, teases NBA champion Spurs

Obama toasts, teases NBA champion Spurs

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama welcomed NBA champions San Antonio to the White House on Monday, and said he’d be glad to offer advice as they pursue a title repeat. “If you guys need any tips on winning back-to-back, you know where to find me,” quipped the second-term […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
NFL: Kravitz to join Perry in Super Bowl halftime show

NFL: Kravitz to join Perry in Super Bowl halftime show

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Rock singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz will join pop superstar Katy Perry to perform at halftime of Super Bowl 49 on February 1, Perry revealed Saturday. Kravitz, 50, captured four straight Grammy Awards from 1999 to 2002 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He recently announced the second leg of his world tour for […]

Basketball: Street basketball presses for Olympic place

Basketball: Street basketball presses for Olympic place

(PARIS-AFP) – Basketball has become the latest sport wanting an extra event in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while at the same time battling to keep Japan in the Olympic tournament. International Basketball Federation (FIBA) president Horacio Muratore told AFP that new International Olympic Committee reforms had made street basketball, three players against three, a prime […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
The future of sports injuries: 3D-printed implants could let you play again

The future of sports injuries: 3D-printed implants could let you play again

(Relaxnews) – An idea that once seemed absurd is now looking entirely possible, for researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have managed to successfully implant 3D-printed cartilage in sheep. Specifically, they replaced the meniscus, which is a piece of C-shaped cartilage, the tearing of which is one of the most common knee injuries, according to […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Olympics: US will bid for 2024 Olympics

Olympics: US will bid for 2024 Olympics

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday it will bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, but the candidate city won’t be selected until early next year. Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco all made their final pitches for staging the four-yearly showpiece to the USOC board of directors on Tuesday. […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Mercedes announces special Formula One edition SL 63

Mercedes announces special Formula One edition SL 63

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate winning the 2014 Formula One world title and clinching the constructor’s title too, Mercedes is building two very special editions of its flagship sports convertible. Apart from their scarcity — only 19 examples in white and 19 examples in black will ever be built — what makes the commemorative cars so […]

Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain WBO welterweight title

Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain WBO welterweight title

By Daniel HICKS MACAU  (AFP) – Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao comprehensively dismantled American Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the Cotai Arena in Macau on Sunday. Pacquiao dropped Algieri to the canvas six times during the 12-round contest in the southern Chinese city to win an overwhelming unanimous decision, […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
NFL: Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl halftime singer

NFL: Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl halftime singer

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Katy Perry will perform in the Super Bowl 49 halftime show next February, the singer and the National Football League confirmed Sunday. “Yeppers! And I’ve already started testing out ideas!” Perry tweeted moments after the announcement was made at halftime of an NFL game. The NFL championship showdown will be staged February […]

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness about the […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Algieri hits the ground as he prepares to challenge Pacquiao

Algieri hits the ground as he prepares to challenge Pacquiao

Saturday fight will be held at the Venetian in Macau MACAO, CHINA   – Just one day after arriving in Macao, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI  resumed his promotional roadwork for the biggest fight of his professional life – challenging Fighter of the Decade and reigning WBO welterweight champion Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO.  On a […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Kobe sets mark for misses in loss to Grizzlies

Kobe sets mark for misses in loss to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS (AFP) – Mike Conley had 23 points and Marc Gasol did a little of everything as the Memphis Grizzlies got back into the win column Tuesday by holding off the last place Los Angeles Lakers 107-102. Zach Randolph delivered his sixth double double in eight games and got the putback layup in the final […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
What to get outdoorsy types for Christmas

What to get outdoorsy types for Christmas

(Relaxnews) – They may be hikers, campers or a little of both. Regardless, if you know someone who spends every free moment planning a trip to the great outdoors, we’ve found some things they might enjoy. Charging on the go Every outdoorsman knows that mobile communication devices are dependent aren’t truly portable until you have […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
5 habits to adopt before, during and after skiing from ski champion Marion Rolland

5 habits to adopt before, during and after skiing from ski champion Marion Rolland

(Relaxnews) – A ski vacation is more than a ride on the chair lift and a tumble down the slope. Above all else, skiing is a physically demanding sport that requires preparation and recovery. Here are five good habits to take up during a winter sports vacation, from French World Cup ski racer Marion Rolland. […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Pechanga Resort ‬& ‬Casino’s dedicated Filipino host team

Pechanga Resort ‬& ‬Casino’s dedicated Filipino host team

Pechanga Resort & Casino entitles VIP valued customers access of exclusive offers and promotions to experience the VIP privileges. Our Filipino host team can assist you with advanced booking of hotel rooms, restaurants reservations, entertainment & shows tickets, preferred golf tee times and more. Join the Pechanga Rewards Club to enjoy the friendly and attentive […]

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Tokyo Olympic stadium ‘dull’, looks like turtle: architect

Tokyo Olympic stadium ‘dull’, looks like turtle: architect

(TOKYO-AFP) – The stadium at the heart of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be dull and look like a turtle, a leading Japanese architect said Thursday, adding to the row over the controversial venue. The centrepiece for the Games, which was designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, has been scaled down by a […]

Football: German World Cup winners fill Ballon d’Or list

Football: German World Cup winners fill Ballon d’Or list

(ZURICH-AFP) – Holder Cristiano Ronaldo faces competition from six German World Cup winners in the 23 nominees for the Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year announced Tuesday. Spain’s La Liga dominated the FIFA list with 10 players including Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale of Wales and Colombia’s James Rodriguez, but there was no […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Beyonce allies with TopShop for new fashion brand

Beyonce allies with TopShop for new fashion brand

(LONDON-AFP) – US singer Beyonce and British high-street retailer TopShop said Monday they were launching a fashion brand for “athletic streetwear” that will be available this time next year. The joint venture, Parkwood TopShop Athletic, will include “clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories,” the chain said in a statement. Philip Green, […]

Nike launches Mercurial Superfly CR7

Nike launches Mercurial Superfly CR7

(Relaxnews) – Cristiano Ronaldo will debut the latest Nike soccer cleat in ‘El Classico’, the showdown between his side Real Madrid and their Spanish rivals Barcelona. Portuguese footballing superstar and current holder of the Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo will be well-shod this weekend when he debuts the New Mercurial Superfly CR7 model against the Catalan side. […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Could daylight savings promote kids’ fitness?

Could daylight savings promote kids’ fitness?

(Relaxnews) – Less evening light could reduce childen’s activity levels, according to a meta-analysis by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Bristol in the UK that makes a case against setting the clocks back in autumn. Lead study author Anna Goodman and her team worked with 15 studies in […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo grabs a spot on Starcount’s chart of the top stars on social media list for the week of October 13-19. The Portuguese athlete hit a major milestone on Facebook last week. On October 15, Facebook announced that Ronaldo had hit 100 million fans, making him the most popular […]

Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round Saturday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title. Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left temple that sent the champion crumpling to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz counted out […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Outdoorsmen to gather for International Mountain Summit

Outdoorsmen to gather for International Mountain Summit

(Relaxnews) – Calling upon experts in all fields of mountaineering including climbers, doctors and tour operators, the sixth annual Kiku International Mountain Summit (IMS) will take place in Brixen, Italy from October 16 through 21. The presence of major brands such as BMW and Marmot is highly anticipated and Gore-Tex is to sponsor the IMS […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Freediving champ hopes to set new record at first Dubai extreme sports expo

Freediving champ hopes to set new record at first Dubai extreme sports expo

(Relaxnews) – Dubai’s Palm Island Drop Zone will host Fazza freediving champion Branko Petrovic in his upcoming attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest breath-hold underwater at the first-ever extreme sports exposition in the Middle East. The record for prolonged submersion, also called static apnea, of 11 minutes and 35 seconds was […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Asian Games: China defend basketball with new ‘Great Wall’

Asian Games: China defend basketball with new ‘Great Wall’

By Daniel HICKS INCHEON  (AFP) – China are hoping a new version of their famous “Great Wall of China” can help maintain their Asian Games basketball dominance as they come under heavy attack from rivals. China, with players like towering NBA superstar Yao Ming, have won seven of the last nine men’s gold medals stretching […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
Asian Games: South Korean leader lets the Games begin

Asian Games: South Korean leader lets the Games begin

(INCHEON-AFP) – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye opened the Incheon Asian Games at a glittering, K-Pop inspired ceremony Friday as North Korean athletes received an unexpectedly warm welcome. “I declare the opening of the 17th Asian Games,” Park said simply, after athletes from 45 countries had filed into Incheon’s purpose-built main stadium. “Gangnam Style” singer […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
RugbyU: Prince Harry named World Cup honorary president

RugbyU: Prince Harry named World Cup honorary president

(LONDON-AFP) – Prince Harry, fourth in line to the British throne, has been appointed as the honorary president of World Cup organisers England Rugby 2015, the organisation announced on Thursday. The move follows the 30-year-old royal’s successful role in organising the Invictus Games, a four-day international event for injured war veterans that took place in […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao

Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao

‘If a Pacquiao fight presents itself then let’s make it happen’ – Floyd By Greg Heakes LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather, fresh off his lopsided victory over Marcos Maidana, denied he is trying to safeguard his undefeated record by avoiding Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather has admitted he handpicked opponents in the past […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Asian Games: Sports and participating countries

Asian Games: Sports and participating countries

(SEOUL-AFP) – Full list of the 36 sports and 45 participating countries at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4: SPORTS (36) Aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo), archery, athletics, badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, bowling (ten-pin), boxing, canoeing (slalom/sprint), cricket, cycling (BMX/mountain bike/road/track), equestrianism (dressage/eventing/show jumping), fencing, field hockey, […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’: 103-year-old challenges world’s fastest man

Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’: 103-year-old challenges world’s fastest man

(KYOTO-AFP) – Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: “let’s rumble!” Hidekichi Miyazaki — who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed ‘Golden Bolt’ after the Jamaican flyer — plans to […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

(CHAMONIX-AFP) – Playing Icarus as they leap off sheer cliffs and fly at eye-watering speeds along mountainsides, thrill-seekers dressed like flamboyant bats have become an increasingly common sight in the Alps. But the incredible rush of wingsuits can come at the ultimate price. On a plateau of the Brevent mountain in Chamonix, France, a group […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Real Madrid to wear Yohji Yamamoto jerseys for Champions League

Real Madrid to wear Yohji Yamamoto jerseys for Champions League

(Relaxnews) – The world’s biggest football club will be donning a special Yohji Yamamoto-designed uniform when its Galácticos take to the pitch to defend the UEFA Champions League this season. Real Madrid may have been crowned the kings of Europe on 10 separate occasions, but no club in the history of the tournament has ever […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Youth Olympics: China showcases future stars as curtain falls

Youth Olympics: China showcases future stars as curtain falls

(BEIJING-AFP) – Up to 2,000 performers will feature at the closing ceremony for the Youth Olympics in China’s Nanjing city Thursday after 12 days of competition that showcased the sporting superstars of the future. No official medals table is published for the multi-sports event which focuses on a programme promoting friendship and sportsmanship, rather than […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
Pacquiao dismisses Algieri threat in Macau

Pacquiao dismisses Algieri threat in Macau

By Daniel HICKS MACAU  (AFP) – Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Monday dismissed his next opponent, undefeated American Chris Algieri, as merely an “okay” fighter as the build-up began to their upcoming contest. Pacquiao (56-5-2) will put his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on the line against 30-year-old former kickboxer Algieri (20-0) on […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
American football aiming for international audience via YouTube

American football aiming for international audience via YouTube

(Relaxnews) – With interest in Major League Soccer on the rise in the US, American football is looking to gain recognition abroad. College ball will soon be spiraling into the international airwaves as the Pac-12 conference launches its own YouTube channel. In lay terms, that means 12 universities in the western US will be showcasing […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Gamification ever-present in fitness apps, but does it work?

Gamification ever-present in fitness apps, but does it work?

(Relaxnews) – An increasingly sedentary lifestyle in which people can’t put down their mobile devices has led app developers to believe there could be a pot of gold in motivating people to exercise by means of gamified fitness, though researchers says the gaming aspect could have limited long-term success. “It’s just been assumed that gamified […]

Taking public transit to work may keep you fitter: study

Taking public transit to work may keep you fitter: study

(Relaxnews) – A British study finds that walking, cycling and yes, even taking public transportation to work are associated with lower body weight and lower body fat composition when compared against those who drive. A team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London collected and assessed 7,534 […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
Adidas miCoach stats could soon be coming to an app near you

Adidas miCoach stats could soon be coming to an app near you

(Relaxnews) – New pages on the Adidas website oriented towards app developers indicate that Adidas might soon be opening its miCoach platform for compatibility with other apps. It’s likely the miCoach tools for fitness tracking and perhaps even coaching will soon be accessible from many apps unrelated to Adidas. MiCoach is the platform of Adidas’s […]

Pacquiao-Algieri promo tour begins

Pacquiao-Algieri promo tour begins

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 20, 2014) – Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing ‘s only eight-division world champion, defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Promotions, Sports & Recreation ·
Could a two-legged chair keep you more active?

Could a two-legged chair keep you more active?

(Relaxnews) – We are constantly being told that inactivity is the disease of modern life, but one enterprising designer has come up with a furniture concept to discourage sedentary behavior. French design graduate Benoît Malta has created a two-legged chair as part of his diploma project “Inactivité,” which requires the user to shift position in order to […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Awe-inspiring inline skating locales

Awe-inspiring inline skating locales

(Relaxnews) – One way to feel the breeze on a hot summer day is to create it by strapping on your inline skates and zooming into motion. We’ve found some places around the world, including scenic trails and motor raceways open to inline skaters, that could make for an unforgettable summer. That’s right, motor raceways […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Camping trendwatch: Hanging tents go ‘glamp’

Camping trendwatch: Hanging tents go ‘glamp’

(Relaxnews) – Primitive protection from predators, 18th century engineering and a design indicative of modern day ingenuity all come into play in camping’s trend of hanging tents. Due to its airy, appealing design intended to provide panoramic views, the most recent addition is being labeled as a “glamping” tool for camping’s elite. The Roomoon is […]

Youth Olympics: Thousands gather for Nanjing Games

Youth Olympics: Thousands gather for Nanjing Games

(BEIJING-AFP) – Thousands of young athletes will converge in China’s Nanjing this week for the second Youth Olympics, with many hoping to build towards a place at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 3,700 competitors aged 15 to 18 are expected to participate in the tournament, which will start with a […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
RugbyU: London to host European rugby finals

RugbyU: London to host European rugby finals

(LONDON-AFP) – The finals of European rugby’s two new club competitions will both be staged in London, organisers announced Tuesday. The final of the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup, the successor to the European Cup, will take place at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, with the second-tier European Rugby Challenge Cup taking place 24 hours […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
IDEA World Fitness Convention to spotlight at-home workouts, Baby Boomer fitness

IDEA World Fitness Convention to spotlight at-home workouts, Baby Boomer fitness

(Relaxnews) – One of the biggest fitness trade events in the world, attracting professionals and enthusiasts from over 60 countries, will take place in Anaheim, California, from August 13 to 17. More than 12,000 fitness-focused individuals will present and observe the latest and greatest exercise methods in over 360 training sessions and represent 300 leading […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Swimming: Phelps teams with Aqua Sphere to develop suit line

Swimming: Phelps teams with Aqua Sphere to develop suit line

(IRVINE-AFP) – Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps, on a comeback that could take him to the Rio Games, is teaming up with a swimwear manufacturer to develop a line of competitive swimming equipment. Phelps launched his comeback in April after a 20-month retirement as a “free agent” after his deal with longtime sponsor Speedo expired […]

‘FIFA 15’ gameplay trailer highlights better agility, control

‘FIFA 15’ gameplay trailer highlights better agility, control

(Relaxnews) – A few weeks ahead of the soccer game’s much-anticipated release, EA Sports has uploaded a new video showing off the improvements to player movement and control. After showcasing “FIFA 15′”s enhanced visuals, namely through a realer-than-real depiction of Lionel Messi and some intense action scenes, and pointing out the emotional intensity of reactions from players and […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Glasgow mixologist creates cocktail with 71 ingredients for Commonwealth Games

Glasgow mixologist creates cocktail with 71 ingredients for Commonwealth Games

(Relaxnews) – In homage to the Commonwealth Games currently underway in Glasgow, a local mixologist has created a monster cocktail made with 71 ingredients sourced from every competing Commonwealth country. For his Commonwealth Cocktail, Mal Spence of the Kelvingrove Cafe in Glasgow used exotic ingredients like Tanzanian cloves, dragon fruit from Belize and galangal from […]

Quick, short runs pack health benefits: US study

Quick, short runs pack health benefits: US study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long-distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a study out Monday. Running as little as five to 10 minutes per day can significantly cut the risks of getting heart disease and dying young, said the findings […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Footballer James Rodriguez tops global social media chart: Starcount

Footballer James Rodriguez tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Soccer star James Rodriguez, who took home the Golden Boot at the World Cup, is once again the talk of social media after being recruited by Real Madrid. The Colombian midfielder scored a total of six goals and was responsible for two assists throughout the World Cup, earning the Golden Boot as the […]

SoCal prepares for the biggest surfing competition in the world

SoCal prepares for the biggest surfing competition in the world

(Relaxnews) – Top world surfers are making their way to Huntington Beach, California, recognized worldwide as Surf-City, USA, for a chance to qualify for coveted spots on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. Expected to draw a crowd of over 800,000 and bring over 20 million dollars to the Orange County, California economy, […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Football: Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot – Japan neurologists

Football: Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot – Japan neurologists

(TOKYO-AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar’s brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists. Results of brain scans conducted on Neymar in February this year indicated minimal cerebral function when he rotated his ankle and point to […]

Football: Premier League set for US big screens

Football: Premier League set for US big screens

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US fans will have a new venue to satisfy their growing appetite for football when selected 2014-15 English Premier League matches hit movie screens across the country. NBC Sports, which holds Premier League broadcast rights in the United States, is teaming up with entertainment company Fathom Events to show live matches on […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
America is top of the global spam league

America is top of the global spam league

(Relaxnews) – It might not have won the FIFA World Cup, but when it comes to sending spam email, the USA is the undisputed world champion. According to the latest Sophos ‘Spampionship’ report, for the fourth quarter in succession, the US is home to the most spam-sending computers in the world, responsible for 24.2 percent […]

Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 to open September 12

Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 to open September 12

(Relaxnews) – While the World Cup excitement has already come and gone for soccer fans, rugby enthusiasts still have plenty to look forward to, starting with the launch of ticket sales for the next Rugby World Cup. From September 12, official vendors will begin selling a total of 500,000 tickets to the English and Welsh […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
CGames: Commonwealth Games daily schedule

CGames: Commonwealth Games daily schedule

(GLASGOW-AFP) – Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games schedule for Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 (times in GMT): Wednesday, July 23 – Opening ceremony at Celtic Park 1900GMT Thursday, July 24 (19 medals) Swimming Heats 0930-1130 Semi-finals, finals 1800-2000 Badminton Preliminaries 0800-1130, 1300-1630, 1800-2130 Cycling Track qualification, semi-finals 1000-1245 Track qualification, finals 1500-1745 Gymnastics Rhythmic […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Xiaomi announces new $13 wearable tracker

Xiaomi announces new $13 wearable tracker

(Relaxnews) – One of two important produ cts recently unveiled by the brand, the Mi Band goes beyond the call of duty for the typical fitness tracker. In addition to tracking health metrics that include exercise and sleep, it acts as a security device for Xiaomi‘s recently announced MI 4 smartphone. Holding the device in the […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Škoda unveils winners’ trophies for the Tour de France

Škoda unveils winners’ trophies for the Tour de France

(Relaxnews) – The winners’ trophies for the Tour de France have been unveiled before they are awarded in Paris later this month. Created by Škoda Design Studios in the Czech Republic, the striking trophies have been fabricated using Lasvit clear crystal glass, as was the case in 2013. Skoda designer Peter Olah was inspired by the “passion […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
Shakira leads a soccer-dominated social media top 10: Starcount

Shakira leads a soccer-dominated social media top 10: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Soccer players are enjoying the residual effects of the recent World Cup, with several players showing up on Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of July 14-20. The list is topped by Shakira, who scored a huge win on Facebook last week. Shakira announced to her fans on Friday that she […]

Forget fitness: If London’s calling, you’d best move to answer

Forget fitness: If London’s calling, you’d best move to answer

(Relaxnews) – Everyone knows walking is great exercise, but finding a walk you enjoy is key. We’re hopping from city to city, finding walks so memorable you’ll forget you did this to get fit. Our first stop is London, where we’ve got royal plans to keep you in step with more than just Big Ben. […]

21.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Three new boards to catch totally different waves this summer

Three new boards to catch totally different waves this summer

(Relaxnews) – Surfers are carving new turns and old tricks on a new wave of boards that reflect the sport’s eco-friendly culture and even give wobbly newbies a chance to experience the thrill with reduced chance of wipe-outs. For those who thought it wasn’t possible to hang ten or even catch a wave, Spain-based Aquillahas developed […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Photos, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
World Cup visitors happiest with friendly Brazilians and food: report

World Cup visitors happiest with friendly Brazilians and food: report

(Relaxnews) – The figures are in following the World Cup games in Brazil: Over the month-long period, the country’s tourism board says they hosted one million foreign tourists from 203 countries who were happiest with the food and local hospitality. For comparison, when South Africa hosted the games in 2010 the country hosted 310,000 foreign […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship marks international growth

2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship marks international growth

(Relaxnews) – A record 38 nations are being represented in the 2014 FI Lacrosse World Championship, having gathered in Denver to fight reigning champion the United States, which beat Canada in the 2010 final in Manchester, England. Once limited to Northeast American private schools, lacrosse has grown beyond high school and spread around the world. […]

16.07.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Interest in Germany builds with World Cup victory

Interest in Germany builds with World Cup victory

(Relaxnews) – Germany may not be top of mind for European-destined travelers, but with images of jubilant Germans celebrating their World Cup victory and giving their soccer team a hero’s welcome in Berlin Tuesday, there’s perhaps no better time to cast a closer look at the country as a travel destination. Not only is the […]

15.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
New research says it is possible to push through the pain, and beat it

New research says it is possible to push through the pain, and beat it

(Relaxnews) – Shedding light on athletes’ ability to work through pain, researchers at the University of Luxembourg conducted an experiment in which they conditioned subjects to numb-out their pain sensations. The study was based on Pavlov’s legendary experiment in which he conditioned a dog to produce saliva at the ringing of a bell, which he […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Neymar, James Rodriguez remain atop Starcount’s global social media chart

Neymar, James Rodriguez remain atop Starcount’s global social media chart

(Relaxnews) – In a final burst of World Cup fever across social networks, Colombian player and Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez remained high atop the Starcount global social media chart for the week of July 7-13, while Brazilian star player Neymar continued to dominate the chart. James Rodriguez had been widely expected to win the […]

Adidas adizero f50 top scoring boot during World Cup

Adidas adizero f50 top scoring boot during World Cup

(Relaxnews) – In addition to sponsorship of both teams to reach the final for the first time in nearly 25 years, Adidas also has bragging rights to the highest scoring boot, the adizero f50 having been behind the ball for a total of 47 goals. Wearing the adizero f50 boot were three of the top scorers, Rodriguez, […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup fan of the day: seeing orange

World Cup fan of the day: seeing orange

(Relaxnews) – At the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo yesterday, Holland and Argentina faced off in the World Cup semi-finals. Like this fan, who seemed to be invoking the spirit of victory while wearing a highly untraditional headdress, the Dutch showed their passion and support by wearing all kinds of attire in their national color […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Adidas and Marina Abramović make performance art film to celebrate World Cup

Adidas and Marina Abramović make performance art film to celebrate World Cup

(Relaxnews) – German sportswear giant Adidas has teamed up with world famous performance artist Marina Abramović to explore the concept of teamwork ahead of the grand finale of the 2014 World Cup. A reworking of her 1978 performance in collaboration with Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) titled “Work Relation,” the film sees three groups of people performing […]

Enjoyment of exercise enhances results: study

Enjoyment of exercise enhances results: study

(Relaxnews) – New research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab says that those who “think fun” while exercising are likely to eat less afterwards than those who exercise simply for the end result of weight loss. In the quest to prove that one must enjoy the journey, not just the destination, researchers led 56 […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
World Cup 2014 semi-final leads to new Twitter record

World Cup 2014 semi-final leads to new Twitter record

(Relaxnews) – Twitter reported a record number of tweets during the World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany, which the Germans won 7-1. Some 35.6 million tweets were posted to the social networking site during the game, far surpassing the previous record of 25 million tweets reached during the 2014 Super Bowl. Germany’s fifth […]

Neymar and James Rodriguez top Starcount’s global social media chart following World Cup face-off

Neymar and James Rodriguez top Starcount’s global social media chart following World Cup face-off

(Relaxnews) – Brazilian footballing superstar Neymar retains his crown as king of Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 30-July 6. New to the top ten is Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez, whose team was knocked out of the World Cup on Friday July 4 during the quarter […]

World Cup fan of the day: Brazil-Germany semi-final

World Cup fan of the day: Brazil-Germany semi-final

(Relaxnews) – The first World Cup semi-finals match takes place Tuesday, pitting the host country Brazil against Germany. A few hours before the showdown, fans of both teams will see who can come up with the most original facepaint ideas. While yellow will be the predominant color in the stands, blue, green, red and black […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup fan of the day: Stars & Stripes

World Cup fan of the day: Stars & Stripes

(Relaxnews) – In Salvador on Tuesday, at the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Belgium and the US faced off during the round of 16 phase of the World Cup. This fan came out to support the American team wearing an expression of wonder and the symbols of the US flag on her face.

02.07.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Floating hotel to open in Bahrain

Floating hotel to open in Bahrain

(Relaxnews) – A luxury floating hotel is set to open in Bahrain this fall and is being seen as a potential test run in advance of the Qatar World Cup in 2022. With scarce land mass, floating hotels have been lobbied about as the best viable solution to accommodating tens of thousands of soccer fans […]

02.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup fan of the day: French Can-can

World Cup fan of the day: French Can-can

(Relaxnews) – Because soccer isn’t always just about manliness, these young French women came out to cheer on their team with a sexy cliché: the ruffled skirts and fishnet stockings of the Moulin Rouge. They brought a little lighthearted fun to the stands at the Mané Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the round of […]

01.07.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
World’s largest underwater theme park to open in Dubai

World’s largest underwater theme park to open in Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Plans are moving forward to build the largest underwater tourism attraction in the world in Dubai: the theme park is set to include scuba diving and snorkeling in a space modeled after the mythical Lost City of Atlantis. To be developed by the same outfit that has designed sets for blockbuster movies like […]

01.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match

Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match

(PARIS-AFP) – A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during Saturday’s World Cup game between Brazil and Chile, breaking the record for the number of tweets a minute commenting about a match on the social network. The game saw the World Cup hosts go through to the quarter finals after a nail-biting encounter that […]

The World Cup final, coming to a cinema near you in ultra-high definition

The World Cup final, coming to a cinema near you in ultra-high definition

(Relaxnews) – In what is both a sporting and a technological world-first, Sony will be screening two matches live from Brazil for football-supporting cinema-goers in the UK. The company has chosen the Vue multiplex in Westfield, London, for the screenings, which will be beamed live via satellite direct from the iconic Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Footballers also fashion icons off World Cup pitch

Footballers also fashion icons off World Cup pitch

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – With thousands of cameras capturing their every move for billions of fans, footballers know the World Cup isn’t just about sport — it’s about tattoos, hairstyles, clothes and the big business of setting trends. They arrive at airports, training sessions, press conferences and matches with carefully crafted looks, conscious that a […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Neymar joined by teammate on Starcount’s global social media chart

Neymar joined by teammate on Starcount’s global social media chart

(Relaxnews) – Brazilian footballer Neymar remains at the top of Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 23-29. New to the top ten is his teammate Ronaldinho, as the two see their team move ahead in the World Cup. Neymar got nearly 2.6 million likes on Facebook over […]

Charlotte Olympia designs for fashionista World Cup fans

Charlotte Olympia designs for fashionista World Cup fans

(Relaxnews) – As the group stages at the 2014 FIFA World Cup are drawing to a close and things start to heat up, luxury accessories designer Charlotte Olympiai s celebrating the tournament with a new line of soccer-themed box clutches dedicated to a selection of national teams. “I am half Brazilian and have 3 small […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup fan of the day: Say cheese!

World Cup fan of the day: Say cheese!

(Relaxnews) – One of Switzerland’s iconic gastronomic products, cheese, had been fashioned into hats that are cheerfully worn by these Swiss fans. They came to support their team’s Group E match against Honduras, which took place Wednesday at the Manaus Arena da Amazônia. mp/ss

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Team USA World Cup match scores with American viewers

Team USA World Cup match scores with American viewers

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Sunday’s dramatic World Cup match between the United States and Portugal may have ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw for Team USA, but it was a ratings winner on US television. Cable sports network ESPN said Monday the late-afternoon game scored a 9.1 in preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings — meaning about one in […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
New products, new regulations aim to reduce concussions in sports

New products, new regulations aim to reduce concussions in sports

(Relaxnews) – Reflecting worldwide interest in reducing sports-related concussions, the US National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has approved new regulation standards for American football helmets. As early as June 2016, manufacturers will be required to comply with safety standards more specific to concussions than current regulations. “The revised standard approved today […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup’s winners, losers converge in hip streets

World Cup’s winners, losers converge in hip streets

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – You’ve chewed your nails nervously while watching a pulsating World Cup game and now it’s time to savor victory — or maybe drown your sorrows. You’re in gigantic Sao Paulo, you’re hip, you’re wearing your team colors and, above all, you’re thirsty. Head for the heaving, bottle-strewn streets of bohemian quarter Vila […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup fan of the day: for the love of the trophy

World Cup fan of the day: for the love of the trophy

(Relaxnews) – Japan and Greece from Group C played Thursday night at Natal’s Arena das Dunas stadium. To support their team, some Japanese fans dressed up as gigantic trophies, managing to resemble the traditional headdresses worn by Japanese brides. mp/sbs/ss

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
US and British World Cup visitors spending the most: Visa

US and British World Cup visitors spending the most: Visa

(Relaxnews) – International Visa cardholders have been burning a hole in their cards in Brazil, charging $27 million USD during the first few days of the FIFA World Cup. According to the “Visa Everywhere Travel Report,” foreigners in Brazil plonked $27 million in travel spending on their debit, credit and prepaid Visa cards between June […]

Japan to ease visa rules ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan to ease visa rules ahead of 2020 Olympics

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan said Tuesday it would relax visa rules for tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam in a bid to double the number of foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Tourists with Indonesian e-passports embedded with a microchip can be exempt from getting a visa, the foreign ministry said, […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
LA mayor fetes Stanley Cup win…with expletive

LA mayor fetes Stanley Cup win…with expletive

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti set tongues wagging when he used an expletive on live television as he celebrated the LA Kings’ Stanley Cup triumph, forcing TV bosses to apologize. Garcetti said he did not want children to repeat what he said when he took the microphone at a victory rally […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
World Cup mural painted with soccer ball

World Cup mural painted with soccer ball

(Relaxnews) – World Cup fever is officially upon us, but one inventive artist prefers to use her footwork skills for a different purpose. Malaysian artist and designer Red Hong Yi has created a giant mural of international superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi using a soccer ball instead of a paintbrush. Footage of the creative process […]

Leo Messi’s jersey scores on eBay

Leo Messi’s jersey scores on eBay

(Relaxnews) – With the World Cup in full swing, online auction platform eBay has made an inventory of the soccer-related purchases users have made since last March. According to its ranking of the most popular jerseys, Argentine player Lionel Messi is on top, just above Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. Since March, over 13,000 flags and […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Brazil scoring World Cup tourism goal

Brazil scoring World Cup tourism goal

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Four days after the host nation set the ball rolling with a win over Croatia, Brazil is also winning off the pitch and hitting its World Cup tourism goals, the government said Monday. “The balance sheet for the first few days of the World Cup is generally very positive,” Tourism Minister […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Louis Vuitton goes to the World Cup

Louis Vuitton goes to the World Cup

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian luxury brand will be center stage at the World Cup final on Sunday, July 13. Louis Vuitton’s handiwork will be broadcast around the world when the World Cup trophy is taken out of its bespoke monogram case and presented to the winning captain following the final of the global football bonanza. […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Brazuca: the celebrity football with over 1 million Twitter followers

Brazuca: the celebrity football with over 1 million Twitter followers

(Relaxnews) – The official World Cup ball, the Brazuca, is fast becoming a social media sensation, having hit one million followers on Twitter over the weekend, with its online fan base rapidly expanding day by day. Adidas celebrated the success of the first-ever World Cup match ball to have a Twitter account with a commemorative […]

World Cup makes its mark on global social media: Starcount

World Cup makes its mark on global social media: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – World Cup fever is upon us, as seen on Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 9-15. Brazilian soccer player Neymar, Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo and opening ceremony performer Jennifer Lopez all takes spots in the top ten. Brazilian striker Neymar scored two goals in […]

Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony

Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – American star Jennifer Lopez added a dash of glamour to the colourful World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday in a vivid contrast to the violent anti-tournament protests in the city. J-Lo, wearing a carnival-inspired and revealing green outfit, appeared from a trapdoor along with rapper Pitbull to sing the official World Cup […]

Football: Five new technologies at the World Cup

Football: Five new technologies at the World Cup

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – The 2014 World Cup will represent the first time that goal-line technology has been used at football’s showpiece event, but technological advances will also shape the tournament in other ways. Here, AFP Sports identifies five new technologies that will aid players, officials and fans during the competition, which starts on Thursday: […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Maria Sharapova is new face of Avon

Maria Sharapova is new face of Avon

(Relaxnews) – The Russian tennis star has been named as the face of the cosmetics brand’s new fragrances for men and women. Two new fragrances for men and women, both titled Luck, are being fronted by the latest Avon lady, this year’s French Open champion Maria Sharapova. “I am excited to represent Avon Luck, a […]

Commercial break: Nike, Dove and WestJet

Commercial break: Nike, Dove and WestJet

(Relaxnews) – Nike ramps things up for the World Cup, Dove reminds us of the best ‘Dad’ moments and WestJet airline goes above and beyond the call of duty to help out a family. Here is our round-up of the most interesting ad campaign videos this week: Nike Football: The Last Game ft. Ronaldo, Neymar […]

Jennifer Lopez to perform at World Cup opener after all

Jennifer Lopez to perform at World Cup opener after all

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony after all, FIFA said Tuesday, two days after it announced “production issues” would prevent her traveling to Brazil. Lopez, who recorded the official World Cup song, “We Are One,” with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, will perform […]

Get to know Brazil World Cup host city Brasilia

Get to know Brazil World Cup host city Brasilia

(Relaxnews) – For one month, Brazil will be putting its best cleated foot forward as the world turns its attention to the bustling, colorful country for the duration of the FIFA World Cup. For the uninitiated, it’s also a prime opportunity to become acquainted with the richly diverse economic powerhouse. Brasilia is one of 12 […]

11.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Jennifer Lopez pulls out of World Cup opening ceremony

Jennifer Lopez pulls out of World Cup opening ceremony

(Rio de Janeiro-AFP) – Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez has pulled out of the World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil, FIFA said Sunday, four days before the tournament kicks off. Lopez, who recorded the official World Cup song, “We Are One,” with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, had been due to perform with them […]

5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

(Relaxnews) – While visiting Brazil for the World Cup, soccer fans can take advantage of the opportunity to discover the country’s rich and varied cuisine. Reflecting its warm climate and multicultural heritage, Brazil’s cuisine is a colorful blend of Portuguese, African and Native American ingredients and influences. Here is a sampling of five signature dishes […]

Krispy Kreme UK creates World Cup-themed donuts

Krispy Kreme UK creates World Cup-themed donuts

(Relaxnews) – Krispy Kreme in the UK is trying to cash in on World Cup fever by sprinkling its chocolate custard donuts with gold dust to make the shape of a soccer ball and pitching them as ‘Golden Balls.’ The donuts will be available in a special ‘pop and play’ game box that comes with […]

World Cup primer: Brazil’s top models

World Cup primer: Brazil’s top models

(Relaxnews) – All eyes will be on Brazil this month ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup, but it’s not just the country’s football that gets pulses racing! Here’s a run-down of five of the country’s established fashion talents, who have dominated fashion pages and runways over the last decade. Gisele Bündchen Any list of […]

The team to follow on Twitter during the 2014 World Cup

The team to follow on Twitter during the 2014 World Cup

(Relaxnews) – The company might not like admitting it, but the number-one conversation on Twitter isn’t dictated by Justin Bieber, but by the beautiful game and, as the 2014 World Cup prepares to kick off on June 13 in Brazil, that conversation is only going to get louder. So just like an international manager, we’ve […]

Fans to savor local fare during World Cup matches

Fans to savor local fare during World Cup matches

(Relaxnews) – Bolo de rolo, acarajé, cocada… FIFA will be offering a selection of Brazilian specialties in and around stadiums during the World Cup. Soccer fans at the World Cup in Brazil will have multiple options when it comes to refreshments. The official menu will be available at stands in and around the stadium, as […]

New study charts relationship between age and marathon times

New study charts relationship between age and marathon times

(Relaxnews) – Here’s some heartening news for older marathon runners: According to a new study out of Spain, the average 60-year-old runs marathons in about the same time as a sprightlier 18-year-old. That’s the conclusion out of the University of Madrid, where researchers charted the relationship between marathon running times and the age of elite […]

31.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Official ball for the World Cup final goes on sale Sunday

Official ball for the World Cup final goes on sale Sunday

(Relaxnews) – Adidas has unveiled the ball that will be used on the field at Rio De Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium during the FIFA World Cup final. Inspired by the colors of the World Cup trophy, it will hit stores on June 1. With its gold and green hues, the Brazuca Final Rio matches not only […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
McDonald’s Brazil releases special World Cup sandwiches

McDonald’s Brazil releases special World Cup sandwiches

(Relaxnews) – If the US were a burger, it would surely be made with a double patty of Angus beef, barbecue sauce, bacon and cheddar. That’s according to McDonald’s Brazil, which has created seven team sandwiches for the World Cup. Only available across Brazil, the limited-edition sandwiches have been created for fans of Argentina, Brazil, […]

Olympics: Japan sport chiefs greenlight huge stadium

Olympics: Japan sport chiefs greenlight huge stadium

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese sports chiefs on Wednesday gave the greenlight to a new $1.6 billion stadium for the 2020 Olympics, all but dashing the hopes of campaigners who say the building and its price tag are too big. The government-affiliated Japan Sport Council, which will run the 160 billion yen new National Stadium, decided to […]

28.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Beckham suffers fresh blow to Miami stadium plans

Beckham suffers fresh blow to Miami stadium plans

(MIAMI-AFP) – David Beckham’s hopes of seeing his new Miami football team play at a prime spot at the port of Miami were Tuesday all but blown out of the water in a major setback for the former Manchester United idol. The ex-Real Madrid and England midfielder wants to build a $250 million state-of-the-art open-air […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Need a World Cup room? Try a slum… or love hotel

Need a World Cup room? Try a slum… or love hotel

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – For those who think Rio’s hotels seem a tad expensive at the World Cup, there are always alternatives — perhaps a room in a “love hotel” or in a “pacified” slum. Brazil’s picturesque former capital will welcome some 400,000 of the 600,000 foreign tourists expected to throng the country during the […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Kids who play outside are more spiritual and creative: study

Kids who play outside are more spiritual and creative: study

(Relaxnews) – Turn off the TV, hide the game consoles and send your kids to play in the great outdoors if you want to raise more thoughtful, fulfilled and spiritual children, suggest the findings of a small study. Children who spend significant amounts of time playing outside were found to have a stronger sense of […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Base jumpers fret as French daredevils look to urban sites

Base jumpers fret as French daredevils look to urban sites

(PARIS-AFP) – Just before midnight, a man climbs onto a ledge on the 21st floor of a building in southwest Paris and leaps off. Seconds later he opens his parachute — all part of the thrill of base jumping. Unlike sky divers who leap from an aircraft, base jumpers take off from a fixed point, […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: 2018 host PyeongChang on right track, IOC says

Olympics: 2018 host PyeongChang on right track, IOC says

(LAUSANNE-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said that 2018 Winter Games host PyeongChang was on track in its preparations, but urged the South Korean city to give extra attention to sponsorship and venue construction. As the massive delays to preparations for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro caused frayed […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
World’s first simultaneous international race to take place May 4

World’s first simultaneous international race to take place May 4

(Relaxnews) – Registrations for the Wings for Life World Run are now closed, and the countdown has begun. Across the globe, from Denver in the US to Perth in Australia, runners will depart simultaneously on Sunday, May 4 in this atypical race. For runners in the US, the clock will start before sunrise (3:00am in […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Increasing physical activity can be as easy as thinking about it: study

Increasing physical activity can be as easy as thinking about it: study

(Relaxnews) – Trying to muster the motivation to lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement? Think back to a particularly exhilarating run or scenic bike ride and odds are you’re more likely to hit the gym. That’s according to the results of a recent study out of the University of Hampshire, which found […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
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