Sport

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

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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

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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

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Meg Lanning hits a boundary during her innings of 44.

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

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BRIDIE SMITH Researchers concerned at number of gyms failing to comply with industry guidelines.

Cricket

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.

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The Australian Sports party under fire for using topless women in election promos

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ANNIE STEVENS It's an entirely senseless campaign.

Cricket

Australian women through to T20 semis

Joe Barton Two-time defending champions the Southern Stars have romped into the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a second consecutive record-breaking win, set up by a stellar unbeaten 90 to opener Elyse Villani.

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Surfer sexism

13 year old Olive Bowers hits out at surfer sexism

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JASON STEGER Dear Tracks, women are surfers, not scantily clad dolls.

Cricket

Meg Lanning smashes Twenty20 records

Record knock: Meg Lanning.

Joe Barton Meg Lanning has etched her name into the history books after smashing the highest individual score in women's Twenty20 history, as Australia flexed their muscles with a record-breaking 78-run win over Ireland.

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Golf

After 260 years St Andrews golf club to vote on scrapping men-only rule

Kiss it goodbye: The Royal and Ancient Club at St Andrews could be about to break a sacred 260-year-old tradition.

Women could be let in to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, a men-only institution for 260 years, after it was announced members would vote on the thorny subject.

Cricket

Australia women's title defence off to shaky start

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Joe Barton, Dhaka Wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy is hopeful a short turnaround will work in Australia's favour after the defending Twenty20 World Cup champions lost their opening fixture to New Zealand by seven runs.

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Athletics

Sally Pearson likely to rule out running in 200

Sally Pearson has been eager to replicate the sort of season she had in 2011.

MICHAEL GLEESON Sally Pearson is likely to jettison plans to run in the 200 metres sprint as well as the hurdles and 100 metres flat at the national titles in Melbourne next month.

Tennis

Samantha Stosur through to the third round in Miami

Advanced: Samantha Stosur is through to third round.

Australia's Samantha Stosur has eased her way into the third round of the WTA event in Miami with a straight-sets victory over Kiki Bertens from The Netherlands.

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Core strength

Why it's all about the core

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Gabriella Boston And crunches aren't the answer, despite popular opinion.

Target exercises

Five exercises to target common problem areas

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Alexa Towersey We all have our own trouble spots, but personal trainer Alexa Towersey has some tricks to help us fix them.

Training failing?

Five reasons your training may be failing

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Susie Burrell Here are some of the most common exercise mistakes women make, and the easy ways to fix them.

Ukraine's Lone Paralympic Athlete Met With Thunderous Applause in Sochi

Amanda Wills Ukraine sent 23 athletes to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, but only one man participated in Friday's opening ceremony.

Fitness tracker

Which fitness tracker should you buy?

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Seth Stevenson What are these fancy devices, and why would you want one?

Football

Adidas pulls degrading World Cup t-shirts after customer complaints

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Under pressure from Brazil's tourism ministry, Adidas will withdraw a range of T-shirts that caused outrage at the ministry because of their sexual references.

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Exercise tips

5 common exercise mistakes

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Alexa Towersey Personal trainer Alexa Towersey helps pinpoint where you could be going wrong.

Ice hockey rivalry between Canada v USA just got awesome

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WILL BRODIE Forget Russia. Canada is the nation where mood is determined by the performance of the national hockey team.

Lunchtime workout

Try this super quick workout on your break

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Alexa Towersey Personal trainer Alexa Towersey shares her tips for the perfect full-body workout when you're strapped for time.

What to eat

How to fuel your body for a run

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Gretchen McKay Attempting a long distance run on an empty stomach will not only be a disadvantage while you run, but will also inhibit effective recovery.

Sochi sexism

Sexist Russian coach says women shouldn’t ski jump

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Rachael Oakes-Ash "Women have another purpose - to have children, to do housework, to create hearth and home."

Exercise rules

How much exercise do you really need?

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Linda McSweeny You only need minutes, not hours, of exercise to burn fat, claims new research. But is it too good to be true?

Weighing in

Why women should use weights

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Jamie Hancock A weightlifting program is beneficial for women of all ages and all fitness levels.

Workout tutorials

The best fitness workouts on YouTube

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Emily Marquart Fitness gurus are taking to YouTube and posting their workouts, which means it's easier than ever to squeeze in exercise when you're crunched for time.

Sexism in sport

Ellyse Perry meme sparks sexist abuse

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Rachael Oakes-Ash Cricketer Ellyse Perry should be applauded for her performance in the women's Ashes. So what's with the sexist trolling?

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Is this the most humiliating Olympics uniform in 2014?

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Apparently Norway's Curling team has a track record of attention-seeking uniforms.

Sore loser

Sjinkie Knegt gives double middle-finger salute to rival Viktor Ahn

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Being pipped at the post in a major sporting event is never fun.