Sport

Dress code

This professional tennis player was reprimanded for wearing a black sports bra

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns a ball to Ying-Ying Duan of China during the singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Owen Roberts   Wimbledon has been rocked by a scandal so disgraceful, so shocking, it would certainly place staunch fanatics into a raving furore.

Norway's national soccer team hilariously parody sexist stereotypes about women in sport

One of Norway's national soccer players "confessing".

"If I run first and then receive the ball... That's offside, isn't it?"

Go Matildas

Five reasons why you should be watching the Matildas in the FIFA Women’s World Cup

The Matildas 2015 World Cup campaign kicks off this morning against the USA.

Lucy Zelic   SBS soccer expert Lucy Zelic on why you should already be screaming "Go Matildas!" at your TV screens.

Australian women's rugby player goes viral after big tackle

Georgia Page broken nose

She took a nasty blow to the face before getting up and dishing out a big hit of her own.

Clem Ford

Why some sports should remain a women's game

Sydney Goal Shooter Caitlin Thwaites on the attack during the NSW Swifts and the Mainland Tactix Netball match at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre.

Clementine Ford   Women have built sports like netball and roller derby from the ground up. So shouldn't we be given some credit?

Women's cycling team pushes past roadblocks in Afghanistan

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Krista Mahr and Mirwais Harooni   "Nothing will stop us."

#PlayLikeAGirl

Why this image of netballer with a black eye screams toughness, not violence

Diamonds star: Sharni Layton.

Liz Ellis   I look forward to a time a woman with a black eye is not routinely asked "who did this to you?" but "so, did you get the ball?"

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Matildas players faced sexist abuse from British soldiers during match

Innocent victim: Australia defender Servet Uzunlar was the primary target of alleged sexist abuse from British soldiers.

Dominic Bossi   The Matildas' friendly football match against England in Cyprus has been overshadowed by claims that players were the targets of sexist abuse. 

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Sports girls

What it's like to be a top-level sportswoman

On the up: Andrea Hah challenges preconceptions with her prodigious climbing abilities.

"Women are constantly reminded what their bodies look like, but can easily forget what it is their bodies can do. Sport can change that."

Watch Mo'ne Davis pull a wicked spin basketball move on Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart and Mo'ne Davis after the game.

"Just leaving Kevin Hart in the dark, embarassing him. Oh man, what a move."

Women in sport

Five minutes with Australian netball captain Laura Geitz

Laura Geitz.

We chat to Laura Geitz about life as captain of Australia’s most successful women’s sporting team.

Saudi Arabia wants to host a men-only Olympics

Claire Cohen   The International Olympic Committee has slapped down any suggestion of Saudi Arabia making a joint bid with Bahrain and holding men and women's events in different territories

Williams sisters

Serena Williams and her sister Venus deserve more respect and we should cherish them while we can

IN A SPIN: American tennis superstar Serena Williams has reluctantly waded into the "twirling" debate at the Australian Open.

Charlie Eccleshare   The Williams sisters are both in the Australian Open quarter-finals and are tennis greats, yet while their contemporary Roger Federer is fawned over, the sisters' achievements are met with relative indifference.

Eugenie Bouchard deserves better than sexist 'twirl' request

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Clem Bastow   Why are female stars still subjected to sexist requests from journalists?

Sporting taboo: 'I have nightmares about getting my period at Wimbledon'

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Radhika Sanghani   Heather Watson has attributed her Australian Open loss to her period and other sportswomen have spoken out in support.

Teenage tennis player hit by coach after loss says she 'deserved' it

Sixteen-year-old Andrada Surdeanu was seen by a doctor during a tournament.

Matthew Day   Andrada Surdeanu, 16, comes to her father's defence after a violent altercation when she lost a match left her with a bloody nose.

Running truths

The pros and cons of running for exercise

Sportswoman tying her shoelaces before the training.

Rachel Clun   New research suggests running may slow down the ageing process, but one Sydney academic urges caution.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams slams Russian federation chief for "sexist, racist and bullying" comments

Serena Williams said the comments were "in a way bullying".

Serena Williams slams Russian Tennis Federation president after he described her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers".

Why were there nude female models at the 'I Support Women in Sport' Awards?

Models at the Women's Sports Awards go topless

Candice Chung   Outrage over a bizarre turn of events at Monday nights' women's sports awards.

Arms race

Five exercises for your arms that you could (or should) be doing but probably aren't

Workout

Natalie Carter   Sick of push ups? We have a few ideas.

Workout shakeup

10 ways to change up your workout for fast results

Sportswoman tying her shoelaces before the training.

Natalie Carter   These tips will have you perking up faster than you can say "Urgh! bikini season".

Rolling out

The cheapest massage you've ever had is waiting at the gym

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Mary Macvean   Rollers stretch and massage, helping athletic performance, says trainer Ashley Borden.

NFL protest

CoverGirl ad becomes a protest tool against NFL Commissioner

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CoverGirl's easy, breezy, beautiful ad campaign has undergone a shocking makeover at the hands of Roger Goodell protestors who are adept at Photoshop.

Saudi Arabia: women sidelined as an all-male team is selected for the Asian Games

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar (right) competes in the women's 800m heats at the London Olympic Games.

Julian Linden   Saudi Arabia has failed to include a single female athlete in its 199-strong team for the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, saying its women are not sufficiently competitive.

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Quincy Symonds

Amazing six-year-old with genetic disorder is taking the surfing world by storm

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Rob Moran   Meet Gold Coast native Quincy Symonds, aka your new hero.

Women in sports

The SCG needs to induct a woman in to their media hall of fame

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Fifteen new inductees were revealed last week, fifteen more men.

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Sport sexism

We need to start giving women's sport the respect it deserves

Australia's players cheer after winning a stage match against the US in the women's tournament of the Field Hockey World Cup in The Hague, on June 12, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / ANP / SANDER KONING   **NETHERLANDS OUT**        (Photo credit should read Sander KONING/AFP/Getty Images)

Michelle Bridges   For too long we have looked at women's sport through the prism of the male version. That's not what it's about.

Women in football

Team's report finds AFL has dropped the ball on affirmative action

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Samantha Lane   Women working in the AFL say the industry's pervading "blokey culture" stunts their progress.

Alec Baldwin catches stray tennis ball like it's nothin'

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He has every right to gloat about this for some time.

Healthy babes

Everything you need to know about working out while pregnant

Pregnant in water

Danielle Douglas   There's no need for that pregnant pause - healthy pregnant women should stay active.

Japanese figure skating champion denies he was sexually harassment by female trainer

Olympic bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi.

Japanese figure-skating heartthrob Daisuke Takahashi has denied being the victim of sexual harassment as a scandal raged over magazine photos of him in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport, local media reported Friday.

Sports phenom

Mo'ne Davis: why everyone is talking about this 13-year-old Little League pitcher

Mo'ne Davis, SI cover.

Chuck Schilken   Mo'ne Davis has really hit the big time. The 13-year-old pitcher with the 112km/h fastball has landed the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, becoming the first Little League player to do so.

Get sporty

Girls need more physical role models

GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND - MARCH 11:  Stephanie Gilmore of Australia celebrates her victory at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast on March 11, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Kirstin Scholtz/ASP via Getty Images)

Michelle Bridges   If we're serious about getting girls to participate in sport, we need to look at the big picture.

Try Tabata

Want to get out of the gym in record time?

Woman after workout outdoor.

Michelle Bridges   Well then, forget creeping around the gym doing some sort of half-hearted warm-up.

The J-Law workout

Try Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games exercise regime

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015. Held at Musee Rodin on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/French Select/Getty Images)

Effie Mann   Tips from the trainer who got J-Law in peak form for her role as badass Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games.

No Lights No Lycra

Dancing in the dark is a fun (and anonymous) way to get super fit

No Lights No Lycra in Brunswick East is a dance class and illustrates a story about the science of play.  Liza Freddi enjoys herself.  The Age. Photo: Angela Wylie. September 19 2013.

Michelle Bridges   The great thing about bustin' some moves is that you can do it in your lounge room if you like – it's still great exercise, and you can shamelessly channel your inner pop star.

Spring ready

A winter workout will warm you up and get you ready for sunny spring

Exercising woman outdoors

Michelle Bridges   Change your routine and commit to new goals and you'll be thanking yourself in eight weeks time.

Winter challenge

8 ways to physically challenge yourself

Runner resting on staircase

Michael Jarosky   Presenting physical challenges to combat winter blowouts and increase tone, health, and wellness.

Gym reboot

Why you should give the gym a second chance

Woman working with trainer in gym

Paula Goodyer   Burnt by highly choreographed, static classes? Things have changed and lasting benefits can be found with simple and fun exercises.

Tennis

Marinko Matosevic is not ready to have a female tennis coach

I don't think that highly of the women's game ... Marinko Matosevic during his win over Marin Cilic at Queens Club.

Liam FitzGibbon   Don't expect everyone to jump on Andy Murray's bandwagon.

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'Pity she doesn’t know anything about football'

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Lucy Zelic   We need more women in FIFA World Cup coverage.

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Peta Searle becomes first woman appointed as a development coach in the AFL

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Samantha Lane   It is the highest a female has climbed in AFL coaching ranks.

Australian women's rugby team lose 38-3 to New Zealand

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The Australian women's rugby team have lost 38-3 to New Zealand in a Test match at Rotorua on Sunday.

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Time poor work out

Workout tips for busy people

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Lizzie Fuhr   How to fit exercise into a busy schedule.

Tennis

Tennis: Sam Stosur's French Open hopes take dive after draw

Up against it: Sam Stosur.

Liam Fitzgibbon, Paris   Samantha Stosur's French Open hopes have taken a significant hit after being lumped in the same quarter of the draw as the past two champions, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Virtual exercise

Would you work out online?

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Nina Hendy   A trend towards Australians watching online exercise classes has thrown fitness franchises a curve ball.

Aerobic training

Slow, steady exercise wins fitness race

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Clifford Fram   A new study has found that while high-intensity interval training improves fitness, it is not effective for weight loss.

No excuses

How to ditch exercise excuses for good

Female runner stretching shoulders on street.

Susie Burrell   Excuses only hold you back from achieving the health and fitness goals you have set for yourself.

'Sh-t waves? Send the girls out'

Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach finally realises sexism is bad for business

BELLS BEACH, VICTORIA - APRIL 16:  Carissa Moore of Hawaii prepares for her round 1 heat at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach  on April 16, 2014 in Bells Beach, Australia.  (Photo by Kirstin Scholtz/ASP via Getty Images)

Bronwyn Adcock   Female competitors in professional surfing have always experienced outlandish discrimination.

Tennis

Stosur singles out Petkovic as a serious threat

Samantha Stosur.

Samantha Stosur has singled out Germany's Andrea Petkovic as a serious threat to Australia's hopes of winning the Fed Cup for the first time in 40 years.

Adelaide Oval

Five female athletes the Adelaide Oval should commemorate

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The Empire Games at Vancouver 1954. The Women's final 100 yard dash; Marjorie Jackson Nelson, (345) ahead of the rest of the field, of Australia crosses finish line in record time of 10.7 sec. Second was W. Cripps (243) Australia; third is E. Maskell (659) of North Rhodesia.
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Lou Heinrich   On March 29, the roar of 50,000 footy fans shook the foundations of the city of churches. It was the official opening of the redeveloped Adelaide Oval. The government has spent $535 million turning it into a state of the art monolith that towers over the River Torrens and reeks of Little Man Syndrome.

Exercise as medicine

Did you know muscles are key to good health?

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Paula Goodyer   If you still see exercise as an optional extra, science is finding more reasons to change your mind.

Cricket

Australia wins Women's World T20 for third time in a row

Alyssa Healy sprays champagne as the Australian celebrate with the trophy in the changing rooms after winning the Final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 between Australia Women and England Women at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on April 6, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Dhaka   Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win its third consecutive title in the women's World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday.

Worryingly high number of gyms not fit to get you healthy

Young woman exercising with dumbbells

Bridie Smith   Researchers concerned at number of gyms failing to comply with industry guidelines.

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Australia into women's T20 final

The Australians celebrate their win over the West Indies.

Australia claims eight-run win over West Indies to win through to the Women's World T20 final.

Sisters Cate and Bronte Campbel make it a double in Commonwealth Games trials

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Cate Campbell celebrates after winning the final of the Womens 50 metre Freestyle event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos   Cate and Bronte Campbell maintained their dominance of Australia's one-lap dash when the sisters doubled in the 50 freestyle final for the third national titles in a row.