Lara O'Toole A Melbourne restaurant was so impressed with this champion boxer's story that they flew her out for a training session with their staff.
SIMONE MITCHELL Sure, you're warm. But you look like a complete dork.
CHRISTOPHER SCANLON Why is it that girls are often not encouraged to extend themselves when it comes to physical activity?
Sam Laird This gymnast's eye-popping routine has gone viral for good reason, and must be seen to be believed.
Jason Collins, a veteran centre in the National Basketball Association (NBA), announced on Monday that he was gay, breaking one of the final frontiers in US sports and society.
SIMONE MITCHELL Having a silly face is the downside of trying really, really hard.
Freak-outs, meltdowns, tantrums, hissy fits — call 'em what you want, but sports figures losing their cool in public is highly entertaining.
Former Wallaby David Campese has been criticised for questioning Fairfax Media for having a female journalist cover rugby union.
MICHELLE BRIDGES Is it safe to dip a toe in the water on the Leisel Jones/Olympics/overweight subject yet? Let's see ...
Sporting highs and lows
JILL STARK The end of the AFL season may be a reprieve for those who find the saturation coverage of our national game tiresome. But for Jill Stark, it’s a time of mourning.
A fair playing field?
KATHRYN WICKS Before they're finally given the appropriate resources and funding?
Melissa Davey Are women designed to run ultra-marathon distances?
Sports bra science
Julie Power A recent study has found that breast bounce caused 50 per cent of women pain during exercise and daily life.
Charmaine Yabsley How busy women fit time to sweat into their schedules.
KATHLEEN LEE-JOE Here are just a few champions we’re cheering for.
DOM KNIGHT DOM KNIGHT on why these playground sports should be taken to an elite level.
MICHAEL GLEESON Sally Pearson has won the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles at a new Olympic record time.
JOHN HUXLEY Tom Slingsby snags the first individual gold medal won by an Australian sailor since a team first competed at the London 1948 Games.
MICHAEL GLEESON An appetite for success fuels hurdler Sally Pearson -- Australia's great gold hope.
SAMANTHA LANE How could it be that Anna Meares and her team sprint partner Kaarle McCulloch rode faster than the gold medallists yet wound up with bronze?
Michael Cowley Emily Seebohm, the Olympics and tears of disappointment. Sadly the three seem to travel together, although this time for the 20-year-old, the tears were accompanied by a silver memento.
SAMANTHA LANE The first thing Lauren Jackson did when she was asked to carry the Australian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in London was ask why.
Still going strong
KATHRYN WICKS How old is too old for women when it comes to sport?
Samantha Lane Australia’s female basketball stars have revealed that they usually travel overseas in economy class while their male counterparts are treated to business class.
Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans's dream of claiming back-to-back victories in the Tour de France were left in tatters on Wednesday when the Australian lost almost 12 minutes after being struck with a stomach illness in the hours before a brutally tough 16th stage in the Pyrenees.
With the Games approaching, four medal hopefuls tell Sarina Lewis and Kirsten Lawson the dishes that keep them going.
Rupert Guinness An act of sabotage marred the first Pyrenean stage of Tour de France on Sunday when tacks thrown on to the road on a 200m stretch before the summit of the last climb saw Australian defending champion Cadel Evans and up to 30 riders puncture.
The classic comeback
KATHRYN WICKS One of the things we love most about sport is watching someone who gets knocked down get back up again and succeed.
Greg Baum The Olympic games have always inspired greatness and courage, heartache and controversy. Let's chronicle some of the most unforgettable events over the past 116 years of competition.
Dear Gina Rinehart
KATHRYN WICKS Hey Gina! If you can spare some change you'll change women's football in this country forever.
Scott Ellis and Leesha McKenny James Buckley, author of Sex and the Olympics: The Unauthorised Guide admits "there's actually a fair bit [of STD] floating around" the Olympic village.
CLEMENTINE FORD Does the AFL believe one crime is greater than the other?
Sara Errani has shattered Samantha Stosur's French Open hopes with a shock semi-final defeat of Australia's grand slam champion.
KATHRYN WICKS Samantha Stosur has made it through to tonight’s French Open semi-final without dropping a set. Things are getting exciting ...
KATHRYN WICKS All of a sudden netball coach Lisa Beehag’s madness makes perfect sense.
KATHRYN WICKS Ellyse Perry possesses enough athletic talent to represent her country in two sports. So why did she get an ultimatum from Canberra United instead of a fitting send-off?
KATHRYN WICKS Straight from the ‘‘they said you’d never make it’’ files this week comes the Australian women’s rowing eight.
KATHRYN WICKS Get some sleep in the bank now - the Olympic Games are only two months away.
A paralysed British woman became the first person to complete a marathon in a bionic suit as she crossed the finishing line in London on Tuesday 16 days after the race began.
KATHRYN WICKS If only FFA bosses and their rich club owners spent more time cooking up better ways to present women’s football and improve players’ skills than bickering about a few million dollars.
KATHRYN WICKS Is professional athletes' use of social media having an impact on motivating fans to attend matches?
KATHRYN WICKS Eleven years ago Trudy Gardner won the right to play in the national netball league while pregnant. How times have changed.
KATHRYN WICKS A sell out match and an outcry from angry fans is not enough to make Channel 10 broadcast an important international netball game live.
Samantha Lane As they fight for more exposure, female Olympians worldwide will be more covered up at this year's London games.
Samantha Lane From the mouth of her fiercest rival, these were the words Anna Meares would have least expected.
KATHRYN WICKS KATHRYN WICKS ponders whether we are soft on our sportswomen when things don’t go their way ... and, if we are, is that letting them down?
KATHRYN WICKS Co-captain of the NSW Swifts netball team Mo’onia Gerrard, on wanting to continue her career as a professional sportswoman and have six children too.
KATHRYN WICKS Should A-League club owners decide to axe their W-League sides to save a few dollars, it could cost Australia their chance to win the Women's World Cup.
KATHRYN WICKS Why is it so hard for women's sport to make the jump from semiprofessionalism to professionalism?
KATHRYN WICKS There is a wealth of female talent among the current crop of Australian sportswomen. Kathryn Wicks picks her top 21 - judging by recent performance and contribution to their sports.
KATHRYN WICKS How did a slightly framed kid from Sydney’s North Shore end up one of Australia’s most celebrated cricketers?
KATHRYN WICKS For as long as I have worked at the Sydney Morning Herald we have had complaints that we do not cover women’s sport nearly enough, nor nearly well enough. Daily Life allows us to change that.